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How to Choose Your Decor Colour Keeping in Mind Your Outfits!

BY Sakshi Saxena | 09 Sep, 2017

So we have been observing this cool new trend, which probably was always around, but wasn't so obvious before- coordinating the bride and the groom's outfits to the decor. While earlier of course everyone made sure the outfits and the decor complemented each other, now they either contrast or coordinate it to an extent that escalates the whole look and feel of the wedding! And if you wanna know what we're talking about, then here's some cool inspiration and tips!

Tips and Tricks to Remember

  • If your lehenga is heavy with embroidery try and keep the backdrop simpler. Eg: doing a busy floral wall is great if you have a light lehenga in a nice plain fabric but if you have a busy lehenga too, it looks like too much happening in photos.
  • Try to not pick the same colors as your own outfit in the decor. Ex: If your decor is baby pink and so is your outfit then you don't want to be getting lost in the decor backdrop
  • However, if your decor is baby pink and your outfit is fuschia pink it works perfectly as it complements your outfit but still lets it stand out
  • Avoid picking deep colors for the stage backdrop (if you are having a stage). They can create dark photos and not highlight the couple. 
  • If by a chance your decor does happen to be in the same colors as your outfit, then make sure the seat you are sitting on is a contrast- this will help break the colors and make sure you don't blend in.
  • You have to consider the groom's outfit in this too, so don't forget that! 
  • Picking a hint of an element like a pop of colour works well- like if you have an outfit which has two prominent shades, pick the lesser prominent of the two and base the colour scheme of your decor around it.
  • Discuss where and how to execute the colour scheme- what is the feel of the wedding you are going for? Loud and happy, or calm and peaceful? That should help you decide whether to go brighter or sober.
  • When you're having your wedding also matters- day or night. Pastel with pastel works well for a day wedding, but remember it might not have the same effect at night under the lights. So you might have to consider something brighter for the decor.

Saffron outfits : The white sofa provides a break against busy pink decor

Image via Meher and Gursimran's Wedding

The saffron outfits are placed against a busy floral wall. It may have been too much going on, but the plain white sofa adds a break

Pastel outfits with pastel decor

Image via Artfoto Studios★ 5

So soothing for the eyes! See what they've done here? The outfits and the decor is gorgeous as it is, but together they are amazing! The bride picked the color which is least visible on her outfit and used it as an accent decor color

Ivory and gold outfits : Ivory decor with open spaces

Image via Stories By Joseph Radhik

 Ivory and gold outfits with stunning white decor- this could have easily made the couple blend in, but the structure created allowed for spaces in between and let the blue sky shine through, thereby providing a contrast.






Grey outfits with white decor 

Image via Sagar and Subiya's Wedding

Love how they both kept it all simple with that pop of orange- the white decor and the grey outfits really looks classy!


Yellow and gold outfits with yellow and pink decor

Image via P16 Studios

Yellow and pink is an amazing combination as it is, but when you combine them in outfits and decor together you have to remember that you have to keep either one of them understated for it to look classy.


Multicoloured outfits and decor 

Image via Fotowalle - The Story Folks★ 4.9

See how the lehenga and the decor colours are in the same colour family? That's the trick to pulling this one right! Also the light lehenga is the perfect foil for the decor.


ALSO READ: The Inside Guide To Co-ordinating Outfit Colors For Bride & Groom!

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