Don’t Rule Out Neutral Wedding Colors

As you decide on your wedding colors, you may want to give some thought to a neutral wedding color palette. Neutral colors are those that don’t show up on the color wheel: white, gray and black. There are advantages to neutral colors; such as, it is much easier to choose items for your décor. When using neutrals, you won’t have to worry about trying to match up colors, shades, and tones.

Also, it is likely that your groom will feel more comfortable with a neutral color. If he is a guy who just can’t handle color, consider neutrals. Another reason to use neutral colors is if your venue is very colorful. For example if you are getting married in a large church with lots of red carpet, yet you want to use pink, you may want to just go with a neutral color instead. Or if the reception venue you want to use has very distinctive décor, you may be better off not trying to compete with it.

White Wedding Color. An all-white wedding can be very beautiful. A lot of white can create quite an impression! My only caveat is to make sure that your wedding dress is different enough from your bridesmaids, so there is no question who the bride is! Wearing a veil can help in this regard, also.

Gray Wedding Color. Gray is a somewhat new color for weddings. I think it is a very sophisticated choice. Including plenty of white with it will make it pop and keep it from looking dreary.

Black and White Wedding Colors: Black and white is a combination with a lot of impact! With this combo your decorating will be so much easier. Put black and white together and you have an immediate “wow”! For example, look at the balloons in the photo collage below. While any other combination of colors would look really nice, black and white creates a special vision that no other combination can match.

Click on photos once for large versions and twice for humongous versions.

Collages created by Sher Silver.

Exclusively Weddings’ Pinterest boards offer more great ideas:
Black and White Wedding and Black and White from Exclusively Weddings
White Wedding
EW on Pinterest

Photo Sources: White: [1]Meghan Kemp [2]Sweet and Saucy Shop [3]Jennelise Rose [4]Lani Elias Fine Art Photography [5]Bayly + Moore [6]Dulce de Leche [7]Indulgy [9]Charlotte Geary Photography – Gray: [2]The Rolling Pin [3]FabYouBliss [4]The Caketress [5]J.Scott Catering [6]Enchanted Events & Design – Black and White: [1]Darin Fong Photography [3]Martha Stewart [4]Joshua Albanese Photography [5]Mirror Mirror inc. [6]One and Only Paris Photography [7]Ms B’s Cakery [8]Paris Couture Antiques

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About Sher Silver

Sher Silver has been active in the bridal industry for more than 25 years. She was on the Pace Communications’ team that launched Elegant Bride magazine and she served as its VP/General Manager. In 1991, she was asked to start up the Exclusively Weddings’ division for Pace and develop its catalog and product line of wedding accessories, favors and wedding party gifts. Once the original assortment of products was successful, she soon laid the groundwork for adding wedding invitations to Exclusively Weddings’ assortment. This included printing them in-house, so that exacting standards could be adhered to. She brought together an array of wedding invitation designs and price points that incorporated a mix of styles from classic to contemporary. Elegant and tasteful, these invitations set a fresh, new precedent in the industry and Exclusively Weddings continues to be known for offering invitations with both style and value. In addition, Sher has a passion for developing products that make it easier for brides to plan their weddings. She conceived, developed, and was editorial director of The Handbook of Wedding Invitations and the popular wedding planning system, The Organized Bride®. She has also created a wide variety of innovative, best-selling wedding products such as personalized wedding day totes for bridesmaids, Daddy’s Girl® frame, “To Dry Your Tears®” hanky for mother of the bride, personalized pouches for wedding rings, wedding welcome bags for out of town guests and more! Sher loves helping brides with questions they may have about their big day and providing valuable information and ideas to make wedding planning easier.

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