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Colour Confusion?

So you’re on a high, your partner has gotten down on one knee and surprised you with a bit of bling and of course you’ve said yes. Yes to spending the rest of your life, with the love of your life.

There is a lot to plan and it’s never too early .....


I first got married in 1992 and it was so much easier then. I chose a colour for my flowers and bridesmaids and that was it. The second time, some 27 years later, has been totally different. Decor is such a big thing now and it’s no longer just about 1 colour but 3 or 4. Also today’s wedding is about creating an atmosphere and being out to impress so your colours and decor should reflect this.


The wedding Pantone colour for 2020 is blue so you can expect to see a lot of combinations on Pinterest and Facebook with shades of this cool colour. However if you search wedding colour trends 2020 the results pretty much include every colour in one shade or another so my advice is not to get too hung up on what’s in and what’s not.


So where do you start?


This is only my opinion and others may disagree but...


1. You might immediately want to start with your favourite colour and why wouldn’t you it’s the obvious choice surely? Hold fire. Before you even consider colours I would suggest you first choose your bridal party and your venue. The last thing you want is for one of your bridesmaids to look pasty or for their hair colour to clash. And some of the carpet and curtain choices at venues can be pretty bold that you’re better off incorporating the colours rather than going against them. You want to look back at the photos and be reminded of how beautiful it all was.


2. Colours look different in different materials so don’t get too hung up on matching everything perfectly. You will only get frustrated and disappointed. Naturally beautiful things aren’t forced.


3. Use a combination of dark and pale colours but don’t use all the colours in equal quantities as this then starts to look too much. It’s all about the time of year and how you blend the colours together. Remember, sometimes less is more so perhaps just have a small pop of one of the colours, like in a ribbon or the Groomsmen’s ties. It will be more affective than you think.


4. Do they have the same undertone? If you can achieve your second colour by making your first colour lighter or darker you’re on to a winning combination. Apply this formula to just 1 or 2 complimenting colours to achieve your colour pallet.


So for example, by using this year’s Pantone colour and applying the above formula we can create some lovely colour pallets:


Blue and Mint - Fresh and Inviting


Blue and Blush - Elegant and Romantic


Blue and Grey - Formal and Sophisticated


I hope the above helps but if you still find yourself struggling with colours then by all means drop me a message and I can help you. Please also share your colour pallet with us.


Thanks for reading.

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