Choosing your wedding colors

Choosing a color palette is one of the most important decisions you will make while planning your wedding! This should be done early in the planning process to account for things like stationery, flowers, bridesmaid dresses, etc. all flowing together nicely. You should always take these factors into consideration when choosing a color scheme.

A common question we get here at blooms is “there are no flowers in my color palette, what should I do?” and our answer is usually the same, you can’t go wrong with all white flowers. In addition, you can always add pops of metallic throughout or use vases to incorporate your colors! Colors such as navy blue, turquoise, gold, silver, and, black can be very difficult to find matching flowers for. For these options, white flowers with greenery is always a good choice! You can’t go wrong with a classic white flower. you can choose your style with more traditional looking roses, hydrangeas, calla lilies, and lisianthus or make a more loose, organic, bohemian feel using queen anne’s lace, spray roses, larkspur, and ranunculus.

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If you decide to choose a color other than white, choosing complementary colors can be difficult. We’ve put together a color wheel to help you pair to perfection!

 

How to use the color wheel:

The color wheel is easy to use! For vibrant, intense results, combine complementary colors. For example, these appear across from each other on the color wheel, yellow-purple, blue-orange, red-green. Mixing these complementary colors together will result in enhanced intensity of both colors.

For a soothing, harmonious, romantic feel, use analogous colors. In other words, families of colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. For example, blue, blue-violet, blue-green or yellow, yellow-green, yellow-orange.

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For an easy-going color palette, choose 1 color and use multiple hues of the color such as purple, violet, lavender or hot pink, pink, blush. These always make stunning arrangements.

 

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You can also create unusual combinations using triadic colors, basing your flower choices on the three colors that are equidistant from one another on the color wheel. Think yellow, red, blue or purple, green, orange.

Choosing complementary greens is also a part of choosing your flower colors, depending on colors and texture we have a variety of greens you can pair with your flowers. Greens such as eucalyptus, or a variegated pittosporum tend to be a lighter, sage green with hints of grey. These pair beautifully with a white or light-colored arrangement. We also have brighter greens such as lemon leaf, ming fern and huck. For example, these pair nicely with bright, punchy colors such as pink, purple, orange and yellow and give a fun, whimsical, wildflower feel to an arrangement. Then most of our greens are a forest green shade. Items such as leather leaf fern, sword fern, ruscus, myrtle, nageia nagi, pittosporum, plumosus fern, tree fern, etc. These work perfectly with most arrangements and and pair with a wide variety of colors and textures!

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