Emerald green is a stunning wedding color choice, especially for winter and fall weddings. My emerald green wedding color post has become so popular, you all must agree with me!
Emerald green bridesmaid dress ideas, this has been requested so many times! I actually have a full in-depth review of the best emerald green bridesmaid dresses over on Urban. I tend to keep the fashion posts over there and focus on design stuff here.
But as you all asked I have put together some of my favorite emerald green bridesmaid options for you all.
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This would have to be my favorite option. Dark green velvet is just so rich and romantic, it is hard not to fall in love.
Velvet, with its sumptuous texture, adds a touch of opulence to any occasion, making it the perfect choice for a wedding celebration. The way it catches the light and drapes so gracefully.
One of the reasons I love emerald green velvet dresses is their versatility. Whether you’re having a formal evening affair or a more relaxed daytime celebration, these dresses can seamlessly transition between the two, effortlessly adapting to the ambiance of your wedding.
I love a simple, clean bridesmaid look. It is perfect for modern weddings. In a dark emerald green color it gives a stylish sleek look.
Opting for clean shapes and straightforward silhouettes in this rich hue adds a level of sophistication that’s both simple and stylish. The beauty lies in the minimalist approach – no frills, just a striking, contemporary aesthetic that complements the overall wedding vibe.
These ultra-modern emerald green bridesmaid dresses effortlessly blend chic design with the timeless allure of the color, creating a look that’s both on-trend and enduring. It’s a choice that resonates with a modern aesthetic, ensuring your bridal party radiates a sleek and sophisticated vibe on your big day.
Multiway bridesmaid dresses are so popular. I do always recommend if you have a large party or lots of different shapes and styles to please.
These dresses offer a myriad of styling options, allowing each bridesmaid to embrace a look that suits her personal taste. Providing a cohesive yet personalized appearance for your bridal party.
This choice not only simplifies the shopping process but also celebrates the individuality of each member of your bridal party.
Whether it’s delicate floral prints, subtle geometric shapes, or more intricate designs, patterned dresses add a modern and stylish dimension to your wedding.
This choice not only breaks away from traditional solid colors but also adds a dynamic and lively element to your wedding aesthetic.
Looking for more emerald green wedding inspiration? Head to my emerald green wedding color blog post.
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Sage green really has taken the wedding world by storm! Sage green weddings are popular for all seasons and wedding styles.
It is a muted and soft green color that takes its inspiration from the dusty and silvery tones of the leaves of the sage plant.
It’s a versatile and neutral green, often described as a grayish-green or a gray-green with a hint of earthiness. The color sage green is soothing and calming, creating a serene and elegant ambiance.
Different shades and tones of sage green can vary in intensity and undertones, allowing for a range of options in wedding color palettes. Here are some variations:
Timeless, Romantic, and Soft
Create a romantic and timeless atmosphere with the delicate pairing of blush and sage green. For a soft and elegant look, use blush as the primary color with sage green accents.
Consider blush bridesmaid dresses, floral arrangements with blush roses and sage green foliage, and sage green table runners.
Opt for soft, flowing fabrics for a dreamy and ethereal ambiance. Incorporate gold accents through tableware and centerpieces for a touch of luxury.
Blush and sage green can be the perfect choice for spring or summer weddings, bringing a sense of freshness and romance.
Clean, Traditional but Modern
For a clean and modern yet timeless wedding palette, combine gold and sage green. Gold adds a touch of opulence to the natural elegance of sage green.
Choose sage as the dominant color, and use a mix of tones, with gold accents in crockery and decor.
Consider gold-rimmed glassware, golden cutlery, and sage green tablecloths. This combination works well for any season, bringing a sense of sophistication and modernity to a traditional setting.
You can add darker green for winter and fall weddings. Keep it light and soft for summer and spring, you can even add in tans, or blush for a little freshness.
Soft Moody, Minimalist but Full of Textures and Layers
Embrace a soft and moody aesthetic with dusty blue and sage green. This minimalist palette can be brought to life with textured fabrics and layers.
Use can use dusty blue or sage green as the base color pops or an equal measure of the other. Use in bouquets, centerpieces, and table runners.
Incorporate textures like velvet and linen for added depth. This combination is ideal for a wedding with a romantic, understated vibe, perfect for any season.
Fun, Bright Color Pop
Infuse fun and brightness into your wedding with the lively combination of pink and sage green.
Choose a vibrant shade of pink as the main color and complement it with sage green accents. Use pink flowers, bridesmaid dresses, and tablecloths, adding sage green details through foliage and decor.
This palette works well for spring or summer weddings, creating a joyful and lively atmosphere.
Clean, Formal, Luxury Wedding
For a clean and luxurious wedding palette, opt for the classic combination of white and sage green. White serves as the dominant color, creating a formal and elegant atmosphere, while sage green adds a touch of nature.
Use white linens, flowers, and table settings, with sage green accents in floral arrangements and subtle decor.
This timeless combination is suitable for any season, bringing a sense of sophistication to the celebration.
Moody Vibes, Rich Layers, and Textures but Soft and Romantic
Capture moody winter vibes with the rich combination of navy blue and sage green. Navy blue sets a dramatic tone, complemented by the softness of sage green.
Incorporate navy blue bridesmaid dresses, tablecloths, and floral elements, with sage green details in bouquets and centrepieces.
Add rich textures like velvet and layered fabrics for a romantic and cozy winter atmosphere.
