The contrast of opposite colors such as navy blue and peach can look somewhat unnatural when placed right next to each other. Adding colors that fall between the two can help to bridge the divide and offer a more organic visual transition for the eye. Like the spectrum above, it can be helpful to soften your saturated colors with lighter tones. This still offers a look rich in color, but slightly relaxed and with a satisfying visual depth.
This is especially helpful when designing wedding flowers. Every flower in nature falls somewhere different on the color spectrum. Having a flexible color palette allows for a little wiggle room when choosing the perfect flowers for your wedding. As a florist there is nothing I enjoy more than finding those unique, seasonal blooms that help to bridge color divides and create a more organic look.
Once again, this tip will not only contribute to a more authentic color palette, but it will also help to ensure you have the most beautiful, and affordable designs on your wedding day.
Say you are dreaming of a bright, spring-time wedding based around the color orange. Pairing the orange with traditionally fall tones such as red and purple might feel unnatural in the spring. Your selection of flowers available in these colors may also be limited. However, the addition of yellows and pinks to this palette could help bring it into the appropriate season with plenty of blooms in those shades to show off.