22 Winter Wedding Color Palettes That Aren't Just Red and Green
When planning a winter wedding, it's easy to gravitate towards the season's signature hues. But there are so many more festive colors than just red and green. From icy blues, splashy magentas, and frosted metallics, there are an infinite number of ways to showcase winter's full color range—mostly because every shade can feel wintry, in the right tone.
To inspire your big day's main colors, we've corralled photos featuring the prettiest shade combinations from real winter weddings. We left no detail unturned. From navy and red floral arrangements, to a cream, green, and copper mantel display, we found color inspiration in every nook and cranny of these stunning fêtes. The best part? The end goal of this winter "mood board" isn't about reconstructing the following scenes, exactly. It's just about the color. Apply these pretty combos to any element, whatever your wedding style—rustic, contemporary, bohemian, or traditional.
Inside, you'll find vibrant tablescapes, stunning cakes, pretty bridesmaids' dresses, and more, all in varying seasonally-appropriate shades. We're particularly fond of the rich, gemstone-inspired hues, like ruby and sapphire, paired with streamlined gold accenting. Another favorite? Slate gray and green. We stumbled across this surprising combo in a minimalist tabletop, with earthy-gray taper candles and a lush, verdant garland. While we're all about presenting the best of the unexpected, we haven't forgotten you holiday fanatics. There may be more to a perfect winter color palette than red and green, but really, there's nothing more classic, timeless, or festive.
Navy and Gold
Channel the hue of a clear winter's night sky with navy accents. Here, metallic gold chairs offer an industrial contrast to the velvet lounge seat, creating the perfect wintry palette.
Peach and Powder
Here, a peachy-pink wedding dress pops against a barely-blue ice castle backdrop. You don't need a frozen big-day venue to make the color combo work. Use peach and powder blue throughout your day to create a similar wintry vibe.
Burgundy and Blush
Burgundy is a classic color choice for winter. To modernize and brighten the shade, add in pops of pinkm like this bride did here when pairing her her bridesmaids' dark dresses with blush faux-fur shrugs.
Red, White, and Blue
Although this trio of colors may be synonymous with July, they work surprisingly well for the winter, too. Rich red, winter white, and navy blooms make this floral creation cold-weather appropriate. The antlers are the perfect seasonal finishing touch.
Magenta and Yellow
Talk about unexpected. Dip-dyed berry table linens and velvet yellow napkins bring bursts of unanticipated color and texture to an otherwise muted tablescape. On a dinner table lined with wax candles, this color combo becomes undeniably romantic by night.
Champagne, Wine, and Evergreen
Now this is a winter classic. These Champagne-colored flats, decorated with wine-hued blooms and blush berries, give off some serious seasonal inspiration.
Blue-Gray and White
Blue-gray and white are two winter-ready colors on their own, so it's no surprise they pair well together. This bridesmaid's gauzy dress pairs perfectly with her wintry white bouquet. Now imagine the colors throughout your entire reception.
Cream, Copper, and Green
To make an all-white backdrop feel more wintry, consider bringing in copper and green accents, like metallic vessels and a seeded eucalyptus garland.
Red, White, and Blush
Wintry shades of red and green—seen in this bouquet in the forms of roses and eucalyptus—can be softened with pops of pale pink so as not to scream holiday.
Teal, Gold, and Dusty Rose
Color inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places—the teal sides of this distressed dining table inspired this surprisingly wintry color combination. Gold fabrics and dark pink goblets help to make bright teal feel seasonal.
Plum and Gold
Doesn't this cozy display make you want to curl up by a warm fire? Replicate this feeling at your own wedding by stealing the color combo found in the plush plum couches and golden rug.
Winter White, Copper, and Gold
These oversized star ornaments prove that there's so much more to wintry metal combos than just silver and gold.
Yellow, Gold, and Green
Yellow may not feel like a winter wedding color, but it absolutely can be. Temper its bright hue with cold flatware and a garland of greens.
Shades of Gray
Gray is the perfect warming shade to use throughout your winter wedding. Here, bridesmaids donned dove gray sweaters and charcoal-colored skirts, proving that tone-on-tone palettes can be incredibly chic.
Red and Gold
Nothing says "Christmas wedding" quite like this color combo of gold and red. This illustrated invite suite was further upgraded to reflect the season with a wreath motif and bakers twine details.
Green, Orange, and Cream
This couple put their own twist on the traditional red-and-green winter color scheme by swapping out red florals for orange persimmons. Steal their smart idea for an equally festive palette that won't leave guests dreaming of Christmas.
Red and Pewter
Temper bold red with a subtle metallic hue, like pewter or bronze. Here, fiery lily bouquets pop against sequined bridesmaids' dresses.
Gray, Gold, and Green
Translate winter's stormy skies into a cool wedding color palette by pairing gray with pops of green and gold. Here, gray taper candles look extr festive in shiny gold holders, and the display pops against a table-length garland.
Black, White, and Rose Gold
Rose gold modernizes a classic black-and-white color palette, as seen with the foil accents on this traditional invite suite.
Shades of Purple
On the outset, purple may not seem like a wintry color option, but it absolutely can be. This florist chose moody purples, paired with pops of yellow and peach, for an unexpected mix.
If you're nervous that hues like blue, green, and red won't work well together, look to plaid for proof. This trio is practically the ultimate winter color palette.
Red and Gray
Everyone favors red for winter, but you can make the color your own by pairing it with softer gray accents. Here, a red silk flower pops against a square gray dinner plate, offering up a pretty contrast between seasonal and modern.