Congratulations! You are now engaged to marry your best friend, and we’re here to help! We know that deciding on a color theme can be pretty daunting with so many colors to choose from (like blushing pink, pearl pink, candy pink…who knew there were so many shades of pink). Whether a deep wine red has been your go-to lipstick shade for a decade, or you’ve always had a soft spot for a bright Azalea, your core color should be one that deeply speaks to you. A wedding is always a success when guests walk in thinking, “This is so like the bride”!
For 2017, we are predicting that earthy neutral tones like taupe, beige, and golds are going to dominate the wedding party. However, weddings aren’t all about being trendy, it is about celebrating you and your future partner!
Whether you play by the book with color trends, or not, finding complementary colors, that unexpected accent shade, or the right color to pop against the whole backdrop can be difficult. Luckily, there are plenty of resources to get you thinking…here are some we love, and two mood boards we made to get you brainstorming, too!
A community-sourced palette publisher, this website is a go-to for colorful inspiration. You’ll find over 4,039,690 user-created color palettes, inspired by everything from a Mediterranean sunset to a winter scarf! Create an account to like and save your favorite ones—you’d be surprised how many colors look great with cranberry! The best part? Each combination is listed with the exact HEX and RGB codes it was created with, so you can take a sample straight off the palette.
The Perfect Palette
The Perfect Palette is our go-to source to find color inspiration, with the wonderful Chrissy Arpie Ott running the color wheels behind the blog. There’s over 54 colors featured in her array, so you can choose between the nuances of aquamarine and teal palettes. You’ll find real weddings with the colors featured, and figure out how to actually incorporate these elements into your wedding.
Adobe Color CC
Another popular tool used by graphic designers, Adobe’s Color CC program (previously called Kuler) lets you skate across the color wheel, change hues by a tiny degree, and more in order to find that perfect family of colors. You can even source colors from a picture you take—maybe you want your wedding to include the colors of your favorite restaurant, filled with French blue linens and white marble. Just snap a photo, upload, and Adobe Color CC will pinpoint the colors for you. Voila!
What’s aesthetic are you going for with your wedding color palette?