Monochrome is a classic colour palette. From clothes, to home furnishings, to wedding décor and more it’s a combination of colours that works practically anywhere. If you’re having trouble deciding on what colours to feature in your wedding day décor, then it is well worth your time considering a monochrome theme for a number of reasons. First, as mentioned, it’s a classic combination that is guaranteed to work. Secondly it can be an easily look to pull together with only a few simple touches needed to stand out.
Black and white doesn’t have to mean boring however. In fact, monochrome looks incredible when you pair it with a colour pop too, so keep that in mind as you plan your décor.
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Monochrome lends itself particularly well to stationary. It’s classic, timeless and elegant and sets the tone for the wedding itself. Think invites, orders of service, table place names, escort cards, fun signage throughout the room and your menus. Don’t be afraid to add some accents of colour to make the monochrome really pop. Bright pinks or golds work really well here.
Here’s where you can have lots of fun and keep in mind anything you do here can also work as wonderful photo props and backdrops too. Think about having some shaped monochrome streamers hanging down as a possible top table backdrop. Use monochrome paper lanterns, pompoms and room draping. Also don’t forget the simplicity of balloons. Think a mass of monochrome helium balloons for a really eye-catching look. A monochrome or full black or white dancefloor is another total stunner what will be a stand out feature.
The contrast of using black and white can look truly elegant on your wedding tables. Think about using black table clothes, or white ones with a striped monochrome table runner. The simplicity of flowers can also work really well with black and white blooms looking stunning. Don’t forget the chairs and sashes too.
Cakes and Food
A subtle yet fun way to play around with a monochrome theme is through the cakes and food. A cake will always be somewhat of a centrepiece in the room, so going for a monochrome design will look fantastic. Or you could be more understated and simply pop some monochromes striped straws into drinks, or what about a tower of Oreos instead of a cake?