Today, I decided to write about wedding colours. I see a lot of colours flying about at weddings today; some of them are really nice, while others are just tacky. There are underlying meanings to the colours you choose for your wedding, and we will be unraveling them in this article.
When creating a wedding theme, the most important thing to consider is what best represents you- the bride and groom- as a couple. There’s various ways of doing this, like choosing a shared interest, favourite season, favourite animal and of course the location.
And one way that best creates a theme is simple yet extremely effective- colour. Brides often select their favourite colours to base their theme around, however one thing to also think about is what mood your wedding colours create, and what it means about you.
White symbolizes purity, innocence, honesty and cleanliness. White is also a symbol of a fresh beginning. It represents a desire for simplicity, and for older people, it can be a means of recapturing lost youth. White is a commonly used colour and it always complements most of the other wedding colours.
Yellow generally symbolizes wisdom, happiness and intellectual energy. Yellow is also a very imaginative colour and chosen by those seeking self-fulfillment and adventure. People with good sense of humour often tend towards yellow. Other personality traits yellow represents are curiosity, awareness, and focus.
Light yellow represents intellect, joy and freshness.
Dull yellow stands for caution, sickness and decay.
Orange is a colour that’s great for spicing things up and increasing creativity. Orange appeals to flamboyant and fun-loving people, and also represents joyfulness, enthusiasm and optimism. People who like orange are generally good-natured and popular, loud and impulsive. Orange can also represent youth, strength and vitality.
Red is the colour of strength, health, and vitality. Red can also be symbolic of an increased enthusiasm or interest, confidence to pursue your dreams, power and passion. Red is often the colour chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive. People who love red are also often optimistic and open.
Red- orange represents desire, sexual passion, pleasure, and a thirst for action.
Dark red stands for longing, courage, willpower, and vigour.
Light red represents love, sexuality, joy, passion, and sensitivity
Pink is a great symbol of love and beauty. It also embodies the gentler qualities of red. Pink is a very blissful colour, and can also represent a funny or quirky personality. People who tend towards pink often require affection and like to feel loved and secure. Pink represents personalities that are charming, gentle and artistic.
Purple: Personalities that like purple are usually unconventional and likely to achieve positions of authority. Purple is also the colour of royalty and can represent magic, mystery, creativity and strength. People who like people are highly individual and can also tend to be witty, sensitive, artistic, intuitive, tolerant and dignified.
Light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings.
Blue is symbolic of youth, spirituality, peace and tranquility. Blue can also represent those who are soft, compassionate and caring. Personalities that like blue are faithful, yet can tend to worry too much and be over-cautious. Blue can also represent a sensitive and emotional character, and can be a sign of patience.
Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing, protection compassion, and inspiration.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
Green is the colour of harmony and balance. Green can also represent a new state of balance and hope, renewal and peace. People who like green are also relaxed, compassionate and loyal and tend to be quite frank, sociable and modest. Green can also represent a refined personality, inventiveness, uniqueness and flexibility.
Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and money.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Olive green is the traditional colour of peace.
Brown is a comforting, solid and earthy colour. Brown can also symbolize order, convention, stamina and patience. Brown personalities are usually not impulsive and are steady and conservative. They tend to be reliable and kind. Brown is also a masculine colour that represents maturity, stability, and can create a connection with natural earth.
Reddish brown is associated with harvest and autumn.
Grey is the colour of caution and compromise. Grey can also symbolize maturity, and security. Grey also represents composure, peace and a willingness to comply. Grey also reduces the intense energy of another colour and can be selected by those suppressing their personalities.
Black : A timeless, stylish and sophisticated colour, black can also be impressive without being showy. People who tend towards black may also want to give the appearance of mystery and can also be controlling, perfectionists and dominant. Black is also a very dignified colour but can also suppress desires, suggesting inner longings.
Gold is a symbol of wealth and also representative of good health. Gold can also symbolize relaxation and enjoyment of life. It is similar to yellow in representing brightness and cheerfulness, but can also be somber and traditional. People who like gold also tend to be extravagant, wise and powerful.
Silver: This is one of the sleek, glamorous, modern and rich wedding colours. Silver can create a soothing and calm effect. Silver also aids speech and enhances patience and perseverance. Silver can also symbolize responsibility, organisation, and a distinguished character.
So, be it an elegant and sophisticated black and silver-themed wedding you desire, or perhaps a happy and bright yellow-theme, when selecting your wedding colours, consider the connotations associated with them to best represent you!
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