You may already know that colors have inherent meanings which can subconsciously impact our perception of people, places, or things. As you begin working on your wedding color palette, staying conscious of this is vital because it means that the colors you choose can either work for or against the overall ambience you're working towards.
We'll start by saying that there are various kinds of color schemes (monochromatic, analogous and complementary are just a few) and various ways of creating them but, today, we will be focusing on creating a custom color palette using the photo we shared with you in last week's example. Feel free to follow along using the photo you've chosen for yourself.
Last week, we imagined a couple whose wedding vision we are calling "Wanderlust Romance". We chose the photo below for its delicate balance of adventure and romance, femininity and masculinity.
CREATING A COLOR PALETTE
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You can find endless amounts of inspiration beyond the wedding industry so we hope you've found one or two inspiring images from elsewhere to explore possible color palettes today.
Time to start pulling colors!
There are a couple of ways you can go about pulling colors:
Option 1: The web offers many tools that can pull color palettes from an image for you.
Option 2: You can pull the colors yourself using a program such as Photoshop.
We typically do a mix of both but, today, we will show you how simple it is to automatically pull colors from an image using the Adobe Capture app:
Step 1: Open the app and swipe until you arrive at the "Colors" tab.
Step 2: Click a photo or upload a photo.
Step 3: After clicking or uploading your photo, the app will automatically pull up a color scheme for you.
Step 4: Click the check mark to accept the colors chosen or move the dots around on the photo to pick up different colors. Keep in mind that the next step will allow you to alter the colors the app has chosen for you.
Step 5: Make adjustments to the colors if you'd like. We play with these depending on what we've discussed with our couple. Be mindful of your color combinations. You want to make sure your colors work together.
Step 6: Save!
Now that you have inspirational immagery, descriptive keywords and a solid color palette, you are well on your way to completing your mood board. Try adding other elements to your board such as a couple swatches of fabric or paper to complete the look (see below for our example).
Once your mood board is complete, add supporting pages with specific details (such as attire, decor, stationery, etc) to achieve a complete design board.
A design board will allow you to grant vendors a certain level of creative liberty which will be beneficial to you in more ways than one but, our favorite is they will be creating something specifically for YOU inspired by your overall vision instead of a recreation of a photo you found online.
We hope this "Getting Started" series has been helpful in relieving some of the overwhelm that accompanies that initial stage of wedding planning.
Let us know your thoughts and, if you think a friend might benefit from a little help in this department, please feel free to share!