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Wedding Colors, 2011 Trends: Navy Blue

Posted At : September 27, 2010 4:42 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 44,406
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For 2011, one of the hottest wedding color trends is navy blue. And though you might think that navy is an odd choice, I am going to show you how can actually be quite stunning if done right. The key is to pick the right complementary colors.

Navy Blue & friends..

Certainly navy looks terrific with white or cream, but for your wedding, get a little more creative. Consider pairing navy with tangerine, turquoise or lime for spring or summer weddings. For fall and winter affairs, navy with burnt orange, silver, or chocolate brown looks stunning.

Navy Gowns?

Most designers offer bridesmaid's dresses in navy. The one pictured here is from Eden Bridals (Style No. ID7273) features a sweetheart neckline, beaded waist and knee length. This dress would make a fabulous choice for a daytime wedding.

Eden bridals, navy blue bridesmaids dress

Late Night Blue

For evening, navy blue partnered with other deep shades of blue and purple can provide dramatic impact.

Blue Flowers

Delphiniums come in all shades of blue and can be just the perfect flower for your navy wedding. You can also have hydrangeas, lilies and other flowers dyed navy blue to match your wedding colors. If you aren't sold on blue flowers, select flowers in your secondary color instead and limit the amount of greenery in your bouquets and centerpieces (unless green is your complementary color).

Navy Cake?

For your wedding cake, you can select a traditional white cake accented with navy trim or blue flowers.

cake by: Tartlets, in North Vancouver.

Or for more drama, you can select a cake that is iced in navy blue frosting. Keep in mind that a dark cake may not photograph that well unless the lighting is very good and the backdrop is simple.

And... here is another idea palette (from the blog that should provide some inspiration for navy choices.)

As you can see, you have plenty of options when creating a navy blue wedding. Instead of "something blue," you can have everything blue!

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