• Louise Remedios

HOW TO CHOOSE A COLOUR SCHEME FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN GOA

One of the first things you’ll decide when wedding planning in Goa is the palette. It isn’t the smartest idea in the book to simply choose two of your favourite colours on a whim and run with it. You’ll want to make sure the colours of your destination wedding in Goa are an extension of your personality as a couple and tie the celebrations together.


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SELECT A BASE COLOUR

When you scan an event and see one colour dominate, that’s the base colour. Everything else is complementary. Remember to settle on a colour you genuinely love. Select around five colours you lean towards and then finalise one based on other considerations you’ll read about below.


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Think about the vibe you want to give out at your destination wedding in Goa - is it formal? Is it casual chic? Is it bohemian? Is it rustic? With your base colour set, you can choose around two to three accent colours to round out the tone. It’s difficult to get every piece of décor and accessory in the exact same shade so being flexible can make things more interesting.


CONSIDER THE VENUE COLOURS

Wedding venues in Goa come in all colours and themes. You’ll have to take particular note of interior décor if your chosen venue is indoors. Check the tones of the curtains, carpets and furniture. You wouldn’t want your theme colours to clash with more permanent shades of your venue.

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The setting of the venue might also give you a few hints - try sage, whiskey browns and rich navy for a wedding in a heritage venue for that classic, elegant feel; mint, strawberry cream, jute or mustard, cherry, mulberry for an outdoor wedding on the lawns for an eye-catching palette that beautifully complements nature.


TAKE INSPIRATION FROM YOUR THEME

Some couples like to have a theme for their destination wedding in Goa. It could be tropical island getaway, romantic, rustic, vintage or even themes inspired by movies. Once you’ve got your theme, look to it for inspiration. You wouldn’t want rich elegant colours at a fun, tropical wedding on the sands. With your theme in mind, you’ll be able to eliminate colours that you can’t use and narrow down your palette.


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CHOOSE COLOURS THAT FLATTER YOU

This is your wedding! So the themes should ideally match your skin tone. Think of it this way, your entourage will most probably be wearing shades from your chosen colour palette and standing next to you for photographs. Pastels might wash you out if you’ve got a pale skin tone but work perfectly well with olive-toned skin. Brighter colours including mustard, magenta, teal, gold and even grey pair beautifully with gorgeous darker skin tones. Contrast is key.


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USE A COLOUR WHEEL

With so many shades to choose from, finalising your colour palette when wedding planning in Goa can get overwhelming. You can use a colour wheel to help. Complementary colours are located directly opposite each other on the wheel. To add accents, use the tetradic scheme, which forms a rectangle on the colour wheel by combining two complementary colour pairs.


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A fairly common scheme is analogous where you include the two colours on either side of your chosen base shade. If you want to be a bit off-centre, use split complementaries - using the colours directly next to the complementary colour that you won’t use. A good wedding planner in Goa will be able to help you nail the right tones if you are still uncertain.

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