Wedding Styles: Picking Your Wedding Color

Nothing tells a story about your day and your style more than your wedding colors and how it’s coordinated. From your dance floor to your wedding cake, invitations, centerpieces, and even the bridal train, the color at your wedding reception gives people an insight into who you are.

Just as location is important to choosing a wedding date, the same applies to your color. When deciding or choosing a color combination, it’s important that you consider the reception venue’s color, carpet and furniture or better still, choose a space without decor or color.

Once you’ve decided a primary color of choice, then choose coordinating colors. You can visit a local fabric store, browse through fashion magazines or better still, use sites that provide matching colors such as this:

ColorCombos.com
Colors Napcsweb.com

 

Choose Your Theme
The color you pick should depend on the mood you are trying to create. So think about this as you pick colors. Do you want a high-energy party? A regal romantic affair? An island themed vibe?

The way you mix and match colors can set off different moods. For example, a vibrant summer yellow mixed with chocolate brown is perfect for a country-chic wedding style; add gold to the mix, and the combination becomes more reminiscent of Northern Italy. As another example, leaf green paired with copper gives a color scheme that’s formal enough for a ballroom or an estate setting.

Bridal Attire
I am glad to see some brides stepping out of the box and adding colors to their wedding gown. Your gown doesn’t have to be solid white. A blue or red sash around the waist is striking and still very bridal. Typically, the groom and the groomsmen wear colored ties or cufflinks amongst others but color will be most prominently displayed throughout the day in the bridesmaid dresses. Mixing and matching dresses in varying shades — pink and orange, or pale green and yellow — can sometimes make a statement stronger than uniformity.

Invitation
Your invitations set the stage for the event, so remember to evoke the mood you choose.  This can be as easy as choosing a colored font, ribbon, or monogram or as elaborate as layering colorful cards.

Flowers & Decor
No matter what color you’ve chosen, chances are you’ll be able to find flowers in that shade (cost on the other hand is a different story). If all else fails, use neutral white flowers with centerpiece containers or other decor elements in your color.

Wedding Cake
The cake is one of the easiest places to add color. Make sure you work with your cake decorator to pick a design and style that reflects your color.  Think colorful patterns, sugar flowers, sugar-paste stripes or polka dots, figurines or many more.

 

While it is important to give something meaningful and useful as favors versus something that matches, incorporating colors into your favors will be nice. Just make sure you consider how they will look with your wedding linens and flowers.

Whatever you do, don’t over-do things. Avoid over matching. Begin with the five essential wedding elements (attire, invitations, flowers, cake, and favors) and see where you can or should add more color. Afterward, consider details such as napkins, candles, signature drinks, your ring pillow, or your guest book, made from the same fabric and in the same color as the bridesmaid dresses. This should get you started!

Have fun!

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http://www.fullweddingsources.com

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48 Comments

  1. chidimma, 4 years ago

    hello, i nid to no wether cream,orange n purple are gud match

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    • admin, 4 years ago

      Chidimma,
      Cream, orange and purple definitely match! Just remember to play around with shades. For example, I’ll go for burnt orange and deep purple. Though this colors tend to be more suitable for a fall wedding, they definitely match and work. As with anything, just don’t drown your hall, venue etc with these colors! They are bold and can be easily overwhelming. Definitely have great lighting to soothe things as well and create that perfect ambiance that these colors can evoke!

      Good luck!

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    • nneji kene, 2 years ago

      can rose pink ,red and silver match

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  3. joy, 3 years ago

    please a need help with my tradiotional marriage wears colour. we love blue and so what´s the best match for it.

    Thanks.

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    • Lara, 1 year ago

      Hi, I choose teal green and gold for d couples attire but am confused on The colour to choose for the wedding

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  4. Blessing, 3 years ago

    I need help my is feb 2014 both traditional and church wedding wears color ,I love hose blood,pick blue golden color is dat the best match thanks.
    M

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    • admin, 3 years ago

      Hi,
      Thanks for the question! Do you mean ox blood? Please advice

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  5. Joke, 3 years ago

    Pls help me out.
    Which colour can i combine with ash or grey? Can babypink be combined with these?

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  6. Lovina, 3 years ago

    Pls, I need help for wedding vows, partners dat hv dated for yrs unable 2 leave each oda, y d girl said no oda man I wil luv as I luv him n also dsame word frm d guy.

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  7. Ijeoma, 3 years ago

    U pple r doing a nice wk here. Pls Admin, we r dark in complexion, how do we combine orange, lemon green and golden in a wedding and traditional marriage in december?

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  8. khadijat, 3 years ago

    pls we are dark in completion but we love blue which other colour can be combine with blue?

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    • AANaijaWeddings, 3 years ago

      If royal blue, any of the following colors would work: yellow, white, fuschia, orange, lime green

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  10. gift, 2 years ago

    pls help me out with my wedding colours. Royal blue, silver or ash and orange, is it a good combo?

