Most brides have a very specific color in mind for their weddings. Personally, I try to avoid following the “trendy colors” that are out there while encouraging my clients to choose the colors they love.
I have always said to social media is huge blessing, but could also be a curse.
Nothing bothers me more than when a client comes to me with a photo from Instagram (or Pinterest) and tells me, “This is exactly what I want.”
My first reaction is to say, “With all do respect, I suggest that you, first, search for the designer that did the design in the image, and then have them do it.” Now, I understand how annoying it can be when clients bring my books and say the same thing to other designers. “I want exactly this, only cheaper.” I think Instagram, Pinterest, and my books should be used only as sources of inspiration.
There, I’ve finished venting.
Once our brides give us a color story to work with, I think it is important for us to understand what colors work best together.
I know we are supposed to be the artists, therefore, we should have a very clear understanding as to how to balance colors. That said, it is my personal opinion that some colors simply do not work well together for a wedding. You might agree or disagree, but I wanted to share my two cents on this subject. Here are the color combinations I have difficulty using for a wedding:
Yellow and red;
pink and turquoise;
blue and red;
and, hot pink and yellow.
As I said, I will always do exactly want my clients want, but sometimes I try to convince them otherwise. Maybe it’s just me, but I simply don’t think these combinations work.
Do you think any color combination works well for a wedding? Feel free to disagree with me.