Choosing the colour scheme for your wedding day is an important part of the planning as it will affect almost every other aspect of your day. It’s a choice that is personal to you and definitely something you want to get right.

If you’re looking for some tips to help you get started, our guide to picking a colour scheme will help you make the right choice for your special day.

Tip #1: Think about location

Whilst choosing a colour scheme that you love is important, you should first consider your location.

Think about the colours you would love to see in your venue as you’re walking around, and take notes at every corner. You might already have a particular colour scheme in mind but if not, you are certain to draw some inspiration from your surroundings.

Indian Engagement Party KentTip #2: Choose a starting point

Whether it’s the flowers, a swatch you saw in a magazine, or your favourite throw, to pick the perfect colour scheme for your wedding you must have a starting point.

By finding something that you love and using it for inspiration, you’ll find it easier than just randomly picking colours that you like. A good colour scheme is all about direction and this is a great tip to ensure your colours don’t get confused.

Tip #3: Keep it simple

It’s easy to get carried away when choosing a colour scheme for your big day. All of the excitement can blur your brain a little and you might find you’re starting to go OTT with all the colours you love.

To stop yourself drowning in colour, stick to a maximum of three of your favourites. Anything more than this and you’re getting into dangerous territory which could leave your décor looking too busy and uninviting.

If you find you can’t mix and match your colours without them turning into a clown costume, use a colour wheel to help you decide. There’s loads of websites and apps available to help you pick complimentary colours, so don’t worry if you don’t have that art degree up your sleeve.

Bridal PartyTip #4: Consider personality

Whilst it’s nice to choose colours simply because you like them, it’s also a great idea to pick ones that reflect the personalities of you and your partner.

Everyone’s looking for a way to add that personal touch to their big day, so why not make yours all about the colour?

Are you a passionate fiery person who loves all things big and bold or a gentler, quieter character?

Whatever your personality, you can incorporate it into your wedding day with a colour scheme that reflects who you are.

Tip #5: Don’t think too hard

Finally, when choosing a colour scheme, it’s important not to overthink it too much.

The colours you choose are a reflection of you and will no doubt come naturally over time. The more you overthink your colours scheme, the messier and less organised it will get.

Once you’ve chosen your colours, make a promise to yourself that you aren’t going to keep changing them and you’ll find that the rest of your décor decisions come much easier.


Contact us and we can help plan your special day with you. Colour schemes and all.