People who chose brown as their favorite colour are said to be conventional & orderly. Certain shades of brown can create a sense of warmth, comfort, wholesomeness, naturalness & dependability. Brown is a natural, down-to-earth neutral colour. It’s a warm neutral color that has been known to stimulate the appetite. Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it also represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health.

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Colours to Compliment Brown Weddings

Brown is a very popular wedding colour. When choosing colours to compliment brown you could start with your favorite colour, the colour of a certain flower you must have at your wedding or even what colours suit your grooms and bridesmaids skin tones.

Every colour comes in different shades and tones so you are bound to find one that will be perfect for you. If you want your wedding to feel warm and inviting you should combined rich chocolaty brown shades with colours such as other shades of lighter browns, ivory, beige, champagne and rusty tones such as burnt orange, deep crimson and even mustard. Remember these colours don’t have to overpower the brown but are best used as a accent colour. Balloons, table decorations, bridesmaid dresses, cravats or the waist coat of the groom along with ribbons on the flowers or even the cake would be the perfect examples or where you could introduce an accent colour along to compliment the brown without overpowering it to create that perfect warm wedding theme.

If you want to use brown as a colour at your wedding but are not into that whole earthy look there are plenty of other colours to compliment brown giving you more of a brighter more vibrant colour scheme. Using brown to compliment colours like salmon, pink, mint green, apple green, duck egg blue, aqua and even pale yellow will brighten the brown making the sometimes dull colour a lot more welcoming and appealing to the eye. Adding brown to certain colours can change the look completely and help colours adapt to different seasons for example using brown as the accent colour to burnt oranges, whites, reds, golds, mustard and greens will also give you a gorgeous earthy, warm colour scheme perfect for autumn weddings.

Colours to Avoid at a Brown Wedding

If you are going for that classy, elegant wedding most of us dream of there are some colours that will definitely not give that impression when teamed with brown. The colours you should stay away from when using brown as a colour in your wedding are other dark colours. Some colours that just don’t go with rich browns are navy, black, dark grey and deep purples they will all blend in with the brown and your wedding will just look dark, dull and gloomy. All colours of them sorts paired with brown detract from its warm, earthy and friendliness and should be avoided.

Brown Wedding Decorations

Decorations besides the bride of course are a fabulous way to make a wedding have everybody saying ‘wow’. The perfect decorations should feature throughout your day displaying only the colours you have chosen for your theme. From brown flowers, balloons and confetti through to brown chair covers, ribbons and candles for day and brown napkins, table cloths, sparklers and centre pieces for night decorations can really make a wedding inviting and look stunning. Besides the usual decorations everybody thinks of its always nice to think hard and add personal touches that mean things to you to your decorations.

Brown Wedding Favours

Favours are the perfect way to say thank you to all your guests for attending your special day and will give them something they can keep to remind them of your wedding. Finding favours in brown can be pretty hard that’s where favour boxes and organza bags come in. Putting favours in small boxes or bags means you can give your guests anything you wish in any colour and they won’t detract from your brown theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented. Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is cool duck egg blue or soft pink it will still fit in with your colour scheme and you may have more option when it comes to buying the favours. Traditionally favours were sugared almonds, chocolates wrapped in foil or candy of some sort. That would work well with having an brown colour scheme as there are candy and foil covered chocolates in abundance brown in colour, however if you plan to give something your guests can keep what about miniature brown bubbles, brown picture frames, brown stationary or even lottery ticket holders which have become very popular. For the kids activity books and jars filled with Maltesers or chocolate buttons would be a great idea and keep them amused through the wedding speeches, perfect.