25 perfect wedding color combinations

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Your wedding colors should capture and evoke the mood you want for your nuptials.

But that’s not all you have to consider: What tone you want in your wedding photo album. What color would look good on your bridesmaids? Most importantly, the colors you choose must tie in with your wedding narrative. Although weddings are a predominantly white affair, it’s the accompanying colors that give shape to your theme and sets the mood for your event.

The most challenging thing about picking colors, though, is the harmonizing part. Just like you and your partner-to-be, your colors must be a match made in heaven. 

To help you out, we’ve gathered 25 color palettes taken from some of the most inspiring wedding invitations online. We’ve also included the HEX color codes below each image. To apply the colors, simply copy and paste the codes into the color menu of your Canva editor.

01. Pastel Peach

1 Pastel Peach

Julie Song Ink
Ivory Crepe Spring Poppy English Pear Nimble
#FFFFF8 #FCB2A9 #B0D5C0 #989CA0

Julie Song Ink is a master of creating watercolored wonders for brands, magazines, and of course, weddings. This soft peach and pear creation evokes the dream-like quality of garden nuptials and intimate gatherings. Check out more of Julie Song Ink’s beautiful watercolors (and their palettes!) in her Instagram account.

02. Rustic Steel

2 Rustic Steel

The Elli Team
Butter Creme Rustic Warm Ink Gild Fleet Grey
#FFF7EE #E5BDA7 #74583E #5E6572

This rustic themed invite rendered in a combination of contemporary and vintage tones captures the Old South charm without looking dated. By intersecting a modern, steely tone with earthy browns, and offsetting the two with warm and creamy hues, you get a wedding invite perfect for Gone With the Wind-inspired celebrations.

03. Bounty Fresh

3 Bounty Fresh

Ana Andreeva
Dark Olive Tusk Harvest Gold Rose White
#566E2D #EFF3C4 #DC9001 #FBECE8

Classic complementary combinations like tones of orange and green are guaranteed to work. For this pair to work on a traditional wedding invite though, it needs to Paired with creamy tones of rose and ivory, this design by Ana Andreeva is a refreshing palette of delicate springtime hues.

04. Baby Blooms

4 Baby Blooms

Kateryna Savchenko
Flamingo Pale Rose Picton Blue Lilac
#FF96BZ #FFE4F0 #5AA0D6 #C19AC7

Perky tones of pink and blue can brighten up any design. Apply it to traditional wedding design elements like florals, but be careful not to swamp the design with too much bright colors. Offset the vibrancy of your blues and pinks with lighter tones or just white, like in the above design by Kateryna Savchenko.

05. Red Wine

5 Red Wine

María Hdez
Vanilla Ice Paprika Tumbleweed Paradiso
#ECD7D0 #890025 #D79C80 #528780

This sleek, contemporary wedding invitation by Spanish designer María Hdez makes good use of deep red as the main color by pairing it with analogous tones and using accents in deep green.

The otherwise stark contrasts are balanced by using the main color sparingly when used with light pastel hues.

06. Farm Fresh

6 Farm Fresh

Morgan Ramberg
Crayon Green Mandy Parchment Conifer Silver
#139F6B #E64F64 #F1E9D0 #AFD245 #C2C2C0

If you’re holding your wedding on a beautiful spring day, match the design perfectly with the season by using the right greens and pinks. Although this palette — based on the featured design by illustrator Morgan Ramberg — seems to have a wide range of colors used, it’s actually just variations of complementary colors green and red. This makes the whole design seem detailed without looking cluttered.

07. Summer Solstice

7 Summer Solstice

Breanna Rose of Rowan Made
Festival Tiber Light Taupe
#ECCC43 #18414C #AF8969

Yellow, deep green, and light taupe come together in this summer harmony of Breanna Rose in this Rowan Made design.

08. Playful Blossoms

8 Playful Blossoms

Lera Efremova
Faded Yellow Melrose Celeste Bubble Gum

This quirky design works in part because of the equally quirky but compatible color combination. Youthful designs work best with cottoncandy colors, as exemplified in this wedding invitation.

09. Green Feline

9 Feline Greenery

Janis Andzans
Apple Firefly Medium Turquoise Rainforest
#43A02E #0B2A32 #ADF5FF #007963

Green cats might not have been a fantastic idea until this wedding invitation of green-toned felines. Unconventional color applications, when done the right way, can modernize what could’ve been a trivial design.

10. Royal Treatment

10 Royal Treatment

Jason Wright
Periwinkle Satin Sheen Gold Prussian Blue
#C0CEE6 #CE9C3C #002F59

Even if you’re not printing with gold foil, you can capture effect with the right tone of gold. Pair it with a contrasting color to emphasize the tone.

11. Precious Metals

11 Precious Metals

André Britz
Charcoal Husk Iron Aluminum
#474747 #B39D5A #D6D6D6 #9B9B9B

This silver and gold palette is a classic combination for anyone planning a traditional wedding.

