Red wedding color ideas. February is the month of love! But also I think it is the month of red! So this week I am sharing my top red color palettes. I love how taking a color and mixing it with different colors can change the whole feel of a design.
So I am mixing it up and showing how versatile red really can be! No matter your style, theme, or season red can work for you! You will find a red wedding color scheme to fall in love with!
So I like to break my palettes into 3 colors for most events. I have my base color which is the one used in 80/90% of the design. Then the main color is the color of the event or wedding. The color everyone remembers. You want to use this in pops though, not all over the space so it becomes overpowering. Remember with both of these colors you want to mix in different shades and tones. Don’t stick to the same exact color for every little item.
Then you have your accent color, usually a metal like gold, copper, or brass. This can definitely be a color also though. This I use to either tie the colors together or add a contract if needed. You will be surprised how much effect an accent color can have on the overall design.
You can of course add in a contrasting color or do a mixed color. It really does depend on the overall design of the day. But for the majority of my weddings, we work with this style of the palette.
As you can see with this red wedding color palette there is one base color, a mix of 3 for the main and then the accent. For me here the main colors are two colors molding together and all the shades and tones in between that melt together to make the beautiful burgundy. Which to me is the perfect mix of purple and red.
I love that this palette is modern, and simple but packs the wow factor. Here you can swap the main color to any color and it will still give a cool modern feel. Yellow works well, it is a great way to do pink also but still have a modern feel.
I love this one for an autumn palette. It is the perfect modern boho vibe. Swap the pink base for a cream base add all the macrame you can and you are in boho heaven. Again the main colors some would say are 3 colors. They are one hue and the shades and tints are from darker to lighter.
This palette is the perfect spring or summer red palette. The greens in the accent come from the greenery in the flowers. Crisps whites help the reds really pop. Giving a bright colorful and fresh palette.
This is perfect for an outdoor wedding. Or if you want to create that garden feel indoors. Using pink and red roses as if natural growing around the venue gives a beautiful secret garden vibe. Here we have taken the red and added more and more amounts of white lightens it to create our pinker shades.
The modern way to do red and pink! I love this palette as you can play around with the shade of grey to change up the overall feel. The darker the grey even edging to black the moody the feel. Using mainly light grey will add some freshness and lighten the look and make the red and pink pop more.
With my full design clients, I love to focus on the detail of the design. I always do these mock-ups. Usually the table setting and any feature areas or focal points of the day. Or if I or my couple can’t envision a certain design these are how I show them and fine-tune the tiny detail myself. Now, if I could draw I would but my creative skills never spilled into the drawing! I am so bad!
So we are working with Palette 5. We have the overall mood board, this is a quick design mood board. My couples get one for each area plus a brief in their design plan.
A normal wedding mood board would be more in-depth than this. I still try not to include too many wedding shots. Flowers are okay but not completely styled looks. We want to be creating something unique not copying.
So for this, we want the table to have a modern moody feel, that was still relaxed and welcoming. We still want it to feel elegant and stylish and of course full of romance. This is done by using organic floral displays in pinks and reds. Then just some extra carefully chosen pieces to finish off the centerpiece design. Then clean simple and minimal table settings. Also, something often overlooked the chairs play a large role in the feel of the room. the wood a similar shade to the copper works well and the more relaxed feel of the chairs makes the room more welcoming.
I hope you found this blog useful and you are now full of red wedding ideas. Remember to keep it simple with your base, main, and accents. Use slightly different colors or shades to add depth and dimension.
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