You want your wedding to be a memorable experience for everyone involved, and that starts with a beautiful combination of colors. Sometimes figuring out the best colors to use can be challenging. My friend who is currently in the middle of planning her own wedding, loves the idea of bright, bold, peacock inspired colors, but isn’t exactly sure how to go about using those colors without it being overbearing. It can be tricky picking your wedding day color palette, but here are some gorgeous color trends that will make your big day something special.
Deep Red and Dark Gray
Dark gray is a popular wedding color because it provides the elegance of black in a softer way. This color is a perfect backdrop to dramatic red accents.
Stationery: Keep your stationery classic and simple when using these colors. An outline of roses or a playful swirl of color is a nice touch.
Cake: Try a red velvet cake with gray ribbons on each of the layers topped with a bouquet of red roses.
Dresses: Gray bridesmaids’ dresses look fantastic next to black suits or tuxedos and are understated enough to draw all attention to the bride.
Flowers: Blood red roses give this theme its drama.
Green, Taupe and Ivory
This color combination is perfect for your outdoor or country themed wedding. Bringing in these natural earth tones makes it look like you simply stepped out into a gorgeous farm or field of wildflowers to say your vows.
Stationery: Use a simple floral design or a photo of a rustic barn or beautiful landscape as the backdrop to your stationery.
Cake: Decorate your country cake with greenery and budding tree branches. Use miniature chalk boards to write the names of other offerings on your dessert table.
Dresses: Put your bridesmaids in taupe or pale shades of green. Cowboy boots are optional.
Flowers: Use seasonal flowers in your bouquet to make it look like you picked them from your own garden that morning. Include small branches and greenery to keep the rustic theme.
Navy Blue, Coral and Gold
These beautiful colors are formal enough for a wedding but also bring a hint of fun. The hues compliment each other perfectly, and the coral will stand out against the navy.
Stationery: Your stationery will be bold with navy lettering on a coral background. Chevron or geometric patterns look great in coral and also add some interest.
Cake: Use navy blue ribbons or a navy pattern on a white cake. Add coral flowers on each layer as accents, or create a cascade of coral flowers all the way down.
Dresses: Have your bridesmaids wear simple dresses in navy blue. You can let your bridesmaids choose from a variety of styles, but make sure everyone is in the same shade of navy. Mismatched dresses will look awkward.
Dress your groomsmen in navy as well to avoid the problem of attempting to pair navy and black.
Flowers: Coral is a gorgeous color for flowers, and your arrangements will really pop against a background of navy blue.
Beautiful Shades of Blue
You’ve heard of having something blue at your wedding, but more blue is even better for some brides.
Choose two or three shades of blue that compliment each other. For example, you might use a dark gray blue, a lighter royal blue and a pale blue. You can also use mint or green hued blues to suggest the seaside.
Stationery: Use subtle blue ombre shading as a background, or make each card a different shade of blue. Your invitations may be on a baby blue background with your response cards in a darker shade.
Cake: Cover each layer of your cake in a different shade of blue fondant, using the other colors as accents. Details like stripes and dots make your cake whimsical and fun.
Dresses: Your bridesmaids will look beautiful when you mix and match shades of blue. Keep the style of the dresses the same if the colors will be different.
Flowers: Large, ivory flowers look amazing when accented with touches of blue. Also consider gorgeous blue hydrangeas. They will naturally bring a variety of shades to centerpieces and bouquets.
Choosing colors you like can direct your wedding planning and help you focus on your vision. Use these trends as ideas that will help you plan your perfect day.