“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” – Pablo Picasso
That explains somewhat the change in public preferences regarding the wedding colors and their variations every year, if not seasonally. 2008 has marked blue as the foremost choice in wedding colors and in 2009, it’s going to continue as well. And that includes every shade of blue – from bright and cobalt blue to turquoise and rich indigo. And if you find it hard believing the accounts aforementioned, let’s see what the First Lady has to say.
Michelle Obama’s convention speech came from shades of blue and it’s so far, the most memorable one. To be precise, it was more on the greener side of blue, but nevertheless, it heralds the shades of things to come, the outer periphery touching every possible bright, strong and saturated tone.
But blue itself can appear boring if there’s not present a contrast to compliment it; that way, lighter and neutral shades (cream, bone and champagne; even tan) stand shoulder to shoulder with light gold and even beige. It’s the undertones that bring in the harmony. However, there’s another shade that compliments blue the most and it’s gray; but it’s best to avoid the shade unless you are an outright rebel planning your wedding in a moonlit graveyard. A better option would be steel-gray or gunmetal or maybe even brushed silver; these shades shall provide a matching contrast even with the conventional black tuxedo.
But unless you are in for giving people a shock, avoid contrasts with lemon yellow, or pale peach; stitch your entire wedding gown in solid shades of these if you can’t avoid by any cost.
At the end, it is always the wedding colors reflecting the joint personality, which you cannot sacrifice to please your personal ego. And when you have to sacrifice it up to a certain extent soon, why not start trying right from the time of exchanging the rings?
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