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
|Ivory Crepe||Spring Poppy||English Pear||Nimble|
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
|Butter Creme||Rustic Warm||Ink Gild||Fleet Grey|
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
|Dark Olive||Tusk||Harvest Gold||Rose White|
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
|Flamingo||Pale Rose||Picton Blue||Lilac|
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
This sleek, contemporary wedding invitation by Spanish designer María Hdez makes good use of deep red as a 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 a light pastel hues.
06. Farm Fresh
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
Yellow, deep green, and light taupe come together in this summer harmony of Breanna Rose in this Rowan Made design.
08. Playful Blossoms
|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
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
|Periwinkle||Satin Sheen Gold||Prussian Blue|
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
This silver and gold palette is a classic combination for anyone planning a traditional wedding.
12. Modern Crystal
The contemporary design abstracts agate and pulls it off with stark contrasts created by cavern pink and cinder.
13. Wine and Rose
|Dark Tan||Wine Berry||Swiss Coffee||Roman||Jazzberry Jam|
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
Peach tones are one of the most popular color choices for weddings — this design gives it an upscale twist by pairing it with a black pearl tone.
15. Summer Bouquet
|Spring Wood||Mango Tango||Golden Dream||Texas Green|
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
|Ghost White||Downy||Sweet Pink|
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
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
|Storm Dust||Pale Gold||Cactus||Anzac|
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
|Coral Candy||Pastel Blue||White Lilac||Metallic Bronze|
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
|Sea Pink||Soft Peach||Bright Red||Big Stone|
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
|Spring Green||Green Smoke||Clover||Rodeo Dust|
The handmade look of this wedding invitation is perfectly complemented by the particular tones of green applied.
22. Vintage Garden
|Genoa||Pale Chestnut||Catalina Blue||Lily White|
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
|Stardust||Mine Shaft||Black Squeeze||Shilo|
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
|Jagger||Dark Raspberry||Hit Pink||Bastille|
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
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’d like to have these selections on hand for reference, you can download it here.
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.