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I'm strongly considering a very-close-to-Christmas wedding in 2013, and my venue's ballroom has Tiffany blue walls and a black and white tiled floor. Green is my favorite color and I love Scotland (I studied abroad there and have visited multiple times), so I'd love to do dark green/navy or dark/green black plaid accents on the tables and wanted my color palette to be forest green, silver and white. I can visualize what I want it to look like in my head (tons of mason jars, whitewashed shells, twinkly lights and pine boughs along with the plaid fabric), but I'm not sure this is something I can translate to reality! Has anyone else pondered or done a plaid wedding? What are your opinions on the plaid combined with the "busy" room? Oh, I've also looked into finding a plaid with teal/blue in it, but most of the ones I've seen that are the right shade would clash with evergreen...help, por favor.

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    Sounds too busy. The venue appears to have an "art deco" type look from your description.

    You might be better sticking with a simple winter theme (think blues and silvers) versus plaid and evergreen.
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    Agree with PP, this all sounds a bit busy. And the Tiffany blue with black and white floors does sound art deco. If this is definitely your venue then a WHITE winter look with SILVER and/or GOLD accents would look best. 

    Against the blue walls, that would give you a blue sky background. Add in winter evergreens to the floral designs and that will tie in your green in a way that will not clash, because things from nature can always work. Just leave the green to the actual greenery and you'll be set. 

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    edited December 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_color-palette-questions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:5Discussion:c5552481-274c-4dd1-b832-41751562d414Post:9886a6eb-6f13-49dd-a810-840969f6001e">Color Palette Questions</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm strongly considering a very-close-to-Christmas wedding in 2013, and my venue's ballroom has Tiffany blue walls and a black and white tiled floor. Green is my favorite color and I love Scotland (I studied abroad there and have visited multiple times), so I'd love to do dark green/navy or dark/green black plaid accents on the tables and wanted my color palette to be forest green, silver and white. I can visualize what I want it to look like in my head (tons of mason jars, whitewashed shells, twinkly lights and pine boughs along with the plaid fabric), but I'm not sure this is something I can translate to reality! Has anyone else pondered or done a plaid wedding? What are your opinions on the plaid combined with the "busy" room? Oh, I've also looked into finding a plaid with teal/blue in it, but most of the ones I've seen that are the right shade would clash with evergreen...help, por favor.
    Posted by chelseaannie[/QUOTE]

    I think you can do this, but subtle would be the way to go.  I can picture the plaid in the colors you mentioned looking fine with the venue.  But to be honest, the tablescape you described sounds busy and not cohesive.  Don't worry about matching the paint color of the venue.  Something in the blue family would be fine.  Something like this (below).  You can still use your mason jars, though I don't think they go with the Scottish feel (more the American south).  Maybe lanterns instead?  There are many styles available and I'd bet you could find one that reminds you of Scotland.  Check them out <a href="http://www.koehlerhomedecor.com/wholesale-lanterns.html" target="_blank" title="here" rel="nofollow">here</a>. 

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    Also agree. If you must have plaid to tie in your love for Scotland then any green tartan can work and subtle ways would be best. Maybe use it for the ribbon on your favors or floral arrangements. Or feature it on your cake, or garter, or shoes even...

    Also, not sure of the mason jars and white washed shells. I would stick with simple candles and pine cones. 

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    that plaid that PP posted is great -- but I agree - stick with lanterns and then brass/silver/glass or black and white tones for the rest of the accents.  The plaid will be enough color and even compliment the walls well.
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