20 Blue Wedding Color Palettes We Love
The color blue doesn't necessarily have the best rapport. Between Picasso's Blue Period and the common phrase "having the blues," there's plenty to suggest that the shade is anything but energizing. But we'd like to assert that the hue—in all its many forms—is one you should certainly consider for your ceremony and reception color palette. And the following photos, taken during real couple's celebrations, are here to prove why.
From ocean-colored tablescapes and azure place cards to barely-blue wedding dresses and the prettiest cerulean napkins you've ever seen, there's plenty to suggest that blue is about as dimensional (and wedding-worthy!) as a color can be. The best part? The shade can be modified for any type of wedding style. Punchy sapphire works best for modern parties. If you're throwing a more traditional event, you absolutely can't beat navy. The shade's incredible range—from the deepest indigo to the clearest sky blue—makes it a malleable shade that'll fit right into your ceremony or reception, whatever you have planned.
Another major perk? We've yet to find a shade this hue doesn't play nice with. Blush pink, deep burgundy, pretty peach, and pine green can all pair with blue, and there are plenty more combinations just waiting to be discovered. That's why we've rounded up the prettiest blue color palettes we could find. They'll surely inspire your own color scheme search as you craft that perfect wedding Pinterest board. Whether you're looking to throw an all-blue fête or simply work the shade into your bridal bouquet, ceremony backdrop, bridesmaids' dresses, or lounge space, there's a photo hear that'll wow you.
Barely-Blue and Mauve
If you're a major fan of the shade, don a pastel blue wedding dress on the big day. This shade, enhanced here with beadwork and floral embellishments, is blush pink's sister and makes just as subtle a statement—especially when paired with a mauve bouquet.
Blue Belles, Mixed
Committed to wearing white on your wedding day? Pass the pretty shade onto your bridesmaids, instead. Opt for mismatched dresses that hit multiple points on the color's spectrum, like robin's egg, aqua, and cerulean.
Dip-Dyed Blues with Pinks and Purples
Frame a dip-dyed cerulean place card display (we're loving those subtle streaks of gold!) with blooms in virtually every shade of pink and purple.
Yellow and Blue
Tie the Knot in Santorini's garland featuring blue hydrangea, yellow roses, and cream peonies looks lovely on a beach ceremony structure, but the combination could work at just about any type of venue.
Bunches of Blue
Teal and Powder
Guide guests to their reception tables with sapphire-colored geode place cards, calligraphed with each attendee's name. An accompanying bowl of burgundy, blush, and fuchsia blooms makes for a lovely contrast.
Royal and Indigo
Help your co-maids of honor standout by dressing them in your favorite colorway. Our suggestion? Royal looks even richer alongside an inky navy.
A Pop of Red
This tablescape, styled by Couture Events, is proof that multiple shades of blue can work together (just be sure to vary textures for contras!). Pair a sheer sky-blue runner with see-through cobalt goblets, then add cerulean-brushed throw pillows and ghost chairs to the mix. On the floral front, bowls of violets and blue bells studded with deep red chrysanthemums, like this organic arrangement by Mandy Grace Designs, add an unexpected pop.
White and Blue
Chinoiserie has long since proven that there's nothing more classic than a blue-and-white color palette. Take a note from Figli Dei Fiori and fill jars with blue and white delphinium to echo the ceramics' tones—add in fresh eucalyptus for contrast.
Blue, Plum, and Orange
Speaking of chinoiserie, the style looks just as fresh when paired with orange and burgundy blooms. A touch of plum—here, in the form of wine goblets—ties the entire look together.
We love how this reception lounge's casual sapphire couch works with its vintage golden coffee table and bar-cart-turned-side-table, but we're just as enamored with the details (all thanks to Green Apple Events!). A mud-cloth-inspired throw and various pillows help the blue-and-gold combination feel more intentional.
Velvet Turquoise and Slate
The most visually captivating thing about this dynamic tablescape? The velvety turquoise linens from Tono + Co, hands down. A slate ribbon literally "ties" the place setting together and subtly echoes the matte gray dinner plate below.
Aqua and Terracotta
This tablescape by Justina Blakeney radiates garden vibes, thanks to earthy aqua dinnerware, terracotta placemats, and macramé linens (woven plant hangers, anyone?). A long stretch of sunshine-colored dahlias, orange cockscomb, and blue-green succulents follow suit.
Black and Blue
Throw all of those antiquated rules about not mixing black and blue out the window. These grooms are proof that the two work in tandem, especially when you switch up fabrics and textures.
Red, White, and Blue
To keep this classic color combination from skewing too patriotic, make like Bleached Butterfly and incorporate unexpected details like antlers, gilded apples, and vintage brass vessels.
Blue, Gray, and Green
Break up a solid sky-blue escort card station with a dove gray sign (this one was calligraphed by The Left Handed Calligrapher) and lots of sprawling greens. Wooden lanterns add a natural touch.
On Its Own
Let's be honest—blue doesn't need a supporting color to shine. Wrap your wedding cake (like this one, by Buttercream Bakeshop) in a dimensional shade of sapphire to ensure that it's the star of your reception.