Trying to pick colors for your wedding? Try thinking like an artist! Artists and designers know basic color theory- pairing specific colors together make each color "pop." It sounds more complicated than it is and you can certainly benefit from knowing some of the basic ideas. First, take a look at a color wheel:
Further more, to combine 3 colors in harmony, called a triadic color scheme, move across the color wheel to form a triangle. For example, pairing red violet with yellow green and yellow orange would be a harmonious set. Take a look:
A split complementary color scheme uses a combination of the schemes mentioned above. Choose your primary color, for example, yellow. Then go across the wheel, purple would be its complement. However, using the colors on either side of the complementary color, in this case red-purple and blue-purple create a split complementary color scheme:
Another option is an analogous color scheme. Three colors next to each other on the wheel. I am very drawn to this type of scheme, see my jewelry for examples!
Take a moment to review these concepts, they aren't too complicated and are sure to help you create a great color scheme for your wedding! By the way, you can pick up a color wheel at your local arts and crafts store. If you ever have any questions about color schemes, let me know, I'd love to help! - Alexa