Common Wedding Color Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Common Wedding Color Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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When it comes to planning your wedding, the colors you choose can make all the difference. Choosing the right colors can help give your wedding a sense of unity, from the bridesmaid to the flowers; choosing the right colors and avoiding wedding color mistakes can mean the difference between a beautiful, elegant wedding, and something out of a Technicolor nightmare.

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Mistake 1: Too Many Patterns

This isn’t so much one of the wedding color mistakes, but more a design mistake in general, regardless of your chosen colors. You don’t want too many patterns mixed together because it will make your wedding look very busy and overdone; it could even end up looking like something out of a bad 70’s movie. Be sure you’re balancing smaller, busier patterns with larger, simpler ones and try to stick with only a couple to keep your wedding balanced and beautiful. Instead of patterns, you can also try various textures; they’ll add depth to your design without being too busy.

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Mistake 2: Garish Colors

Be careful when choosing your colors that you don’t choose ones that are too garish or are difficult to look at. Instead, try to pick a neutral color and one that can make a nice contrasting accent, such as beige or mocha and an acceptable accent. If you’re going to use bright colors, stick with those that are easiest on the eye; you don’t want your guests to get headaches from the strain caused by your fuchsia and orange bridesmaids’ dresses!

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Mistake 3: Excessive Color Palette

It’s fun to choose wedding colors, but one of the most common wedding color mistakes is choosing too many! Try to limit your palette to absolutely no more than five, and three is really the ideal amount. You don’t want to get into a situation where your bridesmaids look like a pack of Skittles and your wedding and reception look like a rainbow had a bad reaction to some oysters; simpler is better, so don’t go overboard.

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Mistake 4: Non-Complementary Colors

One of the biggest wedding color mistakes is choosing several colors that do not complement one another, or worse yet, clash badly. To avoid this problem, make sure you consult a color wheel when picking your wedding colors. Keeping your choices all in the same color family will ensure that your colors don’t clash.

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Mistake 5: Not Complementing The Venue

Your venue will make a difference in the colors that will look the best for your wedding. This is why choosing colors before you’ve chosen a venue can be a very bad idea. Making choices about colors before you know what kind of space you’ll be decorating is one of the biggest wedding color mistakes; it’s easily remedied by just choosing the venue before choosing your colors. Without a good idea of the light and space you’re working with, your favorite choices for wedding colors could end up being your biggest nightmares.

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