Wedding Planning

Most Popular Wedding Colors: 10 Pretty Palettes

5 of the most popular wedding hues, each done with 2 different accent colors. 

Looking for the most popular wedding color palettes?  Here we have 5 of the most popular wedding hues, each done with 2 different accent colors.  You’d be surprised how much a secondary color can change the look of a scheme!

Aqua & Coral

As you can tell from this cheery wedding program above, aqua and coral is one of the brightest and happiest color palettes you can find.  It’s particularly fetching for beach weddings, with lush floral arrangements in sherbet brights.

Aqua & Neutrals

Vintage wedding?  Aqua pairs really well with shades of ivory and touches of burlap.  Below, this aqua wedding cake is dressed up with white buttons and a wooden topper.

Pink & Gold

This year’s sleeper hit of color palettes, pink and gold adds instant modern sophistication to your event.  Pale pink makes it look a little more traditional, hot pink a little more bold.  Use varying shades of pink in your florals, and gold in other accents like chargers, runners, and candles.

Pink & Navy

There is no wedding color palette more preppy than pink and navy.  It’s refined, but still has just a tad of whimsy.  Because it is fairly traditional in men’s fashion, your fella will have no problem finding a navy and pink tie.  Lighter pinks will give this palette a slightly less preppy appeal, but still look very East Coast sophisticate.

Yellow & White

Even when paired with white, a bright yellow color scheme packs a big punch.  This statement pairing can be made modern with lots of white infused with impactful color moments, or muted and simple with paler, buttery shades.

Yellow & Gray

One of the most popular wedding color combos, yellow and gray can work for just about any style event. From vintage to modern, it can be just lovely.  And there are so many options for different shades.  For bright yellow stick with crisp, standard grays.  But with lighter, buttery shades try out grays with just a tad of lavender in them.

Orange & Cobalt

This could just as easily be orange and navy (another popular option), but cobalt pops so much more beautifully against different shades of orange.  On this cake (below), you can see how great these colors play off of each other. Very friendly for traditional weddings, and cobalt will look flattering on all of your friends.

Orange & White

Just like with yellow, this citrus shade pairs amazingly with a cool white.  Best for summer weddings, this palette is perfect for couples that want to stretch their palette into every detail of their wedding–including the dessert table.  For a brighter effect, have orange be the star. If you want to play things a little more subtle, consider using orange only for pops against an otherwise completely white landscape.

Purple & Black

The moodiest of all the palettes you’ll see here, purple and black is ideal for the couple who want a darker, more ‘evening’ effect for their event.  Traditional patterns like damask are easily found in this scheme. By the way, if you are holding a Halloween wedding, this is a chic alternative to orange and black.

Purple & Lilac

Not every color works well with this type of monochromatic palette, but purple definitely does.  Choose a deep shade of purple and then use lilac (or lavender if you prefer a blue tone) as an accent.  Because of the wide variety of purple flowers available, arranging lush, monochromatic centerpieces will be a breeze for your florist.

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