{The Perfect Palette}: Finding the one!

I love color. We have a serious relationship. Unfortunately I just cannot commit. To one color that is...You see, I've often had favorite colors, but just when I think I've found the one, I find myself falling in love with another color. I suppose it's not a serious issue. I mean, it's okay to love more than one color. But what if you're trying to determine THE color palette for your wedding day and every time you think you've decided... you find yourself questioning yourself. I know how it is. I've had that problem before...

Although it can be challenging to decide upon a color palette due to the fact that there are just SO many pretty options out there, it's important that you try. Because whether you're planning a wedding or trying to find colors for your master bedroom, nursery or even a holiday party, one thing is for sure...

You cannot get very far in the process if you don't decide upon your colors! So the quicker you can fall in love and stay in love with a palette, the better! My suggestion on how to do this is to go with your instincts...

Close your eyes, imagine your day..and think about what you want your wedding day to look like? What colors do you see? What seems the most natural to you? What colors do you want to work with?

Remember your color choices will dictate almost every other choice in the planning process so choose carefully. That's not to say you need to make a science project out of it, however. You just don't want to decide and then keep changing your mind! That is definitely a toughie because often times a color palette change can mean that you will be making a lot of returns or worse - you could be stuck with the stuff in the colors you no longer want.

{credits: centerpiece. blooms. bouquet. pear. gourds.}

So when it comes to finding THE palette, be sure to explore lots of possibilities, follow your heart and don't be wishy washy, okay? I know it's hard what with all the pretty color palettes out there. Because if you ask me, finding your colors and committing to your palette is definitely up there with booking a venue and finding your wedding dress. It's a big decision! But you'll so much better once you commit! So tell me, what colors are you considering? Whether it be for a wedding or something else entirely?

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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44 Comments " {The Perfect Palette}: Finding the one! "

{Bridal Woes}: Sincerely, Kat

pretty! love your ideas on color =)

xo, Kat

Bride on a Mission

LOVE these palettes

Taylor Greggory

lovely and inspiring too

Bean Benson November 02, 2011

Your posts are always a bit of sunshine in my day!!! Thx:)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE November 02, 2011

Great post, sweetie! It's definitely a tough choice and one that is a major commitment :) xoxo

Leah November 02, 2011

I couldn't fully commit to a wedding palette either. I finally decided at the 6month mark lol and couldn't be happier!

xo L.


I love these palettes. It's true - committing to a palette is super hard and you don't make it any easier with all your pretty palettes!!!!!

xoxo, lissa

bethany allen

Pretty colors ~ I love your color palettes. They are soooo gorgeous.

Aleah + Nick November 02, 2011

Adore the gourds and the pear board! So sweet and charming!


My favorite is the 'Bouquet' one - Oh so pretty

Ly November 02, 2011

I love the "pear" one.


shannon says...

Gorgeous colors. I'm loving the centerpiece one - that turquoise is amazing with those shades of peach =)

~ Shannon
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Courtney November 02, 2011

Wow, love that fourth one!

xoxo ~ Courtney


So very inspiring - really love this format. Very pretty colors.

birdie to be November 02, 2011

Very pretty colors!

Bel November 02, 2011

All of these are so pretty!! I was trying to imagine my wedding day and I think I might have to go with the perfect palette.

Belly B :)

Alexa November 02, 2011

It is amazing how hard a choice it came be. I always love what you come up with...these are all so lovely.


loving these colors - amazing!

amy b.s. November 02, 2011

these are beautiful! i love the pear.

Couture Carrie November 02, 2011

Love these palettes, especially the third one! You blog makes me want to get married, darling :)


Tamra {ever swoon} November 02, 2011

One of the many reasons I stuck with black and white! No, actually I chose for the glam/modern/ny feel. But Oh how I love colors!

invitation consultants November 02, 2011

so so pretty!

navy and orange November 02, 2011

love that first one!

xoxo navy & orange


pretty colors; my favorite is definitely the pear one!!!!


stunning! Love the peach and turquoise together :)

The Perfect Palette November 02, 2011

loving your ideas on color, very inspiring as always =)

MosaMuse November 02, 2011

i love the colors in the centerpiece!!

postcards and pretties November 02, 2011

the "centerpiece" palette is gorgeous, Chrissy

Emma Lancaster

love the pear one... it's so different and unique! Great work!

A Crimson Kiss November 02, 2011

How could you possibly pick just one?!


stunning colors - I'm digging the pear one.



Bonnie November 02, 2011

I like the first palette the best because of the surprise pop of blue.
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olivia waters

beautiful palettes. Love the ones with peach in them most :)

Punctuation Mark November 02, 2011

i'm like you... cannot commit either and i love that you show people out there that color does exist

sarah - dodeline design November 02, 2011

I am the same way! I have color periods lol...right now it's yellow. It was purple before, blue before that. I like them too much ;-)

Closet Fashionista November 02, 2011

I am loving all of these!! I'm definitely going to be wishy washy for my colors...NOT GOOD! But its very unlikely that I'll ever get married so its okay ;)

Allie Love

darling colors :)

Amanda November 02, 2011

I think out of all of these I like the first the best. And I don't think you need to commit to just one color palette, that way none of the pretty colors have to feel left out.

Brenda's Wedding Blog November 02, 2011

LOVING "Blooms" and "Gourds" - great color palettes, as always. I think because of the time of year, I'm always being drawn to orange :)


these are AMAZING :)

Diana November 02, 2011

Great advice, it def helps to book your venue and buy your gown because then you can get a feel for what theme you want...more romance or more rustic, more elegant or more simple. And colors def play on that. PS I love, love that first fav! The pot and the orange flowers are just so perfect together!


Your blog is so cool because it really does make one feel the wedding palette choices are endless! xo

The Dainty Dolls House November 03, 2011

Love the top one and pear one..gorgeous! x

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