Celeste
Savvy September 2022

Making a color scheme decision is overwhelming

Celeste, on October 11, 2021 at 11:13 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 17
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Oh my goodness, I keep picking different color schemes and then looking at them and going… I HATE IT!
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I would appreciate any weigh in on colors.I am also looking at navy, burgundy and silver accents.Wedding is 9/18/22
It’s just so overwhelming and I need to know if anyone else felt like this when picking their wedding colorsMaking a color scheme decision is overwhelming 1
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Latest activity by alexandra, on October 17, 2021 at 7:40 AM
  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    Maybe the last one (shades of blue) with burgundy. The yellows and pinks clash too much, at least to me.
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie Online ·
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    What helped me was I made a collage of weddings pics I liked first to get the overall look I was going for. From there, decide what your primary color will be (navy or burgundy) and chose two accent colors. Paint chips from Walmart or your local paint store really helped me play around. If you like the below (I think it is gorgeous!) I would select navy, burgundy and a blush color compliment.


    The yellow in the selections I think take away from the beauty of the navy and burgundy together. Hope this helps ❤️❤️❤️
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  • Angela
    Dedicated July 2020
    Angela ·
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    I started with the color tux my fiancee (now husband) wanted to wear, the base color, then selected the color that looked good with it that really grabbed me and was a good seasonal color. We were married last July. Colors navy, blush, cream. Of course the blush flowers had greenery so that was the final splash of color. I googled the color schemes. Last step was an trip to the fabric store to get swatches.. You're getting a great head start, don't be too stressed. Good luck!!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Navy, burgundy & silver are great colors! I would do all navy bridesmaids dresses or those shades of blue.
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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
    Rabreena ·
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    I absolutely love the idea of navy blue, burgundy with silver accents that sounds beautiful!
    We chose rust and marine blue, gold, with accents of mulberry and dusty rose (Moms are in these colors).

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  • Mattie
    Dedicated June 2021
    Mattie ·
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    Instead of picking a color scheme and planning around that, I fell in love with an invitation design and used that as inspiration for our decor and color choices. Maybe try browsing sites like Basic Invite or Minted to see if anything speaks to you. Finding something to coordinate the colors around may seem less overwhelming than trying to choose colors in the abstract
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  • Nichole
    Devoted September 2022
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    I fell in love with my bouquet years ago and pulled my inspiration from that
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  • Clarissa
    Rockstar October 2021
    Clarissa ·
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    I love the first one reminds me of fall colors.
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  • Michelle
    Devoted August 2021
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    I also did the same and tried to find inspo from invitations and artwork. Instead of a wedding theme, I focused on a mood (sexy, romantic, dark). Last, I picked a metal (gold, silver, bronze, rose gold) for any accents like votives and favor ribbon. Good luck.
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  • Melissa
    Dedicated March 2022
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    I didn't pick colors, just went with a feeling and got the things to make that happen!
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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated October 2021
    Katelyn ·
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    I have a fall wedding, actually next Saturday & it’s very fall themed. Colors are from David’s bridal! I have Marine, Wine, Iris & Gem. I originally had dusty sage in place of the iris, but my sister in law through a fit.🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ So I changed it. Go with the colors that you love, even if they don’t “match”.
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  • R.L.
    Beginner December 2026
    R.L. ·
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    Hey there, Celeste!


    You’ve so much time. You’ll get it right when you know what kind of overall theme/vibe your wedding is. I like the other posters’ suggestions to start looking at what wedding invitations are out there for inspiration. But I’ve looked over your swatches and this is just my opinion…

    I think the 1st color duo that caught my eye were “Cinnamon & Navy or Cinnamon/The middle blue from your 3rd photo.” I think we see a lot of Burgundy/Navy because you can’t go wrong with it, but Cinnamon might be that combo w/ a twist. You can even add marigold or a bronze (if you’re open to that, for some old world warmth if that’s your style).
    A 2nd color scheme can be Dark Teal (Green Blue… David’s Bridak has a Peacock color or Gem is nice) w/ Wine (purple red) and Red (can be a dark red/burgundy).


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    (And this is what that dark blue, with a lighter blue, and silver might look like… if you were wondering.)
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    Hope this puts the different ways you can play up dark blue/navy blue, given what you’re already looking through.
    x All the best!
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  • Celeste
    Savvy September 2022
    Celeste ·
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    Omg.
    We decided on marine and Wine!!
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  • Celeste
    Savvy September 2022
    Celeste ·
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    You guys have all been SUPER helpful. At the end of the day I realized I was trying to please everyone else instead of what my fiancé and I liked the best.
    We decided to go with a navy and burgundy color scheme. ❤️
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  • Katelyn
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Yaye! Those are my 2 colors, so pretty & super fall!
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  • Fiona
    Expert May 2024
    Fiona ·
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    Glad you found your colours! Smiley smile

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  • alexandra
    Savvy December 2021
    alexandra ·
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    Instead of focusing on a color scheme, we picked a theme and found colors that fit it. Our wedding is 12/18/21 and we wanted a Christmas theme with poinsettias as our flower so we picked a burgundy and silver color scheme, with a little white thrown in to offset the dark red. It really depends on what you envision for your wedding.
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