Remember all those Cosmopolitan magazine quizzes we used to take with titles like Do You Know When A Guy Likes You? and Are You Enough of a Bad Girl? Well – I’ve got a little quiz like that right here – except it’s better!
I’ve been taking a course from The Wedding and Event Institute and this last unit I just finished covered how to create color palettes and the meanings and psychology of color. It was definitely a favorite of mine so far!
So today I wanted to share what I learned about color psychology and how it relates to your wedding. And if you’re a wedding pro you can use this to determine what your branding and website colors are communicating to your clients. Think of it in Cosmo quiz terms: Are Your Color Choices Sending The Right Message?
On to the quiz! Take a look at the images below and pick the one that draws you to it the most:
Did you pick one? Good. Each of those pictures represents a color and whatever color you’re most drawn to gives you a glimpse into your personality. The same goes for your wedding. The color palette that you choose to use will send subliminal messages to your guests whether you want it to or not.
And wedding pros – when a bride lands on your website the color choices that you made there are going to influence the way she feels about your brand and it’s all based on color psychology!
So what is your color saying? See below:
For example: If you have a tulip pink and white wedding you’re sending the message of innocent femininity. Or let’s say you have an orange and marigold website with splashes of brick-red. You’re telling your client through color psychology that you are a social, passionate, happy person to work with!
A lot of brides have a hard time determining a color palette for their wedding. One fabulous tip that was given during this WEI unit was to look at the colors that you’ve painted the walls in your home. These are the colors that you love and make you feel good because you are around them all the time and are therefore a great choice for your wedding.
Another thing to keep in mind is that different colors mean different things in different cultures. For the graphic above I used western color associations because most of my readers here are from western cultures. But if half of your wedding guests are from South Africa you may want to avoid the color pink because there it is associated with poverty!
I’d love to know – what color did you pick?
photo credits: green leaf crown from 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Paige Lowe // Chaviano Couture dress from Grey Likes Weddings, photographed by Jennifer Blair Photography // purple bouquet designed by Sullian Owen // yellow honey wedding favors from 100 Layer Cake, photographed by This Love of Yours Photography // red shoes via Flickr // orange bouquet photographed by Ali Harper // pink roses photographed by Kelly Sauer // necklace via Baylla on Etsy // Jennifer Lawrence for Miss Dior // brown boutonniere from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Aaron Delesie // white Kate Spade shoes.