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4 Color Ideas for A Summer Wedding

Updated on April 16, 2014

The minute the wedding date is decided, the first question that comes to the couple’s mind is, “What is our wedding colour going to be?” (Well, after wondering what the date is going to be.) It is important to decide upon your wedding colour right at the start so that you can include this colour or these colours in all the wedding items, like the cake, the invitation cards, the wedding favors, even the place cards and dinner table decorations. When deciding your colour, think about the season you’re going to get married in, whether you’re going to have an indoor or outdoor wedding or the whether you wish to have a theme wedding. Select colours that represent the feel and vibe of the season. Or, you can simple choose your favourite colours! After all, it is your day.

But, since summer is here (In India it is) and a lot of people like tying the knot in this season, I decided to list out a few colour combinations that are sure to look great in summer. Enjoy the beautiful pictures!

Orange and Yellow :

This joyous colour combination is ideal for a summer wedding, especially if yours is a beach wedding or if you’ve chosen an outdoor venue. Both colours are bright and beautifully complement the vibe of this jolly, sunshine-filled season. Don’t worry about the colours looking too gaudy as you can always experiment with shades. So, you could pair tangerine orange with a pale yellow, or a really bright yellow with burnt or pastel orange. Infuse this colour combination in your wedding invites, wedding bouquet, wedding favours, the bridal party’s attire, the place settings and the décor. These summery colours also look great on film or in photographs, making it a great choice for your special day!

Here are a couple of pictures that have captured this vibrant colour combination. They might give you inspiring ideas when you’re planning your own wedding.

I love how they've chosen sunflowers for the bridesmaids bouquets. They lend such a summery feel!
I love how they've chosen sunflowers for the bridesmaids bouquets. They lend such a summery feel! | Source
If you're not a fan of bright yellow, you could opt for a paler shade. Let the splash of color come from vivid orange flowers.
If you're not a fan of bright yellow, you could opt for a paler shade. Let the splash of color come from vivid orange flowers. | Source
Infuse your color combinations in the wedding invites. Ribbons, beads and other stick-on embellishments can help bring out your wedding color theme
Infuse your color combinations in the wedding invites. Ribbons, beads and other stick-on embellishments can help bring out your wedding color theme | Source
Decorate lunch/dinner tables with yellow and orange paper flowers, glass candle holder and centerpiece.
Decorate lunch/dinner tables with yellow and orange paper flowers, glass candle holder and centerpiece. | Source
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Colorful and delicious, the perfect summer wedding cake!
Colorful and delicious, the perfect summer wedding cake! | Source

Blue and White:

This classic colour combination looks great in any season, but more so in summer. Both colours are pleasing to the eye and evoke a feeling of coolness, like one is surrounded by water. Although navy blue is quite a popular colour, lighter shades like pastel blue or oceanic shades like teal or aquamarine are more suitable to this season. If you are eager to have a theme wedding, a nautical team is great to bring out this colour combination. Blue makeup is quite a rage this season, so your bridesmaids could try out a blue smoky eye or blue cat eye look. As the bride, you could infuse this colour combination into your look by lining your eyes with some bright, shiny turquoise kohl or experimenting with blue and white nail art. Create centrepieces with natural deep purple fruits and blue flowers. Monogramming looks great with this colour combination so you could monogram the wedding favors or place cards for a personal touch.

Here are a couple of images to set your creative juices flowing.

The classic blue and white combination, such timeless elegance!
The classic blue and white combination, such timeless elegance! | Source
Beautiful blue and white bouquet
Beautiful blue and white bouquet | Source
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Blue and white wedding favors
Blue and white wedding favors | Source
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Pink and Grey:

If elegance is what you’re looking for, then this colour combination is ideal for you. Grey can replace black for a summer wedding, and yet this colour still looks dapper and sophisticated. Pair soft grey with cherry blossom pink or salmon pink. This combination looks really good if both, the grey and pink shades are soft. If your to-be husband is a worried that there might be too much pink in the air, you can choose grey as the main colour and pink as the accent. If he isn’t allergic to this rosy colour, use it as the main colour and grey as the accent. Either way, this colour palette will lend a cool, breezy feel to your summer wedding. For a hint of sparkle, include a bit of silver in the decorations, like silver vases or a dazzling silvery centrepiece.

Hope these images inspire you!

Sophisticated, stylish and summery!
Sophisticated, stylish and summery! | Source
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Decorate the lunch/dinner tables with interesting centerpieces that bring out your wedding colors.
Decorate the lunch/dinner tables with interesting centerpieces that bring out your wedding colors. | Source
Cute pink and grey wedding favors
Cute pink and grey wedding favors | Source

Lime Green and Cream:

Lime green is a fresh, minty colour, making it the perfect colour for a summer wedding. Pair this colour with cream or ivory as both go well with lime green. If you tend to gravitate towards subtle colours and themes, choose cream as your main colour and lime green as the accent colour. You could also mix in a bit a purple or navy blue for depth. This colour combination is especially good if you’re having an outdoor wedding or a Nature themed wedding. You could use real creepers, leaves and stalks in your decorations. Similarly, you could create a fruit centrepiece using lemons and green apples.

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Hope you liked these wedding color ideas. The key to selecting a good wedding color theme is to do a lot of research. So, go through as many bridal magazines as you can, scan the net, talk to friends, you'll end up discovering a host of delightful combinations you never knew existed!

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      Cherylann Mollan 3 years ago from India

      @DDE - Yes, orange and yellow is really a surprise combination, especially for a wedding. But, it does look good if you pair the right shades.

      @younghopes: Thank you for your kind words and I'm glad you like the suggestions. :)

      @Monis Mas: Right you are. Summer weddings are fun! You can experiment with wedding colors, the menu (especially the drinks), and even the location of the wedding. :)

      @Sujaya Venkatesh: Thank you. I appreciate your taking the time to read this hub. :)

      @thetravelgal: Orange and yellow seems to be the best-liked combination, who knew! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your encouraging words.

      @FlourishAnyway: Thank you. Yes, the combination was quite a surprise find and it looks just delightful! Turned out to be a happy find for me too. :)

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I never would have imagined it, but orange and yellow is an awesome combination. Pinning this to my Weddings board.

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      thetravelgal 3 years ago

      Like most, my favorite was the orange and yellow combo. This is a lovely hub to look at. shared it on my "shades of orange" pinterest board.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      good suggestion cher

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      Aga 3 years ago

      I love the orange - yellow. So bright and happy! Summer weddings can be very special.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      Lovely hub, each of the color combination as well as images are too beautiful. Orange and blue looks stunning. Voted up and shared

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like all the colors presented here but my favorite is the first one it looks so beautiful. Orange and yellow is a unique color indeed.