Colour Palette Inspiration
We simply couldn’t resist this gorgeous image by the always-wonderful Patina Photography - and what better time than the middle of Autumn to fall in love with the intense, vivid orange tones of the season!
In the world of weddings, we’re seeing a dramatic shift in colour palettes. Looking back over the last few years, the go-to colour combinations have generally been focused around everything dreamy, soft and feminine - pastels and soft greys, blush and neutrals. Enter 2019/2020 wedding season - and these classic combinations are stepping aside for more dramatic colour combos.
Green is sticking around as ever - offering a practical way to tie in bouquets and floral arrangements with the overall colour scheme - but it’s being matched with some eye-catching choices. Wonderful, crisp orange and rusty red are just two examples - we’re often seeing these paired with neutrals, to really bring the brighter elements forward with a pop. If you’re unsure about incorporating bright colours into your palette, don’t overthink it - bringing in orange doesn’t mean you need to make everything orange. Instead, bringing in a single bloom (or perhaps two) into your bouquet or table settings will do the trick. Rich reds, burgundies, deep violet tones and even yellow are all making a comeback.
It’s not an easy task to pick your colour palette, with so many things to take into consideration - so we’ve compiled a wee checklist of things to keep in mind, to help you decide!
What will the dresses look like? Different colours suit different skin and hair tones - think about how the colour will sit on each of your bridesmaids, if you’re planning on bringing the colour in through their dresses.
What season is your wedding? This will also have an effect on your dress choices and whether you wear a jacket or similar - some other ways to bring in pops of colour! Bright colours like orange will pop gorgeously on a dark Winter’s day.
What’s your wedding location? If the backdrop will likely be blue skies and green grass, you’ll get a much different effect than if you’re using a more industrial, interior space of greys and neutrals.
What do you love? What colours are your clothes, home and accessories? You’ll likely already have a preference - take inspiration from what you already enjoy.