{Décor : Oh Red, White & Blue}

July 3, 2009

In a recent issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, the editors sited Red, White & Blue as a color story to look out for. Being that July 4th is tomorrow, we’re thrilled to post this trend-right article about infusing these patriotic colors into your Summer wedding! The color palette evokes such a happy celebratory mood! Go ahead and play into the theme! Make red, white, and blue confetti for your guests to toss. Wear red pumps as you walk down the aisle! Use red, white, and blue printed paper for floral containers, mini umbrellas in drinks, and cones for ice cream. Don't forget some bright red soda pop! Provide festive sparklers at the end of the night!

In terms of what is the right shade to use, Gloria Wong of Gloria Wong Designs suggests that you "use a bright cherry red, true white, and shades of blue". Yes, shades of blue! From the predictable dark navy to sky blue and everything in between. Sprinkle in some stars and stripes for fun, but only use in moderation and in small scale.

The key according to Gloria "is to utilize the colors without making the event look like an Independence Day party".

We statue the red, white and blue and wish all of you a safe and happy 4th of July! Let freedom ring!!!

Photo from Wedding Style Guide.

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