Wedding Decorations and Themes
Sonja KBride Online Columnist

Choosing Your Wedding Colours According to Their Meaning

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 that colour creates, and what it means about you.


White: Symbolic of purity, innocence and cleanliness. White is also a symbol of a fresh beginning or to clear clutter away. White can also represent a desire for simplicity or the simply life, and for older people can be a means of recapturing lost youth. Other personality traits white can represent are honesty, stubbornness, seriousness and shyness.     
   

Yellow: Generally symbolises wisdom, happiness and intellectual energy. Yellow is also a very imaginative colour and chosen by those seeking self-fulfillment and adventure. People with good senses of humour often tend towards yellow and other personality traits yellow can represent are curiosity, awareness, and those who are driven and focused.

Light yellow: Intellect, joy and freshness.

Dull yellow: Caution, sickness and decay.

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, but can also be loud and impulsive. Orange can also represent youth, strength and vitality.

           


Red: The colour of 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. Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive. People who love red are also often optimistic and open-natured.

Red- orange: Desire, sexual passion, pleasure, and a thirst for action. 

Dark red: Longing, courage, willpower, vigour.

Light red: Love, sexuality, joy, passion, sensitivity



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



Purple: CPersonalities 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: 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 and conscientious.
                       
Light blue: 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: The color 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. Green can also represent a refined personality, and those who are inventive, unique and flexible.
       
Dark green: Associated with ambition, greed, and money.

Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.

Olive green is the traditional color of peace.


Brown: A comforting, solid and earthy colour, brown can also symbolise order, convention, stamina and patience. Brown personalities are usually not impulsive and are steady and conservative, and 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: Associated with harvest and autumn.

Grey: The color 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. 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.

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Gold: A symbol of wealth and also representative of good health. Gold can also symbolise relaxation and enjoyment of life, and can be 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.

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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 also symbolise responsibility and organisation, and can signify nature, earth and a distinguished character.

So whether it be an elegant and sophisticated black and silver-themed wedding you desire, or perhaps a happy and bright yellow-theme, when selecting your colour consider the connotations associated with it to best represent you!

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