Month: June 2012

Green and Yellow Mix

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Hello Everyone!

How are you all doing?

I’d like to express my condolences to the families of the June 3, 2012 Dana plane crash. That was a sad Sunday, which dealt a hard blow to me and a lot of my friends. May the faithful God we serve, be our strength and comfort, and may the souls of the departed be welcomed with Joy into ever loving arms of our Heavenly Father, in Jesus name. Amen.

I had promised some time ago, to do a colour combination of green and yellow. Thus the title post.

Remember the Primary Colour Kingdom of far way? And its distinguished families of Red, Yellow, and Blue? Lol!

Green happens to be a love child of Blue and Yellow, thus making it a secondary colour.  Yellow is one of the prominent families in the Primary Colour Kingdom of  far way. Personally I think Green is best friends with Yellow. This is because in colour wheels they mostly placed juxtaposed.

Green is said to be an earthy colour, because you can identify it with nature, like trees, foliage , grass etc. It can be categorised as a colour of new beginnings, nature, wealth stability, growth, fertility, renewal, abundance etc. Yellow is often considered and associated with hope, courage, and sunshine. It can also be said to have a sense of happiness, cheerfulness, brightness, and energy giving of colours.

Green is never just green alone in “Aso Ebi” (Friends/Family uniform) colours. It’s usually type or shade of green. These are the popular/common shades of green used in for Aso Ebi in Nigeria, they are;

  • Olive Green
  • Mint Green
  • Bottle Green

You could confuse a simple person if you said your wedding colours were deep mustard yellow and rich foliage green. Lol!

In simple terms that means, bottle green and dark yellow. Don’t go saying fancy names, like canary yellow or sunbeam yellow, you’ll confuse them. It’s either yellow, light yellow or dark yellow. You can almost (if not never) find colour combinations of green and white as weddings colours, only during Nigeria’s Independence Day Celebrations or some political rally or significant federal occasion.

When you combine green and yellow, you get a lime green/lemon green or lemon yellow colour combination. That’s one of the many beauties of green and yellow, they complement each other very well.

How to Mix Green Yellow

Sometimes, using just green and yellow, as your wedding colours may seem a bit too much in terms of brightness and its over powering ambience. You can calm down the bursting brightness by adding a softer colour to the mix. In the above inspiration board I made, the lemon/lime green table setting has pastel pink flowers that gives the brightness a more subdued welcoming feel, like this colour palette below.

Also, when using Green and Yellow for a garden wedding reception décor, choosing a darker shade of green or softer shade of green, would help compliment the natural foliage you have in the surrounding, with a touch of yellow and white, would pull it all together.

Unless your wedding is in the middle of the Saharan Desert or the icy tundra lands of Siberia. Hehehe!

Other colours to compliment Green and Yellow mix it

Remember my earlier post on Zesty Tangerine Tango?

Well, the Zesty Tangerine Tango and its shades of oranges to coral and peach mix very well with Green and Yellow!

A few décor tips

TIP 1: if you do decide to have your colours as green and yellow, and as an afternoon garden wedding reception, I strongly suggest letting your décor should be with touches of green and yellow, with a white base background colour.

TIP 2: if you decide to have your wedding reception in doors, and the wall colours are either cream, off white (ivory) or white, I suggest the same thing as TIP 1. It is with this that the use of LED light effects would be very handy.

Tip 3: when your décor is minimal, it is your chosen colours that will make beauty of the décor to pop!

I do hope all these random ramblings of mine make sense. Lol!

♥ J!

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