Wedding Colors

The first thing to think about is location. How does this influence your color scheme? If you’ve chosen a venue with navy and maroon Oriental carpets, a color scheme of lime green and hot pink probably won’t work.  Next, become aware of color combinations that you like, whether it be in art or flipping through fashion magazines. Get inspired by the season. Play up the colors of your setting. If your wedding is on the beach, blue is a natural choice.

Choose a dominant hue, then start thinking about shades and tints. To help you choose the exact hue, visit a local fabric shop or paint store and collect swatches or chips of colors you might want to use. This will help you get specific, so when you decide on blue, you’ll know if it’s navy, baby, cornflower, or celestial blue. If you have access to a Pantone book, use this collection of colors to select your shade. Many bakers use Pantone numbers when dying frosting.

When choosing your wedding colors, simplicity is key. Pick three or four colors total to keep you bouquets and centerpieces looking neat, and not cluttered. If you prefer, opt for a few slightly varied shades of the same color. This will add depth, without looking chaotic. For an especially striking look, go monochromatic with a bold shade like vivid purple or creamy white.

Color of the Year 2020

Classic Blue

Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, Classic Blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Color of the Year

2019 – 2016

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

Traditional and Formal Color Palettes

A formal wedding is ideal for those couples who value elegance and tradition. A formal wedding calls for good taste and glamour. The color choices are simple and elegant.

Spring Color Palettes

A spring wedding is a very romantic time of the year. The weather is changing, the temperature is warming, and the earth is awakening. A beautiful spring wedding might be outdoors or in a garden with lots of greenery and flowers. Spring weddings are a great time to use softer, pastel colors like pink, green, light blue, lavender, and yellow. Other colors that blend well are hot pink and melon orange.

Summer Color Palettes

Your summer colors come from the wide variety of nature’s bold colors found all around you. Use pastel colors as background accents for your summer color scheme. If you plan to use darker colors generally associated with fall or winter, soften them up with yellow or pink. If you are planning a beach or island wedding, take advantage of the tropical colors found in nature, or use the shades of the ocean.

Autumn Color Palettes

Autumn is the season of change. Most colors can be paired with an accent shade to bring out that fall color scheme. The colors ivory and gold give an elegant, classic look. Choosing deep jewel tones such as purple, dark green, sapphire blue, burgundy, or ruby look great when mixed with gold, silver or ivory.

Winter Color Palettes

Planning a winter wedding can be especially fun. You can create your winter wonderland around a warm yet exciting atmosphere with sparkling lights, Christmas trees, pine and poinsettia displays, and bright red, green, blue, gold, and silver seasonal colors.