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  11. clare, 2 years ago

    i need to know if aqua and purple are good match tnx

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    • AANaijaWeddings, 2 years ago

      Yes it is!

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  12. Sharon, 2 years ago

    Please I need your help. We love blue and we are fair in complexion. What colours can go with it. Thanks. Sharon

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    • AANaijaWeddings, 2 years ago

      Blue is a beautiful color if executed right. You can pair royal blue with yellow, royal blue with lime green, or royal blue with orange.

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  13. christie, 2 years ago

    hi,pls i need best colour for my traditional and white wedding. i will like red and gold for my traditional but dont know what to choose for the white wedding .pls advice thanks

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  14. Chioma, 2 years ago

    Hi. My wedding is coming up in April and am still a bit confused. Can red, cream and gold be used for the white wedding? Do they match together? And how can they be used in the reception venue

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    • AANaijaWeddings, 2 years ago

      You certainly can!!! Those colors would definitely work fr your white wedding and do match. At the reception, they would work. Goal is to not overpower with the bold color. You can have flowers as your center pieces, big, bountiful flowers in a combination of colors (shades of red) and cream. You can also add another color like green or yellow to the center piece should you choose to.

      Your lighting would also play a big part in making your venue pop. You can have colored light fixtures positioned at strategic corners in your reception venue. I hope you have a wedding planner to help with all these 🙂

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  15. adeorite adebanke, 2 years ago

    can champgne gold match orange

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    • AANaijaWeddings, 2 years ago

      Absolutely!!! That’s one combination that has been done over and over, time and time again!

      Good luck!!

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  16. Ade, 2 years ago

    Hi, please I seriously seriously need help!!!!
    I’m getting married in June 2015 and my traditional wedding colour is mint green and champagne.

    Pleaseeeeeeeee what colour aso ebi should my parents choose and also my inlaws. Soooooooo confused please help. Ade

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  17. blesyn, 2 years ago

    My wedding is coming up by april 2015.we r dark in complexion can we combine blue,orange nd white for the edo traditional wedding?

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  18. Jane, 1 year ago

    Plsss my traditional weddin is comin up soon…wat can i add wit orange colour cus am confused…i love pink purple n red..thank u

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  19. jessy, 1 year ago

    Pls can i combine green, red and gold together?

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    • Felicia, 1 year ago

      Pls i need your help wit perfect colour combination. My wedding is coming very soon. I love royal blue, purple, lemon or red.

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    • Felicia, 1 year ago

      Pls i need your help wit perfect colour combination. My wedding is coming very soon. I love royal blue, purple, lemon or red. Reply

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  20. Rachael, 1 year ago

    Pls help me with perfect colour combination, my wedding is cuming very soon. I love blue, pink and purple

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  21. Suberu Gloria, 1 year ago

    I appreciate ur good work. pls army green, cream and orange are they good combinations? pls help my wedding is in December.

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  22. Joyce, 1 year ago

    Pls am confused I need a colour for my wedding I and my Man are both light in completion we are getting married in March 2016. Looking foward for ur reply

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    • AANaijaWeddings, 1 year ago

      First question: What are your favorite colors? 🙂

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  23. Deborah David, 1 year ago

    wine,gold and sky blue are dy ok

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  24. Diana, 1 year ago

    Please I want to know if the colours I chose for the bride and groom is the same colour the aseobi wears and is it alsiyhe colour if the day am confuse ,for the goorm and bride it purple and silver .

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  25. Stella, 1 year ago

    Pls what do you think about a combination of pink, white and green?

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  26. joy, 1 year ago

    Good day admin Please help,i love purple and i want two colours that can go with it perfectly, my wedding is coming up soon.

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  27. Uju, 1 year ago

    Hi, I need help choosing a color. The colors i have been seeing seem so beautiful plus my sis is not helping with the much she keeps sharing. What color would you suggest for a lovely wedding to a confused bride to be.

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  28. bukky, 12 months ago

    you are doing a great work. my wedding is coming soon, for my traditional wedding, how do I mix orange, royal blue and white for our aso oke and lace. we are both chocolate color. tnx

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  29. chinemerem, 12 months ago

    hello! I need help pls… we are chocolate in complexion and want to use lemon green as both for traditional and white…is it gud? if yes , wat oda two colours can go with it?

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  30. Chi, 11 months ago

    Can red, gold and green colour match

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  31. onaolapoomolola, 11 months ago

    We are fair in completion whatcolour idea dou for our traditionalwedding

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  32. onyinyechi, 11 months ago

    Please can silver ,blue and orange go?

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  33. Ola, 9 months ago

    hello, am fair and my lady is chocolate, we choose white and red, is it a nice idea?

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  34. Tolu, 5 months ago

    I need help with my wedding colour combinations, I want a royalty themed wedding with purple and silver but also want to incorporate his fav colour which is blue, plz how can I make it work in both the white wedding and traditional. Thank you.

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