I love talking colors; it’s one of my favorite blog posts to write. Different color palettes and how those color tones can be translated into one wedding design style or the next. When thinking about your unique wedding invitations, bringing in a variety of color will surely stand out.
Today we are in love with the Aqua and Red color combination.
This palette can go so many different ways, but today we are bringing a more retro vibe to the blog. How awesome do you think it would be to have a retro wedding invitation arrive at your door step? It can really set the stage for your wedding, and your guests know ahead of time that this is going to be one heck of a party!
I love how the Aqua and Red colors pop; it literally creates a pattern within itself and how each shade plays off of itself. I recommend choosing a neutral color tone in your wedding stationery to make the colors even more dramatic. Notice if you add in a metallic to the color tones it warms up the overall feel. Even choosing another primary color will spice things up a bit so don’t feel locked in to only Aqua and Red.
Remember when choosing color tones, you will always want at least three colors for your wedding stationery. When looking at wedding programs for instance, I love seeing brides who layer the cardstock with different tones.
With an Aqua and Red color palette, make sure to use your colors sparingly since over doing it could lead to disaster.
May I suggest my favorite from the BUILD YOUR INVITE line of Julie Hanan Design, where she has the perfect balance of white space within the marriage of Aqua and Red. Bringing in the grey accent is stunning and really gives a unique style to the wedding invitation.
For a wedding you don’t have to use this palette with the first retro red thing you think of…cherries. You can incorporate color tones without being too cheesy. Actually less is more when bringing in such a strong color scheme.
Incorporating patterns into your wedding design like stripes or polka dots will serve much better for a wedding stationery suite. You can also implement the patterns used in the wedding stationery elsewhere into the overall wedding design such as the sweets table, linens, and details on the table.
Remember this is your wedding, not a shower, or birthday party. Even the most relaxed weddings should remain classy.
Posted on Wed, April 2, 2014
by Julie Hanan filed under