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Color Help -- Fuschia, Orange, and Terra Cotta?? Uh...

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#1 ashrose

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    Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:37 PM

    Hey Girls,

    So I have, since I started courting my FI, said that my wedding colors were going to be bold fuschia and orange. I love those colors... I've gone back and forth between buttercup and lime and sage as accent colors... but never have stopped with the pink and orange motif.

    I had it all planned out beautifully for my Seattle wedding... but when we decided to go DW instead, our whole theme and everything went out the window and I started over... save the colors pink and orange.

    So I've been struggling with what we were going to "theme" our wedding down in Cancun ... since I didn't want seashells, starfish, sand dollars, or anything nautical (its too Seattle for my taste). I tossed around the idea of tropical fruit -- and started trying to find a way to use lime slices. Everything I came up with screamed fun and cutesy instead of bold, beautiful, elegant.

    ...fast forward...

    I was joking around with someone about putting water fountains on each of the tables... and they said "that would be really cool." I posted a thread about it here:


    Problem is... I actually REALLY LIKE the fountain idea now... and even if we don't do the fountains, I think we'll do a clay jar theme/motif.

    I don't want to lose my pink and orange... but am not sure how to make all the colors work together.

    Any ideas?

    I've been looking all morning for examples of pink and orange and rust... or pink and orange and terra cotta... I'm not finding anything that screams "this color pallette will actually work."

    #2 Sandra E.

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      Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:50 PM

      It could work if you put the flowers inside the fountain. Another thing you could do is spray paint the fountains a different color such as maybe brown or more of a terracotta orange and it may work.

      #3 starchild



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        Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:01 PM

        I actually think that could work. I love fuschia & orange and terra cotta isn't too far off. Or like Sandra said you could always change the color of the fountains.

        Look at these colors, terra cotta fits in there:
        Click the image to open in full size.

        #4 JennyK

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          Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:29 PM

          Color Schemes - Color Theory for web designers - Colors on the Web

          ^^ this website should help you

          #5 MoonPalacePookie

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            Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:37 PM

            I think the terra cotta fits right into your color scheme, the pictures of the fountains you posted have bits of orange in them. Plus its such a neutral color, its not a strong color on its own, so it will just play up whaever colors are next to it. I dont think you need to change a thing and I love the fountains.
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            #6 Erica053009

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              Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:42 PM


              I LOVE the idea of fountains...I am a fashion forecaster so I work a lot with colors...I think you can totally keep your color scheme and add some turquoise to bring the colors together...it will balance out fuschia, orange or terra cotta as well as make those colors pop with out being overbearing and still feel natural...also your colors are considered earth colors and turq is a water color which is always a great balance

              #7 Erica053009

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                Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:48 PM

                I just thought of one more thing you could try... see if you add blue (or any color you like) food coloring to the water so it would be more visual...I have no idea if it would work or look good so test it out if you like the idea

                #8 ashrose

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                  Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:54 PM

                  Originally Posted by JennyK
                  Jenny... this site rocks!! Oh man... New addiction.

                  #9 ashrose

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                    Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:56 PM

                    Thanks for all the help everyone... I'm going to go visit the fabric store and see what I can come up with in terms of mixing and mashing.

                    I'm thinking I want to either do round tables with white linens and a something colored overlay...

                    Or rectangle tables with white linens and a table runner in a dark color. Maybe a chocolate brown?

                    #10 ashrose

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                      Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:47 PM

                      I've been playing on that website that Jenny sent (it rocks, by the way...)

                      Here's what I came up with...

                      Click the image to open in full size.

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