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We are going to talk a bit about picking the perfect color palette to fit your inspiration. It is one of the first thing brides think about and feel they should have set in stone. Guess what? Times have changed. Gone are the days when 2 or 3 colors are the extent of your creativity and when the “wedding colors” define your style as a couple. Add ing components of various colors, textures and patterns is what makes a wedding unique and totally you.
I admit, I never had a finite color palette. I just couldn’t pick, and I never saw the purpose of such a limitation until it came down to the wire and my inspiration and crafts could easily pass for 5 different weddings. In the end I wouldn’t recommend that approach either. The color palette should be an ever-evolving representation of your wedding, just like crafting and inspiration plays a huge part.
I feel like the first thing you should actually nail down is the venue. This will set the mood and backdrop for which everything else blends into. Once you pick your favorite place, the palette will play off the colors of the stone walls, brick paths, green grass, or white trim. Once you pick your place, this is a great time to get down and dirty and play with a few color palettes together to figure out which works best with your venue and still glows with your personal style.
To make your life a little easier, there are plenty of resources for creating and finding color palettes. Doing so will help you create the feel and approach to your wedding and can help keep you on track as your ideas begin to evolve.
You can begin creating a color palette that fits your wedding style, or even better, take a photo you are inspired by and derive your very own color palette from that. I used Photocopa by COLOURlovers to create a few sample palettes of the inspiration for a winter wedding posted below.
Creating a color palette, along with creating inspiration boards, can really help your vendors get a better sense of your vision. From florals to the design, palettes give a better understanding of the feel and approach you are feeling for your wedding day. You can also find some great inspiration, forums and lots of other great tools to help you with your wedding day over on the COLOURlovers wedding channel as well.