Color Palettes to Inspire You

Last week we started to discuss tips on how to choose your color palette. This week, we wanted to give you some examples to provide a little context about how colors can shape the mood of your wedding. Here are 10 of our favorite color palettes!

An aqua wedding (shown here with pops of pink) is peaceful and dreamy. Not overly bright, this is a great choice for brides that want a feminine and genteel wedding, but don’t want a lot of pink.



Speaking of brides that love pink (or the “Steel Magnolias” classic–blush and bashful), an all-pink wedding can range from summery and vintage to girly and fun. Pick paler pinks for the more vintage affairs, and brighter pinks when going more retro-cool.


Green is the color of the year, especially this awesome emerald tone. Green can be classically paired with pops of orange or pink. You can also go with different shades of green for a more modern look.


Coral and pink is a fantastic option for a summer wedding that aims for a festive and lighthearted atmosphere. If you love this palette, but want a vintage or rustic wedding, go towards paler shades and accentuate with antique details.


Sherbets are not for the meek bride. If coral and pink wasn’t quite bright enough for you, go for a palette that packs a lot of punch. This combo of tangerine, aqua, pink, and lemon is a perfect match for a contemporary summer wedding.


Gray and yellow is one of the most versatile color combos. I’ve seen it work equally well for modern and vintage weddings. You can play up the preppy factor with lots of shirting fabric, or show its unexpected femininity by using florals galore!



Navy and yellow is another preppy, yet versatile palette. It is slightly bolder than a yellow and gray palette, but still remains classic. Bonus: Grooms usually love this combination!


Red and gray is one of my favorite duos. For modern weddings, play up the gray by using red accents. There are so many rustic prints in red and gray that planning a vintage wedding in these shades is a breeze.


Purple and black is a modern and striking combination. This is definitely for the modern bride who wants color to make a big impact at her wedding.


Silver and Cream is a beautiful way to make your wedding sparkle. Although this could be used year round, it is especially stunning as a winter wedding’s palette.


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