Decode your Wedding Color Palette

I love color and one of my favorite things to do is sort through my swatches and papers when I start a new custom invitation design for a couple. You might see I have a few instagram pics of swatches that I’ve snapped with a specific wedding in mind. Honestly I could play with my paint sets, paper swatches and pantone chips forever and never tire of it. While in art school we had a class called “color theory”, and as you would expect it was a lot of backstory on how we see color and what effect colors have on our mood and how they impact our daily lives.


If you’re stumped on choosing your wedding colors or the love of your life does not agree with you on a wedding palette, no need to stress. Color is one of the fun and easy ways to bring to life your personalized wedding day. It is important of course to come to a common thread between you and your soon to be wedded partner so that your wedding day truly represents you as a couple.


Choosing colors for your wedding can be very simple and so much fun. It might help to know what the colors of our beautiful rainbow represent. You might even find a meaningful reason to choose certain colors for your wedding palette.


Symbols we most commonly know white to be used for is that beautiful wedding dress!

  • Purity
  • Innocence
  • cleanliness
  • a fresh beginning
  • desire for simplicity
  • recapturing lost youth

Other personality traits white can represent are honesty, stubbornness, seriousness and shyness.      


  • Wisdom
  • happiness
  • intellectual energy
  • imaginative
  • Self-fulfillment
  • Adventure


  • Intellect
  • Joy
  • freshness

Dull Yellow

  • Caution
  • Sickness
  • decay

People with good senses of humor often tend towards yellow and other personality traits yellow can represent are curiosity, awareness, and those who are driven and focused.


A color that symbolizes increasing creativity.

  • flamboyant
  • fun-loving
  • Joyfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Optimism

People who like orange are generally good-natured and popular, but can also be loud and impulsive. Orange can also represent youth, strength and vitality.



The color of love, power and passion

  • Strength
  • Health
  • Vitality
  • increased enthusiasm or interest
  • confidence to pursue your dreams


  • Desire
  • sexual passion
  • Pleasure
  • thirst for action

Dark Red

  • Longing
  • Courage
  • Willpower
  • vigor

Light Red

  • Love
  • Sexuality
  • Joy
  • Passion
  • sensitivity

Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive. People who love red are also often optimistic and open-natured.


A great symbol of love and beauty, pink also embodies the gentler qualities of red.

  • funny or quirky
  • affection
  • loved
  • Secure

Pink also represents personalities that are charming, gentle and artistic.


Purple is also the color of royalty and can represent magic, mystery, creativity and strength.

  • tolerant
  • dignified
  • Light purple:
  • romantic
  • nostalgic
  • individual
  • Witty
  • Sensitive
  • Artistic
  • Intuitive


  • Compassionate
  • Caring
  • Faithful
  • Youthful
  • Spirituality
  • Peace
  • Tranquility

Light blue

  • Health
  • Healing
  • Tranquility
  • Understanding
  • Softness


  • emotional healing
  • protection
  • Compassion
  • inspiration

Dark Blue

  • Knowledge
  • Power
  • Integrity
  • seriousness

Blue can also represent a sensitive and emotional character, and can be a sign of patience and conscientious.


  • Loyal
  • Sociable
  • Modest
  • Dark green:
  • Ambition
  • Money
  • Harmony
  • Balance
  • Hope
  • Renewal
  • Peace
  • Relaxed
  • Compassionate


  • Discord


  • peace

Green can also represent a refined personality, and those who are inventive, unique and flexible.





  • Order
  • Convention
  • Stamina
  • Patience
  • Steady
  • Conservative
  • Reliable
  • Kind

Reddish Brown

  • harvest

Brown is also a masculine color that represents maturity, stability, and can create a connection with natural earth.


  • Compromise
  • Maturity
  • security
  • Composure
  • peace

Grey also reduces the intense energy of another color and can be selected by those suppressing their personalities.


  • Timeless
  • stylish
  • sophisticated
  • impressive
  • Mystery


  • wealth
  • good health
  • Relaxation
  • Enjoyment
  • Cheerfulness
  • traditional

People who like gold also tend to be extravagant, wise and powerful.


  • Glamorous
  • modern
  • Soothing
  • Patience
  • perseverance

Silver can also symbolize responsibility and organization, and can signify nature, earth and a distinguished character.


  • Richness
  • Warmth
  • Grandeur

So whether it be an elegant and sophisticated black tie event or autumn-themed wedding you desire, or perhaps a happy and bright yellow-theme, when selecting your color palette consider the mood and feelings associated with your color palette to best represent you as a couple!


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