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18 Perfect Wedding Color Combos

A smart color scheme is the place to start for much of your wedding planning. Whether you'd like a subdued, elegant wedding or the bold party of the century, colors can help tell your story. Click through our favorite wedding color combinations to inspire the rest of your celebration.

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    • White and Light Teal

      As you can see, this classic wedding color scheme translates beautifully from cake to table settings. These wedding colors work in any season.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Use aqua-tinted glass candleholders on each table.
      • Wrap a large teal box with a white bow, and cut a slit in the top for cards.
      • Frost cupcakes in white and teal as an alternative to a large wedding cake.
    • Blue and White

      For a sophisticated any-season wedding, use soft blues and whites in your color palette.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Mix classic blue-and-white china with metallics or neutrals for a modern twist on tradition.
      • Give blue and white rock candies as parting gifts. 
      • Use blue-and-white chinoiserie vases of different sizes on each table.
    • Ivory, Pink, and Gray

      This soft, dreamy wedding color scheme looks elegant winter through summer.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Use a light pink pattern and charcoal text on your invitations and programs.
      • Tie pink silk ribbon onto gray chairs.
      • Serve pink champagne during the toasts.

       

    • Pink, Green, and White

      Nature-inspired spring greens and shades of pink pop against bright white accents for a country-club chic wedding.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Float cut flowers, greens, and votive candles in shallow bowls of water for an effortless summer centerpiece.
      • Thank guests with a candy bar in pink and green -- think Jordan almonds, mint meltaways, and bubble gum.
      • Showcase the colors in a signature cocktail. We love this cosmo-inspired fruit punch.
    • Yellow, Purple, and Natural

      Yellow and purple are complementary colors, so the combo is an easy choice for your wedding. To keep the duo sophisticated, use a jewel tone of one and a pastel of the other.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Pair deep-purple violets with pale-yellow roses in your bouquet.
      • Deck the men in purple argyle dress socks. 
      • Serve lavender and lemon macarons alongside your wedding cake.
    • Shades of Pink

      From bold fuchsia to soft blush, complementary shades of pink set the stage for a romantic affair.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Paint Mason jars with various shades of pink and use them as vases for your table. 
      • Have bridesmaides mix and match in a range of pink dresses.
      • Give the men a pop of color with pink pocket squares.
    • Light Pink and Brown

      This light and neutral color scheme is perfect for a wedding any time of year.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Add height to centerpieces with blooming cherry branches, which are naturally pink and brown.
      • Dark chocolate truffles with a pink frosting rose on top make sweet wedding favors.
      • Create a contrast of textures and colors by pairing intricate pale-pink flowers with dark wood in your reception space.
    • Red and Pink

      Paint the town red! Make a lasting impression with a bold pairing of crimson and pink.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Create a dramatic floral arrangement with just one type of crimson bloom. Here we chose roses.
      • Top a clear tray with pink votive candles for an easy and impactful centerpiece.
      • Layer red serving pieces with pink textiles for an unforgettable tabletop.

       

       

    • White and Blue

      Combining delicate ivories and pale blues lends an old-fashioned sweetness to your wedding celebration.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Sit lemon-glazed mini cakes on top of blue patterned papers or coasters for an original dessert.
      • Navy looks great on all skin tones, so use the deep hue for bridesmaid dresses.
      • Send your guys down the aisle in blue bow ties.
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      Purple and Green

      Invoke a fresh summer feel with a pretty green and purple color palette.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • In lieu of traditional vases, use green glass bottles, low candles, and purple peonies for a beautiful and inexpensive centerpiece.
      • Mimic the look of sea glass with lightly tinted glass cups, plates, and serving pieces.
      • Bold purple blooms pop against pale-green bridesmaid dresses.

       

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      Green and Brown

      Try these soft, contemporary colors for a modern, simple wedding. For the invitation and RSVP materials, we used shades of both colors.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Use potted succulents as centerpieces or wedding favors.
      • Set the table with wood chargers under green salad plates.
      • Brown butcher paper makes a rustic but modern table runner.
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      White, Sage, and Peach

      Evoke the feel of an English garden with pastel shades of peach and green.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Create your own milk glass vases -- simply paint the inside of clear vases with white paint for a vintage look.
      • Add sprigs of sage to floral arrangements for a unique touch.
      • Package green candies like mints and Jordan almonds with fabrics inspired by the color palette.
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      Yellow and Orange

      Perfect for a summer wedding, these bold shades create a sunny atmosphere, especially in equally bold hues like this bouquet.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Hang yellow and orange lanterns over your reception space.
      • Make centerpieces by filling large glass hurricanes with lemons and oranges.
      • Dress bridesmaids in sunny yellow and give groomsmen orange boutonnieres.

