Spring Color Schemes

Best Spring Wedding Color Schemes

A spring wedding calls for a color scheme that isn’t too dark or too light. Since many people see spring as the beginning of something new, some color schemes that work well for spring weddings include pink and bright yellow with some pistachio thrown in. Combing soft pink with pastel yellow creates a mood that seems to compliment the spring season. With the more muted pink and pistachio the pastel yellow makes for a great contrast.

For couples who want to include yellow in their spring wedding color scheme but don’t want the yellow to be too bright, bright green, sage and coral as well as a softer shade of yellow (think the shade of a lemon) can be an excellent choice. In this color scheme the most eye- catching is the coral because the soft yellow helps it stand out more.

Whether a couple is having a spring time wedding on the beach or they just want a muted color scheme, a combination of beige, a light shade of pink and a shade of green that resembles sea foam is more than appropriate for the season. Couples can have a wedding with a tropical feel to it, even if their wedding doesn’t take place anywhere near a beach.

Sea foam green can also be incorporated into a wedding color scheme that includes purple, orchid and lilac. This color scheme makes decorating easy as flowers, ribbons, streamers and other festive accessories often come in these shades. It is also easy to choose jewelry for the bride and her attendants when this color scheme is used.

Another option for a spring wedding color scheme for couples looking for something a little bolder is a combination of light and bright shades of pink with some navy blue thrown in. The lighter pink will balance out the navy blue and the bright pink adds a touch of excitement and energy to any wedding day.

Couples that enjoy being outdoors often choose to get married in the spring, as it is generally the season that is most conducive to outdoor weddings. One popular color scheme that compliments the day is light pink, strawberry red, putty and terracotta shades. The combination of these colors strikes a balance that seems to represent the spring season accurately. The earthiness of springtime is represented by the terracotta and putty shades will the lighter pink softens up the color scheme and is perfect for a spring wedding.

Though many couples associate the color orange with the fall season it can also be used in spring wedding color schemes. Rather than choosing a bright orange shade, a perfect choice is tangerine, along with bluish gray and green. The tangerine is still bold enough to balance out the lighter bluish gray shade.

Choosing a color scheme for a spring wedding usually involves striking an appropriate balance between bright colors and more muted ones. There are so many possible color schemes a couple can use in spring.

7 Mistakes When Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Wedding ColorsWhen you’re putting together your wedding theme, the most important thing to get right is your color scheme. Your wedding colors will direct the entire feel of your wedding, so knowing what you want and how to achieve it is very important. However, many brides are thinking about specific colors that they want to have and aren’t looking at the big picture and how they will or won’t work together. This can lead to some pretty off-putting color schemes that not even the mother of the bride can defend. Fortunately, there are some things you can keep in mind that will help you get the wedding colors right, and here are 7 common mistakes that you can easily avoid.

1. Setting a Single Color Palette

Most brides are asked over and over what their wedding colors are, so you can get pigeon-holed into saying the same color over and over and believing it. The truth is that you don’t really need to have a set palette for your wedding, the colors just need to work together. Your wedding theme may be more object-oriented such as flowers or plants, so colors can easily become a moot point.

2. Choosing Trendy Colors (According to Others)

One of the worst mistakes that a bride can commit is to listen to “experts” and magazine articles too much about what colors are trending right now. Just because other people love a particular color this year doesn’t mean you need to settle for it if you prefer something else. Remember that it is your wedding and you can choose whatever colors you want for anything in the room.

3. Choosing Unnatural Colors

Though it can be fun to choose wild and zany colors for your wedding, it can be really hard to match decorations with certain ones that are too off the wall. For instance, if you use orange as your primary wedding color, you may find it difficult to find flowers, plants, and other items that match it very well. You probably don’t want to be stuck with a bunch of pumpkins as your centerpieces, so think things through before you pick something that doesn’t happen in nature too often.

4. Having Too Many Wedding Colors

Though it’s never a good idea to limit yourself to only a few wedding colors, it is just as horrible to have way too many. You don’t want your reception hall to look like a tie-dyed t-shirt (or maybe you do), so try to keep yourself limited to a sane number of wedding color. There’s a big difference between using several shades of brown or green and using red, yellow, orange, and blue. Diversify within a certain color if you want more variety, but don’t leap all over the color wheel.

5. Avoiding Risks

Though you don’t want to have your wedding colors be completely off the wall, you also don’t want your wedding to look bland and plain. Often times a bride will stick to really basic wedding colors like white, red, and pink, and this can make your wedding look really dull and boring. Try to keep things a little bit fun and random, just don’t go overboard or it can be even worse than having plain wedding colors.

6. Avoiding White

Though it’s bad form for the mother of the bride to wear white and upstage the bride, that doesn’t mean that your tablecloths can’t be white. There is a reason that white is known as the definitive wedding color, so make sure it is properly represented throughout your color scheme. White is a very classy color, and weddings are all about class at the end of the day.

7. Overlooking Your Venue’s Color Palette

Though you’re going to want to have your own vision for your wedding colors, you also need to accept that you need to work with what already exists at your wedding venue. If the walls of your wedding venue are already brown, using blue as your primary wedding color will look absolutely terrible. Keep this in mind when you’re out looking at potential wedding venues and you should be able to avoid the most common mistakes that brides make when choosing their wedding colors.