25 Wedding Color Combos You've Never Seen

Try one of these fresh wedding color combinations for a style that's anything but bland.
  1. Wine + Mauve + Blush

    Good for: Vintage garden weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Dress up this feminine color palette with crystal or pearl details, or dress it down with rustic fabrics like burlap and faded handkerchiefs.

    Clockwise from top left: Marie Labbancz Photography, Antonis Achilleos, Jen Kroll Photography, Leigh Miller Photography, Justin and Mary Marantz, Dan & Anne Almasy, Simon Yao Studio

  2. Rust + Copper + Aqua

    Good for: Vintage fall weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Prevent rust and copper details from looking muddy by mixing in a bright, fresh color like aqua.

    Clockwise from top left: Kamp Photography, Aruna B. Photography, Our Labor of Love, Mary Ellen Bartley, Kristen Edwards Photography, Flory Photo, Verité Boutique Photograhers, The Nichols, SMS Photography

  3. Gold + Silver

    Good for: Formal winter weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Whoever said you shouldn’t mix your metals? This glittery mix adds a punch of style to any affair. Use a variety of textures -- from crystals to ruffles -- to keep things from looking too two-dimensional.

    Clockwise from top left: Sarah Bussey Photography, Rita Maas, Photography by Rebecca, Antonis Achilleos, Ron B. Wilson Photography, Jennifer Davis Photography, Sara & Sarma Photography, Agnes Lopez Photography

  4. Powder Blue and Plum

    The best part about these colors is how surprisingly translatable they are. Push the deeper plums if you're having a formal ballroom wedding, or wash your reception in powder blue and little splashes of dark purple for a more casual vibe.

    Clockwise from top left: Mark Lund, Erin Hearts Court, Kortnee Kate Photography, Our Labor of Love, Joseph Prezioso Photography, Cleverly Candid Photography, Kim Box Photography, Amy Carroll Photography, Jodi Miller Photography, Julia Newman Photography, Kelly Hornberger Photography

  5. Red + Navy + White

    Good for: Backyard summer weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: To avoid an overly patriotic spin, opt for saturated shades like ruby, navy, and eggshell.

    Clockwise from top left: Meghan Doll Photography, Minneapolis; Laffler Photography, Scotch Plains, NJ; La Vie Photography, Minneapolis; Brooke Schwab Photography; Joshua Aull Photography; Angela Anderson Photography, Louisville, KY; Catie’s Photography, Virginia Beach, VA; Brooke Schwab Photography; Brooke Schwab Photography

  6. Blush + Silver + Cream

    Good for: A romantic afternoon wedding.

    Tips to pull it off: Mix in metallic hues to keep the look from getting too girly.

    Clockwise from top left: Nickel Weddings, Atlanta; Lisa Berry, Bloomington, IN; Landon Jacob Productions, Columbia, SC; mod4 photographic; Andrea Hallgren, Nashville, TN; Kristin Spencer Photography; Jenny Martell Photography, Addison; Kelly Brown Weddings, Minneapolis; Robin Proctor Photography, Walden, CO

  7. Gunmetal + Pewter + Silver

    Good for: A modern backyard wedding.

    Tips for pull it off: Prevent color boredom by using a variety of textures and shades of gray.

    Clockwise from top left: Carlos Andres Varela and Allan Zepeda/CA/VA Weddings, New York City, NY; David Wolfe, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Antonis Achilleos; Heather Saunders Photography, Royal Oak; Roey Yohai Photodocumentary; Jamie and Chris Waters, { j a c } Photographers, Pasadena, CA; Josh Merideth, Bella Grace Studios, Louisville, KY; Mark Garber Photography; Lovely Union, Tupelo, MS

  8. Kelly Green + Lime Green + Cream

    Good for: An outdoor spring wedding.

    Tips for pull it off: Keep the look clean by using natural shades (no electric green here!).

    Clockwise from top left: LemonLime Photography, Kansas City; Antonis Achilleos; Continuum Photography, Chicago, IL; Liz Linder Photography, Boston; Mel Barlow, New York, NY; VUE Photography; Alecia Lauren Photography, Atlanta, GA; Leo Patrone Photography, Salt Lake City, UT; R Wagner Photography, New York City

  9. Tangerine + Orange + Yellow

    Good for: A modern summer wedding.

    Tips for pulling it off: Incorporate white backdrops and simple table settings so your guests aren't overwhelmed with color.

    Clockwise from top left: Think Photographics, Louisville, KY; Jeff Tisman Photography; Antonis Achilleos; Autumn Lin Photography; Millie Holloman Photography, Wilmington, Raleigh, and Charlotte; Jeff Tisman Photography; The Nichols, Austin; Tina Rowden Photographer, Atlanta; Susan Jackson Photography

  10. Turquoise + Aqua + Mint

    Good for: A waterfront wedding.

