Red is the color of the month for January, which makes it perfect for your wedding. If you’ve settled on red as the primary color for your January wedding, you’re probably wondering what would make the best accent color. Let us show you some of our favorite accent colors and design ideas for your red-themed wedding!
Orange and Yellow
Accenting your red theme with orange or yellow is a great way to add warmth to a winter wedding. One way to add these colors is to mix orange and yellow flowers into the wedding flowers. A few bright spots of color among the bridal bouquet, altar flowers and reception arrangements are sure to spice things up!
You can also add these shades to your wedding and reception through lighting. Use plenty of candles to add a warm, yellow glow to your reception. For both the ceremony and the reception, consider decorating with strands of lights that have bulbs with warm colors.
Silver and Gold
Mixing metallic accents into your red color scheme adds a touch of class and luxury to the atmosphere. Silver accents have a cooling effect, while gold – much like candlelight – adds a little bit of warmth to your overall theme. There are numerous ways to add silver and gold to a red palette. For instance, at the ceremony, you can put a canopy draped in red over the altar. Add the silver and gold accents by using ribbons of these colors to tie back the curtains.
At the reception, start with a gorgeous metal cake plate, and consider using metallic accents to decorate the cake. The place settings are another wonderful place to add secondary colors. Make sure that you use finely polished silverware, or cutlery with a gold finish, and consider a set of wine glasses that features metallic plating. Napkin rings, place card holders and candlesticks are a few more great ways to add silver or gold to your red theme.
Black and White
Few color schemes have more style or sophistication than red against black and white. Whites work particularly well at the ceremony. Use a white runner dusted with red roses petals, and make sure to decorate with plenty of red and white flowers.
For the reception, anything goes! Use red on black, red on white or a mixture of all three. Lots of black helps create an intimate atmosphere, while white livens things up. A black and white scheme with plenty of red tends to have a sleek ultra-modern look.
Of course, these aren’t the only ways to add red to a January wedding. For more inspiration, check out the Nanz & Kraft Florists website or stop in and let us show you even more wonderful ideas!