How to use contrasting colours in your wedding theme

Colour schemes are often every bride-to-be’s nightmare. Maybe you have one particular colour in mind, but aren’t sure what other colours to add to compliment this.

Getting it right is a really tricky task, particularly as the colour of your wedding tends to be a reflection of your personality and style. Darker colours are more formal and stylish, whilst lighter colours are softer and more calming.

By creating a mixture of the two, you can achieve the right mood for your special day. Here are some colour contrasts to inspire your search:

1. Marsala and teal

This is a great combination for an autumn or winter wedding. The deep wine tone of the marsala is sophisticated and romantic, whilst the teal adds a hint of brightness to lift the mood.

Combining this with paler tones like peach, or gold, will create a soft look with a lovely festive feel. Berries are a great way to add this colour scheme throughout your wedding cake too, subtle and intricate.

2. Mint, gold, and peach

The pastel, cool colour of mint green is a very popular wedding choice and is easily softened with warmer pastel colours such as a peach or pink bouquet. By pairing the mint with gold, it creates a unique, eye-catching effect – particularly with the glinting sunshine in the summer months.

Gold and glamour are already popular trends for 2019. You could alternatively add a hint of rose gold for a trendy yet subtle sparkle. The perfect colour combination for a spring wedding.

3. Pink, fuchsia, and orange

Ombre has been a big hit this year, in a variety of different ways, from hairstyles to fancy cakes to makeup looks. Why not bring this trend into your wedding colour scheme with a mixture of pink, fuchsia, and orange? This combination is perfect for a summer wedding, with a stunning parkland backdrop like Holmewood Hall to really compliment the bright colours.

You don’t have to go ombre-mad either – try adding it to your decorations and garlands, or even a cute pick ’n mix sweet station.

4. Purple, silver and blue

Add a little ‘something blue’ to your wedding with this gorgeous cool colour scheme. Paired with either lighter shades of purple, such as lavender or lilac, or darker more violet shades, you really can tailor this look to the season.

Add a hint of silver to lift the vibe and make your table decorations sparkle. @Bloomsbury Flowers have a stunning “something borrowed, something blue bridal bouquet,” compliment this colour scheme.

5. Red and peach

Bring a hint of romance with contrasting shades of red and peach. These warm colours are perfect for an autumn wedding, just as the leaves are starting to turn.

Add natural green florals to your bouquet and wedding decorations to neutralise the theme slightly, whilst still retaining the elegant feel. A sophisticated colour palette to brighten up your wedding.

Enjoy the preparation

With many different colour options, it really is a difficult decision to make when planning your wedding. Try not to let it become a chore – start by choosing your favourite colour, and then research other colours that compliment this.

While a colour theme is a big part of your wedding, remember it isn’t just about a theme. It’s a time to bring your family and friends together, to celebrate your special day.

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