Chantel Lauren is no stranger to color, thats a fact, a stone cold fact. We love color, live it and breathe it most days. Don't get us wrong though, the white dress obviously has its place and is elegant, and should be highlighted on one of the most important days of your life.
So the big question, "How do I pick my wedding colors?"
Choosing a color is a little bit more than picking your favorite color and throwing it everywhere on your wedding day, but it doesn't have to be a whole thing. It can be as simple as you want.
Alright, Take a walk with me for a bit, You're in your local hardware store and you're staring down the paint swatch section.. (I go here from time to time to get away from it all, strange I know)
This can be overwhelming. Although a good idea to grab a color swatch and hand it out to your bridal party, groomsmen included. No offense to the guys but the groomsmen really need assistance here, not all of them but most. You say Chartreuse and they all come back with lime green and then there is one that shows up in all gold..... Rant over...
We've seen it all a few too many times. Now you're sitting there on your phone or computer saying "Get to it already! Show me the colors!" okay, okay, okay...
We've always found that picking a color theme is one method of finding a great color palette. This will help guide you, and direct you to stay on target. Think of something inspiring to you, someplace you dream of, or it could be as simple as the location of your wedding.
Some theme Ideas might be the following:
- Something Blue
- Morning Dew
- Jewel Tones
- Art Deco
This list could go on forever, as mentioned above think of something you love, or that inspires you and put a name on it.
All these words, or "color themes" should make you feel something, visualize something in your mind... if not check your pulse for me real quick.
All these themes have local colors, colors that relate back to that idea.
Go to the internet, Google, Pinterest are great tools for generating ideas, search your term, results may be obvious and show color palettes that present complimenting colors. Other results might just be images. You can break down these images to the main colors and create your own if you're into it.
Make your selections, first select a base color. This is your True North, The Queen, the end all. This color will help you decide the complimenting colors.
Some of y'all can stop here. Use your True North color and your theme to find colors and tones that work using the tools at your finger tips.
We've put together some "Chantel Lauren Style Inspo" to help you on your journey!
Optional Step 4: (because I can)
Some of y'all don't know when to stop, so you can always consult the color wheel: Now some of y'all reading this are students of art. You know the Color wheel. I see you, You looked at it for years in art class, you probably dreamt about it, some of y'all had nightmares. Some of you are hearing about this today, and thats ok. Either way there are some really cool color palettes generators online. They are fun and might speak to you. Give them a shot