BRIDAL GURU / Feb 23, 2022
CHOOSING THE COLOR THEME FOR YOUR WEDDING: 5 TRENDY SHADES TO CONSIDER
If you’re planning a wedding, one of your first tasks is nailing down a theme color for your wedding. It’s important! It’ll impact your venue, decor, bridesmaids dresses, and even your own wedding dress!
When it comes to color themes, you’ll want to choose 3-4 complementary colors. Two colors will be too bland—but you don’t want to go overboard either. Too many colors will look chaotic.
With thousands of shades and hues to choose from, picking a theme color for your wedding can be tricky. But not to worry—we’re sharing five colors that are super trendy this year. No matter the time of year or vibe you’re going for, you can find the color theme for your wedding right here!
Pantone has named its Color of the Year: Veri Peri. It’s a dynamic peri (winkle) blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone.
For years, blue has been a staple in many couples’ palettes and aesthetics. However, this year lighter blue tones will prevail over dark hues, like navy blue and sapphire.
That’s where Veri Peri comes in. It’s especially perfect for couples looking to incorporate blue and purple in their wedding theme.
If you’re having a spring outdoor wedding, this color pairs well with other pastel hues, like blush and lilac. If you’re having a fall wedding, it also plays nice with burgundy, mustard yellow or terracotta orange.
Move over, blush. Peachy pink is the new hot theme color for weddings. While pale pink will still carry over in 2022, peach and light orange tones will be more in demand than shades like rose, blush, and mauve.
Peach creates an ultra-romantic vibe. Add this color to your wedding flowers, bridal party attire (such as bridesmaid dresses or pocket squares) and table linen. It also provides tons of options for your flowers. Choose between roses, dahlias, ranunculus, alstroemeria, tulips, and more!
If you have your heart set on a vintage wedding—peach should be in your color theme! Pair it with mint green and you’ve scored a timeless combo.
Speaking of mint green, this color will be finding its way into many color themes for weddings. It’s oh-so-versatile!
It pairs well with peach tones, as we’ve mentioned, but also other shades of green, oranges, and yellows. Mint also pairs well with champagne and metals, like gold and silver.
Because pastels are dominating this year, we recommend incorporating different textures into your decor. Details like bleached greenery, metallic pieces, and luxurious linens will keep your aesthetic from falling flat.
If you’re planning a spring wedding, mint may be just the theme color for your wedding.
When it comes to weddings, expect to see green colors everywhere this year. Sage green, in particular, is another hot hue for wedding themes.
What do we love about sage? Sage green works all year round. For a summer wedding, enhance your outdoor venue with lush greenery installations. (Think: english ivy, ferns, eucalyptus, philodendron, and olive branches.) If you’re planning a winter wedding, adding sage green to your wedding theme will instantly create a festive, seasonal effect.
Either way, a sage color theme will up the elegance for your wedding. Combine it with sophisticated neutral colors such as cream, ivory, white, and gray to create an ultra chic atmosphere.
Terracotta has been a leading theme color for weddings for a few years now—and it’s still going strong. If you’re looking for a warm color palette, you have many options with terracotta!
Terracotta isn’t a single color. Rather, a family of colors that resemble fired clay—oranges, browns, etc. You can choose a muted or bright shade depending on the color theme you want.
For spring and summer weddings, combine a light terracotta with other pastels, like peach or pale yellow, to create a soft romantic look.
For a fall or winter wedding, incorporate a dark or bright shade of terracotta to your wedding theme. Or, pair it with some earthy greens. (Why not choose two of these trendy colors?!)
If you’re planning a boho or rustic wedding, look no further! Add fairy lights, wood installations, dried flowers, and pampas grass to truly capture the mood.
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