15 Unique Wedding Color Combos That Work

Choosing your wedding palette is one of those early wedding-planning decisions that will really set the tone for your entire wedding. 

When selecting your colors, consider the temperature —the color wheel is divided into warm colors (such as red, orange, and yellow) and cool colors (such as blue, green, and purple). If you want your colors to pop, opt for contrasting hues. Or if you want them to blend seamlessly, pick colors within the same family. There are no rules when it comes to your colors, so have some fun with it! Here are some unique combinations you may not have thought of yet.

1. Blue, Orange, Yellow, and Red

Utilizing two different shades of blue adds balance to this warm/cool combination. There's no single dominant color here, instead forming a beautiful ensemble of tones.

unique wedding color palette

modern airbrushed wedding cake

blue red orange yellow wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Trish Kemp Photography

2. Blue and Gold

Since blue is a cool tone, most will opt for the cool metallic (silver) when adding an accent. Be different and go for the gold! We love how it pops against the calming shades.

blue and gold wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Damion Hamilton

3. Red, Orange, and Sage

Red and orange play beautifully off the softest sage green, adding an autumnal vibe to your wedding without being overpowering.

bride and bridesmaids with bouquets

autumn wedding color palette

autumn wedding color palette

autumn wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Conforti Photography

4. Pink and Purple

Perfect for the girly girl, a pink and purple palette is a dream come true. Balance the colors by using them in an unpredictable way, like on your table cloth, while choosing neutrals for your flowers. 

floral table cloth for wedding
Photo Credit: Remy Thompson Photography

Or add another pop of color, like blue, to balance the more feminine tones.

purple pink blue wedding color palette

pink purple blue wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Trish Kemp Photography

5. Blue, Pink, Orange, and Green

Make a statement by creating your own version of the rainbow. Add small touches in various vibrant shades to make the most impact.

jewel tone wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Trish Kemp Photography

6. Pink, Purple, Black, and Gold

 Black and gold instantly give your wedding a modern, luxe vibe, and purple accents add a regal touch. 

bold wedding color palette

modern wedding color palette

glamorous wedding
Photo Credit: B. Rich Photography

7. Blue, Orange, and Yellow

Whether your theme is rustic, classic, or seaside, the right shades of blue and orange can set the tone. Choose a muted cornflower blue and rust for a rustic wedding, or a vibrant aqua and orange for a beach wedding. 

 floral bridal crown

blue and orange wedding color palette

blue orange wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Laurel + Prairie 

8. Purple, Orange, and Yellow

Purple is one of the most versatile colors in the rainbow; it looks beautiful when mixed in with other jewel tones, but it also works wonderfully with contrasting hues.

 purple orange and yellow wedding flowers

purple orange and yellow wedding flowers
Photo Credit: Tina Joiner Photography

9. Red, Pink, and Green

A red and green palette is often associated with a Christmas wedding, but it can work year-round if you choose the right tones. Opt for a deeper jade for your green, and soften up the red with some pink touches as well. 

jewel tone wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Kristina Staal Photography  

10. Maroon and Yellow

Balance a rich, bold hue with something light and cheery — a soft yellow is the perfect accent against such a strong red.

 maroon and yellow wedding color palette

maroon yellow wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Astray Photography 

11. Pink and Yellow

For a color palette that is sure to make everyone smile, choose cheerful colors, like pink and yellow. Yellow is synonymous with happiness, and pink gives it a playful vibe. 

pink and yellow wedding bridal bouquet

bride and groom with pink and yellow parasols

tropical wedding color palette
Photo Credit: PlayaWeddings 

12. Pink, Orange, and Green

Pink and orange work nicely together to create a soft ombre effect. Or punch it up by adding another accent color, like green or yellow.

 tropical wedding color palette
Photo Credit: McSween Photography (left) and Emma Lili Photography (right)

 tropical wedding color palette
Photo Credit: David Alderman Weddings

13. Blue, Purple, Gold, and Black

Go glam with this sophisticated palette. Bright blue and purple work nicely together, especially when paired with black and gold accents.

 blue purple gold and black wedding color palette

glamorous wedding

glamorous wedding
Photo Credit: Chloe Jackman Photography

14. Shades of Green

"Green" can mean so many different things, from hunter green to Kelly green to turquoise. Why choose just one? Blend various shades of your favorite color to create your own one-of-a-kind look.

 beach wedding

beach wedding
Photo Credit: Selyci Yang Photography

15. Navy and Orange

Navy is a mature and elegant color; orange is fun and adventurous. Pair them together for an unexpected palette that works for any wedding.

navy and orange wedding color palette
Photo Credit: Three16 Photography 

For more wedding color palette inspiration, visit 200+ Color Combinations for Your Wedding.

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