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Wedding Color Scheme Ideas

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For a long time now, we’ve seen nothing but neutrals in the wedding industry. And as much as I have loved the elegance a toned down color scheme had brought to our weddings, I’m definitely ready to lean into the new trends of more color. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t anticipate seeing circus-like tacky color schemes. Rather, we’ll be looking for ways to incorporate a sophisticated and well-thought-out color pallet into our future weddings.

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PHOTO: Emerald + Ivy Photography

A color scheme elegant enough to be used at a wedding can be chosen several different ways. Some brides just choose one inspiration color and work off of that, but if you want to be a little more bold with your color choices, try one these ideas below. (And don’t forget to pin the images you like to your Pinterest board!)

1. Complimentary Color Scheme

(1) Choosing complimentary colors in several different tones will make your wedding color scheme look like it was chosen by a true pro. On a color wheel, complimentary colors are across from one another: Red and green; yellow and purple; orange and blue; green and magenta. But rather than doing these color combinations literally, take a look at the following examples where we adjusted those a little, and chose some more muted colors or a range of hues:

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Light Blue with Warm Tones:

Take a look at the two weddings below using this color pallet. Each is slightly different, while still using the complimentary colors of orange and blue, in a more sophisticated and toned down way.

PHOTOS: Alexis Dimmer Photography

PHOTOS: Molly Smith Photography

Lavender with Warm Tones:

We recently did a styled shoot featuring lots of different warm tones like peach, apricot, yellow, and blush, balanced out with that cool lavender color.

PHOTOS: Emerald & Ivy Photography

2. Ombre Color Scheme

An ombre floral design, fading one color to the next, or dark to light, creates more visual interest than evenly dispersed symmetrical color placement.

Take a look at the wedding color scheme below that we did for a fall wedding. Notice the vibrant colors, paired with some dried pieces that work perfectly for a fall wedding.

2. Tone-on-Tone Color Scheme

Below is a wedding we did with several different tones of the same color. To achieve this look, we started with the main blush color inspiration. But then we paired it with some more muted beige-y blooms, mauve, and terracota. The result is a very sophisticated color pallet, perfect for any wedding!

The four elements that can really set the tone for the color scheme of your wedding are:
Bridesmaid’s dresses, flowers, linens, and paper goods. So don’t be afraid to use color in all of these elements. Lean on your wedding vendors for additional advice. Don’t forget, they are the pros!

Below are a few more wedding photos with great color combinations. I hope you can see how visually interesting your flowers and wedding colors can be with a little extra creativity. Now go! Get creative with your wedding color scheme!


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