Wedding Color Meanings
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.