One of the most exciting parts of wedding planning is the moment your wedding date is officially set. If you are lucky enough to have a spring date, choosing your spring colour scheme will be next on your to-do list. Choosing wedding colours can be overwhelming for brides, especially for those who don’t regularly use colours in their everyday life. Fear not, we’ve got you covered with some amazing colour palettes for inspiration!
Step 1: Identify Colour Options
It is best to start off with the goal of choosing a maximum of three colours, plus white. White is a wedding no-brainer and will help anchor your colour scheme. Next, look to nature for the best inspiration when thinking of spring colours. If you are brave, choose bold colours that will translate effortlessly into spring. If you are more reserved, don’t feel pressured to be bold; there are plenty of soft springtime tones, which you can incorporate into your big day.
Ideally, if you are at the point of choosing your colour scheme, you will have already picked your dream venue. It is important to have an idea of what your venue will look like, as you want to be sure that the colours will work in harmony. Consider all aspects of the venue, from the ceremony to the reception space, as well as your favourite spots for the all-important photographs. At The Great Barn, we provide an ideal canvas, which we are confident will suit any colour scheme. Our natural exposed brick and beams will help make any springtime colour scheme come to life.
Step 2: Finding the theme that works with your colour choices and spring
Check out our Spring Wedding Ideas for some great spring wedding theme inspiration. What’s great about spring is that you can pull themes from so many areas and they will work well. Think Tea Parties, Rustic, French – they all work as an amazing basis for a springtime do. What you do need to keep in mind though is those colours you identified in step one.
If you are drawn to the idea of a French-inspired wedding as well as bold colours, it is unlikely they will work well together. To create a cohesive wedding you must ensure that your theme and chosen colour palette work in unity.
To help you get your creative juices flowing, we have a few colour scheme suggestions for you to consider:
For the bride keen on making the most of spring’s boldest colours:
Cerise, Teal, Tan and White
For many people, spring conjures up images of pretty pink flowers and fresh green leaves and if that’s you, this is the perfect colour palette for your big day.
For the bride who wants the perfect springtime balance:
Purple, Peach, Ivory and White
This colour palette is ideal for the couple who want to make a statement on their wedding day but are keen to keep things traditional too. Purple is your statement colour, which will bring the ultimate springtime pop – ultraviolet also happens to be Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 so the trend-conscious bride can be sure of her guests’ approval.
For the bride dreaming of a blue wedding:
Rose Pink, Green, Navy and White
Navy blue is absolutely timeless and is the perfect choice for the chic spring bride. You’ll need some soft pinks and greens to help keep your wedding looking fresh or else it might end up looking a bit Naval or Greek inspired.
For the bride who wants to keep it traditionally spring:
Orange, Yellow, Grey and White
The best part of spring is the warm glow of sunlight that washes over us. If you want to harness that feeling then oranges and yellows are your go-to choice.
Step 3: Choosing the colour from your palette for bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties and shirts
Once you have your three main colours locked in (lock it in – you cannot afford to change your mind halfway through your planning) you can now pick just one (or two or three if you are planning on going with the mis-matched trend) for your wedding party outfits.
If you have chosen a bold or statement colour, it may be wise to steer clear of this for your bridal party outfits as you will want them to blend well with your theme and colour story.
If you are taking advantage of the abundance of fresh flowers available in spring you can use your statement colours for your bouquets, boutonnière and even flower crowns.
Remember to have a look at what the high street is stocking for their spring collections. If you choose a colour that is on trend, your choice of dresses, shirts and ties will be plentiful.
Step 4: Create a vision or Pinterest board with a ton of inspiration
There is nothing better than seeing your ideas in real life settings. That is why Pinterest is such an amazing tool for wedding planning. You can simply pop in your colour choices and have the visual impact of them working together in a real wedding setting.
Step 5: Remember to inform all your suppliers of your colour scheme
You don’t want to do all of this work only to find your baker has used the wrong colour frosting. If you have taken our advice and decided to give your florist free reign over your flower arrangements, the colour scheme will be an essential tool to ensure that you are happy with the end results. Providing your suppliers with a colour reference will help avoid any nasty surprises on your big day.
Remember that your wedding day should represent YOU, so you should pick colours that you are naturally drawn too. If you have just embarked on the crazy ride that is wedding planning, don’t forget to check out our spring wedding planning ideas.