10 Secrets To Choosing The Perfect Wedding Theme Colour

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Colour is the unifying aspect for most of your wedding decoration. The answer to creating a stylish  wedding colour combo is understanding the connection between colours. Most importantly, you don't need a degree from design school for it.  Here are a few tips to consider:

Consider the Venue

When deciding on a wedding colour scheme, start with the prominent colours of your wedding venue and develop from there. For instance, if your wedding is going to be held by the sea, the natural choice is turquoise, royal blue and electric green. If you're having the wedding dinner at a banquet hall with navy and maroon carpets, then obviously lime green and fluorescent pink details will be disastrous.

Venue by Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

Do Your Research

Be aware of the colour combinations of your choice. Browse through wedding inspirations online or flip through a stack of home, fashion or interior design magazines for the trending colours of the new season.

Pelamin by RAS Catering, Wedding & Events

Colour Swatches

To choose an exact colour hue (merely knowing what’s light and dark just won’t cut it), visit a fabric store or neighbourhood paint shop and collect colour swatches that you might want to use. This will help you get specific colour shades to use.

Choose a Dominant Colour

Pick one general colour first, for example blue, and then start thinking about shades and tints (aqua, robin's egg, or navy) or even complementary colours to accent it with.

Decoration by Sincerite Wedding & Events

Play with Paint Websites

It is truly an understatement to note that paint companies are the experts in colour coordination. Visit websites likeBEHR, Glidden, and Benjamin Mooreto try out interactive colour wheels as an experiment for your wedding colour theme.. 

Pair Wisely

Stick to colour pairings of similar intensity, such as lavender and baby blue rather than royal blue with pale pink. In addition,, choose a colour combo that not only inspires you and expresses your style, but also fits with the feel of the reception.  For example, we suggest black and white for a classic flair or coral and green for a preppy summer affair.

Hand bouquet by Pastelicious

Colour Schemes for Flowers

No matter what the colour scheme for your wedding is, flowers can be the most complementing aspect, especially for the bride. However, get familiar with the different types of flowers available and the number of colours they come in. If you want a blue-toned wedding, the choices of wedding flowers might be limited.

Decoration by Wedding Company Malaysia

Accent Colours

Browse through party rental catalogues for colourful cloths like napkins in colours that match the wedding theme. They can be placed on the guest, cake and buffet tables, underneath the escort cards, and more. Collared glassware is also a trendy way of accenting your wedding venue. You can also combine transparent glasses with one or two glasses in the colour of your choice.

Decoration by Celestial Wedding

Check the Lighting

Lighting can either make or break a wedding ambiance.  Discuss with your event planner or lighting expert about colours that you can use if your wedding venue has a lot of bare white walls. For example, pink and amber tints cast soft lighting, giving it a feminine and romantic feel to the venue.

Wedding decoration by Kisha Mega Events

Colour of the Dress

Most importantly, remember that not all colours are flattering when it comes to wedding attires. If you plan on having your bridesmaids’ dresses to be of the same colour, choose one that is universally flattering or adjust the hue according to their skin tone and hair colour.

Venue by Sekeping Retreats

If you’re having difficulty in deciding on your wedding colour theme, do consider hiring a wedding decorator. Not only will they be able to ease  part of your wedding planning burden,  they’ll be able to put together the right decorations, flowers and lighting for the big day. Visit our lists ofwedding vendorsto get started!

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