Odd Color Combos for Summer Weddings That Work Surprisingly Well

Summer weddings are perfect for embracing bright and bold colors, but sometimes brides tire of the usual pink, purple, or yellow hues. Trendy brides are mixing it up and playing with colors to express their personalities and establish a cool wedding vibe. Are you lost in your sea of Instagram images and Pinterest boards? Don’t panic. Consider these daring color combos and gather some fresh inspiration for your summer wedding.

Navy Blue and Coral

Coral and navy blue are like the summertime version of black and white. It’s a classic combo that never dates and is an ideal color scheme for a summer ballroom-style wedding. If you’re looking for a color combo that isn’t too wild but definitely not boring, this is the one to go for.

Attire: Groomsmen can wear navy suits with contrasting coral vests. Bridesmaids will captivate in blush, floor-length gowns in light, gossamer fabrics.

Ceremony décor: Decorate with soft, feminine shades dotted with navy blue accents, i.e. navy tablecloths with accompanying coral candles and napkins.

Peach and Gold

Ideal for an outdoor wedding, peach is a quintessential summer color that delivers serious Mother Nature vibes. Splashes of gold add eye-catching glamor. It’s an ideal color combination for those wanting a dressed-up summer wedding.

Attire: Bridesmaids will enthrall in peach tea-length cocktail dresses with bold necklines paired with pale gold kitten heels. White dress shirts and beige linen waistcoats for groomsmen complement the bridesmaids wonderfully.

Ceremony décor: Peach tablecloths under gold cutlery and gold-rimmed champagne glasses convey glamor and sophistication. Choose Versilia peach roses for your centerpiece for an added touch of femininity.

Ice Blue and Pistachio

Not a fan of pink? Even for a summer wedding, pinks and peaches can be traded for cool pastel hues like pistachio and azure. This color combo would work well for lakeside weddings.

Attire: Floaty and sheer pistachio-colored maxi dresses paired with silver metallic heels or espadrilles for bridesmaids, with groomsmen complementing in teal suits with crisp white shirts paired with a tie a shade or two darker than the suit.

Ceremony décor: Rustic white table and chairs with an ice blue tablecloth and a splash of yellow (think glass hurricane vases filled with lemons atop a quirky lemonade stand!) will make your ceremony pop. Delphiniums will astound as a centerpiece.

Fuchsia and Aqua

Fuchsia is a classic summer wedding color, and today’s brides are pairing it with aqua blue for that tropical island vibe on their wedding day. Whether you’re having a destination wedding or just want to bring the tropics to your special day, this beachy color palette will give you a serious seaside feel. Just make sure you keep the décor and attire casual to keep with the theme.

Attire: Bridesmaids will wow in aqua blue boho chiffon dresses with fuchsia flowers in their hair, paired with hot pink sandals. Smart beige suits with fuchsia or aqua ties for groomsmen evoke a summery, tropical feeling that black suits wouldn’t deliver.

Ceremony décor: Incorporate heavy doses of color to inspire beachy vibes. Think fuchsia table runners beneath bright blue plates and napkins, along with pink lilies and aqua daises as the centerpiece. You could also decorate with sand-filled glass vases and coconuts.

Marigold and Red

If you’re set on a bright color scheme, here’s a little word of advice: Choose shades that are either complementary or analogous. Marigold and red, for example, are almost opposite on the color wheel, making them complementary. This combination evokes a vintage glam wedding theme.

Attire: Bridesmaids will own the vintage look in marigold A-line dresses and red Mary Jane shoes. Groomsmen will radiate vintage glamor in sleek black suits and red dress shirts with marigold bows or ties. Don’t forget, a crown of red poppies for the bride-to-be.

Ceremony décor: Red blooms, colored glassware, marigold napkins and red candles are essential for pulling off this color combo for your vintage wedding.

Bring Your Color Palette to Life at a Lovely Venue

The Essex Room can transfer your summer wedding vision into reality at our New England wedding venue. Even little details like flowers, napkins, and silverware will be taken care of to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams. Contact us now to discuss colors and venue at (508) 335-7656.