April 26, 2011

Top 5 Tips – Selecting A Color Palette


I know that many of you are planning your weddings right now, so I thought it would be a good idea to give Culinary Craft's Top 5 Tips on selecting a color palette, directly from our Executive Director, Rachel Heimer!  Take it away! Here are my Top 5 Tips for creating a color palette:
  1. Limit your color palette to no more than 3 colors, however, it is definitely okay to use shades of the colors you've selected to create variety and visual interest!
  2. When using a 3 color palette, it is a good idea to use one color as an accent and the other 2 as more main colors  so that it doesn't get too busy and there will be pops of color throughout the space.
  3. Make sure to take your style and the style of your wedding into consideration.  If you are having a shabby chic wedding, you want to use more muted, neutral colors or muted pastels.  If you are having a retro, contemporary wedding use vivid, primary colors. 
  4. Use your venue to your advantage.  If you have a large space with white walls, consider it a blank canvas.  Lighting can really create drama and bring in your color palette.  If it is outdoors or an indoor garden area, green becomes your neutral.  Whites and bright colors pop and add visual impact.
  5. Most importantly, however, you have to remember to make it your own!  It's your wedding day and should reflect you and your partner's personality and style.  Don't be afraid of color or breaking the rules!  Happy planning!

Remember to enter the contest and giveaway from our partners at Diamond Rental!  A linen overlay will really add a beautiful visual effect to your color palette!!!

Remember to check out our website for more tips, ideas, and inspiration!

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