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Color Me…

January 10, 2012

One thing that is important for a bride to decide fairly early on in the planning process is what the color scheme will be since it often is what ties many of the wedding’s elements together. For some, it is a decision that doesn’t require any thought at all, but for others, it is one of the most difficult choices they will make. Here are some pointers and tools to help in the process.

If there is a particular color that has always been your favorite, it is only natural that it should be incorporated into the most important day of your life. Of course, you are going to need more than one color, although you should keep the number to two or three at the most.

If your venue has a certain color scheme that cannot be altered, you should keep that in mind when choosing the colors that you will use. A great tool for finding complementary colors is the Sherwin-Williams Color Generator. You can go on the site, choose explore colors and either find a color close to that of the venue or find your favorite shade and it will automatically provide you with two complementary colors.

Another thing to consider if you don’t have a color that you are obsessed with, is the time of year that you are getting married. Many brides choose darker, warmer shades for fall and winter weddings and cooler, brighter colors for ceremonies that occur during the spring or summer.

Don’t forget to keep in mind the color of the flowers. Some brides choose their color scheme around their flower colors and some choose their flowers around their color scheme.

The special thing about the colors you select is that they can be used to give your entire wedding a cohesive, tied-together feel from the invitations to the clothing to the reception space and it demonstrates the amount of thought you put in to ensuring that your day was absolutely perfect for both you and all of your guests.

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