For anyone planning a wedding, the color spectrum suddenly becomes more detailed than ROYGBIV. Boysenberry, persimmon, sage, walnut, salmon—there are infinite hues to consider. But don’t let the fancy names deter you: A new report just made picking your palette much easier.
Google recently released its top wedding-related searches of 2019, offering a sneak peek at the themes, dress styles, and, most important, colors that have been on couples’ minds. Although there are some predictable shades on the list—fall favorites burgundy and lavender both made the cut—unexpected hues like bold black and piercing peacock are also featured. Here’s how we would decorate a tablescape with 2019’s most popular wedding colors.
If you guessed navy was the winning wedding blue, you’re not alone. We were surprised (and delighted) to learn that this jewel tone came out on top. Anthropologie’s rustic ceramic serveware really accentuates the green undertones.
Orange is almost a no-brainer for a fall reception, but the hue is more versatile than you’d think. Surprise everyone with terracotta centerpieces and a peach tablecloth, like this pattern-heavy one from La DoubleJ.
A rich maroon, reminiscent of your favorite bottle of red wine, will instantly set a romantic mood. Round out your palette with an unexpected color pairing: deep autumnal brown.
We won’t lie—this one really wowed us, but not in a spooky way. Black can look both cozy and luxe, especially during the wintertime when you burn inky beeswax candles (peep these moody tapers from Food52) at the drinks station.
Let seasonality inspire the design direction for your big day, but don’t allow it to consume you. “Is lavender a fall wedding color?” is currently the third most-asked question, according to the report, and our simple answer is yes. A sculptural arrangement of lavender-colored florals (you don’t have to incorporate the flower itself!) will add a touch of warmth to any tablescape.
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