It is officially summer and definitely wedding season! I received a question from Ediomo, who has a dark complexion, hair and eyes. She will be attending a wedding event coming soon. Her dilemma is: What colors will complement a dark green and pink dress?
I love dark green and pink! The colors are very complementary of each other. You see a lot of pinks and greens in nature – for example pink blooms against dark green leaves. But when planning an outfit especially as formal as a wedding, the outfit needs more attention – color attention that is. (Sorry, I used generic dark green only dress. I wasn’t sure what the pink designs would look, so I used pink swatches and pink accessories.)
Play It Safe
At weddings, I sometimes like to play it safe, especially when I’m not close to the bride or groom. As an attendee, there is a certain etiquette to not take away attention from the Bride and her day.
Color Swatches #1
These colors complement each other very well and are pretty safe. You can go with light colored shoes, cream and ivory necklaces and bracelets. In the same tone, is gold. Gold against Ediomo’s skin will just make all the gold hardware pop. But don’t over do it. The swatch above also has light green and gray. These colors would be perfect for a clutch or a hair accessory. Go for a nice and simple updo to round off the look.
The Bold Romantic
Romance is in the air. To celebrate a special union, go for a bold romantic look. When I want to look romantic, the first thing I do is curl my hair for that soft wavy look. Twist locks of hair away from your face and pin it at the bottom of the crown at the side or back of your head.
Color Swatches #2
The pop of fuchsia pink is a refreshing color among the dark green shades. I think bringing out that pop of color is youthful and totally unexpected. I would want to highlight that pop of color in a single location. A statement necklace against an expanse of skin is perfect for drawing people’s attention to your face. Accessories for this outfit would be minimal but with a flair.
We all love a good drama. With this type of look, it is very risky. The colors are more muted because you want your dress to be the center of attention. The dress will be the statement piece.
Color Swatches #3
I know those colors look really odd and unappealing but shades of brown have always been complementary of greens. Look at trees. Green leaves, brown trunk. Green foliage with brown branches. If you want more color, add floral colors in shades of pink, from light to dark. Keep your hair sleek straight or in a simple pony tail.
If everything is just too overwhelming, I suggest going with shades that you are comfortable with. Light pink goes with darker pink. Light green goes with darker green. If you like working with a third color, use nudes, creams, golds or bronze (shades that fit your skin tone) to play up the outfit. The key is not to over do the color coordination. Keep it easy and simple.
Ediomo, I hope you have a great time at the wedding! Please leave a comment or a question if you have one. I’ll be happy to answer.