How to Choose Your Wedding Colors


The colors you choose for your wedding will help set the mood and can work well with your theme.

Winter Theme Weddings

For winter theme weddings, snow white, platinum and cranberry look magical. Add touches of deep berry colors to your accessories and drape the bridesmaids in thick , dark red velvet shawls. Bouquets can be made with both white and red roses with sprigs of berry twigs and crystal stems.

wedding winter colors

Try to stay clear of traditional Christmas colors – forest green, bright red and brass. Select colors that remind you of a winter’s day.

Other colors that are reminiscent of winter:

  • Aubergine or eggplant
  • Evergreen grey-green
  • Black
  • Light rose

Beach Weddings

Select natural colors that compliment the sea such as taupe, silver and aqua. Bridesmaids can be dressed in aquamarine silk dresses with crystal and pearl chokers. Bouquets can be simple with curly willow, and vanilla roses.

Capture the feeling by using shells and sand in your centerpieces. Some other colors that work well for a beach them wedding:

  • Chocolate
  • Buttercup yellow
  • Sunset colors – rust, dark red, maze

Evening Weddings

While shiny, brassy golds are not in fashion, antiqued golds are. Antiqued, soft golds go well with creamy ivory and soft, dusted rose. A deep burgundy can be used as an accent. Look to traditional Indian wedding costume for inspiration. Embroidered golden thread with tiny pearls and crystals – there is nothing more elegant.

Classic silver and ice blue work well agains a pitch black canopy of stars.

Renaissance Weddings and Medieval Theme

If you are having a renaissance theme wedding, dark colors and thick fabrics work well. Perhaps a lavish brocade or velvet? Deep colors such as forest green, burgundy, royal blue and red work great for renaissance wedding themes.

Hawaiian or Tropical Theme

Navy blue with white and yellow floral accents look lovely. Choose tropical colors like aqua, blue and bright red. The colors mentioned above under “Beach Weddings” will also work well.

Asian Theme Weddings – Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese Weddings

For Chinese or Vietnamese weddings, choose golds, reds and bright blues.

For a Japanese theme wedding, think utra-zen with stone grey, sage green and bark brown. Use the colors of seasonal orchids like hot purple and fuschia.

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