Olive’s Color Scheme

Posted by olive on Mar 07, 2011

As a kid, I was always pretty artsy. I started drawing/painting when I was really young, and always loved colors. My ‘favorite’ color successfully changed every year until I was about 12. When I always wanted to decorate my college dorm room, I’d end up with a mis-matched mess because I am not good with staying in one tonal range.

So, my wedding colors. I know that I will have to tackle this feat by picking a scheme and staying with it. I know that I want my bridesmaids in a neutral color. I had always envisioned black, but, with a Summer wedding, I’m not sure how I feel about that. So, I moved to charcoal.

I saw this image (from Martha Stewart Weddings), and LOVED it:

It’s bright while staying elegant, simplistic and yet fun. So, I thought: Charcoal, Yellow, White. BAM. Done.

Hence, Inspiration Board #1:

Photos by: A Cake Life, Down-to-Earth Paperworks, Enchanted Florist, Juliet Events, Maureen H. Hall Stationery and Invitations, WeddingWire, Willowdale Estate

However, then I started looking around at some other “bright, summery” colors that would match well with charcoal, and I started liking a bright coral-ish orange.

Hence, Inspiration Board #2

Photos by: Butterfly floral & event design, Christi Gulley Custom Floral Designs, Kelly & Company Event Planning, Wine Country Weddings, LuxSugar Bakery, Muse Events, petals and promises , Platinum Tiara

Yes, I know these schemes are relatively similar, but I go back and forth every day about which one I like better. The yellow scheme reminds me of a bit more rustic and vintage feel, while the orange I think might lend itself better to a non-rustic theme (which will be closer to what Olive Dude and I are having).

P.S. the shoes from the orange inspiration board are J. Crew, and I kinda just want them regardless. 😉

So buds – thoughts? Which scheme do you like better?