Choosing Wedding Colors

Before deciding on the made of honor dress you must first choose the shade of white that best suits you for your wedding dress. Your dress color should harmonize with your appearance, and with that of your bridesmaids’.



To make sure you chose the right kind of “white” you need to know the suitable color palette. It depends on the hair color, eyes and your skin.  Therefore, make sure you keep your hair the same color when you buy outfits for the civil marriage and the religious marriage, to the wedding itself. If you dye your hair in a totally different color (much warmer or colder than the initial one), this will influence the colors that will fit you.

Once you know which is the perfect shade of white you can start by matching it to the bridesmaids outfits, the dress of your mother, even with the flower bouquets that will decorate the tables.

The choice of colors can be seen as an impossible mission, especially if you have lots of bridesmaids, of different age, figures and sizes. An alternative is to ask your bridesmaids to wear dresses with the same cut, from the same material, and with colors suggested by you. This will ensure that their dresses matches your own and they will blend with the wedding theme. But the most important thing is the season in which the ceremony takes place.

Spring colors are clear and bright, just like the colors of a spring day.The trees and grass have not yet matured, so they are tinged with yellow undertones and are a bright spring green color. Distinct yellow undertones impart a vibrant, electric appearance to everything. The colors of this season are truly like a spring bouquet of flowers enveloped in bright spring green leafy foliage: red-orange and coral tulips, bright yellow jonquils and daffodils.


Summer colors are muted with blue undertones (think of looking at the scenery through a dusky summer haze). Late summer blossoms, a frothy ocean and white beaches are seen everywhere. Baby blue, slate blue, periwinkle, powder pink, sea foam green and slate grey are typical Summer colors.

Autumn colors are virtually indistinguishable from the rich, earthy colors of the season for which they were named. They are as golden-hued as a fall day, and it is impossible to mistake them for any other season. Typical colors from the palette include pumpkin, mustard yellow, burnt orange, brown, camel, beige, avocado green, rust and teal. Autumn colors are perennially popular, because they bring a feeling of warmth and security.

The colors from the winter season are clear and icy, like a winter’s day; always with subtle blue undertones. To name a few: hollyberry red, emerald and evergreen, royal blue, magenta and violet. Winter inspires pictures of winter berries, pine green conifers and black and white huskies racing through snow.

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Posted in: Wedding Colors by Alyx | April 16th 2010 | no comments

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