Wedding Colour Schemes

Rainbow wedding dresses

Choosing a wedding colour scheme can be a huge source of worry. You'll want to think about the time of year - traditionally deep burgundies and dark green would be better suited to winter weddings for example.

The colouring of your bridesmaids may influence you, plus colours that you think would look good in your bouquet against your dress.

Finally your venue may play a part if it has carpet or walls that are a strong colour. You may want to introduce a second colour e.g. hot pink with black or orange with chocolate to use either as accessories for bridesmaids or for some flowers and table decorations.

Hot Wedding Colours for 2014

Yellow wedding colour scheme.

2014 sees some stunning new colour combinations, plus some completely new entries to the traditional wedding colour palette.

The biggest story for 2014 is sophisticated and subtle colours and combinations. We’re seeing the emergence of Navy as a key colour. Used with pink and grey, apple green or lemon and grey it looks elegant and pretty.

Another new entry to 2014 is Neutrals. Shades of ivory and cream, used with foliage create a subtle backdrop for the bride to shine.

A twist on a classic – shades of pink is another big story. From dusky pink through to soft raspberry, this is another elegant colour scheme. An accent of sage green completes the look.

Blues are also soft – a powder blue used with either lemon or ivory looks very fresh and modern.

Previously hot colour schemes such as black and white and purple are still very popular, having become classics.

Wedding Colour Schemes

Yellow Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Green, Navy, Grey

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  Green Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Chocolate, Ivory, Pink

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Blue Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Silver, Orange, Yellow

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  Pink Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Navy, Orange, Silver

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Orange Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Chocolate, Hot Pink, Aqua

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  Ivory Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Gold, Navy, Purple

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Gold Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Orange, Red, Ivory

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  Silver Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Navy, Hot Pink, White

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Purple Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Silver, Hot Pink, White

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  Chocolate Brown Wedding Colour Scheme

Chocolate Brown

Complementary Colours:
Orange, Pink, Ivory

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Black and White Wedding Colour Scheme

Black and White

Complementary Colours:
Hot Pink, Red, Silver

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  White Wedding Colour Scheme


Complementary Colours:
Hot Pink, Navy, Silver

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More ideas for wedding colour schemes and accessories can be found on the Confetti website.

Article written by Adam. See his profile.