A Guide to Picking Your Wedding Colors

Post By Mandy Stephenson

There are a lot of things to take into consideration when it comes to selecting your wedding colors, and we suggest picking shades that are exciting, classy, and timeless. Oftentimes your colors can be tied in through your invitations, cake, flowers, decor, special accessories, or bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen outfits.

We recently did a post on an Inspiration Shoot at Greenacres that embraced an eclectic rainbow wedding style, which also led us to consider discussing the importance of selecting a color. There are a lot of important things to take into consideration when it comes to narrowing down your choices, specifically you’ll want to factor in the time of year when your wedding will take place, the location of both the wedding and reception, as well as the vibe you want to create as a couple.


When considering colors for spring, pastel shades have recently become very popular again, especially pale pinks, lemon yellows, and mint greens. These colors can look very elegant and timeless when done in a simplistic and modern way. However, unless you are going for an 80’s themed wedding, try not to take these shades too far in terms of complex decor because it may go over the top very quickly. Use outdoor greenery or even some great succulents to add some natural touches within this color scheme. We love what this bride did!

Picking Your Wedding Colors

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There are a lot of color trends that have been popular in the summer months, from rich navy and golden yellow to creams and olive shades, the options for these warm months is limitless. Whether you opt for deep tones or prefer to stick to a calmer color pallet, there are a large number of options to choose from. Some of our favorite shade combinations for summer are tangerine and bright green, mustard and black, purple and blue, or grey and cream. Take a look at what some of these brides were able to create during their summer celebrations.

Summer Wedding Colors

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Summer Wedding Colors

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Wedding Colors

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For fall it can be great to use the changing scenery to tie in with your decor by utilizing reds, oranges, and yellows, especially if your ceremony or reception is taking place outdoors. If you are interested in picking a more simplistic or modern look than try integrating deep grays, latte shades, and even a sage green with a deep red, yellow or orange. Leafs and natural outdoor elements make wonderful centerpieces or even look great as aisle runner alternative up to the alter. These ceremonies definitely tied in well with all the fun attributes that come with the fall season.


While the winter months can definitely be dreary, there is no reason that your wedding colors can’t be filled with excitement and rich beauty. Although deep reds and icy blues are quite popular during weddings this time of year, light browns and pinks or grays and purples can also look amazing. If you live in an environment that gets a lot of snow, than integrating creams and white can be very striking and dramatic. These winter weddings did a nice job of selecting original and unconventional color schemes.


There’s our thoughts, how did you pick your wedding colors?


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