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What Do Your Wedding Colors Say About You?
It goes without saying that one of the most fun parts about wedding planning is picking out your colors. These colors are going to be ubiquitous throughout the next several months, and even for years to come. The overall goal of your wedding colors should be to add a factor that will influence the general feel of your wedding, accentuating your bridal shower and any other celebrations between the engagement and the big day, along with giving the proper tone you desire to the wedding and reception itself. If you end up picking the perfect colors, you are going to want to incorporate them into your life for years to come, sometimes in little ways (wearing the colors on your anniversary) or in ways that serve as a daily reminder of your special day (picking out bedroom linens that are in the same hues as your wedding day.)
So what do your colors say about you? Do you want the world to know that your love is bold and loud? Or do you want to communicate about a love that is soft and gentle? Do you see yourselves as embracing a more classic style, or do you want to push the envelope, always proving yourself as a forward thinker? Below are some common meanings of wedding colors, hopefully these can help you determine what colors you want to use to signify what your love means to the two of you.
Black: Dark, dignified, serious, mysterious, black goes well with any other tone, especially lighter ones. Black is timeless and classic, denoting a sexiness that is never going to go out of style.
White: Traditionally the color white has been used to symbolize purity, dating back to the early 1400’s with Mary, Queen of Scotts. White also denotes a semblance of youth and at times, perfection. White is seen as clean, fresh, and peaceful, and brand new start to a brand new life together.
Red: Passionate, fierce, exciting, energized. Red stands for both love, and rage, it is loud and at times dramatic. Red is a powerful choice that dares onlookers not to stop and stare.
Pink: Softer than red, this hue is often seen as the sweeter side of red; it evokes feelings of innocence and can also be described as a girlish choice. It is not just red toned down a bit, this tone is still strong, but it conveys that it is willing to share its strength and nurturing with others, and especially in marriage.
Orange: This color is happy and often trendy, it is ever so slightly outside of the box, it is exotic and bright, evoking feelings of curiosity and adventure. Orange is for the couple that is perpetually ready for their next escapade.
Yellow: Sunny and warm, this is a color that can symbolize cheerfulness. If you find that you are constantly surrounded by people that are smiling, you will more than likely find that you are constantly smiling as well. It is idealistic and creative, a color that is perfect for those that are brimming with optimism no matter where they find themselves.
Green: This is a color that is closely associated with nature and the natural, organic and fresh. This color doesn’t necessarily mean that you are a tree hugger, but more that you value harmony and equilibrium throughout all aspects of life. It is for those that are strongly principled that seek stability and harmony.
Blue: Nothing is cooler than blue, it evokes imagery of water, ice, and all around cool and soothing environments. Blue is for those that feel they are patient, sensitive, and wise, serene and at peace with one’s self and others. Cool can be sweet and soft, or bold and strong depending on your personality.
Purple: For centuries purple has been associated with luxury and royalty. It is sometimes seen as slightly unconventional depending on the hue, from lilac to deep violet, any shade of this color can evoke all kinds of imagery. For this reason, purple is typically embraced by those who are no strangers to creativity and culture. Purple can be trendy and dignified all at the same time.
Brown: Another earth tone, it often represents wholesomeness and comfort. It can be reassuring and steady, evoking imagery of rich soil, coffee, or chocolate, all of which give life a deeper, more substantial meaning
While the above statements are general guidelines regarding which colors will represent your wedding day best, remember, they are just guidelines. Make sure that when you are selecting your colors, if one or two are really pulling at your heart, find a way to incorporate them into your day. Choose the ones that look and feel best for you and your loved one, and make it a day to remember.
Posted in TAGS : Wedding Colors, Wedding Planning by Model Bride on November 14, 2012 (0) Comments | Leave a Comment