When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right colour palette. With so many options and colour trends changing as quickly as the seasons, it can be a challenging decision!

From the bridesmaid dresses to the flowers and decor, the colour palette you choose will be the foundation for your wedding and will set the stage for a day that you and your guests will remember forever. Here are a few helpful tips to help you pick the ideal colour palette to match your unique and personal wedding vision:

1. Consider the Season

When it comes to planning your special day, consider the season and the beauty of the environment around you. The colours you choose for your wedding can evoke different feelings and will ultimately help you create a romantic atmosphere. Whether you are having a summer wedding, winter wedding, or destination wedding, find a colour palette that complements the time of year. For a summer wedding, opt for light and airy shades of pastel pink and blue, while a winter wedding could be warm and inviting with shades of burgundy and navy.

And if you’re having a destination wedding, take inspiration from the colours of the destination and incorporate them into your romantic colour palette. With the right colour choices and the beauty of the season in mind, your special day will be full of romance and love.

2. Think About the Venue

The colour palette you choose should be an expression of the adoration and excitement that will fill the venue in which your wedding will take place. If your wedding is taking place outdoors, you may want to choose a palette of delicate hues such as peaches, pinks and corals.

If your wedding is taking place in a more formal setting, you may want to choose a palette of elegant shades such as champagne, blush and ivory. There is also a lot of fun incorporating pops of colour that represent your personality as a couple. Whichever palette you choose, it should be a beautiful reminder of the love that will be shared on your special day.

3. Consider Your Theme

By taking your theme into consideration, you can utilise the romantic possibilities that it can bring to your special day. If you’re having a vintage-inspired wedding, you may want to choose a palette of soft, romantic muted pastels, such as blush, lilac, and mauve, to create a feeling of timeless elegance and intimacy. If you’re having a beach wedding, you may want to choose a palette of dreamy blues, blushing corals, and pristine whites to create a magically romantic atmosphere. By deciding on a theme, you can begin to narrow down your options for a specific colour palette!

4. Reflect Your Personality

Choose a colour palette that reflects you and your partner. The colour palette should reflect the personalities of both you and your partner, so it’s important to choose a palette that reflects your individual tastes and style. Consider the colours that you both love and find a way to incorporate them into the colour palette!

5. Aim for Cohesion

It’s important to remember to take into account the other elements of your wedding. When choosing a colour palette, you should also consider the other elements of your wedding, such as the bridesmaid dresses, the flowers, and the decorations. For example, if you’re having a rustic wedding, you may want to choose a palette of earthy tones such as browns, greens and yellows. If you’re having an elegant wedding, you may want to choose a palette of gold and ivories. Once you’ve locked in your core colours, your entire planning process will become abundantly easier!

Choosing the right colour palette for your wedding can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! By considering the season, venue, theme, and style of your wedding, you can easily begin to narrow down your colour selections that ultimately will bring your wedding vision to life. Remember to stay true to yourself and your essence as a couple. By doing so, your wedding day will be a beautiful memory to cherish for your lifetime!

If you’re looking for more wedding day inspiration, definitely check out Lilin & Ben’s beautiful day here!


February 12, 2023

How to Choose Your Wedding Colour Palette

Rochelle Hansen

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