5 Ways to Inspire Your Wedding Color Palette
One of the first steps in planning your wedding is picking a color palette. Before you pick outfits for the wedding party, decorations, or even your cake, it is important to have a general color scheme picked out to keep your wedding aesthetic cohesive.
Picking colors can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be challenging. There are so many colors: how do you choose? If you’re stuck choosing colors, check out these 5 tips for finding inspiration for your color palette.
1. Look Online
Have no idea what you want for your color palette? The first step is just to start looking at colors! If you search online, you can find dozens of beautiful wedding color palettes. Many wedding blogs and publications post articles about different color palettes and inspirational wedding designs. If you want to work more creatively, you can try using a color palette generator. A good example of this is Coolors. On Coolors, you can easily mix and match colors using their free color generator, experimenting with brightness, saturation, and hue. This can be a fun and easy way to experiment with colors you like.
2. Look at Paint Chips
If you’d like a more hands-on approach to choosing your color palette, try visiting your local hardware store. Hardware may not seem very inspiring, but the paint section is great place to look for a color palette! Go with your partner to browse through the paint chips available. Pick out some of your favorite colors and hold them side by side to see what colors mix and match.
3. Look to your Venue
Do you have your heart set on a specific venue? If so, this may be good place to start brainstorming your color palette. Your venue is just as much a part of your color palette as your decorations, so take a look at the colors that already match your venue. If you want your wedding at a beach, for example, you may want to include blue and off white hues, whereas in a rose garden you may want more red and pink hues. Don’t be afraid to get creative, but do keep your setting in mind!
4. Consider Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding dress may be another great place to get inspiration. If you are dying to wear a pink gown to your event, incorporating similar colors into your palette can really tie the wedding aesthetic together. This is especially true if you have your heart set on a colored dress. However, even if your gown is white, you can still use this as way to direct your color palette. For example, a pure white gown may clash with off white linens. If you are feeling confident in your dress choice, this may be a good place to start.
5. Pick Your Favorite Decorations
Let’s be honest; you’ve probably already got dozens of decorations and wedding ideas pinned on Pinterest. Why not use these as a place to start thinking about your color palette? Rustic wedding decorations, for example, will give you a different color palette than beach wedding decorations. Thinking about what decorations you’d like can be very helpful in determining what kind of colors you’d like to use for your wedding.
Have fun experimenting! As always, check out BravoBride for great wedding ideas and good-as-new wedding items.