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Wedding Colors

Choosing wedding colors is an exciting part of planning. The color palette conveys the theme and sets the tone for the entire space. Whether theme or imagination is taking the reins, we have a few tips to help you choose your wedding colors.

The Science of Wedding Colors

There is an entire science behind the color wheel to help you create the experience on your wedding day. Color affects mood and alters perceptions. Since we all see color differently, and have unique associations with color, it is important to choose wisely. You might love the color pink, but would avoid a Pepto-Bismol shade. The developed associations we make with color affects people in different ways, but there are some general associations and responses to consider.

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Warm Wedding Colors

If you envision the vibrant reds and oranges of the fall, you are hugging the warm side of the color wheel. This is where we explore stimulating and intense color. Too much stimulation can become overwhelming, but in just the right amounts, warm colors are invigorating and excite emotion. In general, warm colors increase blood pressure, respirations, adrenaline and temperature. These passionate wedding colors might create the reactions you desire.

Cool Wedding Colors

Blues, greens and pinks are some common cool wedding colors. Cool colors are calming. Blue represents features in nature, such as the sky and ocean. Green symbolizes nature and serenity. Cool colors feel clean and evoke a sense of happiness.

Shades Between

Green might be cool, but can become warm when mixed to a yellowish-green. Purple is a secondary color. Since it is a combination of red and blue, it takes from the warm and the cool to create something that is neither one, but both at the same time. Your wedding colors will be complimented by colors on the opposite side of the wheel. Those colors are usually bold with contrast and compliment one another.

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Choose a Dominant Color

Put the wheel away for a moment and think about one significant color that excites the energy and mood you want on your wedding day. Your theme might choose your color palette for you, but if it doesn’t, choose a color you love. You need one dominant color that controls the vibe.

Accent Wedding Colors

Weddings normally have dimension that is created by a combination of colors. Too many colors can be overwhelming, and not enough will be felt. Pick two to three complementary colors with contrasting hues that are on the opposite side of the color wheel and coordinate with your dominant color. As a general rule, your wedding colors should be limited to three or four colors in total.

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Crystal Ballroom Clearwater

There is no need to stress over choosing your wedding colors. Step inside of the design studio at Crystal Ballroom Clearwater and meet the master design team. Hand select your flowers, décor, tables, linens, chair sashes, chinaware and elegant centerpieces. Walk the aisle in a luxurious wedding venue that is designed just for you.


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