We actually had both a date and colors picked out before we even had an official engagement. The date ended up not working out, but the colors stayed the same…with just a little bit of tweaking.
In even our earliest “someday” wedding discussions, we agreed that our wedding colors would be blue and green. My eyes are green and his eyes are blue so we had a personal connection to the colors we chose. When we first decided on colors, I envisioned a bright springy color palette of bright blue and lime green.
But after a little more research and a lot more time on Pinterest, I found myself being drawn to a more subdued, somewhat romantic color palette, with softer and more harmonious colors. With the type of dress I had in mind, bright colors and high contrast didn’t quite fit. The burlap and lace trend was appealing, but I lean toward cool colors more, so grey fabric was my solution!
I wanted to tone down the other colors to blend with the grey fabric better, so I came up with navy blue and a softer green, sort of a forest or sage.
For most of our color decisions, I just used my mental idea of what colors we wanted, but I also wanted to have a color palette to visually represent how the different colors would interact. I used Colour Lovers to create my own palette. The blue is a bit brighter than I originally imagined, but I think it’s a bit closer to the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses. I also included the ivory of my dress and the different shades of grey that we are using.
Did you create a wedding color palette? Or just go from memory when matching colors?