watercolor wedding invitation with abstract style in varying shades of peach with Kraft paper envelopes

One of the hottest trends in wedding invitations right now is watercolor. These invites are awash in hues highlighting the wedding's color palette--whether vibrant or muted. Here are a few invitations that show off this trend's versatility and beauty!

The most popular types of watercolor invitations are those with abstract designs. Above, this cloud-like pattern in soft peaches could announce any type of wedding, from vintage to modern.

Below, these brushstrokes in sweet shades of pink, yellow, and orange bespeak a subtle and refined affair.

abstract watercolor wedding invitation in square shape with pink, yellow, and orange colors

Of course, not every invitation with a watercolor effect is quite so muted. You can find a suite in sherbet brights, full of cheer and different textures (below).

coral and mint watercolor wedding invitation suite with multi-colored floral save-the-date

If you like blackboard-inspired invitations but would prefer to use color instead, watercolor invites in a deep shade of lilac (below) might be just the ticket!

modern wedding invitation with deep lilac watercolor wash
Ombre fans will love the way that watercolor can blend through their chosen color's shades (below).

vibrant blue and yellow watercolor wedding invitation in ombre hues

For a more modern aesthetic, try an invite like the one below in orange and yellow. The shapes created around the monogram have a cool stencil effect, and gives depth of dimension to the invitation.

orange and yellow watercolor wedding invitation with initials

Brides often associate watercolor invites with other light, summer-appropriate trends. But this technique can be used for any season. This jewel-toned invitation below features white lettering on top of amber and berry splashes of deep color, and would be gorgeous for a fall wedding.

watercolor wedding invitation with abstract patterns in purple and amber jewel tones and bold lettering
Abstract designs, though, aren't the only way to have a watercolor invitation. You can also find designs that are watercolor illustrations, like this pink floral vintage wedding invite below.

watercolor wedding invitation with pink and white flowers for vintage wedding

Simple botanical wreaths look sophisticated in a monochromatic watercolor design like this one.

watercolor wedding invitation with illustration of botanical wreath

Ikat designs aren't just for Southwestern weddings. Especially when done in a soft watercolor style, this modern pattern draws you in.

wedding invitation with watercolor painted ikat design in mustard yellow

Bolder, modern brides will love this watercolor version of a bouquet of anemones and hand-drawn stripes (below).

watercolor wedding invitation in bold colors and floral pattern with anemones
navy and pink wedding invitation with watercolored rose and brushstroke style calligraphy

If you like watercolor style, but prefer a more minimalist hand, find an invite with brushstroke styled calligraphy and one or two "illustrated" elements like this rose (above) or arrows (below).

gray and hot pink watercolor wedding invitation with monogram and arrows

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