Wedding Colour themes and what they mean

Wedding Colour themes
Wedding Colour themes

Wedding Colour themes and what they mean

Weddings at Granny Mouse are truly spectacular, as they have everything on-site. From the idyllic chapel with panoramic views over the Caversham Valley, to a reception venue that can cater up to 120 guests, and a culinary team ready to create your unique wedding feast.

“Are you struggling to pin down the best wedding colour scheme for your big day? If so, it may help to know the meaning behind the colours you’re considering for your wedding,” says Granny Mouse Country House & Spa GM Sean Granger, “and Veronica Sookdin, our Banqueting Manager, has curated a combination of suggestions to inspire you”.

From deep jewel tones that reflect opulence and nobility to softer colours that evoke a sense of whimsy and romance, here are the most common wedding colours and their hidden meanings:

Red – Passion, Love, Drama, Energy, Dominance

Research shows that red can rev up desire, increase your heart rate and make you more excited. You can choose to dial up the romance by picking a bold and vibrant red colour scheme or tone it down with a beautiful burgundy or crimson.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: cherry red + black, cardinal red + grey, burgundy + gold, crimson + light brown.

Pink – Soft, Sweet, Feminine, Romance

Meaning: Pink is often associated with femininity and young women.

However, this attitude is a rather modern concept.

In fact, pink was once associated with masculinity because it was related to red, a colour that signifies dominance and passion. It wasn’t until the 20th century that people decided to make pink a more suitable colour for girls.

Regardless of gender roles, pink now signifies young love, sensitivity and vulnerability. Its various shades (fuchsia, rose, coral, magenta) are some of the most common colours used in weddings today.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: coral + mint, dusty pink + ivory, carnation + magenta, light pink + navy blue, light pink + grey.

Blue – Tranquil, Balance, Serenity, Sadness

Meaning: Blue is known for being a calming colour. In fact, research shows that the colour blue puts us in a meditative state because it reminds us of water, which contributes to our sense of well-being.

Blue is also the colour of trust, which is why many businesses use blue in their corporate logos. The “something blue” part of the wedding tradition stems from the belief that blue represented love, fidelity and trust.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: navy + cranberry, pale blue + ivory, light blue + yellow, cerulean + sage.

Purple – Royalty, Luxury, Power, Mystery

Meaning: Purple is associated with wealth and opulence. Once worn exclusively by the nobility, purple was often used to convey one’s status in society, so you can make your ladies look like royalty in purple bridesmaid dresses.

Although darker shades of purple still signify luxury and power, lighter shades of purple can provoke a sense of elegance, whimsy and magic. Its many associations make it one of the more popular wedding colour choices for modern brides.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: lilac + sage, plum + gold, deep purple + light grey, lavender + yellow, mulberry + orchid + yellow.

Orange – Excitement, Youth, Warmth

Meaning: Orange is a colour that signifies youth, vitality and generosity. If you’re an older couple looking to add some vibrancy and energy to your wedding, an orange-based colour palette is worth considering.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: tangerine + yellow, orange + cranberry + yellow, apricot + sage, orange + teal + gold.

Yellow – Happiness, Positivity, Curiosity, Imagination

Meaning: Similar to orange, yellow evokes energy and happiness. It also signifies curiosity and imagination, making it perfect for creative couples who enjoy learning and exploring.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: canary yellow + light blue, amber + marigold + navy, yellow + coral, emerald + cream + gold, yellow + lilac, yellow + mint + ivory.

Green – Health, Growth, Bounty

Meaning: Green is most commonly associated with wealth and money.

However, it’s also the colour of nature and represents life, growth and the environment.

Although there are some negative connotations associated with the colour green, like envy and jealousy, it’s often used by brides to signify their love of nature and the outdoors. Brides who want green to signify wealth should choose darker rich shades of green, while brides who want to evoke a natural sense of wonder should opt for bright green hues.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: emerald + gold, lime green + navy + cobalt, sage green + light pink, mint + light blue + ivory, olive + ivory, sage + dusty pink + navy.

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