Inspiring Wedding Color Palette Ideas for Every Theme or Style

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Every detail matters in the whirlwind of wedding planning—from the wedding invitations and save-the-dates to the dress lace and the petals on the aisle. But there’s one element that holds the power to thread everything together: your wedding color palette.

It’s not just about picking pretty colors. It’s about infusing your celebration with personality and flair. 

So, why settle for bland when you can paint your wedding with all the hues of your love story? Putting effort into choosing a color palette for your wedding is important because it…

  • Sets the atmosphere: The color palette establishes the overall mood and atmosphere of the wedding, creating a cohesive look.
  • Reflects personal style: Whether you’re a classic romantic or a bohemian adventurer, your color choices speak volumes about who you are as a couple.
  • Enhances photography: Picture this: a sunset kiss against a backdrop of rich burgundy and gold. Well-chosen colors make for stunning photographs, capturing every moment in its most breathtaking hue.
  • Leaves a lasting impression: A thoughtfully selected color palette isn’t just for the ‘gram—it’s for the memories. Your wedding day should linger in the hearts and minds of your guests long after the last dance, and the right colors ensure it does just that.
  • Coordinates with themes and décor: It complements the chosen theme or decorative style, tying all elements together seamlessly. 

So if you’re looking for thematic wedding color palette ideas, check out these 30 inspiring wedding color schemes! 

30 inspiring wedding color palettes 

When it comes to wedding color themes, the options are as diverse as the love stories they celebrate. We’ve organized these themes into a list:

  1. Dreamy Destinations
  2. New Rustic
  3. Blooms & Botanicals
  4. Vintage
  5. Bold & Minimal
  6. Pretty & Playful
  7. Classic Neutral
  8. Boho
  9. Glamorous & Elegant
  10. Monochromatic

However, within each theme lies a spectrum of color possibilities—each offers its unique charm and character. We recognize the importance of personal expression, so we’ve curated three inspiring wedding color schemes for every theme. There’s something for every couple’s taste and style. 

Dreamy Destinations wedding color theme

If you’re setting off to tie the knot in a far-off land, why not let your color palette reflect the enchanting destination you’ve chosen? 

With our Dreamy Destinations wedding color themes, we invite you to match your wedding colors to the exotic backdrop awaiting your “I dos.” 

So, whether you’re saying “I love you” under the palms of a tropical paradise or amidst the majestic peaks of a mountain retreat, let your colors infuse your celebration with the spirit of adventure and romance.

Beach getaway

This Dreamy Destinations wedding color palette features sandy tones and pastel coral colorations to reflect your celebration on the beach.

 A color palette for a destination wedding

A wedding color palette for a destination wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for a beachy getaway wedding color palette:

  • FBF6F3
  • D1C4B8
  • B7A495
  • D1D9C8
  • EFC7C2
A color palette for a destination wedding

A wedding color palette for a destination wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Dreamy Destinations wedding color palette:

  • F3F2ED
  • F6CAA5
  • D48465
  • D9DAD3
  • 9AA496
A color palette for a destination wedding

A wedding color palette for a destination wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Dreamy Destinations wedding color palette:

  • F1F3F3
  • DDA263
  • 7F7AA7
  • BFBB7C
  • 4F6F58

New Rustic wedding color ideas

Rustic charm is here to stay, but it’s getting a fresh makeover.

These palettes add a touch of sophistication to the countryside aesthetic, swapping out DIY accents for balanced and bold colors to complement refined letterpress and metallic elements. 

Whether you’re planning a ranch celebration or a mountain getaway, our selection of New Rustic palettes captures the warmth and charm of the countryside with subtle southwestern influences. 

