11 wedding color ideas we’re LOVING for summer
easy ways to incorporate the season's trendiest colors into your wedding.
Published Mar 21, 2016 5:00 AM
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I mean, we couldn’t not! Light pinks have always held a prominent place inwedding color schemes
, but blush is having a serious moment. As you probably know, a shade of blush was named one of Pantone’s Colors of the Year—and for good reason.
Faint blush hues can be incorporated to pretty much any part of your wedding, including these mismatched bridesmaids dresses.
The smallest pop of yellow can go a long way when it comes to weddings.
If a true yellow isn’t for you, a deeper mustard shade is equally as stunning, particularly when it comes to florals.
This bronze, teal, and mint green invitation situation really speaks to us.
This DIY wedding backdrop is natural, breezy, and perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding.
Almost all brides favor solid bridesmaids dresses over prints, but these pretty floral dresses are too good to pass up.
Summer brides having outdoor ceremonies should definitely consider a soft, watercolor floral for their bridesmaids dresses.
Dress up a naked cake with bright, bold purple flowers.
Make your bouquet stand out with a darker floral arrangement.
Shiny surfaces are also having a moment. It would be totally feasible to incorporate gold, rose gold, silver, or brass into many different parts of your ceremony. The invitations, bouquet wraps, and balloons like these are easy, small ways to make details stand out.
Metallics and beading can also spice up otherwise plain nude or blush dresses. Look for a faint, pretty pattern like the one you see here to avoid jarring, over-the-top accents that might photograph poorly.
black and white
A black and white color palette is usually saved for more formal winter weddings, but we’re totally feeling the combo for summer. When paired with other neutral fabrics like in this table setting, it totally works.
The chic, black dress paired with white flowers (you can even add a few blush tones, too!) will create a sophisticated vibe.
A little bit of lilac with a little bit of gray feels very current. It’s not too bright, can be effortlessly paired with a million other colors (including more neutrals, like a true gray), and can be found in florals, table settings, invitations, and dresses.
This soft, pretty shade is trendy, but will stand the test of time.
pops of blue
Personalizing your space—even your dance floor—is important. Adding blues, whether the color is in your color scheme or not, works in most cases. See this beach wedding, for instance!
This is just another example of how you can really transform an event space, even if you’re DIY-ing a streamer ceiling instead of renting (or designing!) a custom dance floor.
nudes and champagnes
This is nothing new, but that’s because it works! Everyone is tan in the summer and the color palette naturally blends well with a sandy, beach wedding.
See what we mean? Nudes and blushes photograph (and look, of course) so serene. And while nudes and champagnes might not be bright, they’re definitely not boring, either. The natural, neutral hues are calming, peaceful, and naturally just gorgeous.
If you’d categorize yourself as an untraditional bride, consider an all-white wedding. This of course means other people will also be wearing white, but it looks so nice!
Accessorize a white, gauzy tent with white table settings and flowers for a sophisticated country wedding feel.