Wedding Color Palette – 6 Tips To Pick It Right Quickly

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It can be tricky to decide on a final color palette for your wedding day. You want to make sure everything looks as wonderful as you have imagined it for your ceremony! But picking your wedding palette isn’t choosing your two favorite colors and making them the foundation for everything.

In this blog post, we’re going to give you a handy guide to choose the perfect wedding color palette – which will suit you well like bread and butter. Let’s get started!

1. A wedding color palette should match your venue

First things first: location. Have a color palette for your wedding in mind as you start your venue search. The interior might have wall art, patterned carpet, or other decorations that could clash with certain colors. Just make sure that your colors mesh with the venue’s overall style and vibe.

Or vice versa, if you’ve already found the perfect venue, take inspiration from the space to help you come up with your color scheme. For example, if you’re getting married at the view of the ocean, soft rose or blues would be lovely.

2. Pick the complementary colors on the color wheel

You don’t need a degree from art school to pick your wedding color palette, but there are some basic principles to follow. Often times, you pick one dominant color and another complimentary color (they are opposite on the color wheel). Other color pairings that blend well are “neighbors”—they look similar to each other and share a primary color (like sunshine yellow and melon orange).

If you want to have some soft colors such as blush, beige, consider throwing in a complementary color, such as maroon or seafoam to make them go well together. We can help with this, don’t worry.

The Knot has a library of wedding color palettes that you can check out for inspiration.

3. Pick a wedding color palette based on the season

Your wedding color scheme can also be inspired by the time of year you’re getting married. The best springtime wedding colors have some charming pastels and neutrals, while a brighter coral is a summer favorite. Beautiful colors for wintertime are cool blues, deep reds, and emerald green.

Don’t shy away from colors you love though, it is still your day. The trick is to concentrate on texture, and have a strong accent color.

4. Don’t forget to match your skin tone

Certain colors look better one certain tone of the skin, so make sure your wedding color palette compliments yours. On your special day, you want to look gorgeous, not washed out. So pick certain colors that make you sparkle, refreshed, and vibrant. A little secret: We know how to do that!

5. Look to your priorities

The colors that inspire your home decoration are ones you can live with for a long time, it is always true. So pick a wedding color palette that matches your vision and taste. If you’ve always dreamed of having your wedding overflowing with an orange flower gate, use that as your starting point. Open your heart and pick what you love the most.

6. Don’t overthink it!

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It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of a perfect wedding color palette. But color doesn’t have to play the major role and rule out everything else. Use it as a guideline for your flowers and your bridesmaid dresses, but don’t stress on having every detail color-coded just right.

Instead, have fun with your wedding color palette. Think of your wedding planning in terms of formality, style, texture, mood, in addition to color. If you need help, WedinStyle is always here to help. We have made many ceremonies for brides of all colors, ideas, and locations. 

Our contact information is below!

WedinStyle – The Stylish Wedding Planner of Vietnam

Address: 59 Tràng Thi, P Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội


Phone: + 84 4 39440374/75

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