2022 Dark Wedding Trend Color Ideas

Weddings aren’t always about shades of white, ivory, and pink. Some of the most stunning weddings have color palettes that are at the darkest end of the color spectrum.

Many of these color palettes include the color black, but they don’t have to. Sensual, gothic, and mysterious weddings are the ones that create a mood using dark colors with or without black.

Here are some of our favorite dark wedding ideas for 2022 that are perfect for brides and grooms who love moody hues.

Groom in a Black Tux With a Green Thistle Boutonniere: My Wedding , Reception Table With Black Candles and Greenery: La Libreta Morada, Sage Green and Black Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Sage Green and Black

There are many color combinations to choose from if you have your sights set on a sage green and black wedding. However, there’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple and focusing on black and shades of sage at your wedding to give your celebration a forbidden forest feel.

Create non-floral arrangements with greenery, like eucalyptus and fresh sage. Black charger plates can be especially stunning, as can using silverware with black handles.

Bride and Groom Standing at the End of an Aisle Covered in Red Rose Petals: Jaimee Morse, Black and Red Wedding Invitation Suite Featuring Roses: Green Wedding Shoes, Black and Red Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Black and Red

A red and black wedding theme is a luxe way to celebrate your nuptials. It’s also a great way for brides to skip the traditional white gown and opt for a black or red dress instead. Of course, white is still a great choice, especially with this color combination, because you’re sure to stick out.

Red roses are a natural choice, but if you like lighter shades of red, try poppies instead. Go gothic with black velvet linens or lighten things up by incorporating more red details than black.

Dark Navy Table Setting With Gold Silverware and Goblet: Junebug Weddings, Bride and Groom Lighting a Candle at Their Wedding Ceremony: Love Tribe Weddings, Midnight Blue and Gold Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Midnight Blue and Gold

A celestial theme is a great way to incorporate dark colors into your color palette, especially if you want black wedding decorations that look classy. It’s also a great way to add some sparkle to your wedding day!

Choose shades of black that lean towards inky, midnight blue and inject sparkling gold details, like gold candle holders. This theme lends itself well to sparkly tablecloths and décor that is inspired by the heavens, like clouds, the moon, and stars.

Bride Wearing a Dark Purple Dress Outside: Rock N Roll Bride, Bouquet With Different Kinds of Purple Flowers: The Wedding Playbook, Moody Purples Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Moody Purples

If you love the color purple, but you also lean towards the dark side, make sure you choose a palette of moody hues. Mauve works well in this color palette as well.

Purple table runners in luxe velvet can add a tactile experience to your reception, while dusty purple roses, deep purple anemones, and almost-black calla lilies look striking on the ceremony arch and in floral arrangements.

Dark Dessert Table Decorated With Heirloom Pumpkins: Weddingomania, Bride and Groom Kissing in an Alley: Green Wedding Shoes, Autumnal Orange and Charcoal Grey Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Autumnal Orange and Charcoal Grey

If you’re looking for something a little different, especially if you’re planning a fall wedding, try a combination of autumnal orange and charcoal grey.

Get into the spirit of the season by decorating with pumpkins, but choose them carefully. Stay away from the bright orange pumpkins that are carved into jack o lanterns and decorate with heirloom pumpkins instead.

Charcoal grey is a great color for wedding party suits and dresses, but it can also help create a darker mood in your ceremony and reception spaces. Try decorating with grey washed wood vases at a rustic wedding or concrete candle holders at an industrial wedding.

Gothic Jewel Tone Wedding Cake Decorated With Flowers: Boho Weddings, Gothic Wildflower Bouquet With Fresh and Dried Flowers: Pappy Junes Bouquets, Gothic Jewel Tones Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Gothic Jewel Tones

Gothic jewel tones are the perfect dark lovers aesthetic for couples who also want to inject color into their big day. This color palette is perfect for brides who love dynamic flower bouquets, want a colorful yet subdued wedding cake, and adore a bold lip.

The trick with this color palette is to pay attention to the lighting because jewel tones look darker in low light. Hold your ceremony indoors so you can control the lighting and create a mysterious ambiance at your reception by relying on candlelight.

Place Setting With Black Napkin, White Plates, and a Dark Metallic Charger Plate: Junebug Weddings, Bride and Groom Embracing in the Desert: Deco Weddings, Dark Neutrals Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Dark Neutrals

Neutrals are popular at light and airy boho celebrations, but they look equally as stunning at a dark wedding. Incorporate dark wooden hues and caramel colors throughout your wedding décor to make this color combo work in your ceremony and reception spaces.

When your color palette primarily features darker neutral shades, you can also inject a few lighter neutrals as well, like bunny tails and ivory charger plates. This color palette is also a fun way to incorporate unique fashion details too, like black glam nails, a black boho wedding dress, and a stunning black crown.

Wedding Ceremony Space With Black Chairs and Blush Dried Floral Arrangements: 100 Layer Cake, Black Table Setting With Blush Colored Roses: A & Bé Bridal Shop, Blushing in the Dark Color Palette: Pantone Connect

Blushing in the Dark

Pink isn’t just for light springtime nuptials! By choosing dusty shades of blush and combining them with black, they can look stunning at a dark wedding.

Light shades of pink can quickly take over your décor, so make sure you use a lot of black. Darken tables with black cheesecloth table runners and have fun with black glassware and silverware. Incorporate blush into floral arrangements and in small details, like napkins.

Iridescent and Black Wedding Reception Table Setting: 100 Layer Cake, Bride Wearing an Iridescent Gown With a Black Iridescent Background: Southbound Brides, Oil Slick on Blacktop: Peakpx

Oil Slick

We’re stepping outside the box with this one, but we think  no color palette is as stunning as the one that uses oil slick colors!

It’s all about the holographic sheen. Require black dress for your wedding party and your décor will shine. Decorate with holographic details, choose multicolor flowers, like cabbages, and set tables with iridescent wine glasses and silverware.

A dark wedding doesn’t necessarily mean you have to use black, and it doesn’t mean you can’t use plenty of color. Hopefully this list has inspired you to go to the dark side when choosing your wedding color palette.


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