2019 Wedding Colors for Every Season

by Kennedy Blue July 11, 2018 22 Comments

Brides-to-be are already picking out their 2019 wedding colors and planning for nuptials in the new year. We may be in the middle of 2018, but in wedding terms, the upcoming season is well on its way. If you’re among the flock of 2019 brides, here’s a look at the color trends we are seeing pop up in the fashion world. 

Wedding color trends tend to come from other style industries—from high fashion to home design! The Pantone Color Institute recently released their 2019 color trend book, predicting the hottest hues for interiors in the upcoming year. You’ll likely see these trends make their way into 2019 wedding colors. Yet since this is the wedding industry, expect the 2019 wedding color trends to be a mixture of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

wedding color schemes

We expect to see brides incorporating these trendy new colors with classic favorites. A good wedding color palette has three or more shades. Common rule of thumb for color is 60-30-10. Here’s what that means: aim to balance visuals with 60% of your primary wedding color, 30% of the secondary, and 10% of the final accent color. Here are the 2019 wedding colors we love and some creative seasonal palettes to inspire you!

2019's Trendiest Wedding Colors By Season

In 2019, we expect to see wedding colors that mix tried-and-true favorites with fashion-forward trends. Take the classic wedding favorite blush. Then think about the rising popularity of metallic colors for brides and bridesmaids alike. Now consider the possibilities for combining these two: gold accents help ground the softness of blush.

Katie and Joe’s wedding, featured on our “Real Weddings” blog, was ahead of the curve with this forthcoming wedding colors trend. Katie’s bridesmaids wore champagne-colored dresses accented with a scalloped gold pattern. Metallics made their way into the reception décor as well, for a stylish mix of modern and traditional. White and buttercup round out this stunning palette.

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Love and Adventure Photography

Pantone Colors Meet Mix-and-Match Bridesmaid Dress Trends

We think the bold Pantone colors will combine with the mix-and-match bridesmaid dress trend. The result? Daring, gorgeous wedding palettes. We’ve talked about this mix-and-match dress trend before with classic soft pastels. But with these daring 2019 wedding colors, we predict brides will opt for even bolder combinations.

The Pantone Color Institute released two palettes from their 2019 color trend predictions: “cravings” and “classico.” The first palette is inspired by what they’re calling “fetish foods”—chocolate, peppers, and other tasty treats. Think vibrant, almost jewel-tone hues that call up images of deep red pomegranates, grassy-green jalapenos, and buttery orange mangos. They’re tempering these colors with the “classico” palette. These shades are more akin to the cool tones of wedding colors we’re used to. Think dove gray, off-white, sandy beige, cool blues, and dark teals.

We think Cassie and Phillip’s peacock-themed wedding provides a great example of this trend in action. Cassie’s bridesmaids wore Kennedy Blue dress Luella in alternate shades of vibrant blue and violet. These bold color choices are a great example of how to take the trend to new heights with 2019 wedding colors! See even more great examples of Kennedy Blue brides who chose to mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses for their big day—and nailed it!

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Bridesmaids wearing LuellaHello Dolly Photography 

Seasonal Wedding Color Palettes to Inspire You

With these great examples of 2019 wedding color trends, let’s look at how some of these might play out in a color palette. It’s important to consider season when deciding on your wedding colors. For this reason, we’ve designed a unique wedding color palette for each season. We hope they inspire you to mix-and-match 2019 wedding colors with seasonal flair. Best of all, these palettes all have Kennedy Blue dress colors to coordinate. If you see something you like, you can easily play around with combining our great styles with your trendy color choices!

Spring Wedding Colors for 2019

For this palette, we’ve built on the 2018 trend of incorporating earthy colors by taking a nod from natural spring hues. This is the perfect season to play with delicate classics and trendy metallics. With flowers blooming, mix and match hues of timeless blush, wisteria, peony, and desert rose as your primary colors. Add gold to the mix for a bold secondary color choice. Finish off with a vibrant green like emerald to provide strong accents. This also makes it easy to balance all the wedding colors together in a bouquet! 

spring 2019 wedding colors

(top to bottom) Ivy in Wisteria, Ginger in Desert Rose, and Thea in Peony

Summer Wedding Colors for 2019

Go bold with Pantone’s indulgently bright colors for a 2019 summer wedding. Let your bridesmaids choose between shades like berry, violet, emerald, or deep sea for your primary and secondary colors. Tie it all together with a timeless gray like dove or add a warm yellow like buttercup to create contrast.

