Planning Your Winter Wedding Colors
Choosing the season and colors are exciting decisions that will define the entire wedding day. Many brides assume that winter wedding colors are limited. Contrary to that belief, the winter gifts us with beautiful blooms and a palette full of warm winter colors. Whether you are beginning with a theme or you are diving into imagination to choose your colors, we have a few tips to help you choose your winter wedding colors.
Let’s Talk Color
Let’s talk about the balance of color and how it can affect an experience. Color affects mood and all of our senses. It can even alter the way we taste food. There is an entire science behind the psychology of color, but we only need to think about how your winter wedding colors will balance and set the tone for your special day. It is safe to choose three colors, one dominant color and two accent colors. Too many colors can be overwhelming, and not enough will be felt. It is important that you choose accent colors to create the dimension in the space. Color can be warm or cool. Winter wedding colors are usually warm colors that hang on the side of the color wheel with reds and oranges. In general, warm wedding colors increase blood pressure, respirations, adrenaline and temperature. These are not necessarily responses to be avoided. These are invigorating and passionate colors that are associated with romance.
Winter Wedding Colors Bloom
Winter wedding colors are created by the blooms of the season. Amaryllis bloom in different shades of red, white, pink, orange, yellow and shades of purple. Hypericum berries bloom in pink, red, yellow, green, white, and even black. They provide contrast and texture to bouquets and centerpieces. Camellias add texture and beauty to any bouquet or centerpiece with their exquisite blooms that burst into vibrant shades of pink and red. Anemones are one of the most dramatic flowers that add a touch of elegance to winter wedding colors. Their blooms are bold with white petals and deep contrasting black centers. They are commonly paired with calla lilies to create a sophisticated bouquet. Ranunculus have delicate tissue-thin petals and rose-like blossoms that vary from cream and pale yellow to apricot, pink, orange, red and burgundy, which are all exciting winter wedding colors. Ranunculus will pair with almost any flower or greenery, especially peonies, garden roses, anemones and tulips. White is one of the most common winter wedding colors, and gardenias provide large blooms in this favorite color. Tulips are not just for spring. These romantic flowers begin blooming in the winter. If you are looking for inspiration for winter wedding colors, look no further than the garden.
You could just grab all the winter wedding colors from the garden, but your wedding day will not be without rhyme or reason. You should carefully choose complimenting colors from the color wheel. A triadic color combination is preferred. This means your colors should line up and match three points from the shape of a triangle on the color wheel. This method provides three colors that match without having to overthink the matching process.
Winter Wedding Colors from a Theme
A theme will choose your winter wedding colors for you. If you are planning a Christmas wedding, you will use the colors of Christmas. If you are planning a winter wonderland, your colors will match the theme with choices like white, hues of light blue, silver and lavender. Beauty and the Beast is a romantic French tale that takes place in the winter. Your winter wedding colors could develop from the Beast’s jacket, Belle’s dress and the linens in the castle. Themes make choosing colors easy.
Designing the Wedding Venue
The wedding venue is the first step to planning a wedding, and the backdrop for the entire event. It is important that you choose a venue with a beautiful canvas that offers in-house design services and provides all of the décor. Wedding venues with quality artificial floral arrangements, linens, chinaware and décor can help you design your entire event, and help you coordinate your winter wedding colors. Crystal Ballroom on the Lake is an elegant venue with a professional design team that is dedicated to creating your vision for your wedding day. All of the décor and staff services are available to make your dream wedding come true.