    Tips for pulling it off: Don't be afraid to mix and match, but keep the hues in the same color family for a uniform look.

    Clockwise from top left: Landon Jacob Productions, Columbia, SC; Claudia Kronenberg Photography, Nantucket; Amanda Herzberger, Orchard Cove Photography; Sherry Hammonds Photography; Mark Lund; Red Fly Photography, Austin, TX; Angela Stott Photography, Ashville, NC; Claudia Kronenberg Photography, Nantucket; Tinywater Photography, San Francisco, CA

  11. Yellow + Gray + Silver

    Good for: A modern fall wedding.

    Tips for pulling it off: Pair with clean lines, graphic prints, and industrial-style details to keep the look contemporary.

    Clockwise from top left: R Wagner Photography, New York City; Kimberly Teichrow Photography, Bend, OR; Courtney deJauregui and James Erin/Erin Hearts Court, Pasadena; Courtney deJauregui and James Erin/Erin Hearts Court, Pasadena; Maureen Davis Photography, Houston, TX; Perez Photography, Addison; Courtney deJauregui and James Erin/Erin Hearts Court, Pasadena; Antonis Achilleos; Agnes Lopez Photography

  12. Fuschia + Purple + Indigo

    Good for: Garden weddings in the spring.

    Tips for pulling it off: Choose rosier shades of purple to keep the colors from getting too dark, or pair with gray for a more masculine look.

    Clockwise from top left: Dan & Anne Almasy, Atlanta, GA; Artisan Events/Amanda Sudimack; Ann Hamilton Photographer, San Francisco; Heidi, Our Labor of Love, Atlanta; D. Bryant Photography; Andrea Hallgren Photography; Trista Lerit Photography, Ladera Ranch; Dan & Anne Almasy, Atlanta, GA; Mark Lund

  13. Black + Pale Green + White

    Good for: A formal spring wedding.

    Tips for pulling it off: Keep your wedding colors from looking too stark by swapping out bright white for creamier or gray-tinted hues.

    Clockwise from top left: Kellie Kano Photography, Greensboro; Brandy J Photography, Van Wert; Carlos Andres Varela Photography, New York City; Leo Patrone Photography, Salt Lake City, UT; Brandy J Photography, Van Wert; Andy Wakeman Photography, Traverse City, MI; Leo Patrone Photography, Salt Lake City, UT; Photography By Vanessa; Brandy J and Sticky Rammel/Brandy J Photography, Van Wert

  14. Hot Pink + Orange + Purple

    Good for: A fun, low-key wedding.

    Tips for pulling it off: This many bright colors can get out of hand if applied incorrectly, so streamline your look with regimented patterns like stripes.

    Clockwise from top left: Amber Stricklin Photography, Guntersville; Pen Carlson, Chicago; Erin Hearts Court, Pasadena; Pen Carlson, Chicago; Antonis Achilleos; Brian Dorsey Studios, New York, NY, BrianDorseyStudios.com; Pen Carlson, Chicago; Matt and Liz Hinkley, Hinkley Photo, Epsom, NH; Red Ribbon Studio, Minneapolis

  15. Chocolate + Brown + Cream

    Good for: A formal winter wedding.

    Tips for pulling it off: Give these neutral colors a dressier feel by incorporating glittery metallic shades like gold and bronze.

    Clockwise from top left: Courtney Dellafiora, Baton Rouge, LA; Sara Remington/Anna Kuperberg Photography, San Francisco; Life on Prints Photography, Chicago, IL; Jenny Martell Photography, Addison; Katie Moos Photography, Camarillo; Courtney Dellafiora, Baton Rouge, LA; Katie Moos Photography, Camarillo; Mark Staff Photography, Hilton Head, SC; Heidi Ryder, Hollywood, CA

  16. Aqua + Red + Tan

    Good for: Retro-inspired weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: Don't take this look too seriously -- mix in fun details like cheeky signage and low-key late-night snacks.

    Clockwise from top left: Melia Sorenson, Vancouver, BC; Melia Sorenson, Lucida Photography, Vancouver, BC; Brooke Schwab Photography; T&J Studios, Valley Center, KS; Boutwell Studio, Mission Viejo; Stephanie Ascari and Lois Zeigler/Cleverly Candid
    Photography, Washington, DC; IN Photography, Evergreen, CO; Sweetwater Portraits by Julie Melton; Brooke Schwab Photography

  17. Purple + Navy + Green

    Good for: After-dark garden weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: Use a few shades of each color (like eggplant, lavender, and violet) to give your decor an organic, fresh-cut vibe.

