Friday, July 1, 2022

How to Use 2 Colour Palettes in a Wedding

Pantone has released the colour of the year, and unsurprisingly, it is largely inspired by these strange times we now find ourselves in.

If you’re looking for inspiration to deck up your wedding with the latest two Pantone colours for 2021, read more here!

The first time Pantone introduced two colours in a single year was in 2016. It sparked a year-long trend of couples incorporating both colours into their wedding. They worked out wonderfully because the two shades blend well together. The colours chosen for 2021 may be strikingly different (and for good reasons) but they can still pair up well if you work with caution. Even if you don’t fancy yellow and grey, so long as you’re in for something different, it is time to ditch your single colour palette and double up!

Here are some tips to make your wedding décor pop with the best of both worlds. For the couples who can’t decide between two colour palettes, this is for you! Go ahead and shortlist your two colour palettes and then read on to ensure you don’t go overboard!

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Never Use Two Different Palettes in a Single Space

Two different palettes will be a stark contrast when they’re utilised together in the same space. Within the same ballroom or venue, stick to a single palette for a more cohesive look.

You can use different colour palettes when your events are held in separate spaces, such as if your ceremony is outdoors, and your reception is indoors.

Use Different Colour Palettes to Differentiate Different Events

A typical wedding in Singapore comprises of multiple events – from your pre-wedding shoot, to Guo Da Li, to Ceremony, Tea Ceremony, Cocktails, Reception and finally the After-Party!

If you can’t choose between colour palettes, consider different palettes for different events, you get the best of both (or even three) worlds!

Think Ombre-Style

A safe and fool-proof way to work with different colour schemes is to blend the two colour palettes together ombre-style!

If you’ve two separate events, say a ceremony happening in the morning and a reception happening at night, opt for a lighter version of the colour palette for the day, and a darker, more glamourous version for the dinner.

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Keep Certain Elements Consistent

You want to avoid situations where you have too much going on as it will come across as messy and chaotic. Keep certain elements consistent across the various colour boards such as using the same fonts for your stationery, or the same type of vases for your florals.

Use Bold Colours Sparingly for a Less Gaudy Look

For a timeless look, select a neutral colour that is easy to work with and pairs well with the vibrant shades you’ve chosen. Some examples are ivory, grey and champagne. Let this neutral colour serve as the foundation of your colour palette and make it interesting with touches of the vibrant shades. Keep the use of the bold colour to only 20 – 25% so that the overall look of the wedding will be pleasing to the eyes!


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Feature image – Photo by Annie Gray on Unsplash

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