Written by: Esri Cronje | Bruidsgids
Photo by: Light & Type
Deciding on a colour scheme for your wedding can be a challenging task. The colour combination that you as a couple decides on will give the wedding a unique touch. When looking at colours, inspiration can be drawn from big details, such as the venue and season – combine these elements with the mood and overall atmosphere you would like to have on your special day. Keep in mind that the colour combination will be used in all the design elements of your wedding, like bridesmaid dresses, flowers and décor.
Here are some of our favourite colour combinations for 2020:
- Magenta + Poppy + Yellow
- Emerald + Cream + Gold
- Black + Pale Green + White
- Cinnamon + Yellow + Beige
- Merlot + Peach + Sage
- Gold + Peach + Green
- Sage + Gold + Ivory
- Yellow + Grey + Silver
- Purple + Burgundy + Orange
- Chartreuse + Powder Blue + Cornflower Blue
Here we have some tips on deciding on the above-mentioned colour schemes:
- Keep your location in mind
When deciding on a colour scheme, keep your location in mind as your venue will play a large role in this decision. If you have a certain idea of a colour scheme that does not suit your venue, be flexible to adapt. Venues like converted warehouses and tents are all blank slates, meaning you can really add as much or as little as you want to carry out your vision for colour and style. If you have already found the perfect venue, use the space to help you come up with your colour scheme.
- Think seasonally
Be inspired by the time of year you are getting married. Think about the shade you want to use to bring out the season in your colour palette. Rosy pink is perfect for spring, while a brighter coral is a summer staple. In summer, a rich fuchsia pair well with other jewel tones, and blush and silver are a pretty wintry combination. The trick is to concentrate on texture and maybe even bring in a stronger accent colour.
- Decide on a mood
Your wedding colours can also help create an atmosphere for your wedding day. If you are opting for a lot of drama, a dark or jewel tone palette, like the ruby red and black or emerald and gold, is a better choice than light pastels. Think about the style and atmosphere you want to have, whether it’s relaxed or nostalgic, and what colours will create the desired ambience for your guests.
Remember to think practically about your wedding colours and choose those you truly desire. Whether you decide on a dark and dramatic wedding or an uplifting and cheery wedding, the colour scheme must be able to tell the guests a story about the newlyweds.