Question from Brittany:
Hi, I am having quite the challange finding colours that go well with Blue Orchids. Since Blue Orchids are stem-dyed Pink Orchids I was thinking about having some pink and I love the colour green as well. How can I combined these colours without it looking like too much, and keeping it elegant at the same time.
Answer from Bridal Expert Angela:
Hi Brittany, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. The real trick with keeping things elegant is simplicity—repeated throughout the decor. The use of neutrals (white, black, brown) in their many shades also contribute to keeping things elegant.
As for blue orchids, or the colour blue, the usual combinations are: 1) shades of blue, 2) blue with green and/or purple, 3) blue and melon, 4) blue, pink and lime-green.
Since you are leaning towards the blue-pink-lime green combination, I would suggest that you use these colours in your decor. To keep it elegant, use these colours as accents to your neutral white and black which are the usual colours for an elegant wedding. The trick to elegant is not in what colours you choose, but in how you use the colours. Use them strategically to make a bold statement, or softly in more locations in your decor.
This video on choosing your wedding colours will help you finalize your colour choices. Many brides choose to hire a wedding planner, or an interior decorator for a day to help them plan their wedding colours and decor. You may opt for this choice.
Good luck, and if you have further questions, feel free to email again, or comment below.