 A color palette for a rustic wedding

A wedding color palette for a rustic wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this New Rustic wedding color palette:

  • F1E7D4
  • D6B4A1
  • 4A5A28
  • C05C27
  • 59362A
A color palette for a rustic wedding

A wedding color palette for a rustic wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this New Rustic wedding color palette:

  • F2F2F3
  • EFBE22
  • A46628
  • F0A341
  • C05C27
A color palette for a rustic wedding

A wedding color palette for a rustic wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this New Rustic wedding color palette:

  • F2F1F2
  • BDBDBD
  • A59676
  • 858A66
  • 5B4C3A

Blooms & Botanical wedding color palettes 

Flowers have always held a special place in weddings, symbolizing love and celebration. However, modern couples are taking their floral arrangements to new heights by making Blooms and Botanicals the focal point of their wedding theme. From enchanting garden-inspired bouquets to lavish foliage arrangements, couples are embracing the natural beauty of flora in all its untamed splendor.

If you envision an outdoor celebration surrounded by blooming gardens, ensuring that your wedding colors harmonize with the setting is essential. Explore our selection of Blooms & Botanicals wedding color palettes to bring your dream to life in the most enchanting and cohesive way possible.

A color palette for a botanical-themed wedding

A wedding color palette for a botanical-themed wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Blooms & Botanicals wedding color palette:

  • BDD392
  • 99A645
  • ECB26E
  • BE9AC8
  • BF605E
A color palette for a botanical-themed wedding

 A wedding color palette for a botanical-themed wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Blooms & Botanicals wedding color palette:

  • E5E1DB
  • E4B2A7
  • ECCDA1
  • 94A397
  • 5A5150
A color palette for a botanical-themed wedding

A wedding color palette for a botanical-themed wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Blooms & Botanicals wedding color palette:

  • F3CF94
  • E49E5E
  • F1AFA9
  • C04C52
  • ACA382

Vintage Vibes for wedding color themes

Today, many couples choose to celebrate their new love by tapping into the aesthetics of bygone eras. So, they favor vintage vibes over modern themes for their weddings.

From your vintage vision of Art Deco glamor to the coquettish bows and ribbons, there’s a color palette to suit every taste and style.

A color palette for a wedding with vintage vibes

A wedding color palette for a wedding with a vintage vibe. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Vintage Vibes wedding color palette:

  • F6F1ED
  • D4BCB0
  • F9E6E0
  • C8C6C7
  • 41403B
A color palette for a wedding with vintage vibes

A wedding color palette for a wedding with a vintage vibe. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Vintage Vibes wedding color palette:

  • DDDDB
  • BCAE83
  • 7A8F9E 
  • 69AAC7
  • 354D56
A color palette for a wedding with vintage vibes

 A wedding color palette for a wedding with a vintage vibe. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Vintage Vibes wedding color palette:

  • BAA68E
  • D58143
  • D7AEBA
  • BD697E
  • 8A8A65

Bold & Minimal wedding color schemes

As a logical continuation of the minimalism wedding trend, the bold type theme emerges as a striking choice for couples seeking modern simplicity with a playful twist. This theme embraces primarily text-based designs, departing from elaborate visuals and emphasizing names or witty phrases that capture the essence of the couple’s personality.

Bold & Minimal color palettes maintain a clean and contemporary aesthetic. While neutral colors dominate, the theme isn’t limited exclusively to them.

A color palette for a wedding that focuses on bold type

A color palette for a wedding with a focus on bold type. Source: via VistaPrint 

HEX codes for this Bold & Minimal wedding color palette:

  • F7EEE5
  • A58F6C
  • D59C9B
  • B15C63
  • 231C19
A color palette for a wedding that focuses on bold type

 A color palette for a wedding with a focus on bold type. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Bold & Minimal wedding color palette:

  • F6EFE7
  • BCAE83
  • C5D1CC
  • 364B4A
  • 000000
A color palette for a wedding that focuses on bold type

 A color palette for a wedding with a focus on bold type. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Bold Type wedding color palette:

  • F6F1ED
  • 8D7F71
  • 701318
  • 3F160F
  • 000000

Pretty & Playful wedding color palettes

For couples who believe weddings should be filled with laughter, joy, and endless excitement, Pretty & Playful emerges as the ultimate choice. 

Featuring a mix of trendy options, unusual layouts and bold colors, Pretty and Playful is all about embracing the unconventional and making a statement. It’s the perfect choice for the non-traditional bride or groom who wants to inject their personality into every aspect of their special day.

