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Your wedding colors are a defining element of the look and feel of your big day, tying together everything from your floral arrangements and table settings to wedding signage and furniture rentals. Choosing a wedding color palette is the first step in creating a cohesive theme that ties all of your decor together seamlessly, and makes the rest of your design decisions far easier.
When brainstorming potential wedding color schemes, you should absolutely focus on colors you love and that ring true to your personal style—not what you think is appropriate based on a certain season or style alone. That said, it’s helpful to be mindful of basic design principles to ensure the shades you choose work well together and create a balanced color palette. For most color schemes, this comes down to selecting one or two main colors followed by one or two secondary colors.
If you’re stuck on where to begin, we’ve gathered a roundup of the most popular wedding color ideas for 2022 for every season. Use them as a starting point for dreaming up 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!
Deciding on a wedding color palette isn't always a straightforward process. Oftentimes, your and your partner's favorite colors won't go together—or fit with your ideal wedding. Perhaps inspiration is lacking or you've never put thought into what colors you'd use on your wedding day. Whatever the case, if you're having trouble finding or choosing your colors, consider the following.
When it comes crafting to the look of your wedding, it's just as important to know what mistakes to avoid. Steer clear of the following traps that couples can fall into when choosing their wedding colors.
With flowers in bloom and warmer weather, many couples have their hearts set on a spring wedding. You’ll have a plethora of spring wedding colors to choose from, including florals and pastels. Below are are several wedding colors to consider:
Are you planning an outdoor wedding? Sage green is a soft color that mimics the grass and freshly grown leaves. This shade works well with many colors, especially a pop of pink (think light pink or dusty rose) for that Spring-in-bloom vibe!
In addition to symbols of love and romance, many flowers, such as daisies and peonies, represent life, prosperity, and good luck. From centerpieces and bouquets to accessories and wedding cake designs, flowers are easy accents to incorporate into your wedding theme.
At the corner of elegance and glamour, a rose gold wedding scenery will have you falling in love all over again. Rose gold is a marvelous color for bridesmaid gowns, groomsmen ties, and when paired with ivory, dreamy rose gold wedding invitations.
Emerald green is another fresh, outdoorsy color that looks great with bright, floral colors. Add a bold berry pink to your bouquet for a splash of flair!
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 and mood-boosting. You can add elements of gold, such as vases, for a luxurious sparkle. These two wedding colors are great additions for multiple palette ideas, such as mint, cream, or rose gold!
Spring color palettes aren't limited to pastels. Create a timeless, romantic garden wedding with gentle earth-neutral tones such as beige, mocha, olive, and ivory. This color palette works well for a vintage vibe or bohemian bliss.
If your date falls on or after memorial day weekend, you can have a beach wedding ceremony! With a dazzling backdrop of sand and sea, go for a cool, watercolor pastel mint balanced with a bright coral.
Add some silver sparkle and elegance to your wedding! This color easily complements the soft blue color for a calming, enchanting style. Consider incorporating light blue glassware and shimmers of silver into your wedding reception.
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, a bright peach matched with cream adds a touch of romance to your wedding decor. This color pair works great with other pastels, such as dusty blue and mint. If cupcakes are on the wedding food menu, peach and cream-colored icing will add the perfect pop of color to your dessert table.
Pairing a bright, bold color like raspberry with a soft, understated gray color 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.
For a color combination with stunning contrast, opt for chocolate brown tones with a bright, lively coral. Use a brown shade as a neutral backdrop and incorporate touches of coral in places like your table settings or flower arrangements.
While golds and coppers tend to dominate any yellow-inspired colors, don’t miss out on the equally beautiful marigold. It’s the perfect statement color for any spring wedding, and creates an elevated contrast that still feels balanced when paired with a more subtle hue like slate blue.
Few colors capture the joy of springtime quite like pink and green. These colors offer just the right amount of carefree whimsy while still retaining the soft elegance you’d picture on your wedding day.
If you’re looking to incorporate nature-inspired colors in your wedding color palette without sacrificing a vibrant look, 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.
For the season when daylight is brighter and lasts longer, it’s no coincidence why summer weddings are so popular. Warmer weather means more fashion options for the wedding party, easier traveling for guests (hello vacation!), and best of all, plenty of lovely summer wedding colors. Here are a few sensational color ideas to explore:
If you loved the nautical bachelorette party theme, you’ll have a blast incorporating those color schemes into a beach or island destination wedding. Watercolors like aqua and hints of platinum silver will shimmer beautifully beneath the sun.
Romantic soft colors like blush work well in almost every season and across many palettes. 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.
For outdoor venues, a bright yellow will embody the cheerful and radiant season on your special day. While yellow can stand on its own with white accents, adding blues such as navy blue or teal are fun color combinations to incorporate in decor.
