Hello there, ladies and gents! Today, we're going to talk about one of the most fun parts of wedding planning: decorations and color! These days, many weddings are not simply a white dress and a black tuxedo. Brides (and grooms, too) are choosing colors that reflect a theme or mood, and some even base the entire wedding around these colors! We think this is a great idea here at The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm. Like we have said before, The Barn is a backdrop with charm and a southern feel. All it needs is your ideas and decorations to make it match the perfect picture of YOUR wedding!
There are tons of ways to come up with the perfect color palette. First, check Pinterest. The handy-dandy search bar in the top left corner of the page can find you pretty much whatever you're looking for. While I was searching for color combination examples to build our Pinterest board to accompany this post (which you can find here), I just typed in "Color Palettes" and up popped approximately 53 million results...give or take a few, I suppose. :) Some of my favorites were right up our alley, like this one, hello October Brides!
In all seriousness, Pinterest is such a great asset for wedding planning. Even better: it is a free network! Anyways, back to other resources. Another great place to look for colors that work well together is at any place that sells paint. You know those awesome little cards that have color families grouped together for paint color comparison? Bingo. An added bonus to using paint chips is their portability. It is easy as pie to slide that card into your wedding planning book or wallet. That way you will have it with you to compare wherever you go to look for potential decorations or table linens. There are tons of colors to choose from at hardware stores or other locations that sell paint, so there should easily be just about any color you could imagine to compare!
Last but not least, and possibly my personal favorite, is a website I found while doing a little research for this post. Color Hunter is an awesome, awesome, awesome tool for color planning. Say you find a picture you really like, but you can't easily identify the colors in it. Take this one for example:
You love the way the pinks get lighter and darker, and the background just makes the colors pop, but how do you translate that to the colors for your wedding? Go to www.colorhunter.com. The window will look something like this.
See up at the top, beside the search bar, there is an "upload an image" option. Click that. Follow the directions on the screen, and select the photo that you want to compare. Then, click "upload image." The next window will show you the colors it found in your photo, and voila! You have an awesome, personalized color palette to work with.
Like I said, this is a pretty awesome tool, and it is also free to use!
So, brides and grooms, think about colors that you think would be a good reflection of how you want your special day to feel. The right colors can make the whole atmosphere of your wedding feel comfortable and enjoyable. Maybe we can help you with that! We would be more than happy to discuss color ideas that we think would look incredible in The Barn. Like I said earlier, our Pinterest board is full of ideas as well. Happy planning!
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