For me, one of the easiest ways to personalize and plan a wedding is to pick some colors and stick to them. So that was one of the first things I did.
As a textile designer and now baker, the fundamentals of design and color have always been important to me. Whenever I design something I try to choose colors that are complementary to each other, and then I just add an accent color to the mix.
Frequently I take a look at my old color wheel to remind myself of some classic color combos, but other times I just pick colors that are the same hue or have the same intensity.
A trustworthy color wheel / Image via Probeaux
I’ve always had some favorite color combos, such as…
Image via Hollysflowershoppe on Etsy
I love them all! But I wonder, aren’t they more like “daytime” colors? Since the wedding is going to be at night, I wanted a richer, more classic color. How about navy blue? Yes! For me navy blue is so elegant and classic—I need to have that color.
The complementary color to blue is orange, and I liked it, specially after seeing this gorgeous bouquet.
But still I wasn’t sold. I wanted our colors to be a bit younger, a bit brighter. And then it came to me: coral! Coral is a mix between orange and pink, and it contrasts perfectly with my navy blue. As an accent color I decided to add some gold to the mix. So that was it—our colors were chosen.
And here is our personal color palette, made with Pantone swatches:
How did you pick your colors? Do you carry swatches around or do you trust in your color memory?
- Mexico City
- Wedding Date:
- Downtown Mexico City