We are not all gifted at matching colors. No need to worry! Science and psychology provide us with a color wheel and some tips for choosing the colors that work well together. Give the wheel a spin, and it won’t take long to choose your favorite colors. Make an important note that color affects mood and alters perceptions, even the taste of food. Keep in mind that we do not all experience color in the same way, and there are some colors that you might not want to choose for your wedding day. Keep reading, and let’s explore wedding colors, the palette and trends.
A Little Psychology with Your Wedding Colors
Yes, as you can imagine, the way we experience color is a subject of study in the field of psychology. Why does a purple plate suppress the appetite, when reds and oranges make us eat more? Why does a pink room feel calming, but a bright yellow room make us feel more agitated? There is a little psychology behind color, and some associations to consider when choosing your wedding colors. Warm colors, such as vibrant reds and oranges, are stimulating and intense. Cool colors, such as blues, greens and pinks, are calming, clean and evoke a sense of happiness. Color can be used throughout your wedding venue to create the vibe and experience you desire for your wedding day.
The Color Palette
If you are the traditional bride, you might gravitate towards a classic white, light and bright wedding with a touch of cream and pink for soft accents. Trends suggest that couples are becoming more daring and coloring outside of the lines with their wedding colors. Bright and deeper colors with light accents for contrast, such as oranges and reds, excite energy. Your theme might choose your color palette for you, but if it doesn’t, choose one dominant color and two complimenting accent colors. Too many colors can be overwhelming, and not enough will be felt.
Wedding Colors and Flowers
Flowers gift us fragrance and beautiful wedding colors. Once you have chosen your theme and palette, choose the flowers that will bring in the season and color. If you are searching for blue accents, consider blue peonies, roses, ranunculus, tweedia, larkspur and delphinium. Yellow is the color of happiness, and sunflowers provide just the right amount. If you are dreaming of purple, fill your centerpieces with violet roses. Accent with greenery, white roses, bouvardia and bagonias. Consider lavender, anemone, bittersweet nightshade, cattleya, orchids, calla lilly, candytuft, waxflower, lilac, aster and hydrangea. White weddings are easily created with white anemone, hydrangeas, gerpoms, tulips, snapdragons, carnations, alabaster rose gypsophila, dendrobium, orchids, dahlia, peonies, hybrid poppy, ranunculus, godetia and queen Anne’s lace. Do not forget to accent with vines of greenery.
Crystal Ballroom at Veranda
There is no need to stress over choosing your wedding colors. Step inside of the design studio with professional wedding designers at Crystal Ballroom at Veranda. Hand select your flowers and designs from a treasure trove of décor in your favorite colors. This all-inclusive venue includes all of the furnishings, décor and services to bring your dream wedding to life. Walk the aisle in a luxurious wedding venue that is designed just for you.