Red wedding colour palettes. 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 colour palettes. I love how taking a colour and mixing it with different colours 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 colour palette to fall in love with!
Colour palette basics
So I like to break my palettes into 3 colours for most events. I have my base colour which is the one used in 80/90% of the design. Then the main colour, this is the colour of the event or wedding. The colour everyone remembers. You want to use this in pops though, not all over the space so it becomes overpowering. Remember with both of these colours you want to mix in different shades and tones. Don’t stick to the same exact colour for every little item.
Then you have your accent colour, usually a metal like gold, copper or brass. This can definitely be a colour also though. This I use to either tie the colours together or add contract if needed. You will be surprised how much effect a accent colour can have on the overall design.
You can of course add in a contrasting colour or do a mix colours. It really does depend on the overall design of the day. But for the majority of my weddings we work with this style of palette.
Top 5 red wedding colour palettes
Colour Palette 1
So you can see with this red wedding colour palette there is one base colour, a mix of 3 for the main and then the accent. For me here the main colours are two colours moulding 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.
Colour Palette 2
I love that this palette is modern, simple but packs the wow factor. Here you can swap the main colour to any colour 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.
Colour Palette 3
I love this one for an autumn palette. It is the perfect modern boho vibe. Swap the pink base to a cream base add all the macrame you can and you are in boho heaven. Again the main colours some would say are 3 colours. They are one hue and the shades and tints from darker to lighter.
Colour Palette 4
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 colourful and fresh palette.
This is perfect for an outdoors 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 adding more and more amounts of white lightens it to create our pinker shades.
Colour Palette 5
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 ligh grey will add some freshness and lighten the look and make the red and pink pop more.
Tablescape mock ups
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 me or my couples 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 drawing! I am so bad!
So we are working with Palette 5. We have the over all moodboard, this is a quick design moodboard. My couples get one for each area plus a breif in their design plan.
A normal weding mood board would be more in depth than this. I still try not to include to many wedding shots. Flowers are okay but not complete 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 centrepiece design. Then clean simple and minimal table settings. Also, something often over looked 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.
Red wedding colour palettes
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 colours or shades to add depth and dimension.
Check out some more wedding design blogs.
- Why I charge a fixed price as a wedding stylist!So I think this is my most asked question! I can see why, I am not aware of anyone […]
- Wedding Design and Styling Packages.Hi and welcome to the new look blog for Zoey Louise design. Lets chat about my new wedding design […]
- Zoey Louise Design – New BrandingHi and welcome to the new look blog for Zoey Louise design. I am a Manchester-based event designer and […]
Top 5 red colour palettes for weddings.
Luxury Design and Styling for Weddings, events and brands
Download my free cake area styling guide.