Choosing Colors

With bridesmaids’ dresses finally chosen, it was time to pull together a color scheme for the wedding. I threw out some ideas, after procrastinating forever on those darn bridesmaids’ dresses.

With our clover dresses, we needed some tones that would work nicely. I didn’t want anything too bright (I don’t think it would look right with the elegant-old-mansion look we have going), and Shamrock was against anything with too much contrast. Other fun facts: Shamrock hates navy. Like HATES, you guys. I thought it was just a “navy dresses aren’t right for a June wedding,” but no, he just has no use for the color. Ever. Who knew.

So I got to searching. I headed back to The Perfect Palette”¦

spring green wedding inspiration board a

Aqua & Emerald via The Perfect Palette, by Postcards & Pretties (individual image credits at source)

And then I headed for more of the usual: Pinterest, and The Knot’s Wedding Colors section.

The color chooser tool at Nearlyweds was a fun way to waste 15 minutes, but I still wasn’t sure about the colors. Charlottesville Wedding Blog & Emmaline Bride had some nice tips.

And Magnet Street lets you select colors and then will send you a swatch card that you can share with others to keep things consistent. It’s free, too! (Just click on the boxes where it says “Know your colors?” on the left, and then you can request free samples.)

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Image via Chicago Style Weddings

Unfortunately for me, the only color I know is clover, and a computer screen just wasn’t doing it for me. I still knew I wanted greens & blues—I just needed to come up with a better idea of which ones. So I decided to let it go for a while, and hope something brilliant hit me. (Sorry, I know that’s anticlimactic.)

How did you choose your colors? Anyone else have trouble picking things via computer?


Mrs. Clover

Wedding Date:
June 2014
Classifieds: February 7, 2014
Watercooler: February 8, 2014
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    laurafoureyes 57 posts, Worker bee @ 3:25 pm

    I was stuck on colors until I happened to stumble upon a picture online of puerto rico (my wedding location) at dusk. The blues, pinks & oranges in the picture were so calming and romantic that I knew immediately what I wanted my colors to be.

  2. msllama Bee
    Mrs. Llama 22 posts, Newbee @ 7:11 am

    Have you tried using WeddingtonWay? If you’re set on them actually ordering bridesmaids dresses, I found it really useful…

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    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:33 am

    That’s a pretty board! I was more interested in general colors, nothing too specific, so computer screen has been just fine!

  4. msclover Bee
    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:07 pm

    @LauraFourEyes: Sounds so pretty!

    @Miss Llama: We ordered our dresses already, I’m just trying to decide what other colors go with them!

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:00 pm

    I LOVED The Perfect Palette when I was planning – she came up with such great visions!

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