Every year through different surveys, blue reigns as the favorite color among men and women alike. In weddings, however, blush pink has stood tall as a favorite. Is this because it is so hard to style a wedding with blues without it looking unattractive? While a great solution is to pair your favorite shade with another to offset it, such as coral and navy or aqua and red, we would like to offer options for a blue palette that doesn’t let you down or need an assist from another area of the color wheel.
- Bold blues: Something stunning like a royal blue should more than likely be relegated to accents. Bold blues can be overwhelming to the senses and you lose the genuine calming nature that the color has when it is too condensed. You do not need royal blue table clothes, chair covers, and centerpieces. Remember, when styling your wedding, just because it all matches does not mean it will look beautiful together. It can match and still be off-putting. Accents like blue shoes, ties, and chair ribbons work beautifully without taking the elegance away from your event.
- Pastel blues: With the strong ombre love that still lives on in the wedding world, an assortment of pastel blues all in the same family can be beautiful. Still remember to leave room for other tones like white that will help minimize the constant storm of color. You may want to consider avoiding many blue flowers. Other than gorgeous sea holly and blue Himalayan poppy , even hydrangeas can vary so greatly in color that the blue looks artificial and tends not to mesh well with your decor.
- Steel blue: That beautiful and strong, but subtle mix of gray and blue is a fabulous choice for winter weddings. Men in steel blue suits alongside bridesmaids in other tones look both dapper and distinguished. It is not a typical choice, but is well executed when done. It lays groundwork for wonderful floral choices that are also unexpected like heavy greenery.