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5 Tips for Selecting a Wedding Color Palette

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Selecting a wedding color palette is one of the first things you will do as you plan your big event. Many of the remaining selections will follow the color palette. Is it really as simple as the bride’s favorite color along with the groom’s favorite color? Possibly. Today’s color palette may include a range of colors rather just one or two. Think of the atmosphere you are trying to create at your wedding and then go from there.


Here are 5 tips to help select a beautiful and timeless wedding color palette.


1. Think of a word to describe the feeling or atmosphere you want to create at your wedding.

2. Consider the season of your wedding.

3. Consider the venue or setting for your wedding.

4. Think of an item – artwork, furniture, dress, other – that uses a color palette you love.

5. Look to the color wheel.


Think of a word to describe the feeling or atmosphere you want to create at your wedding. Knowing what type of wedding you want to have is important to selecting the colors. If you want a classic and formal affair, you’re not going to select loud colors or vibrant patterns. When planning weddings, we often hear brides say they want a “classic,” “rustic,” “bohemian,” “glamorous,” or “minimalist” wedding. Those are great descriptive words to help you get started. What words would you use to describe your wedding? Make a list and brainstorm just like you did in high school English class. Once you’ve got a list, look for words that are similar in meaning and cross out anything that doesn’t match up. This will help you narrow down your wedding atmosphere description.


Consider the season of your wedding. With a spring or summer wedding, your color palette and flower choices will be spring and summery options. Think of wildflowers, sunflowers, peonies, roses and gerbera daisies. With a fall or winter wedding, your color palette and flower choices will reflect those seasons. Think of deep red roses, ranunculus, orchids, paper whites, and lilies. Asking a trusted florist like Flourish Flowers & Gifts is a great place to start. As one of our preferred vendors, we love to showcase their exquisite work.


Consider the venue or setting for your wedding. It’s easy to transform a space with colors and flowers; however, you will want to match the style of the venue to the atmosphere you hope to create at your wedding. If you seek a sleek, modern, classic wedding atmosphere, your color palette and floral selections will compliment and not conflict.


Think of an item you love – artwork, furniture, other – that uses a color palette reflecting your tastes. Using something you love as a starting point for creating the perfect wedding color palette is a great way to begin. Keep in mind the overall atmosphere you seek you create as you incorporate colors.


Look to the color wheel. If you’re still really stuck, consult a color wheel to help you find a range of hues that will make your wedding day a vision of perfection. It just takes one color to start with. The color wheel provides complimentary colors that are aesthetically pleasing. We love these suggestions of color perfection from Martha Stewart. Simply perfect!


At Royal Affairs Ballroom, we work with bride and groom to create the perfect day suited to their needs and wishes. Our team of experts will guide you every step of the way if you need it, and we can simply execute a grand event if you need less help. Call us at 972-221-6565 or message us today to find out how easy it is to work with Royal Affairs Ballroom using our special event packages.


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