Wedding Colors Basics and Inspiration

Some women have had their wedding colors picked out from birth practically, while some have never thought about it until they had to.  It can get pretty overwhelming at times since there are so many amazing options. So here are some things that Oh So Classy Events knows a bride should consider when choosing their wedding colors!

Typically when deciding on colors you should have a maximum of 3 colors: one color to dominate, a color to support, and another color to accent. If you make sure to coordinate your colors by using the color wheel as a guide your colors will look amazing to the eye! There are three different ways to coordinate these colors according to the color wheel:

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  • Complementary Colors (these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, or red and green.) This color combination usually makes a wedding look very bold and modern. The colors clearly stand out and your eye is drawn to each color individually.
  • Analogous Colors (these colors lie next to each other on the wheel, such as green, lime green, blue-green.) Analogous colors makes a wedding look classic and traditional. The eye sees these colors all together as one beautiful pallet.
  • Monochromatic Colors (these colors have variations of the same tone, such as bright red, dark red, etc.) Monochromatic colors have become a very popular combination of colors. It has become popular because it provides a rich sea of shades and colors while maintaining a clean crisp look.

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There are a few other questions that a bride should ask herself when deciding on colors. These questions can greatly influence what your wedding colors will be.

1. What is your wedding style?: Depending on the type of theme you want to have, the wedding colors will need to support the atmosphere you are trying to create. Are you going for a bold modern look? Then you want to go toward bright, strong colors to pull the look off. Do you want a classic romantic look? Then softer, pale colors and tones are the way to go!

2. What colors are used in the decor of your wedding venue?: It is a good idea to use colors that are already intertwined with the venue. It will make your colors pop even more and it won’t clash with them as well. For instance, if the chairs in the reception area are gold, one of the bride’s wedding colors is gold to complement that and use what she has been provided.

3. What time of the year is your wedding in?: Everyone associates certain colors to certain seasons. It is good to consider these seasonal colors since our brain automatically associates these colors with the time of year.

Here is some inspiration for you, so you can start thinking in terms of color combinations based on the color wheel!

Complementary Colors

(Opposite each other on the color wheel)

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Analogous Colors

(Next to each other on the color wheel)

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Monochromatic Colors

(Different Shades)

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I know it is helpful for me to look at the color wheel while looking at colors. So if you are getting stuck and you are not sure where to go next, refer to the color wheel!

Oh So Classy Color Wheel

We hope this is helpful as you are planning your wedding! Let us know by commenting what your wedding colors were/will be or your favorite color combinations! Thanks for reading. ❤

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