Top Unique Color Combos for Fall Weddings
The same colors you associate with falling leaves and harvest festivals can bring unique warmth to your own celebration.
Combinations of yellow, oranges and browns will have your guests smiling and nodding their approval of your imaginative choices. If you are just starting to investigate choices, try going to your local home improvement store and picking up a selection of paint chips to mix and match until you find a grouping you love. Sounds silly but it will kickstart you in a direction at the very least.
Designer Alfred Angelo offers 50 gorgeous colors to accent the wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses in his collection. Eden’s Bridals, too, carries a broad range of colors for bridesmaids to match any combination you desire. If you really want to keep with the themed wedding idea flowers can be dyed and there are even a wide range of Tungsten rings like the white carbon fiber tungsten ring to keep the color scheme up. Just to get you started, here are a few palettes that may work well for you:
From the lighter side of the spectrum, this pairing is reminiscent of sunshine and forests. Mocha brown reflected in branches with sparkling yellow lights elegantly frame a wedding party in early fall. From sunflowers to roses, your choice of flowers can range from whimsy to formal in the same color scheme.
Your choice of yellow can be from the palest touch to the deepest gold. Browns can be from dark mahogany to beige. This combination can be used to create a delicate feel to the ceremony with the palest hint of yellow or a bold, bright statement. Keep in mind whether the color you chose will flatter the bridesmaids, too. The fall collections offer many gowns in shades of brown that yellow accents would definitely bring everything out of the shadows.
Spice it up with the colors of cinnamon and pumpkin. Carry out the autumn theme with caramels and chocolate for a palette that is nothing short of delicious. Purple lisianthus flowers add a brilliant stroke of color to add daring to demure.
This combination screams of the harvest. The craft stores are full of delightful and creative materials to help bring your most magical ideas to your centerpieces. Besides the autumn look, these combinations can be made to create a tropical theme. The combination is far more versatile than you might first expect.
This unusual pair will stun your guests with your courage to step out of the box, but their elegance will surprise you. Tone it down with white for a more sophisticated palette. Orange tinted hydrangeas next to turquoise bridesmaid gowns will each make the other pop in a most unexpected beauty.
These colors readily lend themselves to culturally influenced wedding themes such Asian or Native American. From the stunning stone known as “Bisbee Blue” set next to corals and carnelians to the romantic shine sheen of satin embroidered with flower blossoms, turquoise is a fabulous background for splashes of orange.
Consider the stargazer lily and the striking juxtaposition of these classic colors. Sweet cranberries celebrate the harvest while the bold pink brings the promise of spring all in one beautiful flower. A black foundation will really bring these colors to a brilliant forefront. Black bridesmaids gowns are extremely flattering to most women and the cranberry and pink will counteract any somber feel. Black tablecloths accented by cranberry and pink decor speak of elegance and grand style.
Certainly bright red and metallic gold are attractive combinations, but this suggestion leans towards the brilliant reds and golds nature provides in the changing of the autumn leaves. Bring the outdoors in with displays of golden aspen and red maple branches or just steal their colors. A unique fall flower is the fall sunset cremon, gorgeous in shades of yellow to burnt orange. The dark orange Asiatic lily may be misnamed as it is actually closer to a dark autumn red than orange.
When you start shopping for colors, start with your favorite color but don’t let any single color dominate the event. Consider color limitations of your venue and don’t forget the cake. Consider flowers in your price range, their seasonal availability and relation to your color palette. Also keep the rings in mind, many grooms are opting for manly cobalt or titanium ring options which are a huge cost saving and tough enough to survive even the roughest jobs.
Think about what will be flattering and comfortable for your bridesmaids. They will be grateful. In the same way, include your groom in your choices.
And always remember, this is supposed to be fun – and it will be.