From seasonal favorites to carefully-curated mood boards, these wedding colors and trends will inspire you every step of the way. Already know which season you need inspiration for? Jump to that specific section below:
Choosing a wedding color palette is the first step in creating a cohesive theme that ties all of your decor together and makes your design decisions much easier. With this in mind, we’ve compiled the most popular wedding color ideas for every season. Use them as a starting point for your own wedding day vision and get inspired by the color palettes that real couples are using for their own big days in 2022 and beyond!
Are you planning an outdoor wedding? Sage green is a soft color that mimics the outdoors. This shade works well with a pop of pink (think light pink or dusty rose) for that Spring-in-bloom vibe.
Rose gold is a marvelous color for bridesmaid gowns, groomsmen ties, and—when paired with ivory—dreamy rose rose gold wedding invitations.
Soft and romantic, blush pink and lavender wedding colors create a warm and inviting look. From pale peonies to dusty pink carnations, there are plenty of flowers to incorporate with blush hues.
Warm, pastel colors like peach are eye-catching. Add elements of gold, such as vases, for a luxurious sparkle.
Spring color palettes aren't limited to pastels. Create a timeless garden wedding with earth-neutral tones such as beige, olive, and ivory. This works well for a vintage vibe or bohemian bliss.
Late spring is the perfect time for bold and bright wedding colors. High-intensity colors like orange represent creativity and enthusiasm. A metallic gold and coral orange for a bright and cheerful feeling.
Elegant and sweet, peach and cream adds a touch of romance to your wedding decor. If cupcakes are on the wedding food menu, peach and cream-colored (and flavored) icing will add the perfect pop of color to your dessert table.
Pairing a bold color like raspberry with a soft, understated gray makes for a perfectly balanced color palette. Use the soft gray as a neutral color for anything from bridesmaids dresses to your tablecloths and complement it with pops of bright raspberry in your florals or wedding signage.
Perfect for springtime, a soft lavender paired with bright yellow creates an upbeat and joyous atmosphere for your big day.
Pair an earthy green with bright canary yellow. You’ll create an earth-toned color palette that still captures the bright energy you want on your wedding day.
Incorporate these colors into a beach or island destination wedding. Watercolors like aqua and hints of platinum silver will shimmer beautifully beneath the sun.
From bridesmaid dresses to florals, blush will never go out of style. You can pair it with a metallic color such as gold for a luxe appeal.
Use this bold and bright color combo to create popping bouquets and wedding flowers, dessert tables, stationery items, and accessories for your wedding party.
Clean and smooth, champagne is a trendy, unique color that looks beautiful and luxurious with a classic white. Add some lush greenery and gold for a rustic wedding theme.
Red is a classic romantic color that works for almost every season. You wouldn’t immediately think to pair it with pink, but once together, these two create a fabulous, bold statement of love. Include bits of gold with the color pair in your ceremony venue, such as tablescapes and overhead decor, for some pizazz!
Any greenery accents will pair well with bright colors to give your summer wedding a fresh, natural feel. Fuchsia is a vibrant hue of pink and purple that commands attention. If bold is your style, this playful, eye-catching color looks great in flower bundles and balances well with other neutral shades.
Periwinkle is a soft, watercolor shade that mimics a gorgeous summer sunset. You can play with the blue and purplish undertones across several summer color palettes. Add sparkles of gold to your accessories for a dreamy, boho-inspired look.
When paired with a muted color like sage green, indigo creates the perfect pop of bold color that can be incorporated into anything from your drinkware and dishes to your florals or bridesmaid dresses.
Magenta and purple tones take cues from a lush, tropical paradise that’s perfect for any summer wedding—but especially a beach wedding! If you’re having your wedding on the beach, these bold tones will stand out beautifully against a white sand and ocean blue backdrop.
Pairing glimmering brass accents with a soulful pastel blue creates an understated elegance and the perfect color contrast, especially if you’re looking to add some metallic flair to your wedding palette. Brass jewelry makes the perfect accent, and will shine against a soft pastel blue.
As a blend of dark red and purple, Burgundy is a luxurious shade for fall nuptials. Gold accents complement well with this color, especially for decor. From golden candle holders to red velvet cake and wine pairings, you’ll have a blast putting together these colors for your big day.
These neutral colors also mimic the seasonal color changes and look fabulous with golden sequins. Champagne and a smooth taupe pair create a classic vintage vibe for any style!
Celebrate the autumn season with some pumpkin spice! If you have an October wedding, pumpkins are a fun, inexpensive decor option for orange and brown schemes. You can place them along the ceremony aisle, within table decor, and as the perfect autumn photo booth prop.
Another great color combo for outdoor scenery, gold and velvet mix well with wooden elements. Incorporate red fruits into your florals for a unique bouquet style. Take it a step further with golden sequins in the wedding dress for a gorgeous majestic glow!
Embrace the fall season with deep jewel tones like an emerald. This deep green with a touch of ivory gives off a vintage flair and works well across many color palettes.
