Picking Your Wedding Palette
Snow and frost can inspire a palette of white, cream, and silver (bare, snow-covered branches could also lead to high-contrast black and white). Or take your cues from red wine by the fire―deep burgundy and orange.
Real Simple suggests: Rich brown and warm tan with deep magenta and a touch of light, frosty pink (shown).
Also consider: Navy or gray, which is wintry but still warm, paired with ice blue; deep forest green with cream and gold.
There may still be a nip in the air, so your palette could reflect a pale, wispy T-shirt under your favorite cotton sweater in a dark, chunky yarn. The print of your favorite sundress might also offer a good color combination.
Real Simple suggests: A take on sunny skies: aqua blue and ivory with a burst of orange (shown). Add gold for some luster.
Also consider: Various shades of green to reflect budding trees and flowers; green with pink for a happy, preppy vibe.
Color ideas can come from the farmers’ market (ripe tomato red, wildflowers in bright pink and purple) or your favorite beach (think muted sand with turquoise).
Real Simple suggests: Pink, red, and coral (shown) can all co-exist―imagine complementary light-to-dark shades on the same paint-chip strip from a hardware store.
Also consider: Juicy citrus yellow with royal blue; turquoise, white, and silver; orange or champagne with pops of fuchsia.
Changing leaves are only the beginning. Fall fashion―brown suede boots, a soft eggplant cashmere sweater―can also give you clues. Remember to balance earth tones with an accent color, like pale pink or lemon yellow.
Real Simple suggests: A mossy green that’s anything but muddy when combined with cool navy, baby blue, and white (shown).
Also consider: Brown with lavender; sage green with maroon and baby pink; yellow with gray and white.