There are endless possibilities for green color schemes during the summer. Whether you’re going for a nature-inspired style or tropical romance theme, lime green accents are bright and fun! Shades of light blues are versatile to pair with lime, adding a touch of chic.
You’ll love this pastel pink and euphoric turquoise duo in your wedding decor! Use this bold and bright color combo to create popping bouquets, 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-inspired 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.
For a fresh, nature-inspired look, green and vibrant yellows go beautifully with outdoor wedding venues. Shades of pale mint green add a cool contrast to the yellow. These colors work perfectly for lemon or yellow flower centerpieces and even mason jar cocktails!
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!
Indigo is a striking shade of blue that’s taken the design world by a storm, trending in weddings and home decor trends alike. When paired with a muted color like sage green, it 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.
Drawing inspiration from colorful autumn leaves, your fall wedding colors can incorporate gorgeous palettes such as rich jewel tones and natural shades. Also, this is a great season to wear a classic long-sleeved wedding dress and an outdoor, harvest-themed wedding. We’ve put together several elegant color schemes for you to try:
Brown wooden elements of an outdoor forest ceremony mix well with deep shades of red. Decorate the ceremony and reception areas with red rose petals and cranberry-colored fabrics in your venue decor as romantic accents.
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.
For a chic bohemian style, rich colors like dark teal and rust orange look glorious in an outdoor fall setting. The natural scenery of autumn leaves is a beautiful backdrop for burnt orange bouquets and tabletops florals.
These neutral colors also mimic the seasonal color changes and look fabulous with golden sequins. Champagne and a smooth, latte brown 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.
The best thing about green and yellow colors is that they work for both the spring and fall seasons. Opt for a mustard yellow, which looks delightful with outdoor greenery. For a unique floral arrangement, consider using preserved flowers with pops of yellow as centerpiece decorations!
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.
For an earthy color palette that still feels bold, pair a beautiful terracotta rust color with olive green tones. The nature-inspired olive color pairs perfectly with the deeper rust hue, and is a great way to incorporate some character into your wedding color palette.
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.
It may be cold and gray outside, but the right winter wedding colors can spice up the season. A white, wintry backdrop is the perfect photo-op for a pop of color. When choosing a winter wedding theme, don’t be afraid to step outside of the classic gold, red, green scheme. Here are some of our favorites:
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.
Greens are the perfect gender-neutral colors that also give your wedding a natural, organic vibe. Add cream and gold into the palette for a beautiful, rustic theme. If you’re already thinking green, take it a step further with these fun eco-friendly wedding ideas.
Did someone say black-tie event? This classic color combo always works well during the winter season, especially for a ballroom venue.
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.
The contrast of bright peach paired with deep burgundy is showstopping and elegant all at once. Deep burgundy tones capture the rich warmth of winter, and pairing it with a pop of peach creates an unexpected and eye-catching palette that captures the excitement of the day.
Don’t worry if you haven’t set a new wedding date yet. There are plenty of fun, creative wedding colors that work year-round! Here are a few of our favorite color schemes and themes that look great in every season.
Have you heard? Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2022 is Veri Peri! 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 highlights the expansive possibilities that lay before each of us, and adds a spritely, joyous attitude to any wedding color palette.
Sleek and simple, gold and evergreen colors will add a feeling of classic elegance to your special day. Gold metallic accents work perfectly with items like your table runners or table number holders, and adds that touch of glimmer that makes this color combination stand out.
Mauve is a neutral pale purple that, although not a pastel, pairs beautifully with other neutral colors. Mix mauve with soft ivory and greenery for a refined, elegant look.
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!
Lavender and gray are the perfect choice for a subtle yet elegant wedding scheme. Various shades of purple, including plum and lilac, blend well with this color combo. Lavender also works well with gold and green accents.
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.
Jewel tones like plum and emerald are just as vibrant as they are moody and rich. No matter your personal style or wedding theme, these colors can come together for both a classically regal look or a whimsical boho look.
Merlot is a deeply rich shade that adds a sense of warmth and moody elegance to your wedding day. When paired with a timeless neutral like ivory, you’ll create an elevated palette that stands out while remaining sophisticated.
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.
From sequined tablescapes to sparkly shoes, metallic hues will complement any wedding style in every season. Use gold, silver, and copper to add hints of shimmer to your wedding aesthetics or as stand-alone colors for full-on glam!
Now that you’ve had a look at the fabulous wedding color schemes that are trending in 2022, it’s time to bring your wedding color vision to life! 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 with your partner.
Speaking of creativity, 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 and a theme, you can update your invites to match! Whether it’s finding inspiration or securing vendors, Zola is your one-stop shop for all things weddings.