Choosing Some Colors

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


Image via Santa Barbara Chic / Photo by One Love Photography

…and magenta-purple.

Image via / Photo by Diana Marie Photography

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.

Image via Brides / Photo by Snap! / Bouquet by Hana Floral Design

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.

Board via Hey Look /floral arrangement via Style Me Pretty / bride & groom via Style Me Pretty / table setting via Style Me Pretty // bridesmaids via La Belle Bride //macarons via Style Me Pretty

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?


Mrs. Weather Vane

Mexico City
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    Miss Pyramid 839 posts, Busy bee @ 9:14 am

    So pretty! It’s fun and summery, but also deep and rich!

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    Mrs. Bicycle 624 posts, Busy bee @ 10:49 am

    That’s very pretty! Reminds me a lot of Mrs. Rucksack’s colors!

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    Mrs. Weather Vane 148 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:27 am

    @Mrs. Bicycle: Yes!! That is why I enjoyed her recaps so much! :)

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    Mrs. Treasure 1641 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:49 am


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    daniellekira 548 posts, Busy bee @ 2:09 pm

    I love your color palette. I chose navy, gray with pops of pink!

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    Miss Wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:27 pm

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to see how you use the colors. :)

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    Mrs. Gondola 970 posts, Busy bee @ 7:03 pm

    Beautiful colors!! I can’t wait to see more!

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 12:53 pm

    Love your colors! Navy is truly an elegant color and it pretty much goes with everyhing!

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