Find your perfect wedding colour and the meaning behind it.
Did you know wedding palettes subconsciously give off vibes and indications about the happy couple, their personality and their future as a married couple. But what many people ask is “how do know what colours mean what?” Be overwhelmed no longer, as we are here to give you the rundown on all types of colour palettes and what they say about you!
There are a number of ways which brides chose their colour palette, whether that be for the entire wedding or simply their bridal party, most brides tend to lean towards their favourite colour and go from there.
Colours can be incorporated in a number of ways; wedding invitations, bridesmaids dresses, table décor, general venue décor and even your wedding gown.
Some brides chose their colours to pair with their theme, for example baby blues for a beach wedding or warm ivories and creams for a vintage wedding. Some will also pair their colour scheme with the time of year it is. Light floral colours in summer, cooler toned blues and purples in winter, warmer pastels in spring and deep, cool tones such as navy blue in autumn
Choosing a colour palette that is representative to you and your partner is super important, it promotes your future aspirations in the marriage and also past events that have lead you to the people you have become.
Below is the total rundown of everything wedding palettes, from meanings of colours to inspiration for your wedding. So jump on Pinterest, have a browse through and begin to gain inspiration from the beautiful colours you have chosen to represent yourself and your partner on your big day!
Symbolising purity, innocence and cleanliness, white is the colour of fresh beginnings and a blank canvas. White represents simplicity and the simple life, washing away sorrow and sadness making things clean and fresh again.
The use of white will create peacefulness and comfort at your wedding whilst representing the beginning of your lives together.
Ivory is a softer variation of white, with a little bit more of a warmer, yellow undertone. This is the most common colour for wedding gowns as it is flattering on most skin tones.
Ivory symbolises honesty and being a genuine person, with a loyal personality. Due to the warm of the colour in comparison to white it embodies a richer more elegant feel. Ivory emits the idea that you are a thoughtful, loving person who obtains a classic style. It also proves you are a practical and down-to-earth person.
Using ivory in your wedding décor will emit a warm, calming mood that oozes sophistication.
The warmth of yellow symbolises happiness and can often put guests in an uplifting mood. The colour creates intellectual energy by relating to creativity and imagination.
Yellow represents those who are open to new adventures which is the perfect representation needed for you and your partner!
Confidence and positivity is created by the colour yellow, but do keep in mind too much of this energetic little colour can cause anxiety and your guests to become agitated.
Orange is seen to increase creativity and show enthusiasm, creating a flamboyant and fun-loving wedding day! This is the colour of health and vitality, so what a perfect colour to play with on your wedding day to promote the health of all your guests.
Those who like orange are often good-natured, popular or loud. It also sees the person as independent, competitive and assertive who is always uplifting and optimistic. If this 100% sounds like you and your partner, play with orange and let that creativity soar!
Orange is also known to create a social and friendly mood for all your guests!
Red represents vitality, health and strength. It is known to bring success, through its confidence and optimism. The colour red can also symbolise the action of following your dreams which is a fantastic mood to create at a wedding! Red can symbolise power and passion between the happy couple.
Choosing a wedding theme based around the colour red creates a passionate, spirited and stimulating mood for all your family and friends.
Unconditional love, understanding and beauty are just a few things that pop into your mind when you think of the colour pink. It’s a romantic colour that oozes passion and fun of not only a person but also of life.
Quirky and funny personalities are best represented by this colour, additionally those that are charming, gentle and artistic are the perfect example of what this colour symbolises.
Incorporating pink into your wedding theme will create a general mood of warmth, love and thoughtfulness for your guests, which shows the loving, kind and generous couple that you are.
Magenta is a more vibrant, rich colour than the standard pink. It represents divine love, universal harmony and balance emotionally. This, spiritual yet practical, colour shows a balanced life outlook based on common sense. Free spirited and optimistic people tend to lean towards this colour because of its vibrancy.
Magenta will create a kind, supportive, cooperative and compassionate mood for your guests.
Purple stimulates the imagination and reflects high ideals; this is a fantastic colour to represent your new marriage. Purple has been historically linked with royalty as well as magic, mystery and strength.
Those who like purple are often unique and independent, so using purple in your wedding can beautifully signify the pairing of two unique individuals and their new life together. Purple represents those who are sensitive, intuitive, tolerant and dignified.
Choosing purple in your colour palette can create a mood of mystery and fantasy.
Turquoise is a relaxing and calming colour. Often associated with communication (we’re looking at you Twitter!), turquoise is known to communicate creativity and intuition. It is thought that turquoise opens the line between the heart and the spoken word.
It is a happy and friendly colour that will make your guests feel welcome and refreshed.
Blue is the colour of creativity and freedom, it promotes tranquillity as well as a being a non-threatening colour. It is a commonly used colour as it creates a peaceful and tranquil environment filled with trust. Blue is even know to have a cooling effect on our moods.
Soft and compassionate people often lean towards blue colours. These people are also faithful and often feel the need to protect, care for and be responsible for others.
Incorporating blue into your wedding palette will create a relaxing and peaceful environment for your guests.
The colour green represents harmony, balance and a new beginning (perfect for your wedding!). It can also represent hope and peace. People who like the colour green are often very nurturing, compassionate people who hold unconditional love for themselves and others around them.
The colour green will create a calming and restful mood for your guests while also promoting unity and togetherness.
Brown is a fantastic colour to incorporate into your wedding as it signifies stability and support (again, perfect for a wedding!). The colour brown shows you are an honest, wholesome person who is down-to-earth.
The use of brown at your wedding will create a mood of comfort, stability and making your family and friends feel at home.
Classic and timeless, black is a sophisticated colour that can be beautifully paired with nearly anything. When paired with other colours it creates depth and mystery whilst still giving an impression of success
Using black as a wedding colour is a fool proof way to create elegance and mystery.
Luxury, wealth and success are highly signified by the colour gold. It shows achievement, triumph and wisdom. Gold can also be a sign of good health, relaxation and general enjoyment of life.
Those who like gold tend to be wise, powerful and a little extravagant (let’s be honest, who isn’t?), and will create a mood of elegance and luxury at their wedding with the use of this colour.
Silver, similar to gold, creates a glamorous and sleek feel to your wedding whilst still maintaining a level of sensitivity and mystery. It is a soothing colour which illuminates the colours surrounding it.
Those who chose silver are modern and dignified, whilst still glamorous
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