Yellow is a warm colour it’s associated with a bright yellow sun on a warm summer’s day and the yellow daffodils that signify when spring is here also signify love. Yellow is a colour of happiness and joy, yellow is a very cheerful colour. Different shades of yellow can create different moods, orange/ yellows will leave people alert and clear the mind whilst a bright sunny yellow will create a mood of happiness and symbolises creativity. In other cultures yellow represents courage and peace.

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Shades of Yellow

Amber Yellow, Apricot Yellow, Arylide yellow, Aureolin, Buff Yellow, Chrome yellow, Citrine Yellow, Cream Yellow, Ecru, Flax Yellow, Fulvous, Gamboge, Gold Yellow, Goldenrod Yellow, Hansa yellow, Icterine, Isabelline Yellow, Jasmine Yellow, Jonquil, Khaki Yellow, Lemon chiffon, Lemon Yellow, Lime Yellow, Maize Yellow, Mikado yellow, Mustard Yellow, Naples yellow, Navajo white, Old gold, Saffron Yellow, School bus yellow, Selective yellow, Straw Yellow, Tawny Yellow, Titanium yellow, Urobilin, Vanilla Yellow.

Colours to Compliment Yellow Weddings

Yellow has always been a popular wedding colour especially for spring and summer brides. When choosing colours to compliment yellow 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 you’re wedding to warm, happy and cheerful you should use lemon yellows with other warm colours such as oranges, reds and pale pinks. Remember with warm colours little is more and you don’t have to over do it small doses are often more effective then large doses when it comes to bright, strong colours. 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 of where you could use an accent colour along to compliment the yellow and tone it down it to create that perfect passionate wedding theme.

At a wedding yellow can look great as a primary colour especially for summer weddings but usually looks best as a accent colour being used to lighten brighter and darker colours. Using a touch of yellow to cool blue and grey colour palettes will add some warmth to the usually cool colours. Pale yellows paired with neutrals such as grey or black can look very sophisticated if one correctly. Adding yellow to certain colours can change the look completely and help colours adapt to different seasons for example using yellow as the accent colour to deep greens, earthy browns, olive greens and spicy reds will also give you a perfect colour scheme for autumn weddings.

Colours to Avoid in a Yellow Wedding

Yellow is a very tricky colour when it comes to weddings as depending on the look your going for it could either make or break your colour scheme. 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 yellow. Some of the obvious colours that look less then classy when paired with shades or yellow are purples, deep browns, greens and salmon pinks. Keep yellows with cool or neutral colours for a perfect balance of warmth and style at your wedding.

Yellow 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 yellow flowers, balloons and confetti through to yellow chair covers, ribbons and candles for day and yellow 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.

Yellow 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 yellow could be a hard job that’s where favor 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 yellow theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented. Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is blue or lilac 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 yellow colour scheme as there are candy and foil covered chocolates in abundance in every colour imaginable, however if you plan to give something your guests can keep what about miniature bubbles, picture frames, stationary or even lottery ticket holders which has become very popular, these all come in almost all colours to fit in with any wedding. For the kids activity books and jars filled with foamy bananas or lemon bon bons would be a great idea and keep them amused through the speeches, perfect.