Perfect Wedding Colors for Every Season

by Abbi Morgan May 02, 2018 18 Comments

I can’t decide if the best part about planning a wedding is finding the perfect dress, deciding on your wedding party, or sampling wedding cakes, but choosing the perfect colors for a wedding has to be one of my favorite parts! Finding colors that represent your personality and reflect your style can be so much fun. You can truly be creative in how you blend your colors together and make your accent colors pop. It can also be difficult though, and the styles seem to change every year. The eggplant color is so pretty, but does it work with your spring wedding? When is the best time to use claret as your primary color? We put together a guide to wedding colors by season, including our favorite bridesmaid dress colors. Some of the combinations might surprise you! 

Picking the colors for your wedding can be some of the most fun or most challenging decisions! Choosing colors doesn’t have to be difficult though. When creating a color palette, think about your personal style and what inspires you. If you are spontaneous, adventurous, and creative consider an array of bright colors that will be sure to turn heads. If you love the outdoors, think about earthy tones such as browns and greens. Take some time thinking about what you love and want to see in your wedding pictures. Once you come up with one color, then you can start planning the rest of your palette around it! 

peacock color wedding

Hello Dolly Photography 

Our first tip for your wedding palette is to consider the 60-30-10 rule, 60% of a primary color, 30% of a secondary color, and 10% of an accent color. Try not to pick too many colors because your wedding may become too chaotic, but we recommend having around three. You can use your primary color in the bridesmaid dresses, men’s attire, invitations, and décor elements. Secondary colors are great for the flowers, linens, décor, and bridal party accessories like shoes and ties! And last but not least accent colors can be used within flowers, centerpieces, other elements of the décor, and other highlight elements. The mismatched bridesmaid trend is a fun and easy way to mix all your colors, but some colors are easier to mix on your ‘maids than others. (P.S we have a whole blog dedicated to mismatched dresses here!) Have fun with choosing your colors, and don’t be afraid to try something new!

Spring

Spring weddings are beautiful! The fresh florals, sunny weather, and fun pastels set the stage for a gorgeous bride and wedding. Spring weddings usually consist of pastels such as sage, violet, blush, mint, rose petal, and light blues. A lot of the combinations from our summer color list can also be interchangeable with spring, depending on how early or late you are getting married!

Our favorite bridesmaid colors for spring are cornflower blue, sage, blush, mint, violet, and slate blue. These all fit the spring theme and are super cute! We compiled a list of some spring color combinations below: 

  • Peach, sage, blush, and silver
  • Rose petal, cornflower blue, and blush
  • Blush, latte, silver
  • Peach, sage, and violet
  • Black, sage, and white
  • Slate blue, eggplant, and blush
  • Rose petal, mint, and silver
  • Eggplant, violet, and slate blue
  • Peacock, mint, and royal 
  • Violet, charcoal, and blush
  • Blush, sage, and violet 

Kennedy Blue Sage

Russell Heeter Photography

Summer

Summer weddings are gorgeous with the fun venues, in-season florals, bright colors, and beautiful weather! Depending on how early or late in the summer you choose to have your wedding, you can also pick from the color sets on the spring or fall color lists as well. Summer weddings are always fun to have bright, popping colors such as coral, cornflower blue, or berry. The options are endless! Summer is also a great time to rock short dresses and the mismatched bridesmaid trend too!

Our favorite summer bridesmaid dress colors from the Kennedy Blue collection are berry, coral, royal, peacock, rose petal, and sage! There are so many fun combinations!

  • Gold, cantaloupe, and sage
  • Slate blue, violet, and blush
  • Marine, claret, and silver-perfect for that July 4th season wedding!
  • Mint, blush, latte, and cornflower blue
  • Navy, buttercup, and cornflower blue
  • Slate blue, sage, peacock, and silver
  • Berry, rose petal, and buttercup
  • Peacock, violet, and rose petal 
  • Teal, sage, and slate blue
  • Navy, gold, and coral 
  • Royal, blush, and cream
  • Coral, turquoise, and peach
  • Slate blue, blush, and gold

Blush and Blue wedding party

Jessica Roberts Photography

Fall

Fall weddings are some of my favorite because of all the great colors and décor. The crisp, cool weather, combined with the amazing natural fall colors are a sure way to have a beautiful wedding. Muted or rich tones are often seen in fall weddings such as bordeaux, eggplant, browns, and oranges. 

Our favorite Kennedy Blue fall bridesmaid colors are bordeaux, eggplant, buttercup, latte, and slate blue!

