Color Palettes and You
Wedding colors tend to be a subconscious reflection of one’s personality and an indication of how they imagine a future marriage will be. Of course some brides will choose their colors based on the theme of their wedding, for example a beach wedding, a garden wedding, a vintage theme, a black tie event, or a traditional theme.
Some will choose colors to fit in with the time of year, such as soft pastel colors for summer weddings, deep, rich, jewel colors for winter weddings, bright contemporary colors for spring weddings or muted tones for autumn or fall weddings. Begin by creating an inspiration board with pictures of items you would like to incorporate into your wedding.
Now what do they say about you and your relationship? Here are a few examples:
White represents innocence, wholeness and perfection. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon, opening the way for the creation of anything the mind can imagine. Using a lot of white amongst your wedding colors will create a mood of peace and comfort.
Gray is a color of compromise – an unemotional color – detached, impartial, neutral and somewhat indecisive. It can be dull and boring on the one hand or elegant and formal on the other.
Black is a color of power and control, prestige and dignity although, it can be intimidating and unapproachable. It can also imply submission to another. Black as your wedding color will create a mood of elegance, protection and mystery.
Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. It implies luxury and quality, value and elegance, affluence, material wealth and extravagance.
Purple is an introspective color. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. The darker shades of purple were linked with nobility in the past and imply sensuality and individuality. The lighter shades are more romantic and feminine, and a perfect choice for your wedding colors.