    Clockwise from top left: Barbara Alessandra Photography, Santa Barbara, CA; Amy Squires Photography, San Juan Capistrano, CA; Amy Carroll Photography, Grand Rapids; James Christianson Photographers, Longmont, CO; Tracy Turpen, Charleston, SC; Jen Kroll Photography, Grand Rapids; Lara Robby Photography, Brooklyn, NY; Barbara Alessandra Photography, Santa Barbara, CA; Jen Fariello Photography, Charlottesville, VA

  18. Red-Orange + Aqua + Yellow

    Good for: Alfresco summer weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: Embrace a fiesta vibe by picking bold shades and patterns for your reception decor.

    Clockwise from top left: Winfield Little Photographic Studios, San Antonio; Jenna Walker Photograpers, Denver; Christy Murray Photography, Simsbury, CT; Pam Hults, a la Vie Photography; Kelly Brown Weddings, Minneapolis; Jennifer Lindberg Weddings; Luna Photo, San Diego, CA; Antonis Achilleos; Skye Blu Photography, Pasadena, CA

  19. Teal + Orange + Cerulean

    Good for: Beach or destination weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: If you do wed by the sea (and even if you don't!), accent your decor with ocean-inspired details like starfish or shells.

    Clockwise from top left: Amanda Herzberger, Orchard Cove Photography; Think Photographics, Louisville, KY; Jennifer Rau Photography, Los Angeles; Amy Carroll Photography, Grand Rapids; Weddings by Tuesday’s Frog, Asheville; Belathee Photography, New York City; Amanda Herzberger, Orchard Cove Photography; Shelby Leigh Photography, Annapolis, MD; KT Merry Photography

  20. Chocolate + Green + Gold

    Good for: Rustic, forest-inspired weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: Keep your colors from looking too camo-inspired by opting for elegant patterns and formal details like crystals or candlelight.

    Clockwise from top left: Jamee Photography, Denver, CO; Kate Headley, Alexandria, VA; Rebekah Westover Photography, Provo, UT; Freed Photography; Ron B. Wilson Photography, Jacksonville; Olive Juice Studios; Tec Petaja, Nashville, TN; Carlos Andres Varela and Allan Zepeda/CA/VA Weddings, New York City, NY; Adam Nyholt, Photographer

  21. Black + Orange + Tan

    Good for: Outdoor fall weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: Choose formal details, like chic bridesmaid dresses and glitzy wedding cupcakes, to keep your reception from looking like a Halloween party.

    Clockwise from top left: Turner Creative Photography, Marshfield, MO; Bellagala, St. Paul; Rebekah Westover Photography, Provo, UT; Janae Shields, San Francisco, CA; Eclectic Images; Lorraine Patricia Photography; Turner Creative Photography, Marshfield, MO; Erin Hearts Court, Pasadena; Jen Lynne Photography, Grand Rapids, MI

  22. Black + Pink + White

    Good for: Indoor evening weddings year-round.

    Tips for pulling it off: Blow out the formal theme with romantic flowers (think peonies or anemones), damask patterns, and calligraphed stationery.

    Clockwise from top left: Love Life Images; Antonis Achilleos; Red Ribbon Studio, Minneapolis; Tracy Carolyn Photography; Photography By Vanessa; Marie Labbancz Photography, NJ, NY and PA; mod4 photographic; Brandy J and Sticky Rammel/Brandy J Photography, Van Wert; Love Life Images

  23. Aqua + Yellow + White

    Good for: Low-key spring weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: Avoid a juvenile look by incorporating modern details, like crisp blooms, acrylic vases, and bold patterned stationery.

    Clockwise from top left: Our Labor of Love, Atlanta, GA; Alison Gootee; Kim Box Photography; Kris Drake Photography; Kim Box Photography; Blue Diamond Photography and Jenna Sefkow Photography; Charles Baisden/Meg Baisden Photography, Pensacola; Kim Box Photography; Audrey Snow Photography, Ft. Myers, FL

  24. Navy + Yellow + Gray

    Good for: Summer city weddings.

    Tips for pulling it off: Give your wedding an urban edge by mixing these colors with classic wedding party attire and crisp monogrammed details.

    Clockwise from top left: Kris Drake Photography; DVB Photographers, Savannah, GA; Dan & Anne Almasy, Almasy, Atlanta; Henry Photography; Genevieve and James Nisly/Genevieve Nisly Photography, Canton; Kris Drake Photography; Courtney deJauregui and James Erin/Erin Hearts Court, Pasadena; Amanda Herzberger, Orchard Cove Photography; Clifford Brunk, Brunk Photography, San Francisco, CA

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  25. Tangerine + Lime + Chocolate

    Good for: Modern summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: When you're playing with citrus hues this bright, it's a good idea to temper them with a neutral like chocolate brown, crisp khaki or creamy ivory.

    Clockwise from top left: Marni Rothschild Pictures, Next Exit Photography, Jennifer Lindberg Weddings, Gaston Photography, Jenica Johnson Photography, Mel Barlow Photography, Nashan Photographers, Think Photographics, Adam Frazier

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