William Fogler Talks About Color Matching and Balance

Whether it’s wedding etiquette questions, info on the latest styles and trends, or timeless advice, our in-house wedding designer William has the answers.Have a burning question about your big day? Send it to us at: info@mywedding.com or tweet it or Facebook us!

I am doing Eggplant and Cornflower, Eggplant being the main color- how can I use cornflower as my accent color without everything being too matchy, matchy? – Karen Marie, Facebook fan

Dear Miss Marie,

You have selected a very rich and versatile color combination for your wedding design. Depending on the season and style you are going to have many options with this scheme.

A few ideas to consider:

– Get crazy. Add a bit of turquoise, hot pink or orange for a punch. They’ll bring the combination to life (depending, of course, on the look you are going for).
– Balance the combination out with a neutral, such as white, cream or silver.
– Switch it around by alternating your dominant and accent colors, so cornflower would occasionally be your dominant color with a touch of eggplant.
– Try going monochromatic, using pretty much all eggplant with just a hint of cornflower or vice versa.

Above all, don’t worry about being matchy-matchy and just have fun with your colors. Mix in a little color surprise here and there and you will be sure to impress.

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William Being an event planner isn’t what William does, it’s what he is. That’s why he tirelessly challenges himself to top the last thing he just did. It’s why he frequently travels the country, and the world to stay on the cutting edge of fashion, food, art, design, and innovative décor.

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