Classic Wedding Color Palettes We Love

Check out the hottest classic wedding color combos that we’re obsessed with right now.
  1. Scarlet + Navy + Eggshell

    Photo by Clockwise from top left: Jodi Miller Photography, Brooke Schwab Photography, Stacey Kane Photography, Broxton Art, Our Labor of Love, Jen Huang Photography, Catie's Photography

    Good for: Low-key summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Keep the look less "America the Beautiful" and more "Your wedding is beautiful!" by adjusting the shade of your colors and playing with textured materials, like striped fabric, yarn pomanders and glittery accessories.

  2. Turquoise + Navy + Gray

    Photo by Clockwise from top left: Clary Photo, Clayton Austin, Emilie Inc. Photography, Angela Stott Photography, Lisa Franchot Photography, Brian Dorsey Studios, Wren & Field Photography, Carrie Patterson Photography, Theresa Marie Photography

    Good for: Formal winter weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Keep this wintry palette from giving anyone the blues by mixing in glittery metallic colors like silver, titanium and pewter.


  3. Aqua + Coral

    Photo by Clockwise from top left: Generation Photography, Grogan Studios, Chris Joriann Photography, Elyse Hall Photography, Liga Photography, Theresa Marie Photography, Heather Parker Photography, SMS Photography

    Good for: Tropical destination weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Stick with low-key details (like tissue pomanders and tricked-out cupcakes) and super-saturated hues for an island-inspired look that won't fade.

  4. Eggplant + Leaf Green + Ivory

    Photo by Clockwise from top left: Continuum Photography, Lara Robby Photography, Sarah Q Photography, Scarlett Lillian Photography, Kella MacPhee Photojournalist, L Photographie, Shutter Love Studio, Leigh Miller Photography, Corbin Gurkin Photography, Mel Barlow Photography

    Good for: Indoor spring weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Fortunately, it would be difficult to miss with this nature-inspired palette. If you're worried about the bright green overwhelming your guests, use it as an accent with accessories and stock in floral arrangements.

  5. Scarlet + Peony Pink

    Photo by Clockwise from top left: Lucida Photography, Laura Novak Photography, Pen Carlson Photography, The Schultzes, Our Labor of Love, T&J Studios, Kristin Spencer Photography, Erin Johnson Photography

    Good for: A Valentine's Day-inspired wedding

    Tips for pulling it off: When your colors are this passionate, you need an accent hue to temper the flames. White, black, gray, tan and chocolate brown are all great options.

  6. Hot Pink + Bubble Gum Pink + Gold

    Photo by Clockwise from top left: Karen Cunningham Photography, Antonis Achilleos, Next Exit Photography, IN Photography, Christine Farah Photography, Agnes Lopez Photography, Shelly Mossman Photography, Kathi Littwin Photography, Keith Lathrop, Jonilyn Brown

    Good for: Formal summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Not into the princess look? Give this girlie color palette a modern edge with saturated hues like watermelon and papaya pink.

  7. Blue + Dark Red + Sunshine Yellow

    Photo by Clockwise from top left: Kate Mathis, Christine Gallagher Photography, Jamie Hammond Photography, Genevieve Nisly Photography, Kari Kochar Photography, Antonis Achilleos, Jules Bianchi Photography, SMS Photography

    Good for: Preppy summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Worried your wedding will look like a picnic? Dress up this casual palette unexpected details like madras-inspired centerpieces and a glam wedding cake.

  8. Navy + Pink

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Anastassios Mentis Photography, Robin Proctor Photography, The Schultzes, Zieff Photography, Antonis Achilleos, Robin Proctor Photography, Union Photography, Betsy Jamison Photography

    Good for: Classic daytime weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: This preppy pairing looks most elegant when navy's the main player and pink acts in the supporting role.

  9. Ruby + Emerald + Sapphire

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Erin Johnson Photography, Maloman Photographers, Boutwell Studio, Root Photography, Andrea Hallgren Photography, The Parsons Photographers, Kim Maguire Photography, Blue World Studios, The Shooting Gallery Photography

    Good for: Formal summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Nothing says "luxe" like three deep, jewel tones used together. With this palette, there's no need to play favorites: Feel free to use them in equal proportions.

  10. Rose + Dusk + Smoke

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Lisa Berry, Antonis Achilleos, Luke Walker Photography, Susan Baker Photography, Antonis Achilleos, Sarah J Photography, Jared Wilson Photography, Mike Kehr Photography, Carrie Patterson Photography

    Good for: Formal romantic weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: This sophisticated trio adds softness to a black-tie affair. In floral arrangements, keep greenery to a minimum, as it'll distract from the romantic elegance of this palette.

  11. Nude + Mauve

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Jasmine Star Photography, Jenna Walker Photographers, Antonis Achilleos, Elevate Photography, Antonis Achilleos, Jen Fariello Photography, Jenna Walker Photographers, Antonis Achilleos, Realities Photography, Strut Photography

    Good for: Romantic summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: This toned-down combo feels both classic and fashion-forward at the same time. Keep decor soft with lace accents and ruffled touches to match the romantic feel of this palette.


