Your wedding color palette is one of the first decisions you’ll make and it plays a role in pretty much everything regarding your wedding design after that, from the venue to your bridesmaid dresses and of course, the flowers.
The spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings contains a wonderful feature titled In Living Color that shows how to use different color palettes in floral design – from monochromatic schemes to multihued ones!
For a multihued wedding color palette the key is to have a base and add in a rainbow’s worth of other colors after that. The largest flowers in the bouquet above (the ranunculus and peonies) serve as the base and pops of color in the form of tangerines, berries, irises, and vines bring in the technicolor effect without getting out of control.
Using the color wheel to create this palette of hues between light green and dark purple, this exquisite bouquet has a more traditional round shape and loads of awesome textures. Be sure to check out its corresponding centerpiece in Martha Stewart Weddings!
Revisiting art class color theory in order to come up your wedding day color palette is always a good idea. Secondary, opposite colors will give you a gorgeously natural color scheme that is easy on the eyes – like the centerpieces above in shades of lavender, purple, and peach.
Monochromatic weddings have always been my favorites since they tend to look more sophisticated. The key with working in one color is to vary the hues, shades, and textures to create a multidimensional effect like in this all yellow bridal bouquet.
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