One of the most important aspects of designing an event is selecting the color scheme. By deciding on a set palette you not only set the tone for the event's ambiance, but you also let it be known that this is an occasion of importance and not a haphazardly, thrown-together party.

With that in mind, here are three key factors to keep in mind when choosing colors for your event:

1. Consider the palette of the selected venue where your celebration will be held. If your shades blend, match or coordinate well with those of the existing d├ęcor, you are in business. Colors that work well with those of the venue will make your motif cohesive and clean, allowing the embellishments to shine.

2. The way color affects the human psyche can inspire the mood of your guests. Lively vibrant combinations can invigorate a party and those in attendance, while muted gentle tones can relax and mellow the crowd. For example, hot, sexy red tones inspire a sultry, romantic vibe, just as celadon and black exude sophistication. Deciding how to tint your event will influence its story while evoking your chosen mood if done correctly.

3. Lastly, consider the season and time of year. While tones are typically darker for winter and brighter for summer, it is ok to break the norm. Consider punching up winter hues with lighter tones for an exciting contrast and tone. For example, pair burgundy with melon-orange for a combo that feels winter warm yet still light.

Sometimes all it takes is slowing down for a second and taking a look around you to uncover your wedding's color inspiration. Once you have decided on a well-thought-out and cohesive color scheme, the next elements of your party will more easily come together.

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!

Photo by Adrena Photography. Check out the other details of this colorful wedding from Maharani Weddings.