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What's the Meaning of your Wedding Colour?

Mar 19, 2019

COLOUR: The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light (Oxford Dictionary)

The most important aspect of your wedding theme is that it should be a representation of you, as a couple. Perhaps build a theme around a shared interest such as music - artists, their song names & lyrics or films - titles, quotes, icons or favourite holiday locations or places visited? Alternatively, you may prefer to select a colour theme - simple yes but, extremely effective. The obvious choice, of course, is to select your favourite colour but have you ever wondered what that colour choice may say / mean about you and exactly what mood it might create? Read on...

WHITE: Symbolic of purity, innocence and cleanliness. A symbol of fresh beginning or clearing clutter away. White can also represent a desire for simplicity or the simple life and for older people may be a means of recapturing youth. Can also represent honesty, stubborness, seriousness and shyness.

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GREEN: The colour of harmony and balance. Green in your life can also represent a new state of balance and hope, renewal and peace. People who like green are also relaxed, compassionate and loyal and can tend to be quite frank, sociable and modest. A refined personality - inventive, unique and flexible.
Dark Green: ambition, greed and money
Yellow/Green: sickness, cowardice, discord and jealousy 
Olive Green: the traditional colour of peace

YELLOW: Generally symbolises wisdom, happiness and intellectual energy. Yellow is a very imaginative colour chosen by those seeking self-fulfillment and adventure. People with a good sense of humour tend towards yellow and this colour represents curiosity, awareness and those who are driven and focused.
Light Yellow: intellect, joy and freshness
Dull Yellow: caution - sickness and decay - yuck!

ORANGE: Add a touch of 'pizzazz' with orange, 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 although on occasion may be loud and impulsive. 

RED: Strength, health and vitality, red can also be symbolic of an increased enthusiasm or interest, confidence to pursue your dreams and can symbolise power and passion. Loving red! Often, red is the colour chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive. However, people who love red are also often optimistic and open-natured.
Red/Orange: desire, pleasure, and a thirst for action
Dark Red: longing, courage, willpower, vigour
Light Red: love, joy, passion, sensitivity

PINK: A great symbol of love and beauty, pink also embodies the gentler qualities of red. A blissful colour that may represent a funny or quirky personailty. People who tend towards pink often require affection and like to feel loved and secure. Pink also represents personalities that are charming, gentle and artistic.

Wedding Colours All Things Rainbow

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 purple are highly individual tending to be witty, sensitive, artistic, intuitive, tolerant and dignified.
Light Purple: evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings

BLUE: Symbolic of youth, spirituality, peace and tranquility. Blue can also represent those who are compassionate and caring. Personalities that like blue are faithful, yet tend to worry too much and be over-cautious. Blue can also represent a sensitive and emotional character and be a sign of patience and conscientiousness.
Light Blue: health, healing, tranquility, understanding and softness
Aqua: emotional healing, protection, compassion and inspiration
Dark Blue: knowledge, power, integrity and seriousness

BROWN: A comforting, solid and earthy colour, brown can also symbolise order, convention, stamina and patience. Brown personalities are not usually impulsive and are steady and conservative, reliable and kind. Brown is a masculine colour representing maturity and stability. 
Reddish Brown: harvest and autumn

A Variety of Wedding Colours

GREY: The colour of caution and compromise, grey can also symbolise maturity, security and a neutral, non-invasive feeling. Grey also represents personalities seeking composure, peace and a willingness to comply. Grey reduces the intense energy of another colour and may be selected by those supressing their personalities. Interesting!

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 be controlling, perfectionists and dominant. Black is a very dignified colour but can also suppress desires, suggesting inner longings.

GOLD: A symbol of wealth and representative of good health. Can also symbolise relaxation and enjoyment of life. Similar to yellow in representing brightness and cheerfulness but can also be sombre and traditional. 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 aids speech and public speaking and enhances patience and perseverance. Can also symbolise responsibility and organisation and can signify nature, earth and a distinguished character.

So, what will you choose? An elegant and sophisticated black and silver themed wedding? A happy, bright yellow themed wedding? There's no right or wrong decision, just choose what's right for you. x

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