One thing which you should remember when planning to print the invitations is it should not make people more emotionally attached to the person but rather be happy about the way he has passed away from this world with a simple ailment in the old age. Especially if the person is very aged and you think too much of sobbing in the house would not look pleasant then you should prefer to choose those funeral program templates that are minimal in color. If you even look at the color of shirts we choose when we are in happy mood would usually be light in color.
The same sort of analysis would work when it comes to selecting the template for inviting everyone for the gathering. Since, this is not a celebration for everyone to shout and enjoy, the invitations need not have to look bright and shiny with the bright colors. Of course, when you choose minimal colors you could also ensure that the ribbon or the ink that you are using for your printer would not be over by the time half of the invitations are printed. Once you change the printing material there is a chance the next set of invitations might again look bright though you have chosen light colors.
This gives rise a concern about people who received little low colored ones assuming they were given less priority when compared to the guests who got the bright ones. So, this sort of discrepancy though not intentional should not be felt by your guests. Hence, make sure that you always choose the minimal colors. Moreover, the minimal color templates would ensure that the printing quality is also good thereby giving the guest a feel of being invited warmly by you. So, hope you would pick the templates of minimal colors.