Call me boring, but there’s something about a soft, neutral color palette that has always drawn me in. The subtle sophistication of a wedding that embrace natural tones is something we can’t get out of our heads here at Southern New England Weddings. Far from being dull or drab, this color palette allows for extra detail and creativity when choosing everything from bridesmaid and groomsmen attire to floral arrangements and table settings.
For those of you who are on board but have no idea where to start, look first to playing with textures, fabrics and patterns in your subdued color scheme. Understated colors can be the perfect background for materials like wood, brass or other metallics when decorating your venues and tables. Go lacy, linen, rustic or sleek – there are so many ways to make this look suit you as a couple. It also allows for endless combinations of vibrant, intricate floral arrangements without tipping your wedding toward being too feminine or fussy.
A beautiful way to play up muted, earthy colors is to choose a shade like chocolate brown or blush pink that’s a little bolder than the rest of your colors while still fitting with the vision. I also love the monochromatic look of using lighter and darker shades of the same color.
As a massive supporter of the mismatched bridesmaid dress movement, I think there’s no better way to take advantage of this trend than with a neutral color palette. Play with shades of the same color and choose dresses that vary in style, fabric and cut – you’ll win the favorite bride award hands down for choosing such versatile, flattering dresses that your bridesmaids can wear over again.