The Colour Wheel


Colour. Whether designing for your home or planning a party (or upcoming wedding), deciding on your colour palette can help determine the tone and feeling you wish to convey. Colour can be used to inspire and excite, or relax and mellow out. Some choose to go monocromatic, while others may prefer a mashing of various selections. Currently, I'm in the throes of colour choices for my upcoming wedding. Now that we have the venue booked it makes it easier to decide the styling of the event. 

Colour trends for 2012 
  aqua tangerine lilac mustard antique blue

deep red latte lavender charcoal sage

When choosing colour I always recommend one goes and looks at all their options. Decide what works with the space you have. What feeling are you going for? I suggest visiting your local hardware store and grabbing tons of free paint colour samples (and books) then explore mixing and matching colours at home. The books are great, because they will help you to learn what colours compliment each other.

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At the end of the day there are no hard and fast rules. Choose whatever makes you happy and fits best with your event or space. As for weddings, there are TONS of wedding colour schemes to be found that will easily compliment any season. Above are just a few examples of some fantastic uses and colour combination's. Feel inspired and have fun! 


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