Boho, Clean Luxury, a Little Rustic but Still High End
Achieve a boho-chic and luxurious ambiance with the combination of terracotta, white, and sage green. Terracotta adds warmth and a touch of rustic charm, while white and sage green brings in a clean and high-end feel.
Use terracotta accents in floral arrangements, bridesmaid dresses, and decor, with white and sage green as the primary colors. This palette works well for a bohemian-inspired wedding with a touch of elegance.
Rich, Autumnal Color, Foliage, Natural Elements, Rustic
Celebrate the richness of fall with an autumnal color palette. Incorporate warm hues like deep reds, oranges, and browns, complemented by the natural greenery of sage green.
Use these colors in floral arrangements, bridesmaid dresses, and decor to capture the essence of fall.
Add rustic elements like wooden accents and burlap for a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
I have lots more Fall color palettes.
Winter or Autumn Green Wedding Color Palette
Embrace the moody and mysterious atmosphere of winter or autumn with a palette of mixed greens and sage green.
Use various shades of dark green, combined with sage green, for a rich and layered look. Incorporate deep green foliage, dark tablecloths, and candlelight to create a romantic and enchanting setting. Emerald green would work perfectly.
This palette works well for winter or autumn weddings, bringing a sense of depth and sophistication.
Luxury Bohemian Scandinavian Vibes, Dried Flower, and High End
Achieve a luxurious bohemian Scandinavian vibe with the sophisticated combination of tan, beige, and sage green. Incorporate dried flowers and high-end elements to elevate the overall aesthetic. Use tan and beige as the dominant colors with sage green as an accent. Opt for neutral-toned bridesmaid dresses, dried flower arrangements, and elegant decor for a luxurious boho-chic celebration.
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Navy blue is a popular wedding color. It is great for so many wedding styles, from dark and moody to timeless and elegant.
Navy blue is a rich, dark shade of blue that is often associated with depth, sophistication, and elegance. It is reminiscent of the deep blue color of the night sky. Navy blue is a versatile color that can be both timeless and contemporary, depending on how it is used and combined with other hues.
It is darker and more subdued than traditional royal blue, with a more refined and understated quality. Navy blue is known for its ability to add a sense of depth and richness to any color palette, making it a popular choice for weddings.
Styling a dusty rose and navy wedding can create a beautiful and sophisticated color scheme. The combination of these two colors offers a balanced contrast, with dusty rose providing a soft and romantic touch, while navy adds depth and elegance. Here are some suggestions on how to style a wedding using these colors:
The combination of these two colors offers a striking contrast, with pink adding a soft and romantic touch while navy provides depth and elegance. Here are some suggestions on how to style a wedding using pink and navy:
Styling a peach and navy wedding can create a sophisticated and romantic atmosphere. The combination of these colors offers a beautiful contrast, with peach providing a soft and warm touch while navy adds depth and elegance. Here are some suggestions on how to style a wedding using peach and navy:
Blue tones are often associated with winter and can evoke a sense of calmness, elegance, and coolness. Here are some suggestions on how to style a winter wedding using a mix of blues:
Styling a modern navy and rust wedding can create a bold and sophisticated atmosphere. The combination of these colors offers a rich and warm contrast, with navy providing depth and elegance, while rust adds a contemporary and earthy touch. Here are some suggestions on how to style a modern wedding using navy and rust:
Styling a navy blue and lavender wedding can create a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. The combination of these colors offers a lovely contrast, with navy blue providing depth and elegance, while lavender adds a soft and delicate touch. Here are some suggestions on how to style a wedding using navy blue and lavender:
This color combination offers a sophisticated and timeless palette, with navy blue providing depth and formality, white adding purity and simplicity, and gold infusing a touch of glamour and luxury. Here are some suggestions on how to style a wedding using navy blue, white, and gold:
The combination of these colors offers a striking contrast, with navy blue providing depth and elegance, while burgundy adds warmth and drama. Here are some suggestions on how to style a wedding using navy and burgundy:
Sage green and terracotta, I just love this color combo! It seems yous do too!
So I get asked a lot to break down how I would style a certain color palette or color scheme.
I totally get it, finding the right colors to use and how to use them for a wedding can be hard.
I always held off on these sorts of blogs as annoying as it is to hear it really depends on so many factors.
I will style every wedding with this color scheme completely differently. But there would be some overall similarities.
So, here goes! Hopefully, this blog can answer this question and give you ideas and guides on styling a terracotta and sage green wedding.
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Depending on your venue, wedding season, and overall style you can add other colors to adapt the look.
Most metals will work for an accent color, you can even use black for a modern feel.
The more white you use in your overall design the fresher and brighter the look will be.
You could use a darker sage green as your base and create a moody wedding color palette.
If you are designing and creating your own wedding stationery then there can be a lot to consider.
You can see in this design board I went for a modern feel with a slight Scandi, boho vibe. I have this template set for sale in my Etsy store if this is your style.
Here are some more different ideas for terracotta and sage green wedding stationery.
Dried flowers lend themselves really well to this color palette. Using pampas and other dried grasses for the whites.
Greenery to add in the sage. You can then get some gorgeous terracotta-colored roses in fresh or silk.
Here are some ideas for different flowers you will need to consider for your wedding day
For the design above, I would go for linen tablecloths to add a little natural texture.
I would use a mix of sage green and terracotta cheesecloth table runners.
