helpful guide to choosing wedding colors

Wedding colors help establish the mood of your big event and usually influence everything from your bridesmaids’ dresses to your flowers, tablecloths, cake, and decor. Here are a few tips to help guide you in choosing the colors that are right for your Lake Placid wedding.

Set The Mood

Think about your personality as a couple and how you’d like to set the tone for your big day. Your colors should reflect the overall mood of your event. Here are a few examples of color choices for different moods to get your wheels turning. If you want your wedding to feel…

  • Dramatic: Go for bold, jewel tones like a deep red, hot pink, vibrant green, or rich purple.
  • Happy: Go for warm, cheery colors like shades of yellow, melon, coral, or orange.
  • Formal: Go for black and white, navy, brown or neutral golds and silvers.
  • Ethereal: Go for sky tones, like powdery blues, dreamy pinks, and soft purples.

Look For Inspiration

It’s not just about scouring pinterest or browsing Google images. Inspiration is all around you!  It could be a painting of a fairy that draws you in. It could be a photograph of a flower you find compelling. It could be Lake Placid’s brilliant fall foliage. It could be your favorite summer sundress. Find what speaks to you, and pick out color combinations from that inspiration piece.

Browse area florists to find ideas that inspire you

Learn How To Pair Colors

A refresh of grade school art class will tell you that colors opposite each other on the color wheel are complementary colors. They work well together, producing an appealing color contrast when paired. Accenting purple bridesmaids dresses with yellow sunflowers, for example, can be very pleasing to the eye because yellow and purple are complementary colors. Analogous colors, on the other hand, are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. They coordinate to create a nice color harmony, perfect for a more cohesive feel. Using analogous colors for your wedding might mean pairing shades of blue and purple, or orange and yellow, for example.

Consider Colors You Like

If there is a color that speaks to you, one that you are often drawn to, start there. Usually people who are drawn to one color over another tend to identify with the mood of that particular color. If there is a dominant color in your home or in your wardrobe, that is probably a color you can commit to. After all, these wedding photos will be hanging in your home for years to come!

Sometimes it helps to decide on your wedding venue and envision which colors would look best there on your big day. Browse Lake Placid wedding venues