As I was writing this blog post I thought to myself, I wonder how many colors there actually are? Or if that’s even a thing? Maybe there isn’t an actual number….like how you can never continually cut a banana in half and get to one end or the other….you can always still “in theory” cut it in half again.
ANYWAY, what do we do with these kinds of thoughts?
We go to our good friend Google of course! (p.s. I am now one of the people in this world who has google “how many colors are there” Hahaha). According to WhyIsColor.org…
…we can see about 1000 levels of light-dark, 100 levels of red-green, and 100 levels of yellow-blue... This means that the total number of colors we can see is about 1000 x 100 x 100 = 10,000,000 (10 million).
Can we all stop and say WHAT?!? That’s so many colors!!! How on earth am I supposed to pick TWO for my wedding!?!?!
Well Darlin’ …let me start by saying, don’t pick just two!
For some reason, our society has grabbed onto this idea that wedding colors come in twos. But, why??
I dare you to google image search “mood board” or “brand board” and find one that has just two colors to describe the style. And that’s because designers use color to create a feel, an atmosphere. Which is the same thing you want to do with your wedding day!
So, what I’m saying is let’s push the envelope a little.
You know all those faaaancy fancy weddings you see in magazines and on Pinterest or Instagram.
The ones that make you go, “OOooo, that’s what I want my day to look like!!” I’m’a fill you in on a little secret! Most of the time those are styled photo shoots. That’s right, they aren’t real weddings! AND you can bet your britches they all started with a mood board (one with more than 2 colors).
Sooo, stop limiting yourself to two colors!
Make a trip to Lowe’s and grab a bunch of paint swatches. Play around with them. Mix and Match. See what you and your fiancé like. Find colors that feel like what you want your wedding day to feel like.
Now let’s not get crazy!
….this doesn’t mean you take your florist 15 different shades of pink! Or every color in ROYGBIV for that matter. Pick out 3-6 colors that complement each other. This should help you communicate what you want your day to feel like better than just 2.
I hope this blog post was helpful for you on your journey to “I do.” I would love to know about your wedding colors and the feel you are going for! Feel free to tell me in the comments or ask any questions!