2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day

by Kennedy Blue November 03, 2017 73 Comments

Here we are, well into fall of 2017 with 2018 (somehow) just around the corner. That means a whole new year of trends to inspire the beginning of your happy-ever-after. In putting together some of the best wedding trends we see coming, we can’t help but feel excited for what next year’s weddings will look like.

If your big day is sometime in 2018, we’ve got some uniquely beautiful ideas that we hope will leave you feeling inspired and even more excited to plan it. 

2018 Color Palette Inspiration

From deep reds to dusty blues, 2018 wedding colors are soft, romantic, and incredibly chic! Accented with lush green florals and classic metallics, you're sure to find some inspiration for your 2018 wedding palette!

We’ve broken the trends up by color palette, including sections about bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen attire, and flowers & décor.

So sit back, kick your feet up, and check out our 2018 wedding color guide!

Soft Grey, Pastel Pink, & Green

If 2017 saw the beginning of neutral-toned greenery weddings, 2018 is going to kick it up even higher. This nature-inspired color palette is a combination of soft greys, vintage green and pastel pinks. You can even add a little gold here and there to give it some pops of elegance. 

It’s as refreshing as it is romantic. And although we think it would work perfectly for a spring or summer wedding, we can also see it fitting in with a serene fall or winter backdrop.

Gorgeous wedding color palette! | 2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

BRIDESMAIDS: Dresses should be a neutral color, like light grey or soft pink, with either a touch of lace or sequins if you want to elevate the look a little more. With a pair of cream-colored or light pink shoes, matched with some gold accessories, your bridesmaids will feel beautiful in their timeless look.

GROOMSMEN: The groom can wear a light grey suit with a soft pink tie, while his groomsmen can rock just-a-tad-darker grey suits with cream-colored ties. For a complete and complementary look, add a cream rose to the groom’s lapel and soft pink ones to the groomsmen’s.

FLOWERS & DÉCOR: Incorporating your palette into your flowers and bouquet shouldn’t be too tough (because, nature), and we think some cream and soft pink roses with bright, pretty foliage would make it all tie together picture-perfectly. Go with wood accents and twinkly lights where you can. Don’t hold back when creating your own garden vibe – you can’t go wrong if you’re letting nature’s beauty inspire you.

Champagne & Bordeaux

Like navy blue, bordeaux (also known as marsala) is one of those rich colors that instantly gives off an elegant feel. Pair it with beige and gold, and you’ve got a palette that is equal-parts classic and modern.

We especially love these colors for the fall or winter – combining the darker, more subdued colors with sparks of golden light. In short, we think your wedding would be all kinds of magical with these colors.

Bordeaux and Navy wedding color palette! | 2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

BRIDESMAIDS: Your bridesmaids will look and feel radiant in bordeaux dresses. Go with a floor-length gown with touches of simple lace. Then add some gold accessories and either gold or cream-colored shoes to finish the look.

We think you’d look extra stunning with a gold, flowery hairpiece (and even – wait for it – some soft gold shoes.) But really, no matter what you do, you’ll be the gorgeous bride you are.

GROOMSMEN: The groomsmen can sport either dark grey or navy blue suits, with burgundy ties and dark brown shoes.

FLOWERS & DÉCOR: Your bouquet can be mostly cream roses with pops of burgundy and soft pink flowers. Your other flower arrangements can be mostly burgundy with pops of cream roses and some pretty greenery surrounding.

As for décor, that’s where the gold can come in and complement the palette’s darker tones. You can bring in the gold starting with your invitations and ending with the details and décor at the wedding.  

Dusty Slate Blue, Beige, & Greenery

Another soft and romantic palette that works with any season, these colors are the perfect blend of elegance and nature. It consists of dusty blue, beige and shades of greenery to give it that rustic touch. And you can add hints of platinum to kick up the formal feel of it.