 A color palette for a pretty and playful wedding

A color palette for a pretty and playful wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Pretty and Playful wedding color palette:

  • EE2455
  • F15931
  • D78438
  • F0ADB8
  • DFB961
A color palette for a pretty and playful wedding

A color palette for a pretty and playful wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Pretty and Playful wedding color palette:

  • D7E8FC
  • 99C3EE
  • D7D6E7
  • A293BD
  • B9B3D5
A color palette for a pretty and playful wedding

A color palette for a pretty and playful wedding. Source:  via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Pretty and Playful wedding color palette:

  • FBE8BA
  • F7CF71
  • F8AB5B
  • E48071
  • DE5850

Classic Neutral wedding color theme

In a world of ever-changing trends, there’s something timeless and enduring about the elegance of Classic Neutrals. Despite the allure of bold and vibrant palettes, many brides and grooms still gravitate toward the understated beauty of neutral colors for their wedding day.


With a palette inspired by the classics, this theme embraces hues that stand the test of time. From the timeless pairing of black and white to the soft warmth of cream, dusty blues, sage greens, subtle grays, and neutral tans, these colors exude sophistication and grace.

 A color palette for a classic wedding

A color palette for a classic wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Classic Neutrals wedding color palette:

  • F2F1F4
  • F7CF71
  • F8AB5B
  • E48071
  • DE5850
 A color palette for a classic wedding

A color palette for a classic wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Classic Neutrals wedding color palette:

  • E6EDE3
  • C1CBBF
  • 8D9B8A
  • 4F5B52
  • 2E3B33
A color palette for a classic wedding

A color palette for a classic wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Classic Neutrals wedding color palette:

  • F2E9DC
  • D8C0B2
  • BEAD9D
  • D7CDBF
  • A88F7D

Boho wedding color palettes

Ah, the world of Boho chic, where ’70s vibes meet modern magic. 

This wedding theme blends earthy textures, organic shapes and warm colors to create a laid-back yet enchanting atmosphere. From celestial icons to pampas grass, Boho aims to bring a sense of calm and connection to your wedding celebration. 

So, if you’re craving a wedding that’s effortlessly cool and uniquely you, explore our Boho palettes and let your love story shine amidst groovy waves and natural elements.

A color palette for a boho wedding

A color palette for a boho wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Boho wedding color palette:

  • E4C0A8
  • BF7656
  • D8A384
  • 945650
  • 391310
A color palette for a boho wedding

A color palette for a boho wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Boho wedding color palette:

  • E0E9F0
  • A9D4E5
  • D5C9BD
  • A57F5C
  • 593726
A color palette for a boho wedding

A color palette for a boho wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Boho wedding color palette:

  • F2E5D1
  • D7C8AC
  • A49381
  • 70706C
  • 1C2225

Glamorous & Elegant wedding color ideas

For couples craving a wedding with an unmistakable “wow” factor, where every detail is meticulously planned for an unforgettable celebration, the Glamorous & Elegant theme is the perfect choice.

Step into the realm of opulence with our Glamorous & Elegant wedding theme, where luxury meets sophistication in a dazzling display of gold and metallics. From bold text to classic fonts and exquisite design elements, this theme exudes timeless elegance.

Whether you’re saying “I do” in a majestic ballroom or a lavish hotel, our Glamorous & Elegant color schemes are tailor-made to complement your venue perfectly.

A color palette for a glamorous and elegant wedding

A color palette for a glamorous and elegant wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Glamorous & Elegant wedding color palette:

  • B5ADA2
  • C7A76D
  • 48573A
  • 25392E
  • 11140B
A color palette for a glamorous and elegant wedding

A color palette for a glamorous and elegant wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Glamorous & Elegant wedding color palette:

  • F3F1EC
  • DDEBEB
  • 67879F
  • DBC39D
  • 938875
A color palette for a glamorous and elegant wedding

A color palette for a glamorous and elegant wedding. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Glamorous & Elegant wedding color palette:

  • DCDCDD
  • 808489
  • BD9256
  • A57138
  • 25231E

Monochromatic wedding color schemes

Monochromatic weddings are the perfect choice for those who love a favorite color so much they want to use it exclusively for their big day. Among the trending color schemes, we have three favorites among soon-to-be newlyweds: greens, blues, and black and white.

