Now that you are getting married, you might be thinking what colors to choose for your wedding theme. Some brides can creatively combine and pair different colors that looks fabulous together. Using a color wheel can be a great help when deciding on your wedding color scheme.
There are basically two categories a color can fit into: Warm and Cool. Your choice of color will have an effect on the atmosphere and mood of your wedding and set the style of your entire event. So limit your basic colors to two or three so as not to look too jumbled. Use some subdued colors for an elegant look. Here’s what your choice of color speaks about your personality which you can download the PDF version via Paper-source.com
6 Main Color Meanings And Symbolism Chart
Let’s read what the Color Wheel Pro explains about the meaning of each color.
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
- Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
- Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
- Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
- Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
- Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
- Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
- Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
- Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
- Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.
- Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.
Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
- Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
- Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
- Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
- Olive green is the traditional color of peace.
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
- Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
- Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.
- Light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings.
- Dark purple evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration.
20 Fabulous Wedding Color Combinations
Here are a mix of different color combination created by Jessica Colaluca. You can continue to explore mix of emerging colors and palette combination through her website via Design-Seeds.com
01. Serving Color
02. Color Capped
03. Berry Blues
04. Chocolate Chips
05. Color Floats
06. Color Works
07. Color Slurp
08. Stacked Palette
09. Cocoa Palette
10. Color Chews
11. Color Serving
12. Color Peel
13. Stacked Hues
14. Palette Wish
15. Baked Hues
16. Refreshing Hues
17. Color Cones
18. Color Petals
19. Color Palette
20. Color Captured
Your wedding is the most colorful event of your life. So try to choose a color theme palette that really reflects you and your fiancé. You can use some of the ideas above or read further below. If you have other ideas, you can share it on the comment section below.
Further Readings and Resources
1. Psychological Effects of Color via Csustan.edu
2. Color Glossary via Sapdesignguild.org