Navy is a classic hue for a late October or November wedding. You can pair it with a pop of color like burgundy for an elegant fall celebration.
Cream mixes well in coffee, so why not together in your wedding? Coffee brown is a rich, luxurious color. When paired with a soft, elegant cream, you have the perfect color combination. Gold works as a fabulous accent for this duo, easy to incorporate into decor and stationery.
Some of the best sources of color inspiration can be found in nature, like the rich, deep orange and red hues found in a sunset. This color combination brings warmth while still managing to dazzle.
For a subtle and naturalistic color palette, pine green and brown make the perfect pair. Whether you’re a nature-loving bride or are looking for a more minimal wedding color palette, these earthy tones create an understated elegance for your big day.
A rich color like marsala emulates the changing leaves of fall, perfectly capturing the season. Pair it with a soft blush pink to add a touch of delicacy and sweetness to your color palette.
Slate blue is a calming and soft blue-gray color, similar to a winter sky view. When paired with snow-white, this combo creates a beautiful highlight of the season.
Gold is a neutral yet sparkling accent that pairs well with many colors. For an outdoor setting, a natural forest green paired with a touch of gold can form an intimate yet relaxing blend.
As soft shades of purple, this duo will add a sense of tranquility to your special day. Consider hints of lavender and lilac in your bouquet or table decor to create a gentle ombre look.
Some couples prefer the traditional Christmas colors during their winter weddings, and that’s okay! A ruby red and sage green decor are easy to find during this season. Add hints of gold to your wedding for an exciting holiday feel.
A romantic red and winter white is a favorite for both the holiday season and Valentine’s Day. This bold contrast with either silver or gold jewelry creates a passionate, sophisticated look for your wedding entourage.
We are head over heels for this luxurious color combo on wedding invitations. From champagne glass to menus, ivory and rose gold decor adds a classic, romantic touch to any wedding style.
It’s a royal affair! Go for deep purples and shimmers of gold for an elegant winter wedding. You can incorporate various shades of purple into flower arrangements as well as the bridesmaid dresses.
If you want to include gorgeous purple hues into your color palette in an understated but elegant way, mauve is the ideal color candidate. Mauve’s lighter tones make it easy to incorporate throughout your wedding decor, and pairs beautifully with the greenery in your florals.
Champagne paired with silver combines the best of two worlds—classic and clean, and bright and dazzling. These colors can create a more refined color palette that feels effortless and sophisticated, while still adding a touch of flair and sparkle to your big day. They also work well for a New Year’s wedding!
Copper emulates feelings of lavish luxury and warmth, and stands out as a unique color option compared to its champagne and gold counterparts. Copper makes for a striking metallic hue that feels elevated, and really shines when paired with a moody red shade.
Inspired by personal inventiveness and creativity, Veri Peri reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place across the world. The complexity of this red violet-infused blue adds a spritely, joyous attitude to any wedding color palette.
Modern yet chic, this grayish-blue blend with a pop of red is a lovely duo. Are you hosting a brunch wedding? Browse dusty blue wedding invitations, and add some delicious cranberries to your reception table decor!
Keep it simple! A classic white with gold looks elegant in every season, especially for an outdoor garden wedding. Whimsical and romantic, nature is an admirable backdrop for pastel-colored florals and neutral-tone attire.
Classic and timeless, you can never go wrong with a white and black color scheme. Whether you’re going for a traditional or modern look, almost any color can adorn this palette. Consider adding gorgeous metallics or bright accents for a dynamic pop!
Have the bridesmaids and groomsmen wear various colors of the rainbow to create a candy-colored palette for your wedding! You can also plan for guests to toss fun, mixed-colored confetti during your wedding send-off!
The combination of burgundy and gold makes for a truly regal color scheme that’s perfect for commemorating your wedding day. Pair a deep, rich burgundy with glimmering gold accents for an unforgettable winter color palette.
If you were obsessed with Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic wedding gown in Sex and the City, you’ll adore this gorgeous color scheme. From botanical arrangements to tablescape decor, ivory and green are simplistic yet elegant colors to incorporate in your wedding.
If you decide to ditch the traditions and tie the knot at a city hall wedding. Try this black and blush duo for a touch of color! This pair also looks great in an edgy, rock and roll-inspired wedding theme.
Non-traditional yet bold, teal and gold are an eclectic duo. Teal is a gentle watercolor that fits any season and brings a feeling of tranquility. With hints of gold, teal wedding invitations and tablescapes are beautiful additions to any celebration.
Use gold, silver, or copper as an accent color to add hints of shimmer to your wedding aesthetics or as stand-alone colors for full-on glam!
While you’ll want to put some thought into the color palette you choose, don’t forget to have fun with it. Wedding planning might not always be this fun, so use it as an opportunity for creativity and expression.
On that note, we have plenty of tips on how to create a vision board to help you brainstorm new ideas for your big day. Once you’re set on wedding colors, you can also update your invitations to match. Whether it’s finding inspiration or securing vendors, Zola is your one-stop shop for all things weddings.