Devoted September 2011

Need help finding a complimentary color for a Wine/Purple Plum

nikki , on January 24, 2011 at 10:21 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 33
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My Bridesmaid dresses are super cute & 100% rewearable - they are actually reminiscent of a cocktail dress more so than a traditional bridesmaid dress. If anyone wants to view: The style is Perry & the color is Purple Plum, which to me is a Wine or Burgundy color. The girls are turning the sash around so it is visible from the front. The model in the picture actually does not do this dress much justice - only 2 of my BM's liked the dress when i emailed it to them but when they tried it on, it looked amazing on all body types. I am getting married at the end of Sept. so I was trying to steer away from strapless. Anywaaaay... I am now trying to find a color that would compliment the dress for shoes & I am stuck! The sample dress was black & 1 girl tried on hot pink shoes & I really liked the idea of the fun contrast but can't think of anything that would work with my selected color. I am also not opposed to doing a more traditional shoe color either. Help me if you can!


  • binx
    Master August 2010
    binx ·

    1st, your color wheel.

    2nd, my girls wore silver with their eggplant dresses.

    3rd, a fun contrast to purple... yellow, green. Just look at the wheel & play around.

  • BG91011
    Super September 2011
    BG91011 ·

    Ooo lime green but for shoes dunno heh

  • nikki
    Devoted September 2011
    nikki ·

    Thanks for the color wheel!! Are you supposed to pick colors on the opposite side? Forget how it works! We initially thought silver too but I don't think that color would work considering the summer tan will probably be faded by then. My color is more Cabernet/Burgundy than purple, that is what is making it tricky!

  • Jill
    Devoted September 2012
    Jill ·

    I'm doing the same main color! a deep plum/purple and silver and that sort of lime green/yellow are my accent colors. If you google "purple, silver, and green wedding" you get a ton of gorgeous results!!! I think the gren shoes would be a fun pop but if you are looking more simple silver is the way to go!

  • A
    Devoted February 2011
    ashley ·

    I really love the burgundy and green! You could also do a soft pink, autumn orange, or gold.

  • C
    Savvy June 2008
    cincybride ·

    I think a gold shoe would be cute!

  • Analy aka T-waffle
    Master October 2009
    Analy aka T-waffle ·

    I did plum and burnt orange. It was beautiful.

  • Alba Henderson
    October 2019
    Alba Henderson ·

    A very hi-sexy patent leather heel in taupe, keep it plain and elegant

  • Jennifer
    VIP March 2011
    Jennifer ·

    I had a hard time with this also I actually ended up changing my color..

  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·

    Plum would look good with a burnt orange for sure.

    Or a pale green.

    But I love it with gold! It looks very regal.

  • nikki
    Devoted September 2011
    nikki ·

    Alba... I think I am leaning toward that look although that teeny part of me wants to do something fun & a bit dramatic. I think with the dress choice I have to be careful on going the fun route though. I'm torn! Thanks for everyone's ideas... you've got my wheels turning

  • Andrene
    Master October 2011
    Andrene ·

    My vote goes to gold.

  • Mrs.
    Devoted March 2011
    Mrs. ·

    I am doing that color as well. My complimentary color is chartruese, a very bright green like lime or kiwi colored. I LOVE IT!! Originally i didn't think i would. My girls are wearing Silver strappy heels. I don't have the dresses in yet, but here are the ties with our favors(green and purple personalized lollipops)

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    Have you picked any flowers yet? You can pick the shoes' color to go along with your flower choices. Or are you going to pick the flowers to match the shoes? Flowers can get expensive if you don't pick what is in season, so I would think up a color scheme with your flowers and then pick the shoe from there. flowers in season in Sept.

    black calla lilies, burgundy & purple roses, fuchsia dendrobium & phalaenopsis orchids, plum & hot pink stock flower, hot pink gerbera daisies & black jewels & crystals for accent

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    Plum teal -or- plum rust/orange/gold

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·


  • Valerie
    Super February 2011
    Valerie ·
  • Sara
    Dedicated October 2011
    Sara ·

    I think a champange color would look really nice!

  • Christina
    VIP November 2012
    Christina ·

    I vote teal or sage green. Shoot even black would probably be one is really going to be looking at there feet

  • Soon2BMrsFord
    Devoted July 2011
    Soon2BMrsFord ·

    I love yellow/green with purple!!!!

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