Color scheme

Color scheme refers to the colors chosen by an engaged couple to use throughout their wedding.


Color Wheel

Complementary - Colors that are on opposite ends of each other on the color wheel.

Analogous - Colors that are adjacent on the color wheel.

Monochromatic - Variations of the same tone.

Primary Colors - Colors that can be combined to create other colors (Red, Blue, and Yellow).

Secondary Colors - Colors that are created from primary colors (Green, Orange, and Purple).

Tertiary Colors - Colors that are created by mixing primary and secondary colors together. (There are six tertiary colors:Yellow-orange, Orange-red, Red-violet [orchid], Blue-violet, Blue-green [turquiose] & Yellow-green [lime])


For Choosing Your Color Scheme

  • Visit a fabric store and collect paint swatches for inspiration.
  • Choose colors that complement the carpeting and decor of your setting.
  • If you want to use a particular flower, you can build your color scheme around that color.
  • Consider what type of mood you want to evoke.
  • Consider the season - spring and summer colors tend to be lighter while fall and winter colors tend to be darker.
  • Think about themes or motifs (such as leaves) you might want to use throughout your wedding.
  • Pay attention to your favorite colors or colors you are the most drawn to.

Where To Inject Your Color Scheme

  • Flowers and decor
  • Invitations
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Wedding cake
  • Favors
  • Table linens
  • Tuxes (ties, vests, pocket-squares)
  • Programs

Popular Color Schemes

  • Black, white and yellow
  • Light pink and chocolate
  • Red and black
  • Blue and white
  • Light green and light pink
  • Teal and red
  • Green and yellow
  • Burnt Orange and Burgundy Red
  • Fuschia and Sky Blue

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