Written by Olivetta
Here are our tips for choosing the right palette of colours for you and your wedding
Why choose a palette for your wedding?
When you start organising a wedding, there are many choices to face. Among these decisions, it’s up to the couple to choose a palette of colours with which to characterise the ceremony and the whole party.
At first glance, this may seem like a simple and trivial decision but going into the organisation of the wedding it will be easy to realise how the colours will be a connecting element between all those that make up a perfect wedding party. We are referring to the location, the church, the flowers, the participation, the mise en place and even the wedding favours. It can all be coordinated by choosing a colour palette that is important to you.
How to choose the palette for your wedding?
To choose your own colour palette, our advice is to take inspiration from two important elements: the theme of the wedding and the season, as well as taking into account the colours you like the most.
In this article, we will talk about winter weddings as in recent years we have seen the tendency of getting married in other periods other than summer grow a lot, including the winter months before and after the Christmas period.
Let’s start by dispelling a myth: to get married in winter does not mean wearing dark and grey colours. You can use livelier colours even in winter. If the wedding takes place during the Christmas period, you will have the full range of Christmas colours at your disposal. We have already talked about it in our article entitled Get married at Christmas.
For a winter wedding, the recommended colours are ice white, silver, gold, dark green and red. On the one hand, these nuances are inspired by the chilli winter weather; on the other, they represent the typical vegetation of the colder months: berries and wildflowers.
Specifically, to create your colour palette, as well as getting help from wedding planners and industry experts, you could start with a small selection of photos and then identify the dominant colours. Obviously, the theme also plays a fundamental role in the selection of colours and therefore the entire preparation for your wedding.
The palette must accompany you in the whole organization of the wedding, also involving the choice of the wedding favour. We at Olivetta have identified four different colours that you can include in the palette of a winter wedding.
The first colour of our palette is bordeaux. As we have told you, a winter wedding does not require the choice of cold colours.
We have selected the bordeaux as it is a colour that recalls the shade of late autumn and the nuances of new wine, it is no coincidence that its name derives from the city of Bordeaux famous for wine. In addition to being a characterising colour of Christmas decorations and the entire holiday season.
Thanks to its deep nuances, bordeaux is a very hot warm and at the same time elegant colour, easy to match with neutral colours and white or other warm colours such as brown and beige.
Not by chance, the second colour of our collection is Biscuit. It is a shade that for us represents terracotta and the pure essence of craftsmanship, as our wedding favours are all handmade.
We imagine that this could be a suitable colour for winter weddings that do not give up on the country chic style and that are inspired by the softer and more subdued colours of nature in winter. We think that this colour can also be suitable for minimal-chic style weddings where there are no bright and intense colours.
Olivetta Emerald Green
In this list, could not miss the dark green, the winter colour par excellence. Dark green is a colour that, as the bordeaux, we find in festoons and Christmas decorations and also in flowers and plants of winter.
To pay homage to Christmas we have chosen dark green as the colour for the Christmas Pack, the new Olivetta’s Christmas packaging that we presented for Christmas 2022.
If you decide to get married in winter and at Christmas, you can choose the dark green velvet bag to pack the wedding favour for your guests.
If you want to know more about how to package Olivetta, we suggest you read our dedicated article: Three ways (plus one) to package the Olivetta wedding favour.
We conclude this list with the colour that represents all our collections and the entire project: Olivetta Nature.
With the succession of collections, the nuances of the Nature wedding favour continue to fascinate the newly married couples who meet our brand every year. The Olivetta Nature faithfully replays the nuances of the Coratina monocultivar olives at the time of their ageing when they are ready to be harvested and transformed into the oil that we put in all our jars.
This nuance is part of the palette of a winter wedding because winter is the period of the year dedicated to the harvest of olives and the production of new oil. Ideal for an olive tree, country, and shabby chic-themed wedding.
The colour palette is another element that will allow you to personalise the wedding and make it yours. In fact, the latest trends in weddings tend to transform weddings into an authentic experience for spouses and their guests.
The careful choice of every detail, including the colours, will make this experience unique and original as well as able to reflect the married couple, their tastes, and personalities.
We at Olivetta are very keen to involve wedding favours in the entire organization and setup of the wedding so that the gift you give to your guests can remind them of the type of wedding you have organised. And this is precisely the goal of gastronomic wedding favours that we also define as useful, to become objects of daily use that can renew the memories of a special day.