So, you’re officially engaged and have finally started your search for the perfect wedding color scheme. After cruising through Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, you’ve probably come across hundreds of dreamy wedding palettes that would make any modern bride swoon.
The only problem is that most of these colors have been used a million times over. If you want to choose tasteful wedding colors that will make your big day stand out, you need to dig deep into some surprisingly beautiful color palettes.
If you’re a novice to color, the idea of putting together a unique color combination that works for your wedding may seem daunting. To make the decision easier for you, here are 7 stunningly unique wedding color combinations that will set your wedding apart from the rest:
1. Burgundy + Grey + Gold
Burgundy and gold hues are slightly muted by sophisticated grey in this perfectly preppy combo. Best suited for fall weddings, this wedding color scheme would fit right in at a country club or resort.
If you’re looking to play up the preppy vibe, try incorporating traditional preppy patterns — think stripes and polka dots — into the small details of your wedding. For example, the wedding invitations, guestbook or your groom’s lapel pin are subtle ways to inject a bit more prep into your wedding.
2. Black + Jade + Gold
Although deep green is an extremely popular wedding color, there are plenty of ways to make it your own. One way to put a fresh twist on a jade wedding is by adding black and gold to the mix.
Pairing and emerald green with black and gold instantly transforms your wedding theme from soft and sweet to striking and chic. The key to pulling off this wedding palette with finesse is to use black strategically.
Too much black in your wedding color palette will darken your venue. To keep your wedding from looking like a funeral, brighten up your venue with ivory linens and draping hung from the ceiling.
3. Cranberry + Burnt Orange + Steel Blue
Cranberry and steel blue pair together beautifully and work well with all seasons. Adding a pop of burnt orange into the mix instantly brightens up this cool tone combo, making it a stylish and sophisticated choice for spring, summer and fall weddings.
This bold wedding palette is full of possibilities, and your flower arrangements are guaranteed to be gorgeous. Plus, your entire bridal party will be thrilled to wear steel blue bridesmaid dresses. Not only does steel blue pair well with every skin tone, but it also looks classy and modern with orange and cranberry accents.
4. Yellow + Orange + Sage Green + Burgundy
Who says that bridesmaid dresses need to match? Today, it’s trendy to allow your bridesmaids to choose not only different dress styles but different hues as well.
Mismatched moody hues fit right in for a fall wedding, as this wedding palette perfectly evokes the changing of the seasons. These colors also make for stunning autumnal centerpieces that look lovely in photos.
When it comes time to choose mismatched dresses for your maids, remember to coordinate on who gets to wear a certain color. You want to be sure that your bridesmaids are perfectly mismatched!
5. Yellow + Teal + Fuchsia + Orange
Looking for the perfect bohemian-style color palette? You and your wedding guests will fall in love with this yellow, teal, fuchsia and orange combination.
Best for outdoor weddings, this bright bohemian color palette looks impossibly dreamy and romantic when paired with elegant greenery and woodland accents. For an eye-catching table arrangement, set your tables with colored vintage glassware and a fuchsia table runner. Hang suspended greenery decor above the tables to complete the cozy, boho-chic vibe.
6. Navy + Purple + Gold
Turn up the glam on your big day with colors that evoke the opulence of the Art Deco era. From gold sequin bridesmaid dresses to luxe centerpieces in rich purple and navy, this wedding color scheme will make guests feel as though they traveled back in time to the Roaring ‘20s.
For a Gatsby-inspired wedding bash, remember to incorporate geometric details and plenty of gilded accents. Hexagon table numbers, an Art Deco angled cake and lavish centerpieces in gold will transform your venue into something from the Jazz Age.
Dark Green + Light Green + Grey + Ivory
Turn your ordinary venue into a woodland wonderland with this nature-inspired color scheme! This color palette is especially ideal for brides who love the outdoors but don’t have the budget for a scenic venue.
The subtle greys in this wedding color scheme will add a touch of whimsical romance to your spring or summer wedding and create the perfect ambiance. Enhance the minimalist and modern vibe by using succulents as centerpieces, bouquets or as party favors.
Dress your maids in romantic grey chiffon dresses and add color with lush wedding bouquets. Gussy up the groomsmen with a succulent lapel to complete the look.
Make a Statement with Your Wedding Color Scheme
The perfect wedding color scheme will not only reflect your personal style, but it will also set the tone for your big day. It makes sense that you should take your time and avoid rushing into a decision.
If you’ve fallen in love with multiple wedding color schemes on this list, hold onto all of them until you book your venue. Just as the seasons can influence your wedding colors, so too can the venue!
Jane Davenport is the head marketing manager for The Dessy Group. They are a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid dresses, social occasion, flower girls and destination wedding gowns. Jane oversee all of the marketing operations with her team at the Dessy HQ in Manhattan. When she’s not working and writing wedding articles, you can find her at Soul Cycle or checking out the coolest plant-based restaurants in the city.