Choosing your colour palette for your wedding day isn't quite the same as just picking a couple of colours and using them for every wedding detail. Here are a few tips to help you choose the colours which are perfect for your wedding.
1. Be inspired by the setting
You may want to wait until you have found your dream venue. Some venues are like a blank canvas where any colour scheme can look great - especially stronger colours which will really stand out against plain walls.
2. Setting the mood
Think about the style you want. Is there a certain vibe you wish to create? If its romanticism - roses and pastels could be order of the day but if you want drama - dark or rich colours will set the scene.
3. Your biggest priority
Whilst the venue is one of the most important choices you will make, you musn't forget your dreams. If you have always imagined carrying a bouquet of black calla lilies, use this as a starting point for your palette.
4. Which colours go together
There are some basic principles you can follow when choosing your colours. You will generally find that colours that are on the opposite side of the colour wheel will go well together, (e.g. lilac and green), as will those which are side by side, as they are similar to each other and share the same primary colour.
5. How to put the colours together
The Foundational colour normally around 75% of your colour scheme and everything is built on top of it.
Your Principle colour is the defining colour of your wedding and takes up approx 20% of your colour scheme.
Finally you can have an Accent colour - 5%. Its the finishing touch, a splash of colour to catch the eye or a precious metal like silver or gold to help your colours stand out.
Using different tones and shades of your colours will make your palette much more interesting
Don't forget that your colour palette doesn't have to match perfectly all the way through your wedding. Whilst many of your wedding decisions will be based on it, like bouquets and bridesmaids dresses, use it as a guidline and not as a rule - use it to complement your style and mood.