4 Stylish Wedding Color Combos

by The Knot
  1. Lime + Cherry

    red and green wedding reception table
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    Bold hues liven up a graphic floral design. The inspiration for this tablescape? A beautiful cherry and lime matchbook. To start planning your color scheme, begin by browsing paint chips at your local hardware store. We chose Benjamin Moore Sweet Pea and Red. By Christa Vagnozzi

    Photography by Antonis Achilleos
    Styling by Dominique Baynes

    Flowers by Ovando; matchbook from foryourparty.com, L'Oiseau pattern; L'Oiseau letterpress invite and table number by Hello! Lucky

  2. Lime + Cherry

    red and green wedding table setting
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    Get the look with modern floral arrangements boasting major graphic appeal. Then, layer the dominant color -- we chose red -- on your table. Rectangular vases of lime green cymbidium orchids, red-painted crespedia, green sweet William, and red French cockscomb make up the eye-catching centerpieces.

    Plates by CB2, linens by Sferra; flatware by Georg Jensen; Vivian goblets by Juliska; and white reception chairs from Party Rental Ltd.

  3. Lime + Cherry

    lime escort card backdrop
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    A fresh lime laser-cut curtain creates the perfect backdrop for coordinating escort cards.

    Tord Boontje Until Dawn curtain from Artecnica

  4. Lime + Cherry

    bright green square cake with red flowers
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    When it comes to the cake, mimic the bold, layered look of the table with white fondant accented with green stripes and small sugar poppies.

    Cake by Cheryl Kleinman Cakes​​

  5. Lime + Cherry

    bright green wedding catering
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    ​Add in your colors to the cocktail hour with fun hors d'oeuvres like wasabi pea-crusted bay scallops, edamame and lobster trifle, and Asian tuna tartare.

    Catering by Shai Tertner for Shiraz NYC

  6. Pistachio + Gold

    neutral champagne wedding style board
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    Muted greens and metallics soften up a formal wedding. The inspiration for this wedding day style came from the ornate scrollwork from a beautiful invitation. To help you plan, find paint chips to create your color palette -- we used Benjamin Moore Leisure Green, Spruce Green, and Fool's Gold. A few of our favorite elements? The monogrammed picture-frame cookie favors and dried apricot eau de vie (a colorless fruit brandy).

    Event design and flowers by Michelle Rago LTD.; filigree letterpress stationery suite by East Six; rings from top: 19kt gold eternity band and 19kt gold pave band, both by Scott Kay; 14kt yellow gold and diamond band by Cliq by Superfit; and 18kt yellow gold granulated band by Armenta; cookies by CASUE Sweets; eau de vie by Holly Roberts for Amalia restaurant with custom monogram label by East Six.

  7. Pistachio + Gold

    ornate gold plates and charger
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    A yellow flower adds a lively touch to an ornate gold place setting.

    Place settings by Party Rental Ltd.

  8. Pistachio + Gold

    yellow and green wedding centerpiece
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    ​Get lush, luxe centerpieces with a vintage hobnail vase filled with safari roses, hydrangeas, yellow ranunculuses, gloriosa lilies, and narcissus.

    Place settings by Party Rental Ltd.; Event design and flowers by Michelle Rago LTD.

  9. Pistachio + Gold

    light green cake with lace inspired icing
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    ​To get a wedding cake like this one (with rolled fondant, royal icing embroidery, and gold crimped tiers) that both steals the spot light and looks the part, send your cake baker a copy of your invite to use as a guide.

    Cake by Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur

  10. Pistachio + Gold

    light green and neutral wedding style board
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    When it comes to choosing your bridesmaids dresses, consider a flattering and elegant Empire waist, floor-length dress with ruching on the bodice like the one in the snapshot by Vineyard Collection.

  11. Raspberry + Aqua

    blue and pink wedding style board
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    Get a garden-pretty wedding using a palette of raspberry and aqua. The exact paint chip colors we used were Benjamin Moore's Hot Lips and Toronto Blue. The most inspiring wedding day detail in this collection? Oh-so-cute pink monogrammed mini cakes.

    Flowers by Seasons, A Floral Design Studio

  12. Raspberry + Aqua

    mini wedding cakes on a pink backdrop
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    Have all your guests talking with pink-and-white, monogrammed miniature cakes. Serve them as dessert, or lighten the mood and have them passed around to enjoy during the cocktail hour.

    Mini cakes by Cakegirls; cake stands by Juliska; plates by Royal Doulton

  13. Raspberry + Aqua

    hydrangeas tied to the back of a ceremony chair with a blue cushion
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    A simple white garden ceremony chair ties in the garden party theme perfectly when dressed up with a blue chair cushion and fresh hydrangeas and roses.

    Flowers by Seasons, A Floral Design Studio

  14. Raspberry + Aqua

    dark pink centerpiece with roses and hydrangeas on a blue tablecloth
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    When it comes to the reception tables, alternate the table linens and place settings to get a coordinated (but not too matchy) look. No matter what you decide to give as favors, make sure your favor boxes look the part with coordinating gift wrap. Finally, top off the tables with lush floral arrangements.

    Plates by Royal Doulton; napkins by John Derian; flatware by Towle; wineglasses by Kenzo; and water goblets by Anthropologie; Flowers by Seasons, A Floral Design Studio

  15. Raspberry + Aqua

    dark pink bouquet on a blue backdrop
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    If a certain flower color (in this case blue) is hard to find and use in your bridal bouquet, ask your florist to incorporate the color using a ribbon. Then find complementary, in-season blooms for your bouquet.
    Stationery-wise, get your invites packaged in handmade fabric sleeves to set the tone for the entire event.

    Letterpress invite and reply card by Bird and Banner; Flowers by Seasons, A Floral Design Studio

  16. White + Wood

    wooden invitations and a white bouquet
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    Here, crisp neutrals shape a stylish eco-friendly fete. To get the look, we used Benjamin Moore's Brown Tar and China White paint chips.
    Stark white phalaenopsis orchids are the perfect blooms for a simple, light bridal bouquet. For a classic, green wedding, shop for eco-friendly and socially responsible wedding bands; get laser-engraved wood veneer and letterpress invites; and thank all your guests for coming with all-natural honey.

    Event design by dvGreen; flowers by L'Olivier Floral Atelier—Soirees & Galas; rings on fork from top: 18kt rose gold band by K. Brunini Jewels; 18kt yellow gold pave band by Brilliant Earth; 18kt yellow gold band and 18kt rose gold and diamond band, both by K. Brunini Jewels; and 18kt recycled yellow gold hand-carved band by greenKarat; invite set by Oslo Press; honey vials by Bee Raw Honey; and forks by Paper+Cup Design

  17. White + Wood

    neutral wedding reception table with
    photo by Antonis Achilleos
  18. White + Wood

    neutral wedding reception table with
    photo by Antonis Achilleos

    This chocolate cake, accented with a white orchid, not only looks gorgeous it's also completely organic and vegan-friendly.

    Cake by Lotus Cake Studio

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