Terracotta pieces as place names, copper cutlery, and a sage green menu.
You could use sage green tablecloths and white runners for a really fresh look.
Or if you want to make the look a little moodier or richer you could use terracotta tablecloths, velvet would be amazing for an autumn wedding.
Terracotta is a fall wedding color favorite and don’t get me wrong it is the perfect fall wedding color.
But it definitely isn’t just for fall!
In this post, I am going to show how you can have a terracotta color palette for any season and wedding style.
Because again, it isn’t just for a boho wedding!
Terracotta is a warm and earthy color that takes its inspiration from the natural hues of fired clay.
It is named after the Italian word “terra cotta,” which translates to “baked earth.”
Terracotta is commonly described as a reddish-brown or orange-brown color, reminiscent of sunsets, desert landscapes, and rustic pottery.
As you can see above, with most colors terracotta comes in a wide range of shades. This is important to remember when talking to different suppliers, send them the shades you are using so you are all working from the same palette.Top Tip – Zoey Louise
Depending on the overall style you want to achieve there are so many colors that pair well with terracotta’s rich, natural tones.
Here are some colors that work well with terracotta for a wedding:
The best way to use terracotta for a spring or summer wedding is to pair it with softer and neutral colors.
Whites, creams, and champagne for a neutral base.
Then you can add in dusty pinks, greens, and even blues.
I have included on bright colorful wedding palette option which is perfect for a summer or spring wedding.
A timeless color palette choice. It can work with any wedding style.
Even though I am showing it as a spring/summer color it can work for any season.
This palette lends itself to many different wedding styles. You can go boho with lots of pampas and white flowers.
You can go more minimal with crisp white tablecloths so key terracotta pieces, everything considered and paired back.
Adding a soft blush color to your wedding color scheme is the perfect way to add a fresh spring or summer twist.
I would keep things simple with the palette and go for an elegant wedding style.
Blush tablecloths and flowers. Lots of glass and candles, some terracotta decor pieces.
How fun and modern are these colors together?
When I get a chance to style a colorful wedding I do get excited.
I am a minimal girl at heart but the fun you can have with color can’t be beaten.
I would break the colors up and pick your base color or colors. Then which color(s) will be your main and then which will be used as an accent?
It stops you from just throwing all the colors everywhere and gives a cleaner modern look.
A match made in heaven! The shiny, smooth look of champagne really softens the earthy, rich tone of the terracotta.
This color scheme can work in any season, for spring and summer use more champagne and a lighter terracotta.
For a spring or summer wedding, I would use terracotta more as an accent color.
Use a mix of champagne tones to build your base and maid colors and then pops of terracotta throughout.
Now this may be one of my fave terracotta color schemes for a wedding.
I just think monochrome works with any main color for a clean modern look.
I would have linen white tablecloths and softer terracotta linens and decor items.
Then black accents with the cutlery, decor items, and on the day stationery.
Fall and winter are the time to have some fun and create some unique rich terracotta color schemes.
Any of the above colors will work but for a real moody, rich feel go for more earthy colors.
You can still create any style of wedding just play around with the colors and accents.
A melting pot of terracotta sunshine!
The best way to think about his palette is all the shades mixing and melting together to create all the golden sunset colors.
This would work well in a rustic barn venue. Lots of wood, natural elements, and textures.
You can play with the amount of each shade to create a darker or lighter overall feel. I would say lots of candlelight and warm fairy lights.
I love this color mix for an autumn wedding! Rich, earthy, and with the right lighting so romantic!
Candles and fairy lights are your best friend with this palette.
You want to only use warm lighting, the fairy lights will add some romantic twinkle.
I love that you can go really regal and a little vintage with this palette or really fun and modern.
This definitely the perfect way to use terracotta for a winter wedding!
I would have rich, luxurious velvet navy tablecloths.
Lots of terracotta and rust and even maybe copper decor pieces. Of course lots of candlelight.
Two of the most ‘it’ wedding colors right now!
I just love the romantic, rich earthy feel they give, It is definitely a more moody color palette, which I love!
Lots of texture, when working with moody palettes I like to layer a lot and texture to soften the blocks of darker colors.
I just love this palette, I mean how gorgeous are these colors together?
Please if you do your wedding in these colors send the pics over, dreamy!
If you want to soften this moody palette a little add some blush in there also.
I love this palette though how it is for an autumn or winter wedding. Again, lots of textures, and different shades of each color.
Did I just save the best to last? Possibly, this palette can work in any season.
I love the earthy tones while still being modern and fresh.
This one I love so much it has its own design board and detailed bog on how to create this look.
I would use lots of natural elements like linen, wood, and of course real terracotta.
Keep things clean and fresh with some small rustic elements.
Head to my terracotta and sage green wedding styling blog for the full breakdown.
Burnt orange is the new kid on the block and taking the wedding world by storm!
Even just a few years ago if you told someone you were having an orange wedding, the looks you would get!
Burnt orange when done right is one of the best wedding colors for an autumn wedding.
What I love about burnt orange is you can pair it with creams, and softer oranges for a romantic look.
Or go all out with an autumnal mixed color palette with dark green, mustard, and deep berry reds.
Depending on your wedding style you have lots of color choices to pair with burnt orange. You can use a complementary color like blue, a deep dark blue works well for a moody palette, a dusty blue for a lighter feel, or a vibrant stand-out palette with a light bright blue.
