SYMBOLIC COLOURS

When choosing your wedding colours, one thing to think about is what mood the colours create, and what they mean to you.

Here are some popular wedding colours with their symbolic meanings and the typical personalities they represent.

White: Symbolic of purity, innocence and cleanliness. Often represents a fresh beginning. Simplicity.

Personality: typically honest or shy but can be serious.

Pink:  Evokes a sense of fun playfulness and light-heartedness. Symbolises love and beauty. Great for a younger couple.

Personality: charming, gentle and artistic

Red: The colour of power, passion and vitality. Creates an atmosphere of love and romance.

Personality: outgoing, vigorous and impulsive. People who love red are also often optimistic and open-natured.

Yellow: symbolises wisdom, happiness and intellectual energy. This bright, sunny colour is the hue of cheerfulness and the perfect colour to add to a dull lit ceremony or reception space.

Personality: good senses of humour, friendliness, curiosity,  and can represent those who are driven and ambitious.

Purple: the colour of royalty and can represent mystery, creativity and strength. Good for a smaller, more intimate wedding celebration with close family and friends.

Personality: people who like purple are usually unconventional.

Orange: represents joyfulness, enthusiasm and optimism.  Gives off a sense of warmth and is creative. Orange appeals to colourful and fun-loving people. Good for a large guest list

Personality: good-natured and popular, but can also be loud and impulsive.

Brown: A comforting, solid and earthy colour. Symbolises order, convention, stamina and patience.

Personality:   steady and conservative, and tend to be reliable and kind.

The symbolic meaning of some other popular colours often used in combinations:

Grey: The colour of caution and compromise, grey can also symbolise maturity, security, and a neutral, non-invasive feeling. Grey also represents personalities seeking for composure, peace and a willingness to comply.

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.

Gold: A symbol of wealth and also representative of good health. Gold can also symbolise relaxation and enjoyment of life. People who like gold tend to be extravagant, wise and powerful.

Silver: A sleek, glamorous, modern and rich colour, silver can also create a soothing and calm effect. Silver also aids speech and public speaking and enhances patience and perseverance. Silver can signify nature, earth and a distinguished character.

Black and white: black and white together represent a strong, balanced relationship.

Blues and greens: Blues and greens promote a calm feeling. Symbolic of youth, spirituality, peace and tranquillity. Blue can also represent those who are soft, compassionate and caring, while green indicates harmony and balance. Symbolic of youth, spirituality, peace and tranquility

Colours come into play in your wedding theme, including your attire, stationery and décor and they have a significant impact on the atmosphere and overall feeling of your wedding.

For some, choosing a wedding colour palette is a bit daunting, but if you keep some basic factors in mind, the process can be quite simple with a great outcome.

If you’re not confident about putting two colours together, there’s a handy tool that will take some of the guess-work out of colour combos.

Thanks to http://www.canva.com for these useful guidelines about colour:

Let us introduce you to the colour wheel.

By displaying colours in relation to one another, the colour wheel helps you to match colours. There are three main types of colour combinations:

Analogous
This is where blue and green come in. Turns out, they make a great combination, because they sit side-by-side on the colour wheel. An analogous colour combination is perfect for a serene design.

Complementary
These are colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel, like red and green. If you want to make a statement and stand out, opt for a complementary colour scheme.

Triadic
This is a combination of three colours—a triad—evenly spaced around the colour wheel. This can create a vibrant, colourful combination: it’s best to use one colour as your main highlight, and the other colours as accents.

Play around with these combinations and have some fun.

For more information and useful tips on choosing your wedding colours: https://marriagemeander.co.za/article/selecting-wedding-colours/