  • Bordeaux, buttercup, and silver
  • Navy, eggplant, and gold
  • Buttercup, charcoal, and silver
  • Cornflower, latte, and silver
  • Sage, slate blue, and latte
  • Navy, berry, and silver
  • Eggplant, mint, sage, and white
  • Blush, latte, charcoal, and slate blue
  • Bordeaux, slate blue, and mint
  • Navy, slate blue, and blush
  • Latte, teal, and gold
  • Bordeaux, peach, and sage
  • Latte, claret, and gold
  • Bordeaux, orange, and ivory

Kennedy Blue Thea

Felicia the Photographer

Winter

Bold, dark winter colors absolutely pop against the white snow of winter! Don’t be afraid to go dark with your colors, or experiment with some new trends by adding a colorful accent color. Either way, winter provides a unique opportunity for secondary and accent colors through cover-ups for you and your bridesmaids to stay warm! 

The winter colors we like best from Kennedy Blue are claret, silver, navy, champagne, and latte! Some other wedding palette combinations are:

  • Emerald, peach, silver
  • Black, claret, and silver 
  • Navy, bordeaux, and silver
  • Claret, blush, and champagne
  • Bordeaux, marine, and silver
  • Emerald, white, and latte
  • Claret, charcoal, and white
  • Bordeaux, champagne, and emerald
  • Eggplant, black, and silver

embroidered lace bridesmaid dresses

Empiria Studios 

Deciding on your wedding colors doesn’t have to be challenging, but can be really fun! You can be so creative in how you incorporate your colors into your big day. The exciting part about wedding palettes is that they grow and evolve, and there aren’t really any set rules. You can pull off bold color choices and make up your own color combinations that we didn’t think of! Find inspiration and examples, and let your imagination run wild. If you need help envisioning how the colors would work together, you can order fabric color swatches through Kennedy Blue (which will also come in handy when you need to show your florist the exact color you want for your bouquets). The color options are endless!

What are your favorite wedding and bridesmaid colors for each season? Do you like some of the new trends and colors? Already married and still obsessed with your color scheme? Leave us a comment!



Abbi Morgan
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18 Responses

Celeste
Celeste

July 05, 2018

Love this post! Needed help setting on a color scheme for my destination wedding. Super helpful!

Katie
Katie

June 24, 2018

This is super helpful thank you so much!! I only have 3 bridesmaids, but I would love for them to have coordinating colors/dresses. This guide is perfect!!

Gretchen
Gretchen

June 18, 2018

I went back and forth on different color schemes so much. The way I finally decided was to find a color that represented our relationship so I incorporated one of colors from our university where we met for graduate school and coordinated the other colors around that based on the season. We are going with plum, lavender, a light/spring green, and gray suits for the men. It makes the colors special to us and how we met.

Taylor
Taylor

June 04, 2018

Love the color ideas for summer! I’m typically drawn to the darker fall colors, so it’s nice to see how to incorporate those with the brighter summer colors!

Stacie Anderson
Stacie Anderson

June 04, 2018

I love the Slate Blue! It’s beautiful!

Leah R
Leah R

May 27, 2018

My colors are purple, black, and silver for my end of June wedding. It might not be ideal for summer, but it’s a biker wedding so I don’t really care. Lol

Melissa Bill
Melissa Bill

May 24, 2018

I was thinking a mauve color for my June wedding, thoughts?

Mickenzie Reed
Mickenzie Reed

May 21, 2018

I got my swatches in the mail and it was the exact color I have been searching everywhere for. I am so excited to have my girls in kennedy blue dresses for my big day.

shannon fowler
shannon fowler

May 14, 2018

Im really tied to the color blush. We are getting married in the fall. I’m glad to see a group of colors that will help us pull it off.

Heidi Greeley
Heidi Greeley

May 14, 2018

I love the fall colors for inspiration!

Miranda Zahn
Miranda Zahn

May 13, 2018

We chose Eggplant for a summer wedding – we love the color too much to worry about the season!

Claire Bagniewski
Claire Bagniewski

May 13, 2018

I absolutely love the slate blue color. I love how now a days there are so many color options.

Katie
Katie

May 09, 2018

Love the fall wedding colors – bordeaux is my primary color, but the accent colors listed were very helpful!

Kelsey Scott
Kelsey Scott

May 08, 2018

I ordered a few fabric swatches and have decided to go with the deep teal color! My wedding is in October, so the teal will be perfect with the fall colors. I also like the latte and gold colors you suggested to pair with teal in this article! Very helpful!

Morgan Moody
Morgan Moody

May 07, 2018

Love the fall wedding colors!

Chelsea
Chelsea

May 07, 2018

I am planning a winter wedding, and while I love the suggestion of dark colors, I think various shades of blue in dark or light look great with a snowy backdrop! It’s always cool to see how brides incorporate “nontraditional” seasonal colors into their wedding.

Danielle
Danielle

May 03, 2018

I love the Deep Sea color. It’s so unique!

Meagan
Meagan

May 03, 2018

This post was so helpful! Colors have been my nemesis with wedding planning.

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Taking Your Measurements

Bust

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