Top 10 2021 Summer Wedding Color Palette Combinations
With enough determination, it’s true that you can make your favorite colors work at your wedding during any season, but it’s also true that some combinations just lend themselves well to weddings at certain times of the year. For example, evergreen and cranberry lend themselves best to winter weddings, while orange, burgundy, and brown are right at home at a fall wedding.
What about a summer wedding color palette? In 2021, these summer wedding color ideas are popular with brides and grooms, and with a little personalization, they can make your summer wedding come alive too!
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Pantone's Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow
If you’re in need of some inspiration, it’s always a good idea to start with Pantone. Their color of the year for 2021 is actually two colors—Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow.
This scheme is great for brides who are wondering if summer wedding colors with grey can actually be done, and grey can make your wedding feel a little bit more formal if you want summer wedding colors with sunflowers. There are many ways to make a statement at your wedding with these two colors!
Purple and Orange Bridal Bouquet: The Pink Bride
Purple and Orange
If you’re looking for summer wedding color schemes that command attention, look no further than purple and orange. It’s one of our favorite top spring and summer wedding trends for 2021!
You can also enhance the color combination by adding one or both of Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year. If you like bright, go with amethyst and tangerine. If you want to tone things down a bit, go with apricot and periwinkle.
Purple Table Decorations Featuring Wisteria: Marcy Blum Events
Lilac and Lavender
If you love the idea of using purple, but combining it with orange feels a bit too bold, consider summer wedding colors that feature purple in all of its glory by combining darker shades with hues of lilac and lavender.
The great thing about this trend is the fact that purple flowers are popular and easy to find. Add fresh sprigs of lavender to your bouquet, use pressed violets on your wedding cake, or hang wisteria above your ceremony space.
Light Blue and Blush Bridal Bouquet: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Light Blue and Blush
Blue is always a popular wedding color, but if your wedding date is scheduled for the summer, skip deeper hues and opt for a lighter blue, like cornflower or French blue.
Although it can be combined with many different colors for a beautiful summer look, we especially love pairing light blue with blush. It will give your wedding day a soft, romantic feel, and it pairs well with vintage touches, like an antique lace summer wedding dress, classic cars, and quaint bed and breakfasts.
Head Table Featuring Greenery: Tyler Speier Events
Green, Green, and More Green
Worried about dealing with summer wedding flowers in the heat? Going with a scheme of all green could be the answer you’re looking for! Summer is the season of full foliage, so a summer wedding color palette that features juniper, sage, shamrock, and chartreuse is perfect for warm-weather weddings.
Bouquets can be made of leaves and herbs, air plants and cacti can adorn reception tables, and vines can be strewn across a canopy above the ceremony space, all without worrying about flowers wilting in the heat!
Emerald and Light Mauve Wedding Vignette: Ruffled Blog
Emerald and Mauve
If an all-green wedding isn’t really your thing, try incorporating mauve. Deep mauve looks especially striking with emerald green, while light mauve can keep things fresh. While bright, refreshing color combinations are dominating the 2021 summer wedding season, these elegant summer wedding colors are great for evening fêtes and cozy indoor ceremonies and receptions during the late summer.
It’s an especially great idea if you like the idea of mostly green floral arrangements, but want to add some dramatic color with mauve-hued roses or ranunculus.
Bridesmaids Wearing White Dresses: Blumenthal Photography
Do you miss when weddings featured crisp white, black ties, and ivory? These colors are back in a big way for summer weddings in 2021!
The difference is that brides and grooms are using traditional neutrals in untraditional ways. Think white bridesmaid dresses or a groom wearing a white tux. The bride may show up in a black dress or ask the mothers of the groom and bride to wear ivory.
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Dessert Vintage Hues
The popularity of neutrals in 2021 doesn’t end with black and white. Dessert vintage hues have been huge at fall weddings in years past, and this trend is bleeding through into summer weddings as well.
Although this trend originated with desert weddings, summer vintage wedding colors in rust, brown, and deep golden hues are finding their way to beach weddings, poolside weddings, mountain weddings, and more. If you want your wedding to look like a sepia dream come to life, if you’re into the boho lifestyle and fashion trends, or you love rattan wedding décor, this wedding color palette is for you.
Bride Wearing Neon Green and Pink: Green Wedding Shoes
What’s the complete opposite of a summer wedding that features dessert vintage hues? One that takes inspiration from 90s brights!
This trend is all about capitalizing on the nostalgia of Lisa Frank and bold, colorful patterns from Nickelodeon's heyday. Choose summer wedding colors in shades like fuchsia and lime green, decorate with squiggly lines and polka dots, and incorporate whimsical decorations, like ribbon and balloons.
Reception Table Featuring Rose Gold Tablecloth: Country House Wedding-Venues
Metallics have always been a great way to accent your wedding day look or décor, but in the summer of 2021, you can expect them to take center stage. Brass and bronze are popular at boho and desert weddings, while lighter metallics, like silver, are popular at garden parties.
Summer wedding colors with rose gold are especially popular. Decorate reception tables with rose gold mercury glass candle holders, layer plates with rose gold geometric chargers, and wear shiny rose gold heels under your dress.