summer 2019 wedding colors

(top to bottom) Caitlin in Violet, Mackenzie in Deep Sea, Caitlin in Emerald

Fall Wedding Colors for 2019

This palette balances trendy deep burgundy bordeaux with the classically soft blush and champagne, a daring yet stunning choice for mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses. Consider fawn or latte for a neutral touch. These warm colors match the cooling autumn weather and look great with a metallic rose gold. They pair easily with the natural browns and greens of the fall landscape, too, making it easy to incorporate nature into the décor.

fall 2019 wedding colors

(top to bottom) Ivy in Bordeaux, Alice in Champagne, Amelia in Latte

Winter Wedding Colors for 2019

Bring striking tones into the dreary grays of winter with a deep pomegranate red like bordeaux or claret. Accent these colors with the trendy metallic silver. To create balance and avoid oversaturation from the red, choose a cool gray or blue to go with it. We love the look of sky, fog, or dove. Altogether, this creates a calm background so the red and silver will really pop.

winter 2019 wedding colors

(top to bottom) Amelia in Sky, Thea in Fog, Milly in Dove

Why We Love These 2019 Wedding Colors

What’s the best thing about these 2019 wedding color trends? The room for creativity! With a variety of indulgent colors and “classico” shades to peruse, you won’t run out of options. It’s also incredibly easy to add metallic colors to almost any palette. This puts a 2019 twist on any combination of classic wedding colors. 

In the end, it’s important to choose wedding colors for your big day that align with your wedding vision and personal style. Just because a color is trendy and in-season doesn’t mean you have to use it! Like we said, you have plenty of room to play around with these wedding color trends. After all, combining trendy and classic is itself a major upcoming trend! 

Let us know: what are your favorite wedding colors? Do any of the 2019 wedding colors or palettes strike your fancy?

If your bridesmaids wore Kennedy Blue dresses, submit your real wedding photos for a chance to be featured on our blog! Share your brilliant color palettes and style insights with our readers and help set the next year of wedding color trends.



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22 Responses

Taylor Roberts
Taylor Roberts

July 31, 2018

I’m in love with the jewel tones. New Years wedding for us and emerald is definitely my color for my ladies!

Stephanie
Stephanie

July 31, 2018

So excited for my wedding!

Lindsey Skonieczny
Lindsey Skonieczny

July 31, 2018

Love all these colors! I cant wait to pick my colors for my next summer wedding!

Rachel
Rachel

July 30, 2018

Love these colors! I am having a winter wedding and didn’t ever think about using light blue shades! Love the idea of doing something different than the original red and black.

Denise Doan
Denise Doan

July 30, 2018

I’m definitely feeling the winter color palette! I think I want those three colors for my bridal party! Thank you for the inspiration!

Emily Barnes
Emily Barnes

July 30, 2018

These colors are so beautiful! I love the emerald color and I feel like it would look great on anyone!

Amber Rea
Amber Rea

July 27, 2018

This blog helped me nail down my neutral color palette! Latte and champagne are a perfect combo for my outdoor Colorado wedding! Thanks Kennedy Blue!

Shilo King
Shilo King

July 26, 2018

I absolutely love the fall color palette!

Melissa Johnson
Melissa Johnson

July 25, 2018

Love these!!

Marion Keen
Marion Keen

July 25, 2018

Love the color palette for summer! Just got my swatch in and absolutely love the color!

Drake Fitzwater
Drake Fitzwater

July 24, 2018

These colors are so tranquil. Love it

Rhyker Dye
Rhyker Dye

July 24, 2018

I love Fog!

Chelsea S
Chelsea S

July 24, 2018

Love the spring and winter colors! I myself am looking at Slate Blue because I feel like the colors will work well with my venue!

Hope Hutchins
Hope Hutchins

July 20, 2018

LOVE the winter colors, even though I’m getting married late summer/early fall!

Jessica
Jessica

July 19, 2018

Love the spring palette! We’re thinking of doing something similar but more purple than pink :)

Leah
Leah

July 19, 2018

Loving that deep sea color!!!

Leslie
Leslie

July 17, 2018

Gorgeous color palettes! I want to have a wedding each season to use them all.

Ellen
Ellen

July 17, 2018

These colors are so bold and intriguing! Love it!

Lynnette Williams
Lynnette Williams

July 15, 2018

This is an amazing guide for starting to shop for wedding colors!!

Dana
Dana

July 15, 2018

I still prefer darker colors. It looks more classic.

Grace Deetjen
Grace Deetjen

July 14, 2018

Definitely looking for something a bit darker, like a Niagara blue / French blue / dark cornflower! That’s hard to find, but whenever I get my swatches from y’all, I have my fingers crossed they’ll look like what I want! :)

Mary Miller
Mary Miller

July 13, 2018

I love the deep sea color so much!

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