Wedding Colour Scheme Inspiration

Venue Ideas & Inspiration // Published by Sam, Editor - April 1, 2015

Choosing a wedding colour scheme can be one of the most stressful parts of the wedding planning stage. It needs to be completed at the beginning of any wedding plans so that you can ensure that your chosen colours follow throughout all of your wedding details, such as flowers and bridesmaids dresses.

The easiest thing to do when choosing a base colour is to sit down as a couple and agree on a colour you both love. Once this has been chosen, you can start to add additional complimentary or contrasting colours. If you simply can’t choose then hopefully out guide and ideas below will help you.

Here are a few of the colour schemes set to make an appearance this year:

Walker and Walker Photographers
Scandinavian Style Wedding Shoot – Photo by Walker & Walker Photographers

Every bride knows of the rich, romantic aquamarine colour of the Tiffany box which is probably why this colour has been a popular choice throughout recent years.

Aquamarine is perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding, or indeed one that is being held abroad in a hot climate. It is an extremely versatile colour and can take on an elegant theme when mixed with ivory and grey tones.

For something more romantic, aquamarine can look divine when combined with pastel shades such as pink or peach to add that subtle contrast.

The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch – Photo by JoPhoto

Purple is always a popular choice for wedding colour schemes, whether it be the deep Cadbury’s purple or a more muted tone. This year, a paler, more subdued lavender is set to make quite an appearance.

Lavender is a beautiful colour choice for rustic style weddings. It looks fantastic combined with the colours of nature: green, cream and earthy browns.

This beautiful tone can also be combined with brighter shades of purple or pink for a rich, deeper colour scheme.

Tammie Louise Photography
Rockley Manor Barn Wedding – Photo by Tammie Louise Photography

Pastel pink
For a truly romantic colour scheme you can’t get any more feminine than pastel pink. This colour scheme is elegant and beautiful. Think pink macaroons! Using various hues of pink with ivory throughout your bridesmaid dresses, bouquets and accessories keeps things simple, yet elegant.

If you want to add a splash of contrasting colour, blue or green makes an impact when combined with pink.

1950s Style Wedding
1950s Style Wedding at St. Alfege’s Church – Photo by Urban Bridesmaid Photography

Silver / grey
Silver and grey are colours that are usually associated with winter weddings but are fast becoming a popular choice across all seasons. Using different shades of grey across your wedding can look very sophisticated when combined with cream or ivory.

For a pop of colour in a grey or silver themed wedding, choose one other colour such as red or turquoise blue. If the idea of a grey coloured wedding doesn’t appeal, add it as an accent colour throughout accessories such as sparkly heels or table centrepieces.

What colour schemes have you been looking at for your wedding?

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