Wedding Colors & Themes
The wedding colors or theme you choose will set the mood and tone for the entire event, making it one of the most important decisions of the planning process. No pressure, right? Right! Don't hue worry; we've done the hard work for you. Our curated collection of color palette ideas and wedding themes makes it easy to find the right shades and styles for you based on a few factors. The season of your wedding, for example, can inform your wedding colors and theme: An outdoor fall wedding is the perfect setting for a rustic event filled with orange, red, gold, and brown color accents, while a summer beach wedding might call for a fresh, ocean-inspired palette of greens and blues. Whether you are looking for shades of purple, blue, green, pink, gold, or neutral, we've dreamed up the most beautiful color schemes that are sure to get you inspired. We have countless theme ideas, too, ranging from rustic, nautical, beach, and whimsical to traditional, modern, and vintage. And because we're constantly finding new inspiration from real couples just like you, you'll have the opportunity to explore the innovative color schemes and wedding themes featured in our real weddings. But no matter what you choose, make sure the styles and hues are uniquely you.
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6 Ways to Pull Off a Coral and Gold Color PaletteCombine the warmth of coral with the richness of gold for a surprisingly stunning Art Deco-inspired wedding color combo.
Copper and White Color Palette Ideas to Add Shine to Your Wedding CelebrationStrike a brilliant note with this pristine-plus-metallic pairing.
13 Chartreuse and Neutral Color Palette Ideas to Brighten Up Your Wedding Celebration
6 Blush and Green Ideas for a Soft-Meets-Strong Impact at Your WeddingGet inspired for your big day by this beautifully balanced color palette.
Lilac + Gray = The Most Romantic Wedding Colors EverSee why filling your day with pale grays and the lightest of lavenders is the color equivalent of saying, "Love. Lives. Here."
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20 Fourth of July Wedding Ideas
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Find the Best Flower for Your Wedding Color Palette
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35 Dreamy Watercolor Wedding Ideas
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How to Pick Wedding Colors Like a Pro
Picking your colors is one of the first—and most fun—steps you'll take when planning your wedding. Here are our best tips for getting started.Gallery
8 Unique Wedding Colors Your Guests Have Never Seen Before
Make your wedding stand out with these unlikely color pairs.Gallery
11 Spring Wedding Color Palettes (That Aren't Pink)
We'll always love a pink wedding, but there are so many pretty colors to embrace in the spring.Gallery
8 Chic Ways to Incorporate Red and Blue Wedding Colors
Make your wedding pop with this cheerful and chic color palette!Gallery
4 Chic Ways to Mix and Match Your Bridesmaid Dresses
Who says you have to have perfectly matching bridesmaids?Post
7 Hot Winter-Wedding Colors
Having trouble picking a color for your winter wedding? With everything from reds and whites to pinks and blues, it's hard to decide. To help you get inspired and stay on trend, we asked some stylish pros to share the season's hottest colors and tips for how to make them work for you. Here are their picks.Gallery
11 Fresh Fall Wedding Details We Love
A few tips from industry experts on how to incorporate fall's offerings into your big day.Post
David Stark’s Wedding Palette Challenge Makes Finding Your Big-Day Colors Easy
The New York-based event producer, designer, author, and Martha Stewart Weddings contributor invites you to get started. In three simple steps, he says, any couple can home in on the hues they’ll love for their celebration.Gallery
Guest Blogger Margo and Me’s Jenny Bernheim Dishes on Her Destination Wedding Inspiration
The bride-to-be dives into the images that make her swoon—and dream about her big day.Post
5 Tips for Thinking Like an Interior Designer When Choosing Your Wedding-Day Color Palette
Los Angeles designer Kelly Wearstler is known for putting a vibrant, eye-popping spin on everything from hotel lobbies to home goods. Inject some of her eclectic style into your celebration with these ideas for sprucing up a space.Gallery
8 Lavender and Yellow Ideas to Make an Impressionistic Impact at Your Wedding
Let watercolor washes of pale purple and goldenrod color your big day. The poetic combo, whether on invitations or in your bouquet, calls to mind a stroll in a garden -- one so romantic that it would move Van Gogh or Monet to paint.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
Powder White and Shades of Gray Are an Elegant Pairing for Your Celebration
Grays and white are a sophisticated color combination for any fete, be it formal or laid-back.Gallery
Wine and Greige Is a Color Combination That Can Make Wedding-Day Magic
Wine and greige are two colors we currently love together. See how the richness of one and the elegance of the other can make wedding-day magic.