Beautiful slate blue wedding color palette! | 2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

BRIDESMAIDS: Your bridesmaids will look gorgeous in these dusty slate blue dresses (our favorites are listed here!). If they’re wearing different dress styles and shades of blue, even better. And you, of course, will look and feel beautiful as ever, whether you decide to have a little sequins on your dress, wear a light grey one, or go with a classic cream or white gown. Feel free to get creative!

GROOMSMEN: Your soon-to-be hubby will look stunning in a grey suit with a cream-colored tie. And his groomsmen can either wear the same shade of grey or darker-grey suits, with dusty blue ties. Have them wear cream roses on their lapels to complement the groom’s tie.

FLOWERS & DÉCOR: Your floral arrangements can be mostly cream roses surrounded by various shades of green, like sage and dark green. Table settings and name-card holders can be platinum-silver to elevate the elegance of the whole event. 

Blush, Navy, Peacock & Gold 

Navy blue is a continued color of choice because of the way it fits seamlessly into so many different color palettes. We especially love this unique and unexpected combination of blush, navy blue (or midnight blue), peacock green and gold.

This palette, of course, would work perfectly in the fall or winter, but we can even see it in the spring, too. It has an enchanting, Gatsby-esque vibe to it, which we find timeless, memorable and kinda-super-irresistible.

Blush, Navy, Peacock and Gold color palette | 2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

BRIDESMAIDS: Your bridesmaids can wear either navy blue or blush pink floor-length gowns (depending on the season), bringing in the gold with their accessories and shoes. They can hold bouquets of soft pink and cream roses, with bright greenery incorporated throughout. And your bouquet can be a bigger version of theirs, perhaps even with a few burgundy roses added to it.

GROOMSMEN: Your groomsmen can wear navy blue suits with cream-colored ties, while the groom wears a blush pink tie. They’ll look extra sharp with some brown shoes and blush roses on their lapels.

FLOWERS & DÉCOR: Your floral arrangements can combine shades of deep greenery with blush and even a few burgundy roses. They can be tied together by gold ribbons with a subtle sparkle. If you put up frames to decorate, have them be different shades of gold and assort them at random for a woodsy-yet-elegant setting. You can even have a blush wedding cake (something that’s becoming increasingly popular), with touches of gold and cream on it.

Black, White & Gold

If you’re looking for something as unique and fun as it is beautiful, this might be the perfect color palette for your wedding. Meet the color palette we’re crushing on (hard) right now: black, white and gold. It’s classy, timeless and unforgettable. Even better, it’s beautifully festive in the spring, winter and everything in between.
Black, white and gold wedding color palette! | 2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

BRIDESMAIDS: Your bridesmaids can wear floor-length black dresses, or even dark grey ones, with gold accessories and cream-colored shoes. Or, they can wear deep-cream-colored dresses with black or gold ribbons tied around the waist.

Their bouquets of cream roses and pretty greenery can be tied together by gold ribbons, while yours is tied together by a big black-and-white striped ribbon.

GROOMSMEN: The groomsmen can rock black suits to match the ladies, with either blush, grey or even gold-accented ties. (Feel free to get creative with their accessories!) Add some white flowers with bright green leaves to the lapel for a pop of color to complete the sharp look.

FLOWERS & DÉCOR: Incorporate black-and-white stripes on little details here and there (think: ribbons on dresses and table runners). Those will complement your all-gold decorations and table settings (think: candles, utensils and name-card holders).

Navy, Bordeaux, Pink & Gold 

Although bordeaux and navy will be two of the most popular go-to colors in 2018, it’s the bright shades of peach and pink that make this color palette uniquely stunning. Throw in some deep greens and you’ll be walking a wedding wonderland. This palette would look particularly perfect in the fall, but would also work in the springtime or winter. If you’re going for an earthy or woodsy vibe, we think this is just the color palette for you.

