How to pick your color palette?
When it comes to your décor, often the first step in the décor process is picking out your color palette. Your color palette will guide a lot of decisions throughout your planning process - flowers, wedding party attire, linen selection, and possibly even the venue you decide to book. However, selecting a color palette doesn’t need to be stressful. In fact, it should be fun to research, narrow down, and select a palette you love! Here are 4 areas that may help you decide on your color palette:
Venue – Your venue can impact the color palette you select. If your venue has strong color tones or designs, you may want to select a palette that compliments the venue. Selecting a venue that is a blank slate allows you to have creative freedom. You may have already booked your venue, or you may still be looking. No matter where you are with your venue search, keep the surroundings of your venue in mind as you select colors.
Your Style – Your personal style should be incorporated into your wedding day, and this can easily be done through the colors you choose. If you love bright colors and find those in your home décor and wardrobe, maybe you should think about using some bright colors in your color palette. Your wedding should reflect your personality, so don’t shy away from the colors you love!
Season – The time of year can impact the colors you choose. Traditionally, lighter colors are used for Spring and Summer, with darker colors being used for Fall and Winter. However, the traditional seasonal color rules aren’t necessarily a hard and fast rule anymore. You could pair a dark color with a variety of complementary lighter/neutral tones for a Spring or Summer wedding, but remember to keep in mind that different seasons bring different colors in nature that could either compliment or clash with the colors you choose.
Research – Still need a little help deciding on which colors you’d like to center your décor around? Nothing helps more than a little research. Look through your favorite wedding Instagram accounts, breeze through events featured in a wedding magazine, search for inspiration on good-ole Pinterest, or consult with your planner/designer. As you find options you like, you’ll be able to narrow down the options until you find the perfect fit for your event.