Best Wedding Colors: 25 Dreamy Color Palettes
(Originally written by Kristi Kellogg, Updated by Leah Britt)
Looking for the best wedding colors for your big day? One of the first wedding planning tasks is choosing your color scheme — that important decision influences all aspects of your wedding, from flowers and boutonnieres to bridesmaids' dresses and linens. But with so many beautiful colors and seemingly endless color combos, figuring it all out can be overwhelming.
That's why we've rounded up 25 of the best wedding color combos. Read through to get inspired! You just might find the color palette of your dreams among these choices.
As you browse, remember that color will be instrumental in setting the tone and mood of your big day. Deciding what wedding vibes you want to channel will help you narrow down your list of possible colors and combos. You can also look to your venue or the season for color inspiration.
However you choose, just remember: there are no wrong choices. When it comes to choosing a wedding color scheme, you just have to go with your gut! When you find the right color palette, you’ll know. You won’t need any neon signs pointing to the right choice.
So read on, get inspired, and discover the ultimate list of the best wedding colors!
1.) Green, Navy, Pale Blue, and Gold
We can't get enough of this gorgeous wedding palette of green, navy,pale blue, and gold. Navy and gold are shades that are pretty set in stone. There’s not a lot of variety with them, but you can change your shade of green to work with the color palette and your wedding decor. Outdoor weddings will look great with these colors because they’ll draw greens from nature and provide a bold pop of navy blue. We'll be seeing more of this light dusty blue color in the coming year, making this palette perfect for the trendy and modern bride.
Photo by Valorie Darling
2.) Peach, Sage, and Light Blue
It used to be that brides wanted neutral color palettes to work with. Creams, whites and gold all blended together for a more modern look, but now, color is coming back into play. Use pastel shades of peach and light blue wrapped around a sharp, sage hue. Everything will still have a neutral tone to it, but the sage will easily tie in any floral accent pieces you use in your wedding.
Photo by Jamie V Photography
3.) Emerald, Cream, and Gold
Photo by Leah Banick
4.) Burgundy, Ivory, and Sage
A color palette that catches the eye without being too bright is burgundy, ivory, and sage. It’s a very laid-back group of colors that will be subtle, yet stunning.
5.) Champagne, Green, and Black
Make your wedding full of glitz and glamour with a champagne, green and black color palette. Maximize your use of champagne and green and use black as the accent color. There will be a royal vibe to your day just from your colors and you can layer it with decorations. These are some of the best wedding colors for simple and chic events.
Photo by Sanaz Photography
6.) Jewel-tones and Green
The best wedding colors are the ones that make your jaw drop. Shades of jewel-toned colors bring a richness that’s unmatched by other colors and can be brightened up with some pops of berry. We love this color combination so much that we have an entire section on our site with berry pink flowers!
Photo by Jenny Quicksall Photography
7.) Terracotta, Ivory, and Sage Green
This color palette is perfect for a fall wedding or winter wedding. Pair shades of burgundy or terracotta with a neutral; like ivory, light sage or both. When paired with these softer colors, these rich shades really pop, but still feel warm and inviting. Terracotta has been trending for a while now, and we don't see it going anywhere anytime soon!
Photo by Moore Photography
8.) Gold and Pink
Gold and pink is a timeless combination that works just as well for the bridesmaid attire as it does on the cake!
Photo by FreeHope Photography
9.) Lilac, Celery, and White
More pastel colors that work well with the classic shade of wedding white are lilac and celery. Purple and green might clash together if they’re used in bright hues, so instead, turn down the intensity by opting for a more pastel shade. This palette will stand out well against green mountain backdrops or the red bricks of a city, and the white tones will look lovely with your wedding dress.
Photo by Rachel Marie Photography
10.) Orange, Cranberry, and Green
The cranberry and orange hues really pop against the green of the eucalyptus in these aisle decorations. These bright hues are some of the best wedding colors for outdoor venues in late summer!
Photo by Ivy Reves Photography
11.) Pink-Lavender and Almost-Mauve
Pastel and muted colors are no longer just for spring. These soft colors are perfect for any season! They are timeless and can mold into any wedding theme. Whether it be a vintage-themed wedding, or an elegant ballroom evening event, this color combo will fit right in. Some of our favorite pink-lavender and dusty-mauve flowers include dusty pink carnations, Esther light pink roses, and our kiss of blush lisianthus!