Navy, Burgundy, Pink & Gold Wedding Color Palette! | 2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

BRIDESMAIDS: Your bridesmaids can wear bordeaux or navy blue dresses, with gold accessories and brown shoes. If they’re wearing bordeaux gowns, have them hold flowers that are a combination of white or cream, peach and pink. If they’re wearing navy dresses, their flowers can be a mix of burgundy, pink, and peach, which will bring a lively pop of color to the whole ensemble. Their bouquets can be tied together by a navy blue ribbon with subtle gold details.

GROOMSMEN: The groomsmen can wear navy blue suits with bordeaux ties and brown shoes. The groom can wear a navy suit as well, with a white shirt and cream-colored tie. Add a peach and pink flower to their lapels to bring a little touch of brightness to their look.

FLOWERS & DÉCOR: If you go with floral arrangements that incorporate bordeaux, shades of pink, peach and deep greens, keep your table settings classic and simple, with cream napkins and gold details on the table settings. Have a white or cream-colored cake with bright peach, pink and burgundy flowers lying on it. Wood also looks great with these colors, so keep that in mind when deciding furnishings and other decorations. 

Red, Cream & Peach

Last but most definitely not least, we present to you our favorite color palette of all: deep red, cream and peach. If you’re going for a woodsy or earthy vibe, this color combination perfectly complements that. It’s as gorgeous as it is unique and as lively as it is lovely. And although we think it’s especially perfect for the summer or springtime, it’s another one that goes well in any season or time of year.

Red, Cream & Peach Wedding Color Palette! | 2018 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

BRIDESMAIDS: The bridesmaids can wear light peach or vintage red gowns. (Our Claret color is perfect!) Have their bouquets be dark red and peach flowers with cream roses. They can wear gold or pearl-toned accessories, with a casual, loose hairdo to give the whole ensemble a natural feel. 

GROOMSMEN: The groomsmen can sport navy blue suits, with soft pink ties and either dark or light brown shoes. The groom can wear a navy suit as well, but with a cream-colored tie. Add a peach and/or red flower piece to the groom’s lapel for a bright pop and some extra sweetness.

FLOWERS & DÉCOR:

To put it simply, keep it natural and vintage-inspired. So, perhaps some wooden furnishings and decorations with bright flowers to make them stand out. If you’re having floral centerpieces, you can make them small arrangements of various shades of red, peach, pink and orange flowers. Your table settings can be all white, and the name cards vintage red with gold letters. You can even have lacey red table runners – so fun! 

Lets Chat

We are absolutely obsessed with all these trendy color palettes! Tell us which ones you love, or what color palette you used or plan to use at your wedding! 



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73 Responses

Tins
Tins

February 13, 2018

I love this! Our colors are going to be Blush, Burgundy, & Gold. We’re also going to incorporate lots of greenery into our decorations too <3<3<3 SO EXCITED!!!

Lindsey
Lindsey

February 06, 2018

Love the Navy, Bordeaux, Pink & Gold. Hoping to use a lavender or other shade of purple instead of a pink though.

Shine
Shine

February 02, 2018

Love champagne and Bordeaux.. most likely what we’ll end up with for our big day!

Amanda
Amanda

January 08, 2018

I love the black and white with gold!

Sandra Lee
Sandra Lee

January 07, 2018

Great ideas for color palettes! They’re beautiful

Erik
Erik

January 05, 2018

My fiancé and I are going with the slate blue!

Cheyenne
Cheyenne

January 04, 2018

Great post! I am definitely loving the Bordeaux and Gold colors so I might do a combo of those!

Kristen B.
Kristen B.

December 28, 2017

Love all of these! My brother’s wedding is sage green, pinks, and golds! It’s a summer wedding and will be so beautiful! I can’t wait!

Eunice Galamue
Eunice Galamue

December 28, 2017

Awesome dresses!!

Sarah
Sarah

December 27, 2017

I like these. I have navy, fuschia, and lavender in my mind though.

Hannah
Hannah

December 26, 2017

Loving the slate blue. That was my second option. :)

Amber Rea
Amber Rea

December 25, 2017

All such lovely color combinations! Leaning towards the burgundy and navy, gives it a darker and more romantic feel. But love all the lightness and happiness associated with the pale pinks and greenery. Thanks for all the great recommendations!

