Alizarin Crimson or Venetian Red?
Oscar Wilde was once quoted saying, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” It is true that colors and our relationships with colors have a dramatic impact on how we feel. Whether it’s looking at beautiful artwork, picking out our clothes for the day or decorating a new apartment, colors can say a lot to someone without saying anything at all. Weddings are no exception–especially when this is the most important day to show all of your friends and family who you are as a couple.

My sister is getting married in a few months and I am intrigued by the fact that whenever I tell someone she is engaged, one of their first questions is, “what are her colors?” Well let me tell you, we are about to drown in fuchsia and turquoise. However, coming to that decision was one of the first steps and possibly hardest parts of planning her wedding. She really wanted the right ‘feel’ for her day. Colors on their own have meaning. Whether it’s purple meaning royalty or wealth, or green, which is the color of nature and life, all colors mean something and people have a reactions to the color choices picked for weddings. For example bright colors can make a couple seem energetic and vibrant, while earth tones can signify calmness, and anything yellow to me just feels happy. This is something that The Perfect Palette tackles (www.theperfectpaletteblog.com). This blog helps you to find, well, the perfect palette for your special day. Whether its romance or whimsy this blog helps you put the feel of your wedding to the perfect colors. Another genius website I came across was
www.dessy.com/PANTONE. In 2010 The Dessy Group partnered with PANTONE to allow brides (and grooms) to coordinate your colors with Pantone Color Swatches that you can leave with your bridesmaids, florist, wedding planner & more. That way everyone can be on the same page with the exact color and feel you are looking for.No matter what, when deciding on a color scheme don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Let color combination’s surprise you, and go with what you like and makes you feel good. Because, after all, who said red and pink together aren’t anything but beautiful?
-Morgan Drawe