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Wedding Color Schemes: 35+ Wedding Color Combinations and How to Pull Them Off

Check out these beautiful DIY wedding color combinations and find one (or more) to incorporate on your big day.

By: Jaclyn Holtzman, Editor,

Wedding Color Schemes 35 Wedding Color Combinations and How to Pull Them Off

Unless you're interested in a hodge-podge mess of a wedding, it is essential that you decide upon a color scheme from the get go. Find your inspiration in your venue, a piece you've just got to have, or a favorite hue. If you're totally lost or chose a must-have color but can't figure out how to complement it, you've come to the right place.

While browsing this extensive collection of 35+ Wedding Color Schemes, you're sure to find your perfect wedding color combination. Match the season or dare to be different, go basic or go bold; as long as you choose a wedding color combination and stick to it, your event is sure to be cohesive and fabulous.

If (somehow) you don't find the perfect palette in this guide, use it as a jumping off point. You'll learn how to match colors, choose an accent hue, and use neutrals to their full potential as well as learning the hot colors of each season. There are wedding color schemes for classic affairs, exotic soirees, festive fetes, glamorous parties, down-home gatherings, and more.

Each and every wedding theme will find its soul mate in this collection of wedding color combinations. If you've yet to pick out the theme, even better. The overall motif of your event can be influenced by your color scheme.

Wedding Color Schemes: Black and White

Wedding Color Schemes: Black and White

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a black and white wedding worthy of the silver screen. You'll learn that less is more with these two colorless hues that make an overwhelmingly fabulous statement. Wedding color schemes don't get any more classic, but that doesn't mean that your black and white wedding has to be traditional. This color combination can complement even the most modern theme.

In this collection of black and white wedding ideas, you'll find everything you need to throw the party of the year. Included, you'll find:

Wedding Colors: Gold

Wedding Colors: Gold

Act like royalty with a rich wedding that costs nothing of the sort. The shimmering hue pairs well with almost any other color, making some of the most gorgeous wedding color combinations. Gold can serve as an accent or neutral, and it's this versatility that accounts for its frequency in wedding color schemes. To keep within your budget, make gold DIY wedding details.

9 Wedding Color Schemes for Spring and Summer

Wedding Color Schemes for 2014

Wedding season boasts the most nuptials, so you have got to make sure yours stands out. The best way to do so is by choosing a color scheme that's unique, gorgeous, and workable. This collection explores nine spring and summer wedding color schemes, and shows how to make them work with DIY wedding ideas. Pick your favorite palette or use them all as inspiration to create your own.

Explore inspiration for the following wedding color schemes, perfect for spring and summer weddings:

Fall Wedding Colors: Palette Ideas

Fall Wedding Colors: Palette Ideas

Fall colors are rich and vibrant, lending themselves to incredible wedding color palettes. Pick deep hues for a color scheme that won't be forgotten; focus on kelly green, orange-red, orange, eggplant to truly pay homage to the autumn season. For more subtle allusions, select cranberry, mustard, and forest green. There are stunning options for Halloween weddings, too.

Find your perfect palette amongst these gorgeous fall wedding color schemes:

10 Radiant Orchid Wedding Color Schemes

Pantone Color of the Year: 10 Radiant Orchid Wedding Color Schemes

This incredible hue may be 2014's color of the year, but it's truly timeless. A century ago this color was and a century from now it will be featured in wedding palettes around the world. The gorgeous shade works perfectly in all seasons, which is why this collection is broken down by just that. Select the season of your event for inspirational palettes you'll adore.

Though these radiant orchid palettes are sorted by season, you can dare to be different by choosing a winter scheme for a summer wedding. Explore your options:

Spring Wedding Colors: Peach

Spring Wedding Colors: Peach

Pack a punch with a peach wedding, perfect for the sunny months of spring and summer. Though a delicate hue, you could also feature this darling shade in winter or fall palettes by pairing it with richer colors and using it as a neutral. This lovely color lends itself well to rustic and vintage themes, allowing you to feature natural elements like peaches and honey.

Feature this sweet-as-sugar color in your nuptials, using these fantastic DIY wedding ideas as inspiration:

Wedding Color Combinations: Green and Yellow

Wedding Color Schemes: Green and Yellow

Spring brides, perk up your ears and eyes because this may just be your color scheme. Green and yellow are fun hues that can be romantically vintage or vibrantly whimsical. Get inspired with this collection of DIY wedding crafts that will come together to give you the wedding color scheme of your dreams.

Wedding Color Combinations: Purple and Yellow

Wedding Color Schemes: Purple and Yellow

Though a seemingly strange combination, when you observe the palette below, it's clear that purple and yellow make fantastic wedding colors. They are fun, bright, and ideal for warm summer months. Choose to use both as accents or one as your main color and the other to highlight fun details. Browse through the inspiration in this collection for fantastic DIY wedding ideas.

Wedding Color Combinations: Yellow and Orange

Wedding Color Schemes: Yellow and Orange

Sweet, sweet summertime begs for bright colors and bold choices. Make your outdoor wedding special with the whimsy and freshness that these hues bring. To ensure you don't overdo it, use the DIY wedding crafts included as a guide. They'll keep the sunny shades under control while capitalizing on the wedding color scheme's beauty.

Wedding Color Schemes: Greens

Wedding Color Schemes: Greens

Dare to be different with a monochromatic color scheme that'll make guests take a second look. Brides constantly obsess over the perfect color combination, but why not just stick with one? Green is a fabulous choice, as it's various shades are all gorgeous and neutral enough to complement one another. Make the rest of your wedding white so that your glorious greens can pop. Find amazing green details here.

Wedding Colors Combinations: Coral and Green

Wedding Colors Schemes: Coral and Green

Turn your event into a spring fling with the gorgeous, natural colors coral and green. This is one of the most striking spring wedding color schemes because the colors are found everywhere in nature, but when brought together and concentrated in one location, they have a striking effect. You can incorporate these pretty shades in more than just your flowers. Find other ways to use coral and green in your wedding in this collection.

Three Winter Wedding Color Schemes

59+ DIY Wedding Ideas for a Winter Wedding: Colors and Projects

Winter may not be a popular wedding season because of the cold temperatures, but the color options definitely make it desirable. The beautiful blues, royal purples, and deep greens are gorgeous additions to wedding color schemes. Find out not only how to pair these colors but also how to make them come to life with DIY wedding crafts.

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I love these elegant and creative ways to incorporate the wedding colors. It's great that the colors can extend beyond the bridesmaids' dresses and flowers, too.

Picking a color scheme for your wedding is an important first step in the planning process. Your colors really set the tone for every decorating decision.

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