Top 10 2021 Wedding Color Trends for Fall
Choosing colors for your wedding can be surprisingly difficult. You may want to choose one of your favorite colors, but you worry about whether it’s appropriate for the season, or you might want to avoid color combinations like yellow, red, and orange that are overdone. It might also be the case that you simply have no idea where to start!
We're here to help. At Koyal Wholesale, we have had our finger on the pulse of modern weddings since 2003. As a leader in the wedding and event industry, we know a thing a two about wedding color trends for every season of the year, including fall.
Here are ten of our favorites!
- Mustard yellow and sage green
- Cranberry and peach
- Gray, silver, and dusty lavender
- Dusty blue and Rust
- Navy and true gold
- All jewel tones
- Desert neutrals
- Terracotta, mauve, and burnt orange
- Emerald and blush
- Rustic rose gold
Bouquet on a Mustard Yellow Chair: 100 Layer Cake
Mustard Yellow and Sage Green
Mustard yellow is a current favorite among brides and grooms. Although you can combine mustard yellow with many different colors, we especially like pairing it with sage green for the fall.
Have a little fun with mustard yellow wedding shoes, hobnail glasses, and napkins while letting greenery steal the show. We especially love this look when you use things like eucalyptus, actual sage, and lambs ears instead of focusing on decorating with yellow blooms.
Cranberry and Peach Wedding Bouquet: Junebug Weddings
Cranberry and Peach
Cranberry is a popular fall wedding color, but if you worry that this fall hue is overdone, try pairing it with a fresh shade of peach.
Bouquets look especially striking when they contain deep red dahlias and peachy-pink roses. This color palette looks right at home in a barn, but using peach also elevates it so it looks classy and fall-festive in banquet halls and other more traditional wedding venues.
Silver, Gray, and Dusty Lavender Reception Table: Wedding Chicks
Gray, Silver, and Dusty Lavender
As one of Pantone's colors of 2021, there are many wonderful ways we're seeing gray used in weddings. If you're planning a fall wedding, consider pairing it with shiny silver with a dash of dusty lavender.
Focus on using high-quality fabrics so shades of gray look vibrant, like gray chiffon table runners and silky velvet bridesmaid dresses. Add some glam with vintage silver candle holders and incorporate dusty purple roses and sprigs of real lavender.
Bridesmaids in Dusty Blue Dresses Holding Rust-Colored Bouquets: Ruffled Blog
Dusty Blue and Rust
Dusty colors are a great alternative to more traditional fall wedding colors. If dusty lavender isn’t really for you, consider dusty blue instead.
There are many color combos that work with dusty blue, but for fall, we recommend dusty blue and rust. That might mean taking advantage of rusty wooden crates at a barn wedding or incorporating the color rust with ribbons wrapped around bouquets, groomsmen bow ties, or rust-colored dried naturals.
Navy and Gold Wedding Invitation Suite: Weddingomania
Navy and True Gold
Navy is a tried and true fall color that brides and grooms turn to time and time again. If you want to give it a modern spin, try pairing it with true gold.
For example, groomsmen always look dapper in navy suits, but consider having your bridesmaids wear gold dresses. Cover tables in navy velvet, use gold compote vases to create centerpieces, and use gold ink on navy invites, place cards, signs, and more.
Bridesmaids Wearing Different Shades of Jewel Tones: Rocky Mountain Bride
All Jewel Tones
If you’re having trouble choosing colors, why not think outside the box and use them all! Well, maybe not them all, but choose a variety of jewel tones that will look perfect at a fall wedding.
Some of our favorites that look great together include:
Desert Neutral Tablescape: Hey Wedding Lady
Desert neutrals are really popular at the moment with boho brides. When getting married in the desert, they work all year long. However, if you love the look but aren’t trekking into the desert, this color scheme looks beautiful in the fall.
There are many ways to make this look come alive, but we especially like the idea of decorating with macrame plant hangers, rattan lanterns, and dried flowers, like pampas grass, in bouquets and arrangements.
Burnt Orange Cake With a Terracotta Texture: Fab Mood
Terracotta, Mauve, and Burnt Orange
Terracotta is catching on as a popular wedding color because it can be combined with many different shades for any wedding. If you’re planning a fall fête, we recommend combining this hue with shades of mauve and burnt orange.
Everything from table runners to signs, table settings, and more can be decorated with mauve and burnt orange, but we recommend using actual terracotta to make this color scheme come to life. Use chips of terracotta as table numbers, decorate with terracotta vases, and give your cake a terracotta texture.
Emerald and Blush Wedding Reception Tablescape: 100 Layer Cake
Emerald and Blush
Emerald and blush is a unique combination that is unexpected in the fall, but it can also make an autumn celebration come alive. Emerald is the perfect green hue because jewel tones always compliment fall celebrations, while blush keeps things light and bright.
There are many ways to make this theme come alive. Using dark greenery among blush-colored roses is an option, but we like the idea of including emerald green through the use of tablecloths, chair backs, and luxe green fabric draped over an arch.
Bridesmaids Wearing Different Rose Gold Dresses: Belle the Magazine
Rustic Rose Gold
We love the look of both true rose gold and a rosy gold color when it’s paired with rustic details at a fall wedding!
This theme is right at home at any barn wedding, but it can also be glammed up no matter where you’re saying your I do’s. Go modern with geometric rose gold placemats scattered among driftwood branches, decorate with rose gold candle holders instead of traditional brass, and let your bridesmaids steal the show in sequin dresses.