Last week we defined color in the Wedding Planning: What is Color? post. A basic understanding of how color is defined and how colors work together can be quite helpful when planning your wedding colors.
Color is a key element to consider not just when planning your wedding flowers but also when planning your whole wedding look. Color will set the tone and mood for your special event and specific color combinations can help you get just the right look.
I am going to demonstrate the power of color with one of my favorite hues, purple. Purple is a popular wedding color choice among brides, in part because it is traditionally seen as a feminine hue but also due to it’s versatility.
Purple is a secondary color created by mixing two primary colors, red and blue. Red is a warm color, blue is a cool color. Purple can sway either way, hence it’s versatility. Combining more red to make purple, like a bright fuchsia, will lean more towards traits of warm colors. While a combination with more blue, like a deep lavender, will hold more characteristics of cool colors.
Now we know what makes up the color purple, next how does purple interact with other colors?
Pink, Purple Palette
Combine a vibrant purple with a pink hue for a truly romantic and feminine wedding color palette. Our rose, hydrangea, gerbera daisy faux flower bouquet creates a brilliant color spectrum that runs between purples and pinks.
Paired with a warm hue pink, purple acts on more of it’s warm color characteristics. This palette is bright, saturated with hues that grab your attention.
Grey, Purple Palette
Paired with a cool, neutral grey hue purple can be quite sophisticated. Purple acts on more of it’s cool characteristics in this palette colors are calm, mellow and well defined.
This sophisticated palette is ideal for a chic, modern wedding pair with metallics for a touch of glam. The calla lily pre-made bouquet is the perfect flower choice with rich, exotic, lush faux flowers.
Orange, Yellow, Purple Palette
Orange, yellow and purple are complementary colors. As we mentioned last week complementary colors are opposite of each other on the color wheel. These colors paired together are bold and pop at first sight.
These colors are fun and playful in the bright rustic afloral bouquet with orange dahlias, yellow sunflowers and purple cosmos. The perfect pop of bold color and gorgeous flowers for a vibrant spring or summer wedding
As you can see from our 3 purple color palettes one color can take on a lot of different looks. With a little information about how color works you can get just the right color palette for your wedding day.