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What Wedding Colors Go With Sunflowers? Our Top 10 Color Ideas
Sunflowers are a great choice for a wedding! They are cheerful, happy, and bright, which are all emotions that you want to feel on your wedding day.
There’s no denying that you can create a cheerful ambiance by using sunflowers at your wedding, but these bright blooms are also versatile, depending on the other hues you add to your color palette. These flowers can fit right into a boho wedding, a formal affair, or they can set a moody tone for your big day, depending on how they are styled.
If you know you want to incorporate sunflowers into your wedding, but you’re not sure how, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are our top 10 color ideas that go well with sunflowers.
Slate Gray and Moody Blue
Harkening back to Pantone’s colors of the year in 2021, slate gray and moody blue combined with sunflower yellow walks the line between formal and fun, making it a great choice for a late summer or early fall wedding.
Incorporate dusty blue thistle into your bridal bouquet, scatter tables with blue glass candle holders, and have the groomsmen wear gray suits. If you want a moody feel with an edge, consider wearing a gray wedding dress.
Cornflower Blue and Mist
This color palette is a version of the one above, but it deserves a spot on this list because it’s amazing how a slightly different hue of the same color can completely transform the look and feel of your big day.
A brighter blue evokes a more cheerful mood, making it a great choice for an early summer wedding or a beach wedding. Use flowers like delphinium in place of thistle and give your ceremony a misty look by covering an arch with flowing chiffon.
Bridal Bouquet With Eucalyptus and Sunflowers: Clair Lythgoe, Table Setting Featuring Green Goblets, Long Leaf Eucalyptus, and Yellow Candles: The Perfect Palette, Sage and Olive Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Sage and Olive
By combining yellow with sage and olive, you can create a grounded, earthy palette for a forest or eco-friendly wedding. Incorporate dusty greenery, like eucalyptus and actual sage, into centerpieces and bouquets. It can also be a lot of fun to incorporate yellow in unique ways when you choose this color palette. For example, skip the boring white candles and put yellow candles on reception tables instead.
Mustard and Terracotta
Terracotta is having a real moment in wedding color palettes. It is especially stunning when combined with sunflower décor.
Place sunflower blooms in terracotta pots at a desert wedding, incorporate fun details, like mustard-colored goblets, to elevate a barn wedding, and add unique evening color sunflowers to floral arrangements.
Fuchsia, Bright Berry, and Purple
If you want to lean into the bright, beautiful, and bold hue of traditional sunflowers, pair them with equally bright colors, like fuchsia, berry, and purple.
This color palette is especially fun for brides who have a soft spot for bright 90s colors and Lisa Frank-esque design. Ground your ceremony with purple velvet tablecloths and go wild with a colorful candy bar and neon lights.
Burgundy and Brown
Burgundy has been a staple wedding color for years. It is often paired with other muted, earthy hues, like brown, but we like the idea of freshening up this color palette with sunflowers!
This color combination is perfect for wine-loving couples who are planning a vineyard wedding, or slightly gothic brides who love a bold lip. Sunflowers pop against burgundy bridesmaids dresses and burgundy ties. Use naked, wooden tables at your reception, and construct your ceremony arch out of branches.
Blushing Pink and Peach
If you love the idea of a soft, feminine color palette, try combining sunflower yellow with soft pinks and peaches. This color palette is perfect for garden weddings, beach weddings, and grand estate weddings—both European and stateside.
Lavender and Ivory
Another feminine color palette that incorporates sunflowers also incorporates shades of lavender and ivory.
Golden sunflowers really come to life when they are combined with sprigs of lavender. Wow guests with amethyst place card holders and craft signature cocktails in shades of yellow and light purple.
Bride Carrying a Bouquet of Sunflowers and Dried Flowers: Weddingomania, Edgy Ceremony Arch With Palm Fronds and Pampas Grass: The Southern California Bride, Boho Neutrals Color Palette: Pantone Connect
If you dream of a boho celebration full of dried naturals and flower crowns, you might want to consider pairing sunshiny sunflowers with neutrals, like tan, rye, and antique white.
Using pampas grass, bunny tails, and other dried florals is a no-brainer. They give you the bohemian feel, and they look stunning with sunflowers. Keep to the boho theme by decorating your ceremony and reception spaces with macrame chandeliers and rattan lanterns.
Mini Pitchure of Yellow Flowers on Black Stationery: 100 Layer Cake, Groom In a Black Wool Suit Wearing a Sunflower Boutonniere: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Black and Hunter Green Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Black and Hunter Green
Black is the perfect wedding color if you want to plan a more formal affair, but it can look a little garish when paired with yellow sunflowers. Add dark greens into the mix and you have the perfect color palette for a luxe celebration.
Using colors from this palette in unique ways is what will really make your décor stand out. For example, try using black charger plates at each place setting with green velvet napkins. Complete the look with glass bud vase napkin rings that hold a single sunflower bloom.
Sunflowers can be as cheery, moody, or downright glam as you want them to be! Consider the color combinations on this list and you’ll find the perfect hues to go with sunflowers at your wedding.