  • Greens encompass a mix of shades ranging from light, airy sage to dark, moody forest tones, incorporating elements of greenery and nature for an organic feel.
  • Blues offer a variety of hues, from delicate dusty tones to bold nautical navy, evoking a coastal ambiance or the serene calm of winter.
  • Finally, sunset shades offer a mix of colors resembling sunset hues. Think muted tones of pinks, oranges, yellows and reds.
 A green color palette for a monochromatic wedding

A color palette for a monochromatic wedding in green tones. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Green Tones wedding color palette:

  • C1CCBC
  • 658C8D
  • 7AA48F
  • 81A579
  • 00382F
A blue color palette for a monochromatic wedding

A color palette for a monochromatic wedding in blue tones. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Blue Tones wedding color palette:

  • DFE8F0
  • BECCD5
  • 6F93CD
  • 7D87A4
  • 001B39
A sunset shades color palette for a monochromatic wedding

A color palette for a monochromatic wedding in sunset shades. Source: via VistaPrint

HEX codes for this Sunset Shades wedding color palette:

  • EFDECA
  • F5C3BA
  • BF8E49
  • DC4F46
  • A24C3B

How to choose your wedding color palette

Remember that your chosen wedding color scheme will influence every aspect of your wedding, from the venue decoration to the look of all wedding print materials like invitations, save-the-dates, signage and more. 

Many couples make the mistake of choosing the trendiest colors of the season for their wedding without considering whether or not these colors reflect their personality. If you’re a couple of trendsetters known for always being fashion-forward and quick to adopt new trends, this approach might be good for you. 

However, if that’s not the case, opt for a different approach—choose your wedding color scheme based on:

  • Cultural or symbolic meaning: Select colors based on cultural traditions or symbolic meanings associated with specific colors. For example, red is considered lucky in many Asian cultures and is often incorporated into wedding color palettes for good fortune and prosperity. Choose colors that symbolize love, purity or happiness to you and your significant other.
  • Personal preferences: Choose colors based on your personal preferences and favorite hues—colors that hold sentimental value or that evoke certain emotions or memories. This approach infuses your wedding with your unique personalities and tastes.
  • Seasonal approach: The season your wedding will take place can also guide color palette selection. For instance, spring weddings feature pastel shades and fresh greens, while autumn weddings incorporate warm, rich tones like deep reds, oranges and browns.
  • Venue-inspired approach: Draw inspiration from the venue where your wedding will be held. Consider the colors in the venue’s décor and architecture and choose complementary or contrasting colors for your wedding palette. For example, if the venue has neutral tones like beige and ivory, contrast with bold accent colors to add visual interest.
  • Theme-based approach: Choose a specific theme for your wedding (like one of the ten we listed above), and select colors that align with that theme. 

You’ve chosen your wedding color palette. What’s next? 

Now that you’ve chosen your wedding color palette, it’s time to ensure that every detail reflects your vision and personality. Take a moment to double-check that you truly love your chosen colors—after all, you want your wedding photos to evoke joy, not regret.

Next, consider how your colors harmonize with your venue and the season of your wedding. Cohesion between your palette and surroundings elevates the overall aesthetic of your celebration.

Additionally, remember to test how your colors appear in print—what looks perfect on your computer screen may translate differently onto your table runners and signage. 

Now comes the fun part—incorporate your chosen color palette into every aspect of your wedding! From invitations and decor to attire and floral arrangements, let your colors shine through in every detail.

When bringing your vision to life, consider ordering from VistaPrint. As a reliable printing service, VistaPrint ensures that your chosen color palette looks flawless on your big day—because when it comes to your wedding, you deserve nothing but the best.

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