Val Marants
Val Marants

December 22, 2017

I LOVE the dusty blue! I’ll be using dusty blue as my main color, with blush and silver to compliment it.

Nou
Nou

December 20, 2017

That dusty blue color definitely won my heart! I’m a new bride-to-be and I cannot wait to move forward with the color theme and have fun with it!

Krista Ringeisen
Krista Ringeisen

December 19, 2017

Love the Bordeaux and blush! These are what I’ve chosen; my fiancé has requested grey suits instead of navy.

Vanessa Miller
Vanessa Miller

December 14, 2017

Any suggestions for Coral?

Brianna
Brianna

December 12, 2017

Loving the slate blue ?

Mickenzie Reed
Mickenzie Reed

December 12, 2017

I’m absolutely in love with some of these colors. I always known my wedding would be blue but I am really loving the slate blue gray look. I got my color swatches and I am in love!

Lauren
Lauren

December 11, 2017

I am already planning on using navy, gold, and Marsala in my 2019 wedding!!!

Diana
Diana

December 07, 2017

I’m using royal blue and silver as the colors for my wedding. I found some pictures of other people who used the same colors and I really liked the silver tuxes. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out next year! :)

Amanda Anderson
Amanda Anderson

December 07, 2017

Champagne & Bordeaux …. Beautiful, elegant and has such a regal ring to it!! And most importantly fits the autumn wedding I am planning!

Caitlin
Caitlin

December 06, 2017

Navy, Bordeaux, Pink & Gold is exactly what I have been looking for!

Emily S
Emily S

December 05, 2017

This will really help in picking accent colors to go along with our navy and gray, thank you!!

Anna
Anna

December 05, 2017

Dusty Slate Blue, Beige, & Greenery is practically what our color scheme is except we might do periwinkle instead.

Amy
Amy

December 05, 2017

Absolutely in LOVE with all the Bordeaux! Perfect pop to add a little mood or drama!

Kaitlyn McCullough
Kaitlyn McCullough

December 04, 2017

Love the Dusty Slate Blue, Beige, & Greenery option, going with this for my July wedding but adding more gold! Is the dress in the collage the slate blue?

Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn

December 04, 2017

I second the comment wanting to see more purple ideas, but these are still all very beautiful!

Jennifer
Jennifer

December 04, 2017

I love these color ideas! We are thinking of going with the colors gray, white, bush and champagne! :)

Cindy
Cindy

December 03, 2017

We’re doing gold, navy, and burgandy for our November wedding!

CM
CM

December 03, 2017

I’m LOVING the grey, pink, green combo. I’d add some gold/bronze in the mix though!

Danielle
Danielle

December 03, 2017

Was hoping to see more purple inspo, but it looks like we will be a bit unique after all

Kristina Wendel
Kristina Wendel

December 02, 2017

I love the champagne color pallet! ?

Lauren
Lauren

December 02, 2017

I love the darker dresses. Very classy

Lauren
Lauren

December 02, 2017

Oh my gosh those jewel bouquets are gorgeous!!!!

McKenzie
McKenzie

December 02, 2017

Navy and burgundy are my wedding colors. I love the addition of blush and gold as well.

Kristin
Kristin

December 02, 2017

Love the grey, pastel pink, and green.

Hannah
Hannah

December 02, 2017

I like the black color scheme but my fiancé doesn’t so we’ll have a dusty blue, blush and ivory color scheme. Inspiration pictures are so helpful because it’s hard for me to visualize what my colors will look like.

Samia Lokenye
Samia Lokenye

December 02, 2017

This was incredibly helpful, as I’ve been having a bit of a hard time deciding on what color decor and details would look good with our eggplant color scheme. Thank you so much!

Donna Elvine
Donna Elvine

December 02, 2017

These are all so beautiful

Danielle helman
Danielle helman

December 02, 2017

I absolutely love the blush and navy with a touch of burgundy. These are the colors I am using for my wedding, but I was t planning on putting any blue in the flowers.. interesting!!

