Theming: colour palette ideas

Your colour theme is one of your major planning decisions. Create a feeling of harmony by setting the scene with these three sumptuous colour combinations.

  • Story by Photos Eva Kozub

Your colour theme is one of your major planning decisions. Create a feeling of harmony by setting the scene with these three sumptuous colour combinations.

It is from your decision on your colour theme, that other choices from bridesmaid dresses to invitation and flowers to stationery can be made. Whether your reception venue is a garden, community hall, vineyard or beach, a dynamic colour theme will transform any space into something extra special and ultimately enhance your wedding photos.

Toffee and cream
Start off your palette with two base hues, then bring in accent colours to complete the look and add depth. We used toffee and cream, a delicious two-toned base that can be topped off with bold hues, graphic prints or pretty pastels to reflect your personal style.

Mocha and vintage gold
- Inspired by nature, this look is rustic but regal. Use natural fibres such as coarse wood and soft cotton, contrasted with delustred metals, sleek satin and plush velvet.
- Allow the colours to carry through to the tiniest details, such as personalised guest favours with tags that match your stationery suite.
- Decorate chairs with striped or polka dot ribbon, adorned with a fresh bloom or fabric flower.
- For your flower girls, mix and match pretty skirts and tops in soft toffee and cream. Tie wide satin ribbons in mocha or vintage gold in their hair or around their waist.
- Add a touch of luxury to your day – think gold icing on the wedding cake, or use antique metallic vases.

Ballet pink and sorbet peach
- Fill preserving jars of various sizes with a combination of soft pink, peach and cream flowers – a simple yet stunning table decoration. Add a feminine flourish by tying ribbon around each jar.
- Decorate the cake with fresh blooms or intricate icing.
- Use garlands in your flower girls’ hair. Not only does this look cute, it also frees up their hands to throw petals along the aisle.
- Invite your bridesmaids to choose the length and colour of their dress from your palette.
- When creating your stationary suite, treat it as if you were designing a collection: make each piece unique in shape and size, but keep the tones consistent.



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