Before the wedding
4th February 2019
The 4 most popular seasonal wedding colour palettes for 2019
You’ll wish you can tie the knot 4 times over
Spring – Silver, sage & dusty rose
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Green, in various shades and intensities, has been a popular colour for weddings for some time now, and with VERY good reason. It’s incredibly versatile and pairs well with any other colour imaginable for weddings, and this year, the on-trend shade is sage, complemented by silver and the gentle dusty rose. The three colours go incredibly well together, especially for spring weddings, when soft hues tend to work wonderfully against the brightness of beautiful gardens in full bloom that are typical of this time of year. Both dusty rose and sage will work as the main colour in this palette, be it for bridal party gowns, beautiful bouquets or even eye-catching linens for reception tables.
Summer – Berry pink, blush pink & aqua
Image from L-R: mrspandp.com; emmaleafloral.com; Jamie Rae via heyweddinglady.com; blog.ericandjamiephoto.com
Summer time calls for a bright palette, reminiscent of sun-drenched days by the beach, and this delivers just that. Berry, magenta, fuchsia and crimson, all of which are strong and daring shades of pink, should be the main colour, complemented by a lighter, softer pink, such as blush, and balanced out by an entirely different colour, such as aqua – a beautiful blue shade that couldn’t be more fitting for a summer wedding. Consider a bright pink as the main colour in your floral arrangements, supported by softer pinks and blues, as well as a bold blue for the groom’s suits, cake table décor, and possibly even the bride’s own accessories.
Autumn – Sunset orange, latte & dove grey
Image L-R: The Honey Comb via Etsy; Martha Stewart Weddings; elegantweddinginvites.com
Couples getting married in autumn tend to opt for a colour scheme that centres on maroon and other dark colours. While we fully endorse such choices, we’re also rather charmed by this earthy colour palette that instantly springs dried autumn leaves, pumpkins and winter sunsets to mind. The warmth of sunset orange is balanced out by the cooler dove grey, and meeting both shades in the middle is a neutral latte, which works as a beautiful base for making both other hues stand out on their own. Imagine a grey suit with orange floral boutonniere for the groom and his men, soft orange bridal party dresses mixed with other warm metallic colours such as rose gold, and a combination of all three colours for your venue décor.
Winter – Dusty blue, teal, & cadet grey
Images L-R: stylemepretty.com; Squib Photography; weddceremony.com; afloral.com
Jewel tones – such as sapphire, emerald, ruby and amethyst – have held their own over the past few years, and they’re still a stunning choice for a winter wedding. However, for those couples after a more toned down selection of colours that is still dreamy and enchanting, consider this range of cool colours, featuring dusty blue, teal and dove grey. All shades go incredibly well with green in wild flower arrangements, and you could add a dash of warmth and winter glitz with metallic accents in bronze or gold, namely for centrepiece décor, for the cake table, and even as a detail donned by the bridal party, in the form of jewellery, shoes or a headpiece. Also, there’s no better way to make a wedding venue feel like a winter wonderland than with fairy lights – lots of them – which will give the entire space a soft and warm glow unlike anything else does.