Monday, April 11, 2011

{Color Inspiration} What's in a color? Apparently everything!

"The colors you choose for your big day reflect your personality and style. You can create a sophisticated environment or a whimsical escape. Colors can influence moods and exude sensuality, coziness, earthiness and youthfulness." Project Wedding

Choosing color for your big day is an important piece if the entire puzzle; it sets the mood, indicating formality or fun, it determines everything from invitation look to decor to flower choices.  It is probably the next most important decision after saying YES.  For my wedding, I chose festive fuchsia, caribbean blue and saffron yellow. I thought they were fun, lively, vibrant - exactly the feel I wanted for my wedding. And while, I think the names sort of say it all without having to go into a long psychic reader type analysis, it is interesting to see what my color choices say about me.

Blue: Soothing, compassionate and cool, blue is the color of tranquility and royalty. Blue belles are deliberate, introspective, conservative and patient, tending to be sensitive and wise. Serene and cool, blue denotes cautious partners who are faithful but require a calm and harmonious existence. From watery aqua to a deep shade of midnight, blue can be soft and sweet or strong and bold.

I went with the purple section cause they don't talk about Festive Fuchsia. BUT purple IS my favorite color and more appropriately, die for. So I'm including purple and pink.

Purple: Often associated with both royalty and luxury, purple is a passionate color. Choosing purple symbolizes dignity, tolerance and value - I LIKEE. Violet lovers tend to be unconventional and observant, with a multifaceted personality. Tolerant and witty, purple devotees are likely to achieve authoritative positions. From light lavender and lilac buffs, who tend to be charming, witty and cultured, to deep eggplant lovers, who are creative and talented, purple can be provocative or sweet.
Pink: A softer, girlish choice, pink is the sweeter side of red. A delicate hue, pink represents a sensitive heart that is affectionate and nurturing. The bride surrounded with pink has a maternal grace and compassion and a desire for protection or shelter. The rosy hue fan may also have a strong personality, but one that is willing to share.
I love the pinks in this photo! Not quite hot but not quite princess.
Purple + Pink with a dash of red, which is a passionate, romantic choice, impulsive and outgoing = FESTIVE FUCHSIA. Here is how this color looked at my wedding!
Photo by
Darren Pellegrino
Saffron Yellow, again, not mentioned so I am combining orange and yellow to get the best of both worlds.

 Spontaneous and daring, brides who choose orange are bold. Because orange is a happy and trendy hue, orange enthusiasts tend to be popular, have excessive energy and are part of a large social circle. From a bright and happy backdrop to an exotic, spicy richness, brides who prefer orange tend to be fearless and curious, with a zest for life. HMMMM....remind you of anyone?

YellowThe color of a sunny day, yellow denotes happiness and hope. Exuding warmth and vitality and usually possessing a great sense of humor, people who love yellow have cheerful spirits and optimistic values. You tend to look forward to the future and are intellectual, creative and idealistic. Yellow represents enlightenment and spirituality, lending itself as a great color on your day of matrimony.
So there you have it. In summary we are based on our wedding colors: soothing, compassionate and cool, royalty and luxury, and passionate with dignity, tolerance and value, impulsive and outgoing, affectionate and nurturing, spontaneous and daring and happy, exuding warmth and vitality and usually possessing a great sense of humor.

I think that covers the grand scale, the full spectrum of complex personalities and wedding color choices. We got 'em all. Hey, at least you can't say we are boring!  While you may NOT want to leave the entire decision up to color meaning mumbo jumbo, it might be nice to know what you favorite hues are saying!
What do your wedding colors and what do those choices say about you?  Leave us a comment and let us know!

Enjoy your planning. Go with the good stuff, louder, brighter, bolder!


  1. Love all the color descriptions! Reminds me of my color theory days at school. I always remember that red makes you hungry, so maybe brides should only choose red if they've got plenty of food! Lol!

  2. Thanks Megan! It was really fun to see how my personal color choices really corresponded with my personality traits! It is a good exercise for any bride.

    What were your colors?


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