Courtney
Courtney

December 02, 2017

I love the peacock and navy colors together. I would probably add orange and raspberry rather than the blush and gold. Blush is definitely not a color for everyone!

Ash
Ash

December 01, 2017

I love the park pink!

Jami Johnson
Jami Johnson

December 01, 2017

I love the navy groom! Looks so warm next to the bordeaux bridesmaids.

Lily
Lily

December 01, 2017

Love that the darker color dresses are actually re-wearable.

Jennifer Fiedler
Jennifer Fiedler

December 01, 2017

I so needed this! I am having such a difficult time deciding between color palettes…they are all so pretty! Love all of these ideas!

Brittany Duffy
Brittany Duffy

December 01, 2017

Loving the dusty blue and champagne color palette. I have two friends getting married next summer and they are both using the same color scheme.

Melissa
Melissa

December 01, 2017

Picking colors is so hard! Helpful post.

Natasha Bangs
Natasha Bangs

December 01, 2017

I really like the light grey and pastel pink ! The flowers look almost exactly like mine !

Elizabeth Housworth
Elizabeth Housworth

December 01, 2017

Lots of blue this year! I’m having peach and sage.

Jaime
Jaime

December 01, 2017

I was thinking about doing champagne and blush, but now that I see the soft grey, pastel pink and green combination, I may have to reconsider!

Ashley
Ashley

December 01, 2017

Love the Champagne & Bordeaux-planning on using this for my wedding next year! :)

Emily Frances Cole
Emily Frances Cole

December 01, 2017

I am loving the black, white and gold!

Alejandra Delgado
Alejandra Delgado

December 01, 2017

My hopeful colors are maroon, gray.

Holly
Holly

December 01, 2017

I really love the Dusty Blue

Ellen
Ellen

December 01, 2017

Love the idea of using gray!

Sierra Van Zile
Sierra Van Zile

December 01, 2017

I love the blush and navy those are my wedding colors!

Mackenzie Forcier
Mackenzie Forcier

December 01, 2017

Love Dusty Blue – including this color in my wedding color palette!

Alicia Bowman
Alicia Bowman

December 01, 2017

I absolutely love the dusty blue, beige and greenery palette! I think I am going to go this route, but add some silver and a touch of blush as well!

Jessica
Jessica

December 01, 2017

I love all of these, but especially the black, white, and gold!

Marisa
Marisa

December 01, 2017

Thank you for sharing the slate blue, gold, and greenery wedding palette. I am so excited to use this color for my wedding in November.

Jessica
Jessica

December 01, 2017

Love the slate blue.

Kelly M
Kelly M

November 05, 2017

Love the Champagne and white!

Kayla
Kayla

November 05, 2017

Love burgundy and navy !!! ?

Jillian
Jillian

November 04, 2017

Love the color options!

Jillian
Jillian

November 04, 2017

Love the color options!

Tarah Barclay
Tarah Barclay

November 04, 2017

I love the burgundy pallet. Burgundy and ivory are my colors. ?

MacKenzie Conyers
MacKenzie Conyers

November 04, 2017

Love these colors!! I’m so excited ??

Kristen
Kristen

November 04, 2017

I’m loving all the about colors! So romantic!

Marissa Gervais
Marissa Gervais

November 04, 2017

Very nice blog! Can’t wait to use it to decide my colors!

amanda leasure
amanda leasure

November 03, 2017

YES!! These are perfect! I was having such a hard time picking my colors! Thank you!!

Laura Miller
Laura Miller

November 03, 2017

So many gorgeous palettes! How do you even pick?

Rebekah
Rebekah

November 03, 2017

Awesome post!

Tailynn
Tailynn

November 03, 2017

Love all of these ?

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Taking Your Measurements

For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.

Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.

Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.

Bust Size

Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

Waist Size

While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.

Hip size

Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.

Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.