green wedding invitation

Did you already choose your wedding's color palette? Curious about the meaning behind the colors you selected?  It could be you haven't chosen your colors yet, and want something that adds meaning and personal significance to your big day. The meaning of wedding colors takes all sorts of different cultural, historical, biological, and spiritual elements into consideration. We've picked the top ten wedding colors and prepared a quick guide into the meaning of each.

Green

This is the color of growth, balance, and the natural world. In many cultures, it also represents fertility. Whether you are working with a jewel-toned emerald or a light spring green, all shades are calming. Shades with a little bit of blue are extra soothing.

Blue

The color of the sky and ocean, it's not surprising that blue means serenity and peace.  If you want to evoke a more peaceful, dreamy mood, opt for a lighter shade. If you wish to add a note of tradition and loyalty, choose a royal blue or navy.

bridal party in navy dresses

Pink

Of course, pink lends an air of gentile femininity to any wedding detail. One of the most popular wedding colors, pink also represents love, devotion, and elegance.  There's clearly a reason why we associate this color with romance!

pink rose centerpieces

White

As we know from white wedding dresses, this color is equated with innocence and purity.  However, it also means truth and wholeness. And, an all-white wedding during the summer instantly makes it feel a few degrees cooler.

Red

Passion, power, and adventure all wrapped up into one bold shade, red is a color of confidence.  Also thought to signify good luck in most Asian countries, red is the perfect color for a couple that loves dramatic romance.

red bridal bouquet

Yellow

The most polarizing of all wedding colors, yellow's meaning can change dramatically with shade and context.  Brighter shades represent the sunshine of summer, cheerfulness, and wisdom.  Lighter, buttery shades mean warmth, hope, and spring.  No matter what shade, this color will grab the attention of everyone.

yellow wedding color board

 

Purple

Planning a whimsical, fairy tale wedding?  Then you should look no further than purple, as it represents imagination, enchantment, creativity, and luxury.  Once the color of royalty because purple dyes were so rare, this color ranges from deep and vibrant to pale and peaceful.  It's also a color that looks great with different shades together for a monochromatic palette.

purple wedding place setting

Brown

Although not quite as popular as it was a decade ago, you will still find plenty of taupes and chocolatey browns at today's weddings.  Being an earth tone, brown is equated with security, stability, and comfort. Historically, dark browns were thought to represent "hearth and home."

taupe wedding place cards

Orange

We love the cheeriness of this vibrant wedding shade.  If you want to infuse your event with a sense of youthful optimism, energy, and warmth, plan on an orange-based color palette.

orange wedding fashion

Black

It's not shocking to see that black represents bold and mysterious sophistication.  Formal and just a little bit secretive, a black color palette will make your wedding feel darkly elegant.

 

black place setting

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