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Style Showdown: Light or Dark?

Maggie, on December 4, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 124
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Your wedding colors set the mood for your entire event! Which wedding color combos are your favorite? Light, airy, and pastel palettes? Or dark, moody, and vibrant colors?

Light?

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Photo from Kiran and Ajay's Wedding in Dana Point, California

Or Dark?

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Photo by Jomar and Rebeca's Wedding in Cranston, Rhode Island

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124 Comments

Latest activity by Martha, on July 16, 2020 at 10:28 AM
  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
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    I like light colors. I think they’re so pretty.
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    Definitely light, they scream wedding to me! Very ethereal and bright!

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  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
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    Light mostly. Our darkest color is burnt orange
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  • Dedicated March 2021
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    I do like light colors, but maybe more dark and neutral colors with flowers?
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  • Brittney
    Savvy May 2020
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    Both are beautiful. I like the boldness of the dark though. I think it looks better in pictures
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  • Maggie
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    I think I agree, Chinne. I don't know, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the darker colored flowers. Is your wedding color palette lighter?

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  • Alyssa
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    I'm a fan of the lighter color pallet.
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  • Maggie
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    That was my thought, but then you also have the brightness of the light flowers. It's a tough call for me, Brittney. Was it easier for you if you chose wedding colors?

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
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    I prefer lighter colors but I am a fan of a darker accent color, such as navy, which was one of our colors.

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  • Dedicated March 2021
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    My wedding palette would be fall colors, so it would probably be a mixture of light and dark.
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  • caitie-lyn
    Dedicated January 2020
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    I prefer a light colour palette and for our wedding even though it's in winter we've chosen a light colour palette to just brighten things up

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  • Devoted November 2019
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    I love dark colors. Red, black and purple is our color scheme.
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    I suppose mine is a mix, with dusty blue, steel blue, burgundy, blush, and gold. Both are beautiful to me.
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    I love the dark! I have to keep reminding my self I am having a spring wedding so I rain in the dark!

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  • Maggie
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    Ooh, I like the sound of that, Shannon. Smiley smile Where are you showing off your colors in your wedding?

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  • Brittney
    Savvy May 2020
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    We have wedding colors but I think I'd depends on hues. We are both dark native Americans so to me dark skin and pastel flowers would throw off our pictures. However, one of our colors is red and we went with a bright but deep red.
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  • M
    Super June 2019
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    In between. I hate pastels but our colors are bold and not dark. When I think of dark I think of the deep royal blues and eggplants and such. Our colors are raspberry and Malibu. Essentially fuschia and teal. I look terrible in pastels but those rich Caribbean colors look amazing on me.
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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
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    I prefer light and bright colors!
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  • J
    Beginner August 2021
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    Light! Did dark before and i wasn't satisfied
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  • Alyssa
    Master December 2019
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    I wanted black and white with silver accents and had to add gold to

    help incorporate theme because I feel it is airy in my opinion but everyone else wanted color so we went navy and white with silver and gold accents which I think comes off distinctly dark
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