Deciding on the color scheme for your wedding will make the rest of your wedding come together much easier. And you don’t even have to color coordinate or pick out a specific number of details in each color. Once you have your wedding colors, the rest will just seem to fall together.

The colors you choose can have as big of a part in your wedding and what decisions you make along the way as you would like, or as small of one, like simply dictating the color invites you to choose or flowers you carry. However, your color scheme will give you parameters to work within that will narrow your choices and make decisions quicker and less stressful. It is always better to turn to professionals, for example, the text content of cards is better to order in professional writing services. So it is with the color design of the wedding! But if you can’t call yourself a decorator – these tips will help you do everything yourself.


Let’s discuss some easy tips for picking your wedding colors:

1. Consider Your Favorite Colors:

Even though I already had a good idea about the colors I wanted to use for our wedding, the first place I went to help me decide was the craft store. You know that aisle they provide with all of the different colors of scrapbook paper in a variety of different patterns?

BINGO! You could also try the fabric section just to give yourself a visual of all of your color choices and how they would look together. I have some brides that went straight for the color swatches at their local paint store for inspiration. That’s another great one!

Once I was in front of all of my scrapbook paper options, I started pulling out those specific pieces that really caught my eye and stirred something in my heart. It was only a couple of minutes and I had a few gorgeous colors together that I loved. I immediately ran over to my now husband and asked for his thoughts.

He came and looked through the colors and patterns with me and decided he liked what I had chosen as much as I did. I had decided on some really natural colors like beige, light green, and pale teal.

And it really was that easy! I spent less than 50 cents on my three pieces of paper, which went straight up on my idea board in the office, and planning began!

If going to the craft store or the paint shop to find your perfect color scheme doesn’t work for you, consider all of the many options you still have for choosing your perfect colors.

Top 10 wedding colors that were trending in 2021.

2. Let the Seasons Guide You

In my book Wedding Themes, Parties, Favors, and Much More Wedding Fun! I go into great detail discussing how to use the seasons to start your wedding planning.

Like color, it’s relatively easy to at least pinpoint in which season you would prefer to marry when you consider the weather, your schedules, your feelings throughout the year, and other mitigating factors.

If you’re struggling with choosing your wedding colors, or you and your spouse-to-be are at odds about which colors would be the best, consider the seasons for your inspiration.

There’s nothing that says that you have to have a Thanksgiving-themed wedding in the fall, or Easter eggs at your Spring wedding. However, some colors just lend to the atmosphere at each time of year and would complement any flowers or location you chose for your wedding.

While there are no hard and fast rules, and today’s trends offer even more freedom than years ago. By bearing in mind the traditional colors of a season you may be able to blend those into your own tastes.

For example, the colors burgundy, dark green, gold, burnt orange, cream, taupe, rich browns, and plum would be beautiful for a wedding in the Fall months. While snow-white, royal blue, cranberry, and silver would say Winter wedding to just about anybody attending.

Jayanti Reddy

The Wedding Files

 Cam And Glam

Royal colors such as navy blue, emerald green, regal purple, and gold are other great possibilities. But you could truly make either of these your own with just one or two of these colors, or a creative mixture of colors that make you think of the season.

How about these unique and offbeat wedding colors we spotted.

Israni Photography

The Pakistani Bride

Jayanti Reddy

A spring wedding, by contrast, might favor lighter, more pastel shades of colors such as baby blue, light pink, canary yellow, lavender, and mint green. Tangerine, lilac, lime, and soft violet shades are other trendy colors for spring weddings.

Dhanika Choksi Photography

Studio Kelly Photography

Summer weddings look lovely in blue, orange, yellow, lilac, violet, and various shades of red. A combination of dark purple, lavender, and earthy green is also stunning. Tying together silver, green, and light purple is another great option. The seasons offer so many great ideas for wedding colors, that this may be just the place for you to start. Still not finding the right shades? What about the location where you want to get married?


Abhinav Mishra

Shehla Khan

3. Don’t Overdo It

Many brides have color schemes with up to five colors, although three is most common. If you have six or more, that’s perfectly fine, but be careful that the colors don’t overwhelm the wedding or create a sense of disjointed themes.

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