       

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      Red, White, and Blue

      A color palette of red, white, and blue creates an undeniably patriotic summer wedding.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Hang colored paper lanterns above reception tables. Choose shades of aqua and sky blue for a modern look.
      • Have the bridesmaids wear blue dresses and hold bold red bouquets.
      • Top the table with blue Mason jars filled with white flowers like hydrangeas.
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      Steel and White

      We love this bold color combination for a wedding at night, perhaps with a black-tie dress code.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Alternate dove gray and white tiers on your wedding cake.
      • Use gray-and-white ticking fabric on the backs of chairs or as tablecloths for a coastal vibe. 
      • Dress the men in darker shades -- like charcoal -- to contrast the women in lighter, pearly grays.
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      Green and Pink

      Go soft and subtle with this classic pair, perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Dress the men in pale-pink ties and leaf-base boutonnieres.
      • Hang strips of gauzy pink fabric from the lights in your reception space. 
      • Have a stash of pink and green props for guests to use in a photo booth.
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      Gray and Orange

      This modern duo looks striking in streamlined wedding spaces.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Your bridesmaids will look stunning in soft-gray dresses.
      • Wrap your cake tiers in pale-gray ribbon and accent with soft orange ranunculus.
      • Make a custom guest book with a charcoal cover.

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      Pink and White

      Bright pink hues pop against crisp white for an ultra-romantic wedding day.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Wrap vases with white eyelet fabric for a touch of texture.
      • Choose big, bold blooms like lush peonies and dahlias.
      • Add pops of pink to wedding invitations, programs, and place cards.
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      Red and Orange

      This saturated color scheme is perfect for a pretty fall wedding.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Adorn the outside of your ceremony space with sheer orange and red balloons.
      • Let bridesmaids choose dresses in either color.
      • Sprinkle orange and red rose petals down the aisle.
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      Tropical Brights

      Escape basic wedding whites and embrace a bold palette of tropical brights.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Use straw chargers to add an island feel to bright plates and napkins.
      • Garnish drinks with tropical umbrellas for an instant tropical touch.
      • Have the men wear breezy linen shirts.

       

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      Orange and Green

      This classic and bold color pair looks fresh with pure white accents.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Tie every other chair with a green or orange ribbon.
      • Serve a signature orange juice cocktail, garnished with a lime.
      • Weave orange flowers into a garland of magnolia leaves to hang over the altar.
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      Copper and Pink

      Make a shimmery statement with a pretty paring of pale pink and copper.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Create glowing copper hurricane candleholders. Get complete instructions here
      • Add a feminine touch to your wedding table with pale-pink linens and candles.
      • Serve rosy-hue cocktails like our Rose Cucumber Cooler.
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      Turquoise and Orange

      This strong color pair is sure to excite your guests.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Wear orange heels under your wedding dress for a surprising pop of color.
      • Bunch orange gerbera daisies in aqua-tinted jars.
      • Alternate groupings of teal and orange candles of various hues and sizes on each table.
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      Bright Pink and Orange

      Eye-catching colors like orange and fuchsia make a bold wedding statement.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Create an (easy) DIY centerpiece with muffin tins, candles, Mason jars, and fresh flowers. 
      • Add a pop of color to a traditional tux -- we love a bold boutonniere or tie.
      • Mix and match hued textiles for a luxe tabletop.
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      Berry Tones

      Turn to nature for a jewel-tone color scheme that sets the stage for a warm spring wedding.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Elevate basic floral arrangements with fresh berry branches.
      • Set the tables with deep jewel-tone tablecloths.
      • Accent with neutral beige -- it helps the berry tones pop.
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      Beige and Yellow

      Celebrate the beauty of neutrals with breezy beige. Keep things interesting with bold pops of bright yellow and deep purple.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Layer different-shape vases in one neutral color. Add sprigs of fresh-cut yellow and purple flowers.
      • Set the table with a beige linen cloth; top with crisp white plates and bright yellow napkins.
      • Add a few sprigs of purple to the bridesmaids' bouquets.
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      Brown, Pink, and Green

      A dramatic autumnal arrangement like this sets the scene for an elegant evening of dining and dancing.

      3 Ways to Get the Color Scheme:

      • Fill vases with whole coffee beans and top with candles or flowers.
      • Add pops of pink to arrangements with shimmery holiday ornaments.
      • Add an unexpected hue to stationery with bright green envelope liners and place cards.
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