Colours For A Winter Wedding

Rich browns, burgundies, forest greens, deep blues, dark purples and moody, soft neutrals are fantastic colours for winter weddings. Add a touch of silver, gold or copper to your palette for an even more glamorous look and feel!

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Image from our Winter Banquet styled shoot

Winter weddings are just so romantic! The weather is cool and the colours of spring and summer are long gone. You will be celebrating in a cosy indoor space with plenty of light and beautiful colours. To build your winter wedding colour palette, select two or three primary colours and then add one or two shades which you will be using for accents.

Rich, Winter-Inspired Shades

Rich, Winter-Inspired Shades
Styling by Enchanted Empire

Intense, warm colours such as berry and burgundy will add a touch of vibrancy to your ceremony and reception. You can pair them with cream, ivory, pink or a slightly cooler blue or more silvery tones. You can also search for inspiration in nature and opt for a woodland theme which mixes deep greens and wood shades with white and perhaps a touch of red or gold. Purple is also a great primary colour for your winter wedding colour palette. It can be combined with various shades including ivory, yellow and gold which will add warmth to the space. If you want to make a beautiful vibrant combination of colours to adorn a rustic-style venue, then pair deep plum shade with violet and turquoise which will look amazing against a wooden backdrop.

Moody Hues

Moody Hues
Styling by Enchanted Empire

Calm neutrals influenced by nature can also be inspiration for your colour palette. If you want a winter wonderland theme, then silver can be mixed with white and icy blue to mimic the crystal sparkle of snow and ice, and if you want a warmer palette, then you can use bubbly champagne hues and blend them with cream ivories. If you like grey and charcoal shades, mix them with rich gemstone colours such as emerald green or ruby red. Light, ethereal palettes are great for spring and summer, but you can make them work for a winter wedding too. Mixed tones such as Pantone’s grayed jade, oak buff, desert sage, dried herb and stormy weather are perfect primary colours if you want your wedding theme to be sophisticated and unique.

Metallic Touches

Metallic Touches
Styling by Enchanted Empire

Use sparkly metallic shades for details or finishing touches to add shine and glamour to your winter wedding colour palette. While silver hues complement cooler shades such as grey and sky blue, gold touches look great with warm colours such as dark ivories, champagne hues, browns and oranges, and copper perfectly complements any theme that includes soft pinks and ivories. You can also combine cool navy blue with warm yellow gold or emerald green with rose gold or copper to create a beautiful contrast.

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