7 Fresh Color Palettes for Summer Weddings

Are you planning a summer wedding and are starting to decide what you want your signature color palette to be? Well, this season’s trending hue combinations run the gamut from bold and bright, to soft and earthy. We’ve got something for every kind of bride so read through our 7 summer wedding color palettes that are making a serious impact, and take your pick (or mix, match, and add!)

Kelly Green and White

This color combination is modern, simple, and elegant and can easily work for both outdoor and indoor venues. You can give your 2016 wedding timeless yet modern style with ombre tinted wedding invitation envelope liners, fresh greens on an all-white cake, and fresh garland-draped tables.

Red and Blue

Modern brides aren’t afraid to go bold with their wedding colors, and a red and blue theme is sure to wow the socks off of all your guests. Red and blue are primary colors and close opposites on the color wheel, giving them the biggest punch of visual impact and interest. To soften the look slightly and avoid any clash with a Fourth of July party, go with a softer, beachy blue and a bold red. Bold flower arrangements and blue tie-dyed napkins give the wedding a youthful, casual feel, but traditional, blue china in vintage motifs instantly boost the look and feel of the reception.

Orange, Coral, and Peach

An orange wedding color palette doesn’t just have to be for fall. In fact, shades of orange and peach sherbet can look and feel very much summer. Pair a few shades of orange with bright whites and creams, and you have created a light, summery delight for the eyes, much like a delicious orange creamsicle. Use an arrangement of orange florals on the tables, and fill in areas with real oranges. If you would like to make the oranges pop, add in touches of greens and teals for contrast.

Blush and Lavender

You can’t get much more romantic than a color palette of blush pink and lavender. The pastels are totally feminine, yet elegant and soft and make for a lovely adult reception. Pink and purple flowers, table linens, and touches of lavender on the tables and as flavoring in the food will tie everything together beautifully.

Navy and Peach

Bold and soft at the same time, the navy and peach color combo is perfect for the modern bride who wishes to keep it classy and doesn’t want to go too trendy. Touches of gold amongst the décor boost the glam factor of this color palette while allowing it to sway either modern and elegant, or casual and rustic.

Pink, Black, and White

This palette gives a certain, how do we say, je ne sais quoi, and evokes scenes of Paris parlors. But even if you don’t necessarily want to go with the French theme, this threesome color palette can give your wedding a unique look and feel. A soft pink with white and black can be used for a more formal affair, but choosing a bright, bold shade of pink like fuchsia can instantly change the vibe to modern. Black chairs, white tables, and touches of pink in the décor and flowers ensure it never goes too girly and remains totally elegant. Have fun with accents of black-and-white patterns and stripes.

Yellow and Cobalt

The two colors most often depicted in beach scenes and quintessential summer prints are yellow and ocean blue. This color combo is possibly the most summery out of all the palettes on this list and works well for formal and casual wedding styles alike. Bold blues and bright yellows appear more modern, while softer periwinkles and yellows are more elegant and traditional. Daisies, sunflowers, and hydrangeas give the beloved, lazy summer day look and feel, while white table linens, candles, and mercury glass vases add special touches.

Have fun with choosing your wedding color palette and go with something that excites, lifts, and dazzles you. Next, choose the perfect venue to house your lovely decor.