Here are some of my favorite color schemes for a burnt orange wedding theme in 2023.
The terracotta and white pair so well with burnt orange and give a fresher feel. You could add some pops of black for a modern feel.
Burnt orange is always great in autumn but with the creams this palette with work well in all months even summer.
This palette lends itself to a modern scandi boho style wedding. Lots of natural textures and materials. Use Terracotta, clay, and other natural stones. I would use dried white and cream flowers and grasses.
Think bohemian desert vibes. Dried grasses, texture, and mixed creams.
Burnt orange, mustard yellow, dark green, and deep berry reds. The perfect autumn or winter color palette. I feel like it is celebrating all the beautiful autumn colors that come out in the fall.
I would go bold with dark green tablecloths, and velvet for that extra luxury. Then have the burnt orange and yellow come through in the flowers and decor. Copper would make a great accent color for extra decor pieces and cutlery.
A rich combination made in autumn heaven. Both colors are bold and it might seem scary to pair them but when done right it is stunning.
I would use copper accents to add even more richness. I would use teal in fabrics and decor and then burnt orange mainly in the flowers. Then finish it off with pops of copper with cutlery, votives, and even charger plates.
Now, this color palette is a bit of me! It has to be matt black or charcoal black. Think very urban, edgy making a bold statement.
I would go with mainly matt black, for everything. Use it for tablecloths, crockery, and cutlery but layer and add texture where needed. The small pops of rust and burnt orange in the flowers and finishing touches.
I love dusty blue and apart from navy blue, it is the best blue to pair with burnt orange.
I would have rustic wooden tables and dusty blue chiffon runners. Then burnt orange in the flowers and lots of copper finishing touches.
For me, I am thinking of very earthy, natural vibes with these colors.
Now I actually wouldn’t go boho with this color palette. I think you can pull off a very high natural feel here. The base color is tan and used throughout, with black as an accent but used minimal. Keep everything minimal and carefully curated. Dried flowers in a mix of all colors, textured rust decor, and candle holders.
Using burnt orange is a unique way to use the ever so popular sage green. Sage green is usually also a summer or spring color so it is a good way to make it more suited to autumn or winter.
As always I would mix the shades used but I would really focus on this here. Adding in darker shaded of green and lighter shades of orange. You can have lots of fun here and use more light or dark depending on the season.
Love these two together and they work so well with lots of different colors depending on the style you want to achieve. Add in some soft neutral whites and cream to soften the palette or go even bolder with emerald green.
Sage green was definitely the color of 2022 and I see it being just as popular in 2023 and beyond. It is a lovely grey-green color. It pairs perfectly with burnt orange and rich orange for a moody color palette.
I would do burnt and dark orange in the fabrics and flowers, lighter soft greenery, and then some pops of sage green in the candles, maybe glassware and stationery.
Why not just go all out and have all the rich, deep, and dark sunset oranges you can? The beauty of this palette is you can go lighter or darker depending on the style or season of the wedding.
There is just something fun about ink and orange together. If yu are looking for a fun, colorful palette for a bright and bold wedding, this is for you!
A match made in heaven! The two hottest autumn wedding colors mixed into one scrumptious autumn color palette.
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This one is giving me all the fallen autumn leave vibes! A melting pot of all he beautiful colors that come to mind when you think of fall.
Emerald green is the perfect wedding color. With the right palette, it can work for any season but especially lends itself to a winter or autumn wedding.
If you are looking for a rich wedding color that is versatile, emerald green is for you.
It works with so many colors to create a palette for any wedding style or season.
Stick around as I have put together the most must-have 2023 emerald green wedding color palettes.
Or head to the bottom of the blog for all my favorite emerald green wedding ideas.
So many! This is probably not the answer you were looking for but so many colors really do.
Head to my emerald green color blog for the full breakdown of the color and its compliments, analogous, and triad.
Here though are some of the best color combos that go with emerald green for a wedding or event.
This is an autumn wedding color palette of dreams. The deep rich colors of both emerald and burnt orange add so much depth and drama.
Here I’ve used copper as an accent color to keep with the rich palette. You can easily swap this with another metal, also consider black for a stylish twist or white to add some freshness and make it work for warmer months.
Have emerald green tablecloths for a dramatic look. Bring in the burnt orange through the florals, mixed in green foliage.
Then the copper can be mixed in with your cutlery, candle sticks, and votives. Use emerald candles to finish the look.
I just love this fun color palette! It is a modern take on a pink wedding. The darker rich green gives a stylish modern feel while the muted pink adds a fun pop of color.
This palette will work in any season, for summer weddings add more light greens and a higher ratio of pinks.
Depending on the overall feel you want to achieve I would mix up the ratios of pink to green. Green tablecloths with pops of pink in the florals and candles would look so modern and fun!
You could also go for soft pink tablecloths for a summer wedding and add pops of green and pink with the flowers, candles, and glassware.
This color scheme is so elegant and timeless. It works in all seasons but is the perfect winter wedding color palette. You can add in some shades of dusty pink or blue for a summer or spring wedding.
I feel this palette works well with a simple, elegant wedding style. Keep the design paired back but include simple but beautiful carefully selected pieces.
White line tablecloths with emerald green runners, I would use velvet in the winter and soft gauze in the summer. Clean modern gold candle sticks and holders, for some luxury use gold cutlery and gold rim glassware. Adds some glass items also to reflect and add a little romantic twinkle.
