It’s red week!
Red is a beautiful color for weddings. It’s also versatile: it goes effortlessly from elegant to playful.
Enjoy a handful of wedding color ideas, tips, and resources in this issue of Color of the Week!
Red isn’t just plain red. It’s scarlet, crimson, deep red, cranberry, autumn red (the color of red maple leaves in fall), burgundy, bright red, pink-red, and more!
Red goes well with many different colors! Here are some combination ideas.
Red + pink
Red + white
Red + cream
Red + green (and it doesn’t have to look like Christmas!)
Red + golden yellow
Red + gold
Red + silver
Red supplies may be on sale after Christmas, after Valentine’s Day, and in the US, after Independence Day.
Be careful with certain color combinations (especially, also, at certain times of the year) that will make your wedding look like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or July 4th (unless that’s what you want).
Many flowers come in some form of red! These include roses, carnations, tulips, dahlias, gerbera daisies, amaryllis, mums, gladiolus, hypericum, alstoemeria, and ranunculus. Colors range from deep burgundy-red to red-pinks to red-orange. And yes, there’s plenty of true red!
Mini Carnations Red
Dark red cushion pompoms
Use red fruit or vegetables for decoration, or incorporate them into your menu.
Red is a great color for a country theme! Need vases for a country-casual wedding? These red tin vases would look pretty filled with white daisies or other “rustic” flowers (and true wild flowers too!)
Hampton Art – Tin Vase with Handle – Small – Red
Speaking of country, how about some red burlap pinwheels?
More Red Ideas!
Virtuous Weddings’ red Pinterest board.
What are your wedding colors? Would you consider choosing red for one of your wedding colors?