Picking the right colors for your wedding will set the tone for the entire event. You should take into account the season, venues, and formality of your celebration before deciding which color is suitable for you.
Every year, we see certain colors become more prevalent in our culture. The Pantone Color Institute is a huge influencer of this, especially when they establish the "Color of the Year". Unlike any years in the past, they gave us two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz is an alluring but gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is a very airy tone that, like other blue shades, gives you the sense of relaxation. As Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone, explains, “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”
If these colors aren’t for you, you can still use the principles of the pairing. For a unique and interesting look, try pairing a warm and cool color together. If you want some drama in your color scheme, pair up colors that can be found across from each other on the color wheel. Bold darker colors and jewel tones can accomplish this, as well. Your guests will be intrigued and your wedding will definitely stand out from the crowd.
Is your goal for your wedding to feel more relaxing? I would suggest closely related colors that can be found next to each other on the color wheel. Hues that share the same undertone provide harmony. This could mean using a gradient of a shade of a single color and go for an ombre feel. If you do want a pop of color, adding neutral shades can tone down a bright accent color and make it feel more grounded.
Some color schemes can never go out of style. Black and white is a very classic look that is a great example of this. To update this traditional color pairing, try adding a modern color like champagne or gold, or you could even add one of the Pantone colors.
At the end of the day, you should feel like the colors you use in your wedding are a true representation of you and your spouse. After all, what matters the most is that you just married the love of your life. Celebrate it!