If like me you love a moody palette then this is the emerald green wedding color scheme for you! Perfect for a winter wedding for a moody modern feel.
Darker color palettes can be harder to achieve with weddings, work with your venue carefully. Dark green tablecloths, lots of glassware, and black and emerald green candles. When going for a darker palette you need to also include lighting options. Lighting can change it from dark and dingy to warm and romantic. Lots of fairy lights, candlelight, and Edison bulbs for a vintage feel.
Green and rust colors just make me think of aging copper, the colors beautifully mixing together. I wanted to keep this palette fresh, normally rust emerald green schemes would be richer. This palette will work for any season.
If you are looking for a colorful winter or fall color scheme then jewel tones are the way to go! Add an accent of copper and you have a colorful yet stylish wedding.
Keep to 5/6 colors max, with all the colors a jewel tone. Pick a base color like emerald green to use throughout and then add the others in pops through the flowers or candles.
I love mustard and dark blue, but I think I may just love it with emerald green more! What a color combo, it is a great modern take on blue and yellow palettes.
Depending on your wedding season you will want to go darker or lighter with your shades. Just because I am in love with emerald velvet I would use these as tablecloths. Then I would have yellow and warm-tone flowers, and a few candles but keep it really clean and minimal as the colors will be doing enough. If you wanted to soften the green you could include a dark cream/brown gauze runner.
Adding some lighter greens like mint to the emerald green gives you a fun light all-green color palette. You can easily add some pinks, blues, or purples to this palette for a fresh colorful wedding scheme.
I would have lots of greenery, all the different shades I could find! Green tablecloths, in a lighter shade. Then lots of glass and mixed green tone candles. Layer the colors and texture to add interest. You could have a few different textured runners. I would use apples, limes, succulents, and even moss. Adding interest and detail really helps when styling a monochromatic color scheme.
Maybe not two colors you would put together at first thought. I think they work beautifully together though. The navy brings out the blue tones in the emerald and helps the green pop more. Adding in some lighter blues makes it adaptable to an all-year-round color palette.
The green with the grey is so clean and fresh feeling. It is a timeless color palette and perfect for a minimal or modern wedding vibe.
Keep to simply clean lines, and keep styling minimal. Use texture in the fabrics to soften and merge the colors but the contrast is the beauty of the palette so play on it.
I just love the muted purple mix with the rich emerald. I do keep saying but the perfect winter color palette.
Go full-on decedent with this color palette! I love a minimal look but you can go all-out maximalist with this palette. Grapes, berries, and figs added to an audience of flowers. Deep dark tablecloths with an emerald runner. Layers and texture or if bold enough a patterned floral tablecloth with all the beautiful colors used.
So I am a big lover of dusty blue, dusty blue and copper is one of my top color combos. Mixing it with emerald green though is a must! With the blue tones of emerald green, it looks like a melting pot of gorgeousness.
This palette plays perfectly for a romantic whimsical wedding. Lots of soft fabrics, layers, and glass, used in the decor. Depending on the season use more of one color, emerald for the colder months and dusty blue for summer.
The deep rich reds of this palette make me think of mulled wine. I think this is the perfect festive color plate for a modern take on festive colors.
Choose your greenery carefully, even if getting married around Christmas you don’t want your wedding to look like a Christmas party. Stick with non-Christmas greens, Ruscus and eucalyptus or olive branches are a perfect choice. Lots of lush greenery, bring the burgundy in through candles and decor.
Depending on your wedding theme you can include emerald green in so many ways to your wedding.
Lots of greenery is the easiest way to have an emerald green wedding. Make sure you choose darker greenery types for an emerald green look.
I do love a colored candle! It is a cheap and easy way to add a pop of your chosen color to your wedding styling. Especially your table styling.
Green velvet is just so rich and dreamy. If you have it in your budget then go all out with every table. If you looking to make an impact on a tighter budget then table runners work well. You can also just use it for your cake table, which adds some texture and drama.
This one is for the bolder brides! Emerald is such a flattering color for most skin. If you are more of a nontraditional bride and want something unique then looking for colored wedding dresses is a good idea.
I love this idea, it is a fun way to add a pop of emerald green to your wedding outfit.
Colored groom suits are so popular and I am totally here for it! I think a dark green suit might be my favorite groomsman color choice.
As I mentioned above it suits so many skin and hair types that it is the perfect green choice for your bridal party. As a darker shade of green, it gives a stylish feel.
There are so many stunning unique engagement and wedding bands available now. I suggest heading to Etsy, you are sure to find the perfect emerald green band.
The invites are the first thing your guests will see so I think it is important to set the tone. Using your wedding colors can also be helpful for guests to get a feel of the color and style of the day.
Cake should always be a showstopper. But a bold, dramatic emerald green cake really can’t be beaten.
I hope this blog has helped you find your perfect emerald-green color palette. First, think about your season, and how you want your day to feel and look, then pick a palette that works with these answers and your venue. If you have any questions leave a comment below!
This one is a biggy! I am bringing you the ultimate guide to creating a color palette for a wedding or event.
Now, this is aimed at those wanting to really dig deep into colors. It goes in-depth, we chat about color theory and phycology and working with colors from a design perspective. Head to my quick 5 step process if you just don’t have time for all the faff! If you are a geek like me then carry on reading for the deep dive!
I also share different palette options and how to use them for events. If you are a bride or groom looking for advice on color palettes or a wedding supplier, or a creative business looking to learn more this is the blog for you!
