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How to Use Bold Colours in Your Wedding

Styling Tips

April 5, 2022

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As we move out of restrictions, weddings are changing. There’s a move towards doing things your way, going bold in your wedding styling, and really pushing the envelope. Bucking the trends like this is a fine line to balance between incorporating the traditions that your family may want you to keep, and injecting your own personality and desires into your most special day.
Using bold wedding colours can be a beautiful and interesting way to add those unique touches that will delight your guests. Red, the colour of love, romance, and fire, is the perfect choice for weddings. But don’t hold back – pairing it with other bold colours rather than muted warm tones will allow you to develop a fresh and exciting colour palette.

Red and lilac wedding invitation suite with nude coloured card and a flower detail. The inclusion card and wedding menu are an arched shape.

Unusual colour combinations can be hard to navigate, so take inspiration from your suppliers who are experts at the creative arts. Neutral tones can be easy to fall back on, but why do easy?! Tell your wedding planner, your stationer, your florist, and your other vendors that you want to trust them with a vibrant look – they’ll take it and run with it with pleasure!

The Top Three Tips to Create a Bold Colour Palette

Following your suppliers lead is my best tip, but here are some more guidelines that might help you when pairing bold and bright colours:

  1. Use the 60/30/10 rule – 60% one bright colour, 30% another, and 10% a neutral.
  2. Start with an unusual shade to add a modern twist – dark caramel, Christmas red, or sunflower orange. You’ll be amazed with the results.
  3. Have heaps of fun with an app like coolors.co – generate palettes in the blink of an eye, pick out colour schemes from a photo, and so much more. Start with your favourite shade of red and see where you end up. Procrastinators beware!

Red paired with lavender and nude (like in the images here) shows off what can be achieved when you and your partner think outside the square. Be brave and make it a wedding to remember!

A bride holding a bold and colourful wedding invitation suite, with a red invitation pocket, a nude invitation and arched lavender wedding details card.

So what are you waiting for? Choose a beautiful bold colour and get started with planning your wedding theme. If you need help, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A romantic wedding reception with red and lavender wedding invitations, black candlesticks, and pink and purple wedding flowers.
Modern wedding invitations with nude shades, bold red, and lilac arched wedding card.

Vendors in this styled shoot: A Tactile Perception, Fotogenica Wedding Photography, Forget-me-not Floret, Event Merchant Co, Cloth and Confetti, Always Eventive.
This blog post was also published on the Polkadot Wedding Blog.

  1. […] does seem that the progression out of Covid-19 has wrought a change in weddings. As this Australian site argues: ‘There’s a move towards doing things your way, going bold in your wedding styling, and […]

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