I am pretty sure I want daisies for my centerpieces and bouquets, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to get some feedback. Our wedding colors are, blush pink, gold and navy blue. We have to keep the cost down to $10 table or less. We have 48 11″ inch clear glass bud vases that we’ll be using to cover 29 round tables, one sweetheart table, one guest check in table and the cake table. A few small picture frames will also adorn each guest table as well.
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?
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.
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.
Picking wedding flowers and wedding colors are two huge decisions that often go hand in hand. When trying to plan wedding colors where do you even begin? You may have a favorite color you’d like to incorporate into wedding flower arrangements, you could start there. But how do you coordinate additional colors into decor and arrangements?
Needless to say there are a lot of questions when it comes to picking your wedding palette. A basic understanding of color theory and how colors work together can help immensely when choosing wedding colors.
Color Theory 101, the color wheel. The color wheel is a tool to organize colors and it is designed to show you the relationship between colors.
Primary Colors- Red, Blue, Yellow. The three colors all other colors are created from.
Secondary Colors- Green, Orange, Purple. Mix 2 primary colors to create one of the three secondary colors.
Complementary Colors- Colors that are opposite on the color wheel. These colors like blue and orange are bold together and tend to pop, grab attention.
Analogous Colors- Colors that run next to each other on the color wheel. These colors blend well, harmoniously together like yellow, yellow-orange, orange.
Setting the Mood with Colors
Colors have many characteristics to describe them. Warm, cool and neutral are another characteristic to classify hues. These are important classifications and traits to pay attention to when deciding on wedding colors.
Neutrals- whites, creams, beigesare versatile and work well with any color as an accent to bring out the other color’s traits.
Expanding Your Vocabulary
Color is a powerful element that will ultimately set the mood and scene of your event. Understanding what defines color and how they work together will help you determine what type of hues will best fit what you’re looking for. Here are a few more color terms that can be useful in locating just the right color for your wedding flowers and decor.
Tint- is the lightening of one color, by adding white.
Shade- is the darkening of one color, by adding black.
Tone- is the darkening of one color, by adding gray.
Monochromatic- the use of one color in your palette, can be used by incorporating tints, shades or tones of a particular color.
Looking for more color inspiration don’t forget to check out afloral.com on pinterest for the latest color boards. Or email mindy[at]afloral.com for her to create you a custom wedding flower inspiration board based on your color and wedding flower choices!
I am looking for a smaller bouquet with a “loose” flowy look. My bridesmaids dresses are cranberry for an early October wedding and I think deep blue flowers look the best with that color. Like blue iris blue. I really like the blue orchids but don’t want my flowers to look too fake and unnatural. I love ribbon in bouquets and also greenery.
Hi, My name is Krystle. I am getting married September 5th of 2015. I am planning an outdoor wedding using variations of pink, ivory, champagne and hint of gold colors. My wedding theme for the wedding is vintage romance, similar to the Great Gatsby. However, I am so lost in putting together a floral arrangement for my bouquets and for the table centerpieces with round tables. I love peonies, roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, ranunculus and candles. I would like to be a DIY bride, but I need your help.