If you prefer to print/download and read later grab the printable version. Full of extra information and some templates.
I believe having an understanding of color, how they work together and the feeling they can create is a must for any designer. Most creatives in the wedding industry will have elements of design in their work. Cake makers, florists, planners, and of course stylists and designers. This guide will help those wanting to get into event design but also any creative wanting to understand color palettes and how to work with colors.
So I throw some words around in this blog and it is not imperative you learn them but having an understanding will help you with your color knowledge. Like most, I am still guilty of saying what a lovely shade of blue!
Really shade? That is a tint actually!
This is not something we hear often, never in my case, so don’t get caught up with the terminology but they are useful.
Also, when working with other designers, especially stationers it is good to be able to communicate clearly. Knowing the right terms will help.
Colour is the term we use to describe every hue, tint, tone, and shade we see.
Colour is relative! An object appears colored because of the way it interacts with light. We perceive color through vision, light, and individual interpretation and understanding.
This is important to remember when working with clients or others in general. If I say to you the color blue, each one of you will picture a different color in your head, a slightly different shade or tint of what we would consider true blue. Even with added description. dusty, pale, dark blue we will all picture a different color.
With the digital world, we can create unimaginable amounts of colors. A lot can’t be recreated in the natural world so easily. That is why it is important to work with a mix of shades, tints, and tones when creating an event color palette.
Ask for pictures, and swatches, and share the colors in different formats for clients so they understand a true reflection of the color palette.
Even in digital form, a color may look different not just to someone else because of perception. Screen lighting and setting will affect the look.
A good example is that dress that went around and how people saw two different color sets! Crazy that we can look at the same colors at the same time but see them differently.
We also feel different when looking at colors, which we will discuss next in color phycology.
Color psychology is the study of how colors affect human emotions and behaviors. Each color has a different meaning and feeling that it is associated with.
Some examples of colors and their meanings are listed below:
• Blue is often thought to be calming and soothing. It can be used to create a sense of trust and security.
• Green is associated with health and nature. It can be used to create a sense of balance and harmony.
• Orange is associated with happiness and vibrancy. It can be used to create a fun and festive atmosphere.
• Red is associated with passion and excitement. It can be used to create a sense of energy and urgency.
Primary colors & secondary colors. In the traditional sense, Red, blue and yellow are our primary colors and we use these mixed with each other to make our secondary colors and tertiary colors, and all the rest.
Tertiary colors are double colors if you like, blue-green, red-purple, etc.
In the digital world, things get more complicated. We work within RGB and CMYK and the primary colors are cyan, magenta, and yellow. This is because we are working with light and inks for printing.
Without going into too much depth here I just wanted to mention this. It is something to be aware of especially when working with different suppliers. A graphic designer over hand-painted stationer. Also, cake makers will mix their fondant colors in a traditional sense of colors.
It also affects the color wheel and how we see compliment and analogous colors. We discuss more by looking at the traditional and modern color wheels.
Traditional and modern color wheels. Digital primary colors are different from traditional colors. Because the colors are used by light rather than mixing of colors like traditionally. It is all beautiful maths but I won’t go into all that here!
I just wanted to explain as the wheel and its contrast and compliments are slightly different.
Red, blue and yellow are the primary colors. Orange, green, and purple are the secondary colors.
The tertiary colors are double colors: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple, and red-purple.
The color wheel can be split into warm colors (reds, oranges, and yellows) and cool colors (greens, blues, and purples). Warm colors are associated with fire and energy. Cool colors are often thought of as calming and soothing.
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are called complementary colors. For example, blue and orange are complementary colors. When used together, they can create a striking contrast.
Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. For example, blue, blue-green, and green are analogous colors.
When used together, they can create a harmonious and soothing effect.
The color wheel can also be divided into four quadrants: primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), secondary colors (orange, green, and purple), tertiary colors (red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple, and red-purple), and neutrals (black, white, and gray).
Primary colors are the most important colors because they cannot be created by mixing other colors together. They are the building blocks of all other colors in the traditional color wheel.
The modern color wheel is slightly different from the traditional color wheel. The primary colors are cyan, magenta, and yellow. These are the colors used by light rather than pigment.
The secondary colors are red, green, and blue. The tertiary colors are double colors: cyan-blue, magenta-red, yellow-green, etc.
As with the traditional color wheel, the modern color wheel can be divided into warm and cool colors. However, because of the difference in primary colors, the division between warm and cool is not as clear-cut as it is in the traditional color wheel.
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are still called complementary colors. However, because the primary colors are different, the complementary colors are also different. For example, cyan and red are complementary colors.
Analogous colors are still colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. However, because the primary colors are different, the analogous colors are also different. For example, blue, blue-green, and green are still analogous colors.
The color wheel can still be divided into four quadrants: primary colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow), secondary colors (red, green, and blue), and tertiary colors (cyan-blue, magenta-red, yellow-green), and neutrals (black, white, and gray).
The main difference between the two wheels is that with the modern color wheel the color combinations increase and with this there is an audience of colors that can be created.
Hue is the name of a color on the color wheel. For example, blue is a hue. The tint is a hue to which white has been added. For example, light blue is a tint of blue. Shade is a hue to which black has been added. For example, navy blue is a shade of blue. The tone is a hue to which both black and white have been added. This makes the color less intense and more muted. For example, pale blue is a tone of blue.
