What if I told you that choosing the perfect color palette for your wedding was easy?
Yep. I said, “easy”.
Some of you might throw your shoe at me for making such a claim– for many brides, choosing a color palette is one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. But please put the shoe down for a second and hear me out.
Today, I’m going to show you a few sanity-saving tools that are just a mouse click away. Whether you’re a color lover or what we like to call “color-phobic”, you’re going to love today’s post!
Some of you may be surprised to learn that there are some killer websites out there to help you find or create the perfect color scheme for your wedding, and we’ve chosen three of our favorites to share with you. There’s something for everyone… the bride who wants to get those creative juices flowing by making a custom color scheme, or the bride who wants to see color schemes others have created. And… the best part is: they’re all FREE! That’s something you don’t hear much in the wedding planning process, so we’re happy to share. It’s important to note that Ann Elizabeth isn’t affiliated with any of these companies. We simply think they rock and are worth bragging about.
Design Seeds is a an awesome resource! It’s a website that’s in blog format (familiar to almost everyone these days), with oodles of fabulous color palettes to peruse. This is the most basic of the sites we’ll cover today, since there’s not a tool here for coming up with your own color palette. But- with all the options Design Seeds has here, there’s not really a need! One thing we really like about Design Seeds is the option to search for palettes similar to your main color. So if you at least know you want a “dusty rose” as your main color, you can plug that into the search tool and it will pull up palettes that have that color or something similar.
Colour Lovers has so many great options for choosing colors, and is truly user-friendly. You can browse and rate other members’ palettes, create your own, upload a photo that has colors you love and it will generate a palette from the photo, and lots more. You’ll have to check out the other tools they have available. Colour Lovers has tools for the tech-savvy and the not so tech-savvy. So fun!
Adobe Kuler (pronounced, “color”) is a wonderful resource for color schemes– a bit more complex than the others, so watch out. Once you register (it’s free) you can use their extremely versatile tool for color schemes, upload a photo that Kuler will analyze and extract colors from, browse other members’ palettes, and more. This is the most complex in terms of how to use the tools, but once you figure it out, it is golden!
So there you have it! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this post today. What color palette websites do you know about? Leave a comment- we’d love to hear from you!
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