Monday, January 5, 2009

Paint it BLACK

When planning a wedding, one of the most important and expressive components is the color palette. The use of color can articulate a particular vision, convey emotion, display one's culture or beliefs, and at the very least, make a wedding cohesive.

Color can affect our mood, it can change the way we think of things or view things, and by experimenting with different color combinations, you can see the color in a whole new light.
Lately, the trend of steel grey and mustard marigold seems to be gaining momentum in popularity. Pale Peony Pink, Soft Subtle Spring Green, Creamy Dreamy Whites, Rustic Browns, Poppy Yellows and Oranges, Chili Pepper Reds and Bold Turqoise Blues...the list goes on and on in wedding trends and classic color choices. I remember years back when every wedding I photographed as second shooter seemed to be lilac and white...I wonder what's next in the world of color and weddings.

That being said, I think I'll start this little series of New Year posts on Color with a basic tone that can be dressed up or down, and can be the spring board for a very glamorous and sophisticated event: BLACK

images courtesy of snippet and ink, martha stewart, style me pretty, ochigo (mirror), urban outfitters, soiree by tara guerard, lazaro, tamaranda


ZenadiaDesign said...

Great post. You found some really fun pictures!!

Kristen Nichols said...

Thanks! Keep checking back, I'm doing a whole series of posts in January focusing on single colors!