Value is the measure of how light or dark a color is. A color can be made lighter by adding white (this is called a tint) or darker by adding black (this is called a shade).
The value of a color can also be changed by making it more or less intense. This is done by adding a color that is opposite it on the color wheel (this is called a tone). For example, orange can be made more intense by adding red or less intense by adding yellow.
The value of a color is important because it affects how easy it is to see. For example, light colors are easier to see than dark colors.
Saturation is the measure of how pure a color is. A color can be made more saturated by adding another hue that is similar to it on the color wheel or less saturated by adding a neutral (black
So I have given so much theory and rules around color! I have done this as I do believe knowledge is power! Having a good understanding of colors and how they work together means you can experiment and be adventurous!
I also believe in throwing out the rule book and being a rebel! As mentioned before color is relative! If you love a palette, or your couple loves it and it works for the space then go for it!
I think having the underlining knowledge though can help give you the confidence to do this and also the skill to make it work and look amazing.
Here I will share popular color schemes and ways of mixing colors together. Again to give ideas and inspiration.
Again this is a big subject and we will briefly touch on it here as it is an important factor when creating a color palette. Contrast is how the color stands apart from another color or colors.
High contrast, easily stands out. Low contrast, neither stands out over the other. A too low contract can lead to a flat dull palette, while too high can lead to a harsh overwhelming color scheme.
It is not all about the color choice. You need to consider the tone of the colors, and how much grey is added. If very similar in all colors you will have no contrast. I usually always have at least one contrasting color in my wedding palettes. This may be the accent or maybe be a tint, shade, or tone within the main color scheme.
It is all about balance and depending on the overall feel on how much or little contrast you add. Playing with a mix of analogous and complementary colors and adapting and using a mix of tones, shades, and tints of the colors.
This color scheme uses colors that are the opposite of each other on the color wheel. This can create a very bold and striking look for your wedding.
I would recommend using one or two complimentary colors with a base of more neutral tones. To break up the harshness you can use tints, shades, or tones of the complementary or main colors.
Head to my best complimentary color palettes blog for lots of ideas like this one!
If you want to use a complementary color scheme but feel it may be too harsh then this is a great alternative. You take one main color and then the two colors on either side of its complement. This gives you a softer palette while still having that wow factor.
Head over to my best split complementary color palettes blog for some inspo!
Analogous colors are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. This can create a very harmonious and calming feel for your wedding.
You can use a mix of all colors within this scheme or pick one or two as your main colors and base the palette around these. Again using tints, shades, or tones of these colors helps break up the colors and stops them from being too ‘matchy matchy’
All the tones, tints, and shades are within one hue color. This is usually how I work with my wedding palettes for the base and main color. You can add so much depth, interest, and even contrast using just the shades, tints, and tones of one color.
If you are new to working with colors monochromatic is the best place to start. You can then start to add contrasting tints or play with an accent color to see how it affects the overall feel and look.
Then take two colors or a tertiary color and get creative building color schemes with different shades, tints, and tones that fall within the two of them. I like to think of it as both colors merging together slowly and all the mix of tones, shades, and tints that make it up.
A good way to start is to have a play on Canva or if you have an Adobe program. Pick your main color and select the color picker box and move the picker around. Every single color in that box is a shade, tint, or tone of your color. You can see how much variety there is and how you can make a color palette full of depth, interest, and contrast just using a monochromatic color palette.
For event design palettes neutrals are used slightly differently. The main reason is we are usually working with flowers and nature.
Also, certain colors can work as a neutral for the palette but may not be neutral in the true sense. i.e. certain greens. They are used in a similar way in interior design. It is neutral with a hue undertone.
I like to think of them as having no impact.
They compliment all the other colors so well and in equal measure, that it has no effect. There is no contrast provided. It works as a great base to build on. I usually pick neutral colors based on the venue or area we are setting up. As it not only needs to be neutral to your colors it also needs to work with its surrounding. Done well it can be the perfect merge of the surroundings and the chosen color palette.
I follow a similar process for most weddings and events. I break my color palette up into 3 parts. I have my base-neutral color, my main color(s), and the accent color.
Even if working with a mixture of colors I will break my palettes up this way. Remember what we spoke about before, if you have the same tone in all your colors they mold well together and no contrast is created.
So in a way you can still bunch as one color when working with this method. Of course, they are not but they have no real effect on each other and any added colors neutral or accent will have the same effect on them equally.
The base color is your neutral color. It will take up 70% to 80% of your design.
It doesn’t have to be white, black, brown, or grey. I do use grey a lot as a base though. There tends to be an overuse of bright white as a base color in weddings, it is usually in its purest form. This creates contrast from the start, which is not wanted for most designs.
Softening the hue slightly or adding a slight undertone can make all the difference to the overall feel. Think taupe, grey-white, and stone colors.
As previously mentioned neutrals don’t need to be pure neutral colors. It is about finding a color that works well with your main colors and accent to achieve the desired feel. You can take a Palette from light and airy to moody and dark with a swap of a base color. You can play with tones, shades, and tints of your chosen palette to manipulate the outcome.
Playing with your neutral against your main color can make the color pop or calm it down and neutralize.
Below are some renders. I have changed only the tablecloth color. This is in the simplest sense to show you the effect of changing or choosing your base neutral. Of course, other elements would change in the design with a real wedding.
