Planning & Inspiration
Color Us Happy: Vibrant Wedding Palette Ideas
Scientists have conducted numerous research studies to confirm that certain colors have special ‘powers’ that influence our emotions and behaviors. The official term is ‘color psychology.’ Red is associated with passion, blue is calming, yellow means happiness, pink is romantic, orange is playful, green is refreshing and purple relates to creativity. As wedding floral designers, one of the best perks of the job is getting to witness the power of color first hand.
Sure, all white with a touch of green here and there is a classic mainstay that looks great across seasons and venues. This post is for our readers who are thinking about exploring color’s emotional expression. Often in our experience, a few slight adjustments in intensity and brightness is what is needed to take an arrangement to the next level. An exuberant floral theme just sings to the joyous feelings of love that fill a couple’s big day. For inspiration, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and rounded up our favorite vibrant wedding palette ideas.
Earth tones produce a calming effect and are an ideal choice for the nervous bride. Blush, white, and sage green accented with notes of light blue capture a relaxing, natural look. This organic arrangement brings together café au lait dahlias, sweet pea, roses, delphiniums, stock, astilbe, and scabiosa with seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, rosemary, and olive greens.
You can’t go wrong with sorbet hues of peach, raspberry, and lime for a summer beach wedding. This beauty features Kiera and garden roses, ranunculus, café au lait dahlias, scabiosas with olive greens and jasmine vines.
Pale purples and blues have an innocent, serene quality about them. Incorporate various shades of lavender, violet, and mauve with silvery green to capture a look soft feminine romance. This bouquet showcases peonies, lavender ocean song roses, sweet peas, and delphiniums with silver dollar eucalyptus and dusty miller.
Elegance and high impact collide in a wash of punchy pink and coral hues – perfect for the summer bride who wants to make a statement. This dazzling bouquet mixes Phalaenopsis orchids, Juliet garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus.
Nothing speaks to the delicate heart like a dainty pink and cream combo. This gorgeous arrangement mixes roses, lisianthus, and ranunculus with seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus.
Channel the cheerful side of summer with a sunny scheme expressed through bright pops of yellow and green complemented by peach, white, and blue – the subtler colors add a sophisticated touch. This bouquet incorporates mini sunflowers, peonies, roses, stock, anemones, sweet peas, and brunia with dusty miller, jasmine vines, and seeded eucalyptus.
For a summery take on jewel tones, mix seasonal hues such as pale pink, peach and green with a rich burgundy – the juxtaposition creates striking contrast that draws the eye in. This bridesmaid’s bouquet brings together café au lait dahlias, roses, ranunculus, and astilbe with dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus.
Create your very own luxurious dream with a harmonious of collection lavender, blush, white, and green. This breathtaking arrangement features peonies, roses, lisianthus, and scabiosas complemented by seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus.
Set an elevated tone for your garden wedding with alluring colors of deep mauve, orange, pink, and white with rich green accents. This show-stopping bouquet showcases roses, peonies, ranunculus, snapdragons, café au lait dahlias complemented by cascading jasmine vine.
Like a refreshing bowl of rainbow sherbet, this assortment mixes delightful shades of tangerine, berry, and lime. The floral recipe brings together dahlias, various types of roses, ranunculus, astilbe and lisianthus with dusty mille and silver dollar eucalyptus.
If there is a time to embrace ALL THE COLORS, it’s during the spring and summer seasons. Mother Nature is at her peak, offering the brightest and most mesmerizing hues imaginable. From a flower garden in full bloom to a lush forest landscape to crystal blue ocean waters, there is endless inspiration for wedding decor and styling.