By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Samantha Gilraine Photography
Unsure where to start with your wedding colour scheme? Let’s face facts, there are so many colour palette options and ideas that it can feel overwhelming.
However, that is what I am here for! To make choosing your colours easy-breezy. Not only will I be sharing 78 wedding colour ideas, but I will share my top tips on how to choose your scheme.
To make things really simple, I’ve broken down all the colour palettes into sections. Here is the order in which you will find the inspiration:
Then I will share my advice on how to pair colours and pick your hues.
Rich reds are suited perfectly for weddings in Autumn and Winter. That being said, burgundy and rouge can work in Spring and Summer weddings too!
Team deep red with lashings of greenery for a lush feel.
Red and blue work in harmony together for a sophisticated style.
Pink and red are said to clash, but I beg to differ. It looks cool, modern and pretty to boot.
Use pretty blush with rich burgundy to add a sense of light and contrast.
Opulent burgundy and gold could be perfect for winter or even Christmas weddings.
Three tones of red, blue and yellow are surprisingly stunning together.
Autumnal tones of burgundy and mustard really look cosy and warm.
Add gold to forest green and red for a sumptuous style.
How about brass to offset deep red?
Go bold with a stunning deep red colour palette, from flowers to outfits.
Soft rose gold looks ever so pretty with burgundy.
Red and coral are not two colours you’d expect to work. But boy do they!
Energising and glowy orange is a wonderful colour way for weddings no matter the season.
Vibrant orange and blue together creates a fabulous colour pop.
Grounding black with colour pop orange looks fantastic. Halloween wedding anyone?
Burnt orange is classic yet glowing especially with rustic wooden elements.
Teal is a great accent colour against orange.
Classic navy is modernised with bright orange tones.
Burgundy and orange together create an autumn leaf vibe, ideal for autumnal wedding palettes.
Bold orange and pink look so striking and modern.
Citrus tones of orange and yellow are fresh and pretty.
Paired back orange and blush create a neutral feel palette.
Pretty and delicate yellows add a summery feel. Plus yellow can be found in many flowers which makes for an easy choice.
Yes, yellow and purple look absolutely gorgeous together!
Pretty pink and yellow together is a fun, fresh option.
Mediterranean vibes with lemon and royal blue.
Add creams to yellow for a softer, more romantic style.
Use the happiest flower of them all, sunflowers!
Blues and yellows work beautifully for rustic weddings.
Trendy terracotta can be accented with soft yellows for a unique style.
Add a neutral grey to yellows to tone down the impact.
Yellow will really sing gorgeously against navy.
Peach and lemon tones are really delicate and will suit the prettiest of days.
Thanks to green predominantly being the colour of foliage, it’s a great accent tone. Plus it means, generally, it matches well with most other colours.
Soft and pretty, sage green is super popular at weddings.
Opt for vibrant forest green and use metallic copper for a modern luxe look.
Photo: Greek English Fusion Weddingvia
Add neutral taupe to sage green for a tonal effect.
White is classic and teamed with greenery will look ever so fresh.
Pink and green are a winning combination.
For a modern style, add coral to green.
Go for one dominant colour such as emerald green.
Dusky pinks with greens is a romantic style for sure.
Full on glamour with black, gold and green hues.
Pretty peach and emerald look elegant as well as high-end.
From navy to powder and pastels, blue is a versatile colour. Be warned, the choice for blue flowers is limited so be sure to check with your florist what is in season.
Blues with colour pop yellow really look lovely.
Pastel tones of pink and blue are so stunning.
Photo: Caterina Neri Fotografie via Tuscany Villa Wedding
Dusky blue with metallic brass has an antique effect which is also modern in style.
Fresh blue and white are ideal for winter or spring weddings alike.
How pretty are these blue and lilac tones together?
Deep blue with a neutral grey is classy and chic.
Take inspiration from the night sky with midnight blue and gold accents.
Pretty peach pops next to pale blues.
Navy and gold is always a great combination.
Blush with a pop of blue is a really unusual style.
Silver with blue creates a winter wonderland feel.
Purple has come and gone over the years as a popular wedding colour. But I predict lilac is coming back with a vengeance soon.
Pretty lilac and yellow is a unique and cool colour scheme.
Gold with purple has to be the ultimate in luxury.
Lilac with soft cream is always going to look pretty.
Rich plum works well with blues and reds for a divine palette.
Add a foundational colour such as grey to berry purple brights.
Deep purple and jewel-like green are a match made in heaven.
Violet is a striking colour that’ll make guests’ heads turn.
Pink has been a firm favourite at weddings in forever. It’s no wonder as it’s a really versatile colour, with lots of flower options too.
Use gold to highlight pretty pinks.
Apricot is an unusual wedding colour and with pink looks glorious.
Add green to pink for a fresh take on wedding colours.
Pink and lilac are made for each other, don’t you think?
Zingy coral with muted peach can look fantastic.
Dusky pink is a wedding classic, timeless and elegant.
Teal and pink are really complementary. Perfect for quirky and retro style days.
Rust teamed with pink is a great theme idea.
Does it get any more timeless that blush and white?
Dramatic, bold and modern, pink and black is sure to wow.
Take inspiration from Spring blossom with delicate pink.
Tonal pink and red make for a contemporary feel.
Rich plum with soft blush is a surefire way to add style.
Neutralise dusky pink with warm taupe tones.
For the colour lover, a multicolour rainbow colour scheme will bring all the fun. For our wedding, we choose a rainbow scheme and am so happy we did. Bright, beautiful and so unique.
For a multicolour scheme, choose multiple tones or all the colours of the rainbow.
Bright rainbow hues using paper decorations is a simple and effective approach.
Tone down the rainbow touch with pastel hues.
Choose one bold primary colour, then use other tones as an accent.
Use neon and metallics for the ultimate festival rainbow theme.
Make cute decorations in all the colours of the rainbow, keeping other elements simple.
No, you don’t actually need to have a wedding colour scheme. Many couples simply pick and choose items they love. They mostly look amazing together as a mismatched palette.
But, if you want a more stylised day, a colour scheme will look more polished. It can also help to make finding and picking elements of your day easier.
There are many ways to choose your wedding colours. It all comes down to your personal preference and loves. Here are some ways to get inspired:
Once you have some colours chosen, think about narrowing them down. Or see if they look right by creating a mood board.
There are no rules when it comes to weddings. Colour palettes can span all the colours of the rainbow. Which means all seven colours. Or you can opt for one hue. Think about having one colour in many tones for an ombre or tonal look.
Alternatively, choose two or three colours for your scheme. Adding metallics is always a winner as they add texture, as are neutrals teamed with bolder tones.
When it comes to which colour is best for a wedding, there is no winner. All colours can be beautiful and equally stylish. Trends come and go when it comes to colour, so be sure to stay true to your heart rather than what’s in fashion. That way when you look back at your wedding photos, you’ll always love your decor.
That's a wrap! Not only do you have a plethora of wedding colour ideas, but you have answers to your wedding colour planning questions. YES!
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