Choosing Wedding Colors

Choosing a color scheme for your wedding is an important step that should not be overlooked.  There are two main color groupings, analogous colors and complementary colors. Using these as guidelines will produce the best possible result and proper color harmony.

 Analogous Colors 

Are groups of colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and two on either side complimenting, which tend to be tertiary. The term analogous refers to the having analogy, or corresponding to something in particular. An analogous color scheme creates a rich, monochromatic look. It’s best used with either warm or cool colors, creating a look that has a certain temperature as well as proper color harmony. 

 Complementary Colors 

Are pairs of colors that are of “opposite” hue in some color model. When placed next to each other, complements make each other appear brighter. On an artistic color wheel, complementary colors are placed opposite one another. The use of complementary colors is an important aspect of aesthetically pleasing art and graphic design as well. 

To get help choosing a color scheme for your wedding try using the free Colors Scheme Designer.