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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Baldwin

5 Great Hints to Help You Choose Your Wedding Colors

Colors are integral to anything and everything. It is even a copyright-able property! Have you ever heard of “Tiffany Blue”? The color of a wedding means a lot to you and those you invite to share your big day. Sometimes the decision can be very difficult, so here are a few helpful notes to assist you if you get stuck!


Where is your venue? Are you planning on being outside? In a forest or at the beach? Where you are getting married may be a huge influencer into your color plans. Maybe it would be best to choose your colors, then your venue. Some people choose their venue and choose their colors to be based upon their venue. Whichever suits you best, the two should definitely be entwined to ease your experience in choosing the best color and aesthetic for you. Forests may need a splash of vibrancy to contrast the natural tones. Beaches may need some darker tones to help the bright colors “pop”. Whatever your venue may be, choosing cooperative colors goes a long way!

Ask us if you have any questions on how to customize your color selection for your event!

Color Wheels are Your Friend

Unsure about the compatibility of the color schemes you chose? Consult a Color Wheel to gather a sense of direction for your choice. This will help you to find naturally contrasting colors and complimenting colors. Sure, we learned our colors in kindergarten, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use a color wheel to help us out as adults!

Seasons Color’s

Another good source of direction in your choice of color palette relies on your choice of season to elope. Did you choose a Fall date? Winter? Each of the seasons have dominant colors attributed to them. Seasonal color schemes are traditional, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own taste to them. Exploit the natural color tones of the season you chose to save your date by using the colors to compliment the colors of nature while adding your own taste.

Use Color to Set the Tone of Your Wedding

You don’t have to be an art expert to know colors have a power over people and their moods. Keep this in mind when you are choosing your colors: blue tones typically condone a sense of calm overall, but keep in mind tones also have their own individual meanings. For example, dark blue can be seen as elegant, rich, sophisticated, intelligent, and old-fashioned, royal blue can represent superiority, and light blue can mean honesty and trustworthiness. This applies for all colors. A little research into the psychological effects of your color palette can help your decision.

Try Not to Overthink It

Although, we have laid out many ways to assist your choices in color for your big day, try no to over complicate your decision. These hints are meant to help if you get stuck. Overall, the choice is mostly up to your happiness and that should be the pinnacle priority. The planning is stressful enough, so let this tidbit of wedding be the fun part!

Our location offers a blank slate for you to decide your color without influence of the venue! El Dorado Banquet Hall has an aesthetic that allows you to run wild with your creativity. Allow us to help you with your wedding or event and let your color palette splash all over your event!

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