Planning a summer wedding gives you plenty of freedom to choose a color scheme that you love. Bright colors such as yellow or coral go beautifully with outdoor venues, while sherbet-inspired pastels or nature-inspired greens work equally well in the warm season. Classic colors, such as navy or black, can even be incorporated in summer décor, if that’s more your style.
From the summer engagement photos to wedding flowers and the cake, and the wedding invitations to the décor, you’ll want to choose a color scheme that celebrates the warm months, as well as one that matches your venue and overall wedding theme.
If you’re not sure which color scheme to choose for your summer wedding, here are seven stunning summer wedding color palettes to consider.
There’s something elegantly organic about a summer wedding inspired by nature. If you love a neutral wedding color palette, consider going with green and white for your summer wedding.
The possibilities with this color scheme are endless—you can give off a more romantic vibe with vines or go with a more boho-chic look with succulents. Use lots of palm leaves to create a more tropical vibe, go with lime green accents for a fun and bright pop, or consider forest green for a nature-inspired wedding. You can also mix greens and whites with another color, such as pink, gold, or champagne, or mix with wooden accents.
Here are some other ways to implement this color scheme:
Yellow may be too bright to incorporate during other seasons, but summer brides can embrace this cheery hue. Whether you love sunflowers and want them everywhere, or choose another shade of yellow, such as marigold or lemon, your guests won’t be able to help but feel happy on your wedding day.
Yellow can stand on its own with cream or white accents, but it can also be used with other colors. Try these combinations:
Other fun ways to incorporate yellow include:
It’s summer, so everything bright goes! If you’re really ready to embrace the season, consider a sherbet-inspired wedding color palette that includes peaches, corals, oranges, and/or pinks.
Some fun ways to incorporate these bold shades into your wedding décor include:
A citrus color palette inspired by limes, oranges, lemons and even grapefruits can also work well in a squeeze when working with wedding colors for summer.
Some fun ways to incorporate this color palette into your wedding décor include:
You can also use citrus as inspiration for your reception table décor, as centerpieces or accents to other flowers and greenery.
Coral is a gorgeous (not to mention fun) base color to plan your summer wedding around. Mix it with cream and other accent colors for an additional pop, or feature it on its own as your main décor scheme.
Areas to use coral include:
Ahoy! Navy and white is a classic combination for any nautical or seaside summer wedding color scheme. But even if your wedding is hundreds of miles from the nearest body of water—you can still embrace this color scheme.
Try combining navy and white with another color to make it less representative of the seashore. Some summer-approved options include:
Other wedding color ideas for using this style include:
Black for a summer wedding color scheme, you say? It doesn’t have to be a faux pas! Black and white is a classic combination that can be used for an elegant affair—even in the summer. You can use black and white striped décor outdoors to give off the feel of somewhere glamorous, such as the Hamptons or the Amalfi Coast. Black and white polka dots are another cheery summer option. Black can also be offset with a brighter summer accent color. Combine black and white with teal, fuchsia, coral, poppy, or with pretty greens.
Some additional fun ways to incorporate this color palette into your wedding décor include:
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