by Avid Thinker September 29, 2013
Weddings are beautiful, romantic occasions — but they can also burst with colour and vibrancy, creating a bright, chic or trend-setting backdrop to your special day.
Your colour choices can be complemented through everything from your bouquet to your nail polish; we’ve picked five of the hottest shades for contemporary wedding colour schemes to inspire your palette…
A hugely fashionable choice (and a refreshing alternative to pink), coral is bright and bold. Ideal for spring and summer weddings (particularly for olive-skinned or tanned brides) it also crosses the seasons, adding a “colour pop” effect to an autumn or winter celebration. Bridesmaids will turn heads in a stylish, full-length coral gown with glittering gold accessories; cakes come to life with a splash of coral colour; a spiced coral lipstick shade will complement darker skin tones, making tans look deeper on the day; coral nails could match your scheme — or add contrast to more neutral wedding palettes; a coral bouquet is best for a vivacious, sunny bride in white or ivory; and brighten-up your guests’ day with a beautifully-designed coral place card.
Although it’s traditionally a spring colour, jade has also become a glamorous evening choice, so don’t discount it if you’re having a summer or winter wedding. Jade looks wonderful against white, creating a fresh and fruity atmosphere, and if you want your wedding to be particularly colourful, think about mixing in little pops of orange, blue and pink. Bridesmaids will look gorgeous in a flattering jade dress with matching nail colour; an emerald engagement ring will be the centrepiece of a jade wedding; a silk green favour box looks fresh and exciting; a splash of green frames an elegant white bouquet perfectly; white and jade invites set the scene for a green theme — and a matching menu card looks simply delicious on the day.
Another “now” colour, yellow is bright and optimistic — what better shade for a wedding day? It looks best against a pure white backdrop and contrasted with deep green and orange it simply shines. Keep things sunny throughout the day with vivid shades of yellow and chic accessories and décor that complement the colour. A full-length yellow dress may be a little overpowering so consider a shorter, knee-length for bridesmaids; for maximum impact, keep your bridal styling all-white apart from bright yellow heels and bouquet; macaroons look particularly scrumptious displayed in yellow; and a yellow invitation will simply beam through the letterbox.
by Jenny Evangelista August 18, 2015
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