You are not alone if choosing a wedding color palette is proving to be a difficult task. From personal style and the mood you want to set for the celebration to season and venue, there are so many factors that go into pinning down the perfect scheme to decorate your big day. Your color palette influences every detail, especially flowers. Wedding blooms are available in every color of the rainbow. We love talking with clients about the myriad of different shades that can be incorporated into floral decor – white or beige, plum or wine, peach or tangerine, pink or watermelon? Since floral decor plays an important role in color expression, we picked out four eye-catching wedding color palettes based on flowers to help inspire and shape your vision.
Milk, Honey, & Wheat
For a warm take on neutrals, milk, honey, and wheat is an ideal color combination. While this scheme may initially come off as a bit rustic, there are many ways to introduce classical and romantic notes in decor and fashion – we are obsessed with the marigold silk bridesmaids’ dresses from Jenny Yoo! This trio is extremely versatile offering shades that range from sunny yellow to amber, white to cream. We recommend considering brighter hues if you are getting married in spring or summer and richer colors if you are planning an autumn fête. Honey is an obvious choice for wedding favors here – this is a great opportunity to support local business by reaching out to an apiary in your area.
Berry, Dusty Pink, & Sage
When it comes to wedding colors, nothing captures the heart of a true romantic like a lovely mix of deep berry, dusty pink, and sage. Elegant yet alluring, this scheme is a great choice if you want to punctuate your big day with a vintage garden vibe. Floral shades range from a nearly-black purple to mauve to blush while greenery is light – dusty miller and silver dollar and gunni eucalyptus work particularly well here. Accentuate the scheme’s timeless beauty by incorporating gold accents in vases, silverware, and jewelry.
Terra-Cotta, Emerald, & Ivory
One of our favorite wedding color trends of late is terra-cotta. Pairing beautifully with emerald and ivory, this earthy hue brings a bohemian touch to decor and fashion. Think beyond the pots used to hold patio plants, because there is an expansive offering of colors associated with this natural shade ranging from cinnamon to rust and apricot to coral. To emphasize the color’s organic beauty, contrast it with darker greenery such as Italian ruscus, parvifolia eucalyptus, and ivy.
French Blue & Lavender
Do you have dreams of getting married at a chateaux in France? While a destination wedding may be hard to swing right now, you can still channel the graceful charm of the European countryside by using a combination of French blue and lavender at your soirée. Classic, feminine, and undeniably romantic, French blue is emulated in a small selection of blossoms and flowering plants, which include delphiniums and dutch hydrangeas, brunnera, blue star, scabiosa, and thistle. Dusty blues and lavenders pair wonderfully with greenery on the lighter spectrum such as dusty miller and silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus. Underscore the effortless chic style of the French with bridesmaids’ dresses dusted in delicate blue florals.
Scrolling though Instagram and Pinterest for wedding color inspiration can be overwhelming at first – the scheme will form the foundation of your big day and factor into flowers, decor, and fashion. You have to start somewhere though, so don’t worry if you begin the planning process with only one color in mind. And as you move forward, we hope these palettes can be used as a helpful guide in curating the wedding color palette of your dreams.