  12. Royal Blue + Sky + Cloud

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Agnes Lopez Photography, Kristen Alexander Photographer, Agnes Lopez Photography, Krista Photography, Jubilee Photography, Arising Images, Kristen Peelle Photography, Julia Vandenoever Photography, Amanda Kraft Photography, Moment by Moment Photography

    Good for: Outdoor summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: This pretty palette brings the blue sky of an outdoor venue into your wedding. Save royal blue for the small details -- like the escort cards and your bouquet wrap, for example -- to keep the combo looking fresh and bright.

  13. Magenta + Taupe

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Jules Bianchi Photography, Photography by Vanessa, Jen Kroll Photography, Marie Labbancz Photography, Jen Lynne Photography, Brooke Schwab Photography, Jonathan Canlas Photography, Adam Nyholt Photographer, Baltazar Photography, Shelly Kroeger Photography

    Good for: Daytime summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Cool taupe sizzles when paired with bright and sassy magenta at an outdoor wedding. Fill in your floral arrangements with spring green stock; it'll pop against both colors in this combo.

  14. Olive + Mustard

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Mark Staff Photography, dMdC Photography, Jennifer Longaway Photography, Cinematic by David M, Allan Zepeda Photography, James Christianson Photographers, Antonis Achilleos, Mary Ellen Bartley, Wendy Woods Photography, Jessica Johnston Photography

    Good for: Rustic summer weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: In this duo, earthy olive gets a kick of color from playful mustard. Choose a venue that's rich in wooden structure -- like a restored barn or pretty pergola, for example -- to match this palette's rustic vibe.

  15. Blush + Peach + Ocean

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Versluis Photography, Amanda & Brent from Millie Holoman Photography, Altura Studio, Amy Carroll Photography, Rachael Grace Photography, Karen Cunningham Photography, Karen Cunningham Photography, Claudia Kronenberg Photography, Angie Burke & Ashley DeLatour from One Thousand Words Photography, Racheal's Photography

    Good for: Formal beach weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Sophisticated ocean blue keeps the delicate blush and peach tones from seeming too innocent. Choose khaki or light gray for the guys' tuxes -- black will look harsh against this sea-inspired trio.

  16. Grape + Sage

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Corbin Gurkin Photography, Maloman Photographers, L Photographie, Emilie Inc., Kortnee Kate Photography, Todd Pellowe Weddings, Red Ribbon Studio, Christine Johnson Photography, Meg Perotti, Antonis Achilleos

    Good for: Classic outdoor weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: This combo was made for an outdoor affair, whether it's in a garden in the fall, a vineyard in the afternoon or a courtyard at sunset. Keep floral arrangements natural with exposed stems and lots of greens to best complement these hues.

  17. Cerulean + Jade + Bisque

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Avery House Creative, Cheyenne Schultz Photography, Antonis Achilleos, STAK Photographer Duo, Joe Daylor Photography, Liga Photography, Amanda Julca, Cameron Ingalls, Antonis Achilleos, Danny Weiss Photography

    Good for: Laidback natural weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Perfect for mellow couples seeking a chilled-out vibe on their wedding day, this combo is unfussy, but still stylish. Keep stark white linens and dishware out of the equation -- softer neutrals like cream will gel better with these hues.

  18. Black + Champagne

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Lauren Negri Photography, C Studios, Ksenija Savic Photography, Kellie Kano Photography, Christian Oth from Christian Oth Studio, The Nichols, Brandy J and Sticky Rammel from Brandy J Photography, Mike Landis Photographer, Sam Hughes Photography, Gene Higa Photography

    Good for: Luxe evening weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: A grand ballroom or historic mansion is the perfect backdrop for this lavish duo. These shades look stellar paired with glistening fabrics, so choose satin, silk or shimmering organza to be wrapped around floral bouquets or tied to ceremony programs.

  19. Eggplant + Dusty Rose

    Photo by Clockwise from left: Marie Labbancz Photography, Todd Pellowe Wedding Photography, Trista Lerit Photography, Ana Miyares Photography, Misha Media, Ling Photography, Eleise Theuer Photography, Tracy Turpen, Photography by Vanessa, Melissa Jill Photography

    Good for: Romantic sunset weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: This combo is both flirty and elegant for a courtyard ceremony followed by a ballroom reception. In stemware and table settings, opt for brushed silver over polish metals to keep the palette from feeling too formal.

  20. Midnight + Gray + Ivory

    Photo by Photos by: Red Ribbon Studio

    Good for: Classic ballroom weddings

    Tips for pulling it off: Everyone and everything looks elegant dressed up in this color palette. Bring texture to your decor with lace or ruffles to give this demure trio a hint of sass.

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