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2023 Winter Wedding Color Combinations
There’s nothing like a winter wedding. Brides and grooms who are willing to brave the cold are rewarded with a cozy atmosphere, stunning scenery, and a warm ambiance that’s perfect for celebrating your love with friends and family.
The question is, which winter wedding color palette is right for you?
Don’t automatically think you have to choose red and green, or a palette of icy white. There are plenty of winter-appropriate color combos that will wow your guests!
Here are our favorite winter wedding color combinations of 2023.
Black, White, and Blue Marble Invitation Suite on Purple Fabric: The Perfect Palette, Table Setting With a Purple Plate, Blue Napkin, and Gold Silverware: Belle the Magazine, Blue, Purple, Black, and Gold Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Blue, Purple, Black, and Gold
We’re starting our list with a surprising combination of blue, purple, black, and gold that’s perfect for the winter.
It’s all about eclectic details and texture when it comes to this winter color palette. Decorate tables with sumptuous navy velvet table runners, vintage gold charger plates, and beaded napkin rings. Incorporate earthy details, like printed marble invites and display table numbers on amethyst place card holders.
Black Reception Table Set With Black Plates and Decorated With Red Flowers: Wedding Forward, Pomegranate, Pears, and Cherries on a Table With a Red Floral Arrangement: Junebug Weddings, Red, Black, and Taupe Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Red, Black, and Taupe
We aren’t done with examples of winter wedding colors that include black! If you want to turn up the romance, consider the combination of red, black, and taupe.
Go black tie with tuxes and black bridesmaids dresses. If you prefer a boho look, decorate with pampas grass and use cholla cactus wood in reception centerpieces. Red can be incorporated sparingly through the use of roses, anemones, or red protea pincushion, or you can make a bigger statement with red velvet tablecloths and desserts featuring pomegranate seeds.
Viva Magenta and Vibrant Spruce
When it comes to winter wedding color combinations, red and green come to mind. Update this classic Christmas color palette with shades of vibrant spruce and Pantone’s color of the year, Viva Magenta.
Decorating could mean incorporating actual spruce branches into your décor, but we love the idea of incorporating these colors in unexpected ways. Opt for a magenta or spruce-colored suit, go all green with leafy centerpieces that feature red hobnail glass candle holders, and create a backdrop out of boxwood panels.
Emerald, Silver, and Birch
Emerald green is the perfect color for winter weddings, especially when it’s paired with neutrals like silver and birch gray.
Decorating with actual birch wood is an obvious and gorgeous choice. Display flower arrangements on birch slices and display tealight candles in birch log centerpieces. Add some shine with silver compote bowls and decorate desserts with edible silver leaf. Focus on greenery over flowers by draping branches over the ceremony arch and creating greenery garlands for reception tables.
Dreamy Darks and Pastels
When it comes to winter wedding color combinations, pastels probably aren’t at the top of your list. But they should be! They can be stunning during the coldest months of the year when they are balanced with the darkest shades of black.
This is one of our favorite color palettes for all of 2023 because it can be sophisticated or whimsical, depending on the details you choose. Bold brides might choose to wear a black wedding dress, while décor might feature black candles and black baby’s breath. Playful couples might incorporate streamers or a backdrop of pastel balloons.
Champagne and Metallics
Champagne wedding colors are a classic that can be taken to a whole new level when combined with various metallic shades.
Every type of metal is welcome with this color palette! Think mules served in copper mugs, gold silverware instead of silver, and rose gold candle holders. Flowers and leaves can be painted with metallic paint, as can menus, signs, and even desserts, as long as the paint is edible!
Peach and Powder Blue
One of our favorite examples of winter wedding colors comes from 2022, but we think it’s beautiful and modern enough to work in 2023. It is the refreshing combination of peach and powder blue.
This is the perfect palette for brides who want to wear a light pink wedding dress. Give your nuptials a frozen look with frosted glass, ice sculptures, and chiffon. If you want a cozier feel, incorporate furs and velvet into your décor.
Sage and Eggplant
Sage is a favorite wedding color that can be paired with more than just white, blush, or blue. When you choose shades of true sage, you can create a stunning color palette with eggplant purple.
If you're going for gothic vibes, incorporate calla lilies. If you want to keep things light and feminine, decorate with roses and leafy greens, like actual sage and eucalyptus. This is the perfect wedding color palette for antique details too, like taper candle holders, antique silverware, and vintage fabrics.
Groom Wearing a Navy Blue and Gray Suit Standing in Front of Hanging Bunting: Rock My Wedding, Head Table Decorated With a Navy Tablecloth, Candles, and a Star Lantern: The Knot, Navy Blue and Gray Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Navy Blue and Gray
Brides and grooms often gravitate towards navy blue, with many couples choosing to combine it with burgundy. It’s true that these two colors go well together, but we love the drama of pairing navy with shades of gray instead.
This color combination lends itself well to formal affairs, with groomsmen wearing English waistcoats under their suits and bridesmaids wearing inky gowns. Include lambs ear and thistle into floral arrangements, and add silver accents through the use of candle holders, vases, and silverware. This color palette is also great for celestial celebrations with blue geodes, silvery stars, and crescent moon shaped ceremony arches.
Acrylic Wedding Invite Over a White Rose and Mustard Yellow Fabric: Margo and Bees, Groom Holding a Champagne Glass With a Sprig of Greenery: Hey Wedding Lady, White, Mustard, Green, and Acrylic Color Palette: Pantone Connect
White, Mustard, Green, and Acrylic
If you’re looking for unique winter wedding color help, look no further than the combination of white, mustard, green, and acrylic.
Mustard is a unique winter wedding color, but it looks stunning when used sparingly. Think caramely desserts, signature drinks, and ribbons tied around napkins. The use of acrylic and glass accents makes this color palette especially unique. Incorporate acrylic chairs, see-through wedding signs, and glass accents, like table numbers, goblets, and tube covers for candles to mimic the look of ice at your winter wedding.