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Top 10 Wedding Color Palettes For 2023
Choosing colors for your wedding is a very personal experience, but that doesn’t mean you have to invent your own color palette from the ground-up. There are plenty of beautiful wedding color palette choices out there for you to fall in love with!
That includes trendy wedding color palettes for 2023.
From classic white to Pantone’s color of the year, surprising color combinations to favorite hues from 2022, here are our top ten wedding color palettes for 2023.
Reception Vignette With Disco Balls and a Neon Heart on the Wall: Premini Events, Wedding Aisle Lined With Dried Flowers in Magenta, Purple, and Red: The Fig House, Fun and Funky Bubblegum, Plum, and Viva Magenta Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Fun and Funky Bubblegum, Plum, and Viva Magenta
Viva Magenta is Pantone’s color of the year in 2023, so you can bet that it will inspire many wedding color palettes all year long. We’re starting things off on our list with a unique and adventurous color palette that combines this hue with fun and funky shades of bubblegum and pink.
It’s all about stepping into the futuristic feeling Viva Magenta embodies when it comes to this palette. Think neon signs, palm fronds in unique colors, and unexpected pops of bubblegum pink in your décor.
Reception Table With Brown Goblets, Bud Vases, and Candles: The Knot, Wooden Arch Covered in Tan and Ivory Palm Leaves and Pampas Grass: Array Design, Chocolate Brown and Champagne Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Chocolate Brown and Champagne
Neutrals have been popular the last few years, but 2023 wedding colors take this concept on a ride to the dark side. Brown wedding colors have been trending the last year, and in 2023, they will continue to influence brides to incorporate even darker shades of brown.
The key to this color palette is playing up the textural elements of chocolatey brown hues. Think brown hobnail glasses, brown décor with prominent wood grain patterns, and leather accessories.
Simple Table Setting With Terracotta Pot and Napkin on a Gray Tablecloth: Claire Heffer Design, Red Haired Bride Wearing a Gray Shawl: Junebug Weddings, Terracotta and Gray Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Terracotta and Gray
Terracotta wedding colors have been popular for the last few years, but we would like to add a new palette to the mix. One of our favorite 2023 wedding color combinations is terracotta and gray.
Incorporating actual terracotta, like vases, candlestick holders, and compote bowls, is a no-brainer, but you can also incorporate this rusty hue through the use of flowers, decorative curtains, and more. Gray wool blankets are a great addition to fall and winter weddings, while stone accessories are a great choice for a rainy spring wedding.
Green has steadily been increasing in popularity among brides and grooms, especially those who appreciate eco-friendly décor that features potted plants.
In 2023, brides and grooms can take the green theme up a notch by going retro. Incorporate leafy green plants in your bouquets and décor, but also incorporate retro-inspired shades, like avocado and lime. Place vintage-inspired ribbed glass candle holders on tables or create a faux boxwood background wall complete with a custom neon green sign.
Vibrant Spruce and Viva Magenta
If you love green wedding color combinations, but you aren’t a big fan of the shades that were popular in the 60’s and 70’s, go deeper with shades of spruce and evergreen. Then, pair those darker green hues with Pantone’s color of the year for a unique take on Christmas colors that go well beyond the holiday season.
Evergreen boughs are an obvious choice in the winter, while palm leaves bring this unique color combination into the summer months. Keep your budget in check by using magenta carnations, or look to the season by choosing peonies in the spring, ranunculus in the summer, mums in the fall, and amaryllis in the winter.
White Place Setting With Silver Details and Red and Blue Flowers: Style Me Pretty, Bride in a Blue Fur Holding a Bouquet of White Poppies and Red Roses: Ruffled Blog, Romanic Red and Unexpected Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Romantic Red and Unexpected Blue
Choosing red and green doesn’t mean you have to have a Christmas wedding, and choosing red and blue doesn’t mean you have to have a July 4th wedding! When flowers and accessories are chosen carefully, shades of romantic red can be paired with unexpected blue details for a wedding that’s just as beautiful in the spring and winter as it is in the summer.
Keep things light with shades of cornflower and baby blue in the spring, with deeper shades of navy during the winter months. The trick to making sure this color palette looks sophisticated is combining a variety of flowers, charger plates, and other accessories to provide your décor with a layered look.
Dreamy Darks and Pastels
You don’t have to pick between dreamy pastel shades and moody hues. Pastel colors take on a whole new vibe when combined with the darkest shades of green and black.
These are among our favorite trendy wedding colors because it’s a fresh way to combine light, airy, feminine hues with dark, mysterious, masculine hues. Tie bouquets of pastel flowers together with black ribbon, go bold with black cheesecloth table runners, and glam things up with iridescent charger plates.
Sugar and Spice
Neutrals and spice-inspired hues have been popular at boho and desert weddings, but in 2023, we challenge brides and grooms to think outside the box with a combination of sugar and spice that goes beyond what has been done before.
This color palette is perfect for the snow of winter when combined with cinnamon sticks, pinecones, and gingerbread, while fall leaves are the perfect background to a fall wedding. The biggest challenge is incorporating this color palette in a spring wedding, but it’s gorgeous if done well! Keep things fresh with lightly colored chiffon table runners, combine pampas grass with fresh florals, and incorporate things like woven baskets and earthy details, like branches and clay décor.
Bridgerton Blue and Lavender
Bridgerton has been inspiring wedding color palettes since it debuted in 2020, and you can bet that it will continue to inspire 2023 wedding colors as we all anticipate the release of season three!
The Bridgertons are all about soft hues of blue, with Wedgewood being the inspiration behind the characters’ family color. However, lavender is another popular color for 2023 that can help you set a romantic tone at your Bridgerton wedding. Imagine an aisle lined with hanging wisteria, overflowing flower arrangements, and Rococo details.
White Wedding Aisle Runner Flanked By Baby’s Breath and White Chairs: Brides of Austin, Pink and White Checkered Dance Floor With Hanging Florals Overhead: Kelly Hornberger, All White—With a Twist: Pantone Connect
All White—With a Twist
You might be surprised to see white among the wedding color palettes in 2023, but that’s because it comes with a twist.
Many brides dream of a white wedding, but using this hue from top to bottom on your wedding day can cause some serious problems. Instead of using an all-white color palette all day long, brides and grooms are going to use different color palettes at the ceremony and reception. That means you can get the pristine look you want at your ceremony and choose a totally different color palette for your reception!
Make sure both spaces look cohesive by incorporating hints of your other palette. Have guests throw colored rose petals as you walk out of your ceremony and use white tablecloths as the base of your reception color scheme.