Photos by Ana Greene Photography
12.) Lavender and Aqua
Pale lavender and aqua make a gorgeous wedding color combo. Whether it's as simple as pairing a wild handful of lavender-hued flowers in a blue glass vessel, or a carefully curated selection of mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses, these wedding colors make for a classic combination.
These colors–and flavors, in the case of lavender!–have also been cropping up more and more in edible items as well. From piles of pistachio or green tea flavored macarons to delicate lavender-infused cocktails, this color scheme can find its way into any facet of your event!
Photo by Jen Carreiro
13.) Burgundy, Purple, Mustard, Blue, Burnt Orange, and Green
This bride couldn't choose between the best wedding colors, so she incorporated them all! The bridesmaids each wore a bit of the rainbow, and the entire wedding popped with burgundy, purple, mustard, blue, orange, and green.
Photo by Jordan Sherrow
14.) Ash Rose and Spiced Apple
With a color palette such as this, there are so many flower options. Some of our favorite flowers in this color family include our amnesia lavender novelty rose, secret garden rose, and burgundy carnations.
Photo by Whitney Wysong
15.) Navy, Yellow, and Blue
Any seaside wedding is the perfect place to have colors like navy, yellow and blue. Navy against a light blue will mimic the natural colors of the ocean, and the yellow will draw from the sand and sun around it. This is a flexible palette since the second blue can be whatever shade you like.
Photo by Jill Gum Photography
16.) Sage Green and Ivory
Sage green looks absolutely beautiful in winter and spring weddings! This versatile greenery pairs well with metallics but also works wonderfully with pastels. This color could be incorporated through your bridesmaids’ dresses or your greenery. For an elegant and timeless look, pair your sage green greenery with ivory flowers. The groom could easily add in this color through his boutonniere and other accessories, too.
Photo by Brooke Pavel Photography
17.) Cherry Tomato and Royal Blue
If you're not a fan of tinted flowers but you still want blue in your wedding, try incorporating this color in your decor or your bridesmaid dresses. Nina's love roses, bouvardia red flowers, and red ranunculus all fall into this gorgeous color combo.
Photo by Forever Photography
18.) Navy and Blush
Blue, especially navy blue, is such a classic color. When paired with a soft, blush color, it creates a beautiful balance between masculine and feminine.
Photo by Yellow House Images
19.) Yellow, Orange and Ivory
Yellow, orange, and ivory are some of the best wedding colors to put together for a bold and bright look! Here, offset against the bridesmaids' navy dresses, they make for striking, standout bouquets!
20.) Meadowlark and Rapture Rose
Rapture rose with hints of meadowlark make for a captivating and cheerful color combo! Our raspberry pink lisianthus, pink wax flowers, and merlot alstroemeria would feature that gorgeous rapture rose shade. For meadowlark, try pear green hypericum berries, green mini lisianthus, and bells of Ireland.
Photo by Unforgettable Expressions
21.) Shades of Purple
If you can’t decide on multiple colors, don’t worry — you don’t have to! Try mixing different shades of the same color together. Lavender and a lighter or darker purple look effortless together, plus it’s an elegant color that can be used in a variety of places - from gowns, florals, and decor. Elegance is a perfect tone for any wedding, especially if you’re looking for something more extravagant and regal.
Photo by Andrea Laurita Photography
22.) Burnt Orange and Cream
Soft, romantic, and beautiful - you can't go wrong with this color combo.
Photo by Jessie Huff Photography
23.) Peach and Coral
Although this color palette has been used time after time, we're always amazed at how every bride changes it up to make it their own. Whether it be pairing this duo with sage green bridesmaid dresses, or using hints of coral in tablescapes, there are many ways to incorporate a peach and coral palette into every aspect of your wedding.
You could choose to do a monochromatic look by sticking with one shade of color, but you can easily add different dimensions to your look as there is such a wide range of both peach and coral shades. You can’t go wrong with either option!
Photo by San Angelo Wedding Photography
24.) Nile Green and Blooming Dahlia
Nile Green and blooming dahlia compliment each other so well! Both are so versatile and can pair well with other colors, too (like peach, for example). These are some of the best wedding colors for an outdoor wedding. Greenery such as dusty miller and silver dollar eucalyptus would make the perfect addition to any arrangement.
Photo by Brandi Image Photography
25.) Lime and Violet
If you're needing bold and bright colors, then ultraviolet and lime punch might be a color duo just for you! We love the deep purple calla lilies with our Anastasia spider green flowers. These two bold colors were balanced elegantly with ivory roses.
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