How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Colour Scheme


Picking your colour scheme should be one of the first (and most fun steps) you take when planning your wedding! Choosing your colour palette early will make selecting all of your other details, from flowers to invitations that much easier! If you feel a bit lost, Pinterest is a great place to start, as well as looking at real weddings for a dose of wedding inspo.  Whether you see your wedding table in baby blues or rich reds, these are our top tips for choosing the perfect colour scheme.

Location, location, location:

Arguably the most important aspect to consider when you choose your colour scheme, is where your wedding is going to be. if you’ve chosen your venue, think about which colours will bring out it’s best features, and which colours are already present in the room. The interior might have wallpaper or a carpet that could clash with certain colors, so it’s important to check that out before you commit to a palette. The colours you choose don’t have to match perfectly, but just be sure they mesh with the overall style of your venue. For example, if you’re getting married in a rustic barn, sage green and cream could be a beautiful option, but if your venue is oak-paneled, deeper hues are a much better choice.

wedding florals in church

Consider the season:

Our top tip for choosing a colour scheme that matches your season, is to take inspiration from Mother Nature. Autumn weddings look beautiful with rich red accents, deep greens, and warm tones, whilst spring couples can gracefully incorporate pastels, greens, and neutrals. For winter weddings, picture a snowy scene with sparkling ice, with silver and white accents. If your wedding is in the summer months, feel free to incorporate vibrant pinks, blues, and yellows, with warmer jewel tones and gold.

blush and white florals

Think about the mood:

Colour is such an essential wedding tool, not just for making every element pop, but to evoke feelings and emotions for your special day.  From classic and romantic, to fun and creative, the colours you choose will have a huge impact on the overall atmosphere of your wedding day.  If you’re going for a dramatic vibe, strong jewel tones, such as emerald greens and golds are more suitable than a blush and white palette, which is perfect for creating a more dreamy, and romantic mood.

Don’t forget about textures:

Alongside choosing the colours of your wedding, the textures that go with them are equally as important. Linens in summer can bring a beautiful relaxed nature, whilst a velvet in winter can bring an opulent, luxurious feel. Different textures can complement your wedding color schemes beautifully, and bring something a little extra to your decor, especially if you have gone with a  more neutral palette.   

barn wedding table

Finding Inspiration:

Going for a wander through interiors and fabric shops can be the perfect way to find your colour scheme! Fabric designers have a knack for matching unlikely colours in the most beautiful ways, so keep your eyes peeled for anything that stands out to you. If lilies are your favorite flower, use inspiration from that and choose a colour scheme incorporating crisp whites and fresh greens!

pink and green wedding decor

Colour trends:

A ton of brides like to find out what the trending wedding colors are, what the most popular colors of the year are to help them make their choices. Sage green, blueberry, cassis and cantaloupe aren’t just the ingredients for a fancy fruit salad, they’re perfect colours for bridesmaid dresses! Just try not to get too carried away with what’s ‘in trend’, and go for the colours that really make you excited, it is your day!

Just remember, your wedding day is all about you and what you love, so make sure you pick a color combination that makes you and your partner happy – and you’ll be on to a winner.