Color Me Pretty - Choosing Your Wedding Colors

“My colors are blush and bashful.  I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other….The walls are banked with sprays of flowers and my two shades of blush and bashful.  Pink carpets especially laid out for my service and pink silk bunting, draped over anything that would stand still….I like pink.  Pink is my signature color.”
                                                                                     Shelby (Julia Roberts), Steel Magnolias
“The sanctuary looks like it’s been hosed down with Pepto Bismol”
                                                                                         M’Lynn (Sally Field), Steel Magnolias

You’ve barely had time to get used to the feel of the engagement ring on your finger and it’s already starting….the planning. When? Where? How many people? Attendants? What kind of dress? And in there somewhere, probably very close to the beginning stages, comes the question of colors. 

And make no mistake about it, choosing your wedding colors is one decision that sets the stage for much that follows, such as bridesmaids’ dresses, cake design, reception décor, flowers, and the list goes on.  Many of  your guests may forget what your cake looked like, have no idea what you danced to, what your signature drink was or what you said in your vows, but they, more than likely, will remember the colors. 

Perhaps you have known your wedding colors since childhood, always envisioning swirls of pale blue taffeta accented with just the perfect shade of daffodil yellow. But, if you’re like many brides and don’t have a clue what colors you want to use or find yourself considering a different color combination every other day, don’t despair.  There’s help.  First of all, consider a few things:

  • Are there any prominent colors in the venue?  If so, you want to be careful not to clash with them, but to incorporate those colors into your color palette, creating a pleasing overall effect. 
  • What colors are most complimentary to your attendants?  They are excited to be part of your big day.  Why not choose a color that will flatter them?  They want to look great for the pictures too.
  • Do your colors help set the mood?  If you want a romantic feel, perhaps the paler hues would do the trick.  Looking for more of a dramatic effect, head toward the brighter/darker shades.
  • Do you want to incorporate your favorite flowers?  In that case, your bouquet might be the starting point for color selection.
  • When and where is the wedding?  Season of the year and climate might also help with color selection.  Specific times and places tend to inspire certain color combinations.
  • Are you influenced by what’s trendy?  Do you want to incorporate the popular colors of the year?  If so, you will want to consult the Pantone Fashion colors to find the perfect shades for your perfect day.
  • What do you like?  It’s your day, your wedding, your dream.  Be sure you don’t allow others to influence you too greatly or talk you into using colors that just aren’t you.  Yes, you want things to complement each other but you want your wedding to reflect your style.  Hold true to yourself and it will be the wedding of your dreams.

We, at Evermore, would love to help you incorporate your chosen colors and style into your décor.  We specialize in classic and vintage wedding rentals.  Not only do we offer specialty and basic rental items, we also offer an extensive collection of china in a wide variety of colors and patterns to add the perfect touch to your tables.  Please check out our collections and allow us the opportunity to work with you to select rental items that accentuate your colors and style, right down to the place settings.

Here are some examples of our china patterns that coordinate with the Pantone Color Selections for Spring 2015.  The Pantone color is listed first followed by the china pattern.