12. Modern Crystal

12 Modern Crystal

The Shift Creative
Cinder Cavern Pink Porcelain Equator
#23292E #DFB3AE #DDDED9 #E4BC62

The contemporary design abstracts agate and pulls it off with stark contrasts created by cavern pink and cinder.

13. Wine and Rose

13 Wine and Rose

Anna K
Dark Tan Wine Berry Swiss Coffee Roman Jazzberry Jam
#916745 #531839 #DCD2C8 #D0665A #9E0050

Weddings would hardly be complete without flowers and a good bottle of wine. This design takes its cue from two of the most indispensable wedding staples by borrowing their color.

14. Peach Vanilla

14 Peach Vanilla

FØLSOM Creative Studio
Watusi Tacao Black Pearl
#FFE1D0 #CE9C3C #192331

Peach tones are one of the most popular color choices for weddings — this wedding invitation kit gives it an upscale twist by pairing it with a black pearl tone.

15. Summer Bouquet

15 Summer Bouquet

Tiffany Jen
Spring Wood Mango Tango Golden Dream Texas Green
#F7F3F1 #DF7101 #DDDED9 #009244

Summer tones of orange, yellow, and green make for an upbeat wedding color combo. This design pairs it with a lot of white to soften the otherwise too-bright palette.

16. Bubblegum Ice Cream

16 Bubblegum Ice Cream

Xato and Nidia Donado
Ghost White Downy Sweet Pink
#F9FCFF #76CDC2 #F79CA1

Sweet bubblegum colors make this wedding invite distinctly feminine. All taken together, the calligraphy, watercolor roses, and pastel tones play off each other very nicely.

17. Morning Spring

17 Morning Spring

Daniel Olivier-Argyle and Ellie Savige
Thulian Pink Pelorous Botticelli Tango
#E76BA7 #47B2BD #CDDAE2 #F57824

The shady pink, teal, and orange tones in this invite are used mainly to accentuate this wedding invite. Overusing it would have overwhelmed everything else in the design because of their heavy look.

18. Olive and Gold

http://lillyandlouise.com/custom/18 Olive and Gold

Lilly and Louise
Storm Dust Pale Gold Cactus Anzac
#6A645A #E3C28D #5D7052 #C18845

If not for the playful use of a handwritten font, this gold and olive combination might have come out a bit old fashioned.

19. Pastel Dream

19 Pastel Dream

Coral Candy Pastel Blue White Lilac Metallic Bronze
#F5D1CA #B0C9D2 #E9E8E6 #534A3C

Coral and pastel blue are masterfully blended in this beautiful design. The metallic bronze used for the text stand out beautifully due to the light rendering of the main colors.

20. Charcoal Rose

20 Charcoal Rose

Sea Pink Soft Peach Bright Red Big Stone
#EC9A98 #F8EEF1 #B50100 #344148

These pink and red roses look great against the charcoal-colored background because of the highlights were not too overpowering. If too bright, the flowers would have cluttered the design; if too dark they would’ve drowned.

21. Laurel of Greens

21 Laurel of Greens

Spring Green Green Smoke Clover Rodeo Dust
#EBE9BE #A0AC60 #4C5933 #CCB195

The handmade look of this wedding invitation is perfectly complemented by the particular tones of green applied.

22. Vintage Garden

22 Vintage Garden

Rachel Marvin Creative
Genoa Pale Chestnut Catalina Blue Lily White
#217071 #DBBEB9 #2E385C #E9EDEA

The washed out tones gives this floral design a vintage twist. And because of the lightness, it doesn’t overpower the text even if it’s featured in large doses.

23. Old Rose

23 Old Rose

Rachel Marvin Creative
Stardust Mine Shaft Black Squeeze Shilo
#9E9F9E #383B42 #E4E3DF #E4A99F

Here’s another vintage look that works well. The grayscale tone of this wedding invite is accentuated with just the right amount of pink.

24. Midnight Indigo

24 Midnight Indigo

Jolly Edition
Jagger Dark Raspberry Hit Pink Bastille
#462048 #383B42 #F7AA86 #2E2931

The beautiful illustration is made only more beautiful by the excellent application of color. If you’re looking for something different, this color manages to make dark colors playful.

25. Madison Blue

25 Madison Blue

Little Bridge Design
Amour Calico Madison
#F5EBF6 #D8AD83 #2E3551

Gold tones and dark blue somehow give a feeling of royalty to anything they’re applied on. This color combination is perfect for traditional weddings.

Over to you

There you have it, 25 color palettes based on some of the most beautiful wedding invites from around the web.

If you liked this article, you should try our other color inspiration posts: 100 Brilliant Color Combinations and How to Apply Them to Your Designs and Build Your Brand: 20 Unique and Memorable Color Palettes to Inspire You.

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