When it comes to picking a print pattern for your wedding day look, color can, and should be a huge factor in your design choice. Often times the color is inspired by the wedding colors or items of the outfit that you may already have like the suit or your shoes. But if one has free reign of color, whether going custom or picking from our collection, narrowing it down can be a bit overwhelming. Below are some easy ways to determine which colors flatter you most to aid in the process.
Determine Your Undertone
To do this, turn your hand over, palm facing up. Look at the veins at the underside of your wrist. If they look blue or purple, you’re cool toned. If they look green or have a yellow cast, you’re warm toned. Cool toned people look best in “cool” colors like white, black, royal blue, gray, navy, etc. Think of colors that remind you of water, sea, and sky. Warm tones look best in “earthy” shades like burnt orange, saturated yellow, and heathered brown (think sunset). You’ll also glow when wearing colors that remind you of autumn—dark green, taupe, and camel align perfectly with your wheelhouse.
Keep Your Skin's Shade in Mind
In addition to your undertones, your main skin tone can also determine which color families look best. A good rule of thumb is that colors that create a contrast in brightness with your skin are more flattering. If your skin is dark, saturated oranges and yellows almost always look great, even if your undertone is cool. Likewise, bold "jewel tones" like emerald, ruby, and amethyst flatter paler skin regardless of undertone.
Understand the Color Wheel
Every color has a direct opposite or complementary color on the wheel, one warm and one cool. Let’s say you’re looking for a print pattern with two colors that will look great on you. Pick a pattern where the primary color is one that goes with your undertone and the secondary is its complement on the color wheel. Additionally, colors directly to the left and right of a single color are its analogous friends. You can choose a secondary color for your print pattern that is analogous sticking to your side of the color wheel to ensure the best possible palette for your skin.