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Selecting a Color Palette for Your Wedding

Color is a huge design element, even more so on your big day. That’s why it should be one of the first decisions you make in designing the look and feel of your wedding. Color is a very powerful tool and will ultimately set the mood and tone for your wedding. There are SO many wedding flower options to choose from. It can be difficult to find just the right color that expresses your sentiment for the event. Here are a few tips to help you choose.

1. Start a Pinterest board.

Add everything you love about weddings. It can be as many or as few items as you like. From there, you will be able to see a trend in general color theme. Having a pinterest board comes in handy for so many other reasons as well.

2. What Season is it?

We’re based in Westchester County New York where the impact of the seasons are STRONG. Soft pastel colors tend to fit in with Spring Color Palettes while deep earth tones fit well with the fall. Vibrant colors are great for summer and anything with white looks good in the winter.

3. Are flowers important to you?

They are to us! For our summer wedding Lauren picked our color palette based on the flowers she loved. So, knowing what types of flowers will be in season and what colors they are available in is always good base to build off of.

4. What type of venue is your wedding?

Are you getting married outside or inside? Are you getting married in a tent or out in the open? Is there a color on the walls or floor that you have to incorporate into your palette? You need to make sure that your color palette doesn’t fight with the elements of the venue that you can’t change.

5. What’s on trend?

It’s always good to see what other people are doing to find some inspiration. You’ll likely find some unique color combinations that you may not have thought of. Something we often use when selecting color is the Pantone Color App.

Whatever color you choose the biggest thing to consider is how it makes you feel. Close your eyes and imagine being surrounded in a room with this color palette and that is going to be the essence of your wedding day. Once you have color, you’ll be able to move onto all of your other design elements. I hope this was helpful in making a decision on a color palette.

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