This post is clearly one of it’s kind! Based on popular request by some of our readers, to help them decide the perfect colors for their traditional engagement ceremonies. We have decided to write a post about choosing the right colors and how to complement with other colors you may wish to use throughout your engagement, inspired by real Nigerian couples in their traditional engagement attire. So what are the traditional engagement colors? Which colors are the most suitable? How do you combine colors? What are the possible color combinations? The questions are endless, and we can say, as a matter of fact, that all colors are usable including black! The color possibilities are endless and so are the number of ways you can combine them. There are a million and one way to perfectly combine aso-oke colors, and here we will show you how, all you need to do is continue reading.The colors of aso-oke you choose for your traditional engagement wedding day set the style and tone for your entire event. Like we know, traditional engagement ceremonies are usually colorful and full of life and activites. There are several ways you can implement your choice of colors, from the decorations, cake, favors, accessories, table linens and even the invitations! One tip: make sure you choose the colors you love, typically, you want a maximum of three to five colors in your palette: one to dominate, a second to support, and a third as the accent. For example if you choose black, white and yellow, your decor and cake can be white with a support colour of either black and yellow, you eru-iyawo can be wrapped in yellow or black and white, your aso-ebi can be Yellow, with a silver gele etc. However, you must wear a completely different colour of traditional engagement attire, because you clearly need to stand out from everything and everybody else!
We know so much has been said about choosing colors, which colors go perfectly with each other etc. However, it’s very important that you understand certain words to guide you in the process of finding the perfect colours for your traditional engagement wedding attire.
“Complementary” colors means choosing colors that are opposite each other on the wheel, such as red and green.
“Analogous” means the colors lie next to each other on the wheel, such as red, red-orange, and orange.
“Monochromatic” means variations of the same tone, such as bright red, dark red, etc.
Another tip: Try to limit your main colors to two or three so as not to look too jumbled and stay consistent with your colors throughout the wedding. Use a few subdued colors for a more elegant look.
1. Aqua blue- This colour can be matched perfectly with baby pink, wine, peach and gold
2. Army green can be paired with yellow, mint green, baby pink, cream and champagne gold
3. Yellow can be paired with navy blue, wine, mint green, pink, army green, purple, silver and chocolate brown
4. Purple can be paired with blue, pink, gold, silver, lemon green and champagne gold
5. Red can be paired with gold, silver, orange, black and navy blue
6. Peach can be paired with burgundy, coffee brown, navy blue, purple, bottle green, cobalt blue, silver
7. Gold can be paired with navy blue, army green, wine, lilac, burgundy, silver, red and nigerian green
8. Fuchsia pink can be paired with baby pink, wine, peach, sky blue, lilac, mint green and gold
9. Burgundy can be paired with champagne gold, powder blue, cream, peach, golden butter
10. Brown can be paired with a lighter shade of carton brown, gold, peach, cream, pink, turquoise, mint green, powder blue
11. Lilac can be paired with apple green, burgundy, light pink and purple
12. Orange can be paired with lemon green, ivory, coffee brown and champagne gold
13. Turquoise blue can be paired with baby pink, gold, navy blue, orange, silver and yellow
14. Wine can be paired with gold, peach, silver, olive green and pink
15. Silver can be paired with navy blue, peach, cobalt blue, brown, burgundy, blue, purple, turquoise and army green
The colour combinations are endless,