How To Pick Your Wedding Palette

Weddings! If you’re not planning your own we’re sure you know someone who is. So the get the planning off on the right track, start with how to pick your wedding colour palette…

Planning something as big as a wedding, it’s hard to see where to start. So before diving into flowers, invitations and everything else it’s good to get a theme nailed down. Once you’ve got that sorted, everything will fall into place. We’ve pulled together the most popular colour palettes for weddings this AW18 to give you a little extra inspiration.

#1 Pink & Grey

There’s a reason why this is a classic, and what is more perfect than a classic wedding? Blush and dove grey with a dash of silver thrown in for a touch of glamour works all wedding season, from winter to summer weddings too. Imagine taupe and pink roses, grey hessian table cloths and your bridesmaids all in coordinating dresses.

There’s something so feminine about this colour palette that it makes for the ultimate, romantic fairy-tale wedding. How could you go wrong?

#2 Nude & Gold

If a high-end New York socialite wedding is what you’re channelling, then this is the theme for you. It’s all the glitz and glam without the price tag of flying to New York and it just oozes class. Bridesmaid dresses are sorted in a host of nudes to flatter every skin tone. Plus, don’t forget the power of flickering candlelight to set the tone of your wedding day or evening reception.

If you’re looking for a more rustic theme to your wedding add some hessian, string and a few eucalyptus leaves to add a country feel to the table settings.

#3 Greenery

Not just for the flowers, a hint of green makes an inspired choice for your wedding palette. Whatever you pair it with, a green hue will add a fresh take to traditional choices. Emeralds will be welcome among chic creams and golds, while mint greens team perfectly with light pinks.

Or if you’re into greenery in a literal sense, embrace the season’s on-going plant trend and decorate your venue with rustic branches, foliage and leaves. You can even do the unthinkable with swapping floral arrangements for a bunch of trendy succulents!

#4 Yellow & White

Whether it’s making a statement with the bridal party or bouquet, a pop of yellow will make your day one to remember. Yellow makes a refreshing change for bridesmaid dresses. From mustard to pastels, there’s a range of shades to suit everyone. And, why not let the groomsmen get in on the fun too? Think vibrant-hued corsages and handkerchiefs.

When it comes to the decor, these summery shades can beautifully brighten up your venue – whatever the weather! Not sure you want to go full-on sunshine? Keep yellow as an accent colour and pair with elegant whites or ivories.

#5 Purple and Lilac

Finally, why not go for purple? Named as Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018, ‘Ultra Violet’ is magical and romantic – just the thing for a wedding! Not one to shy away, this dramatic shade is great for evening receptions. From lavish table settings to showstopping multi-tiered cakes, ‘Ultra Violet’ is the ideal colour choice.

Go purple-on-purple with complementary lavenders and lilacs, or give it a even softer appearance with dove greys. However, we think the best combination is against a white dress. Opt for a pretty purple bouquet and all eyes will be on you when walking down the aisle…

Feeling inspired for your own wedding day? Head over to our wedding shop for everything you’ll need for the big day… and more! What wedding palette will you be pinning? Tell us in the comments below… 


Alice - Assistant Editor

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