With the white and black the colors still pop. They are the colors in their purest form. I personally would use a softer black or white and the white is toned down slightly.
With the grey, you see how the darker red pops while the toned-down reds, the pinks, are more subtle. The copper also has some contrast, more than the lighter red.
With the pink undertone neutral, ideally, I wanted less pink, this is white with a really light red undertone. Hard to achieve with this render. Again, the darker reds pop, and the toned-down lighter reds are softer on the eye.
Also, look at each picture and think about the feeling you have. The black adds a moody modern vides and with the copper contrast high adds a warm feel. The grey for me really neutralizes the whole feel and makes it feel romantic and soft. The white adds freshness and vibrancy to me. The pink I feel works similar to the grey, with a soft relaxed feel and more understated look.
These are of course digital mock-ups but I hope they help you understand the effect of your base on your main colors and the role it plays to create the overall feel for the day.
This is where monochromatic comes in. Sometimes I do this with the base also or instead but for the majority of palettes and for simplicity I will talk about it as the main colors only.
As mentioned monochromatic is all the shades, tints, and tones within a hue/color. You can really play with this depending on the color you choose, you can have a vast range. Take Burgundy, which is a mix of red, brown, and a tint of purple. If you work with burgundy as the main color and look at all the shades, tints, and tones then you will see you can range all the way from red to purple.
I also sometimes use a set of 3 analogous colors mixing their shades, tones, and tints so they melt beautifully together. I love to use just the right amount so it is as if you can’t fully tell where one color ends and another begins.
The best way to learn is to set up the picker and have a play. Here I have 4 monochromatic color palettes. No base or accent. I have done pink, blue, red, and purple. I have shown my chosen color and its code and then picked a palette using the color picker on Canva.
Have a look yourself and have a play and see what palettes you can create. Playing with colors is the best way to learn and grow your understanding.
This is usually a metal; gold, copper, brass, or silver. It doesn’t have to be though, it can be a color also. I often use black as an accent color and it is a great modern accent that adds some wow while keeping it elegant.
Look at your colors, venue, and style, and think about what will work best. If you have a period venue and going for a timeless design then brass would work perfectly, think vintage brass candle sticks running down the tables. If you wanted it to look a little more modern then swapping to gold and simpler candlestick it would change the feel while still suiting the venue.
Even though there is a lot of information in this blog it really does only touch the surface of colors and learning how to use them. I have repeated this but the best way is to practice, and try out color palettes. Have fun, experiment, and enjoy the learning. If you have any questions reach out to me.
Fall is one of the most popular seasons for weddings, and it’s easy to see why. The cooler temperatures make for more comfortable guests, and the rich colors of the season provide a beautiful backdrop for photos.
If you’re planning a November wedding, you might be wondering what color palette to choose. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 9 color palettes perfect for a November autumn wedding. From rich jewel tones to muted earth tones, there’s sure to be a palette that will fit your vision.
So whether you’re looking for something dramatic or something more subdued, read on for our top 9 picks for a cozy November wedding.
The first step if you already have your venue should be to look at what colors will work with your venue. Then think about the season and theme of your day. If you have a favorite color or one with special meaning this can be a good base color to start with and build a palette with the points mentioned.Head to my wedding color palette guide for everything you need to know about choosing your wedding colors.
If you’re planning a November wedding, there are a few things to keep in mind. The weather is likely to be cool, so you’ll need to make sure your venue is comfortable for guests. You may also need to plan for some rain, so have umbrellas on hand and consider renting a tent in case of bad weather.
Fall leaves can be beautiful, but they can also be messy, so keep that in mind when choosing your location.
And finally, remember that November is a popular time for holidays like Thanksgiving, so try to avoid scheduling your wedding on or around those days. With a little planning, you can ensure that your November wedding is beautiful and memorable.
First, start with a nice warm color palette, then lots of fairy lights and candles. For later in the evening think about warm drinks and blankets for the guests. Keep the lighting low and warm tones to give a cozy warm glow all evening.
There are a lot of great fall colors that work well for November weddings. Some of our favorites are burgundy, hunter green, navy, and gray. It is a great time to get bold and think about using darker colors.
You’ve set the date, now it’s time to start planning the details! And one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is what colors you want to use for your wedding. If you’re undecided or just looking for some inspiration, take a look at these 11 gorgeous October wedding color combos!
From warm and cozy shades of orange and red to cool and sophisticated hues of blue and purple, there’s something for everyone planning a fall wedding. So whether you’re planning a rustic barn wedding or a glamorous ballroom affair, these combinations are sure to give your big day that perfect autumnal touch.
The first step if you already have your venue should be to look at what colors will work with your venue. Then think about the season and theme of your day. If you have a favorite color or one with special meaning this can be a good base color to start with and build a palette with the points mentioned.
If you’re planning a wedding in October, there are a few things to keep in mind. The weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to have a backup plan for bad weather. October is also a popular month for weddings, so be sure to book your venue and vendors well in advance.
And since Halloween falls at the end of the month, you may want to incorporate some spooky elements into your decor or menu. With a little planning, you can ensure that your October wedding is both memorable and enjoyable.
Some of the best wedding colors for October are warm shades of orange, red, and yellow. These colors can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a fall wedding. You might also consider using cool shades of blue and purple. These colors can give your wedding a sophisticated and elegant feel.
Some of the most popular wedding colors for October are orange, red, and brown. Usually, people chose darker, richer, and warm tones to suit the nature around them.