When it comes to wedding planning, there will always be the staple few wedding colours that reappear time and time again – pink, burgundy, royal blue and so on. However, with a new focus on classic and natural style weddings, there has been a surge in the popularity of neutral wedding colours. Whether used on their own or combined with other stronger shades, they can lend a really elegant feel to your wedding without being overpowering like some primary colour schemes. The great thing about neutral colours is that they will work with pretty much any wedding theme – from rustic outdoor, to seaside nautical and even black-tie ballroom. Here are some of our favourites and the complementary shades they will work with.
‘Greige’ – aka gray-beige
It might not sound too appealing, but this soft tone is really pretty and will work on everything from bridesmaids dresses to stationery to ribbons. The exact shade is open to interpretation – depending on your preference, it can work for everything from a soft light brown to a coffee gray. Team with cream, white, chocolate brown, eggshell blue and a pale sage green for the perfect palette.
This is another shade from the gray colour spectrum. Again, it’s really flattering for bridesmaids regardless of skin tone, and will look gorgeous on stationery, in flowers, on cakes and even for the groom’s suit. Combine with blush pink, cream, deep burgundy, mint green and plum if you want great pops of colour alongside this elegant and natural shade.
This is a beautiful soft shade of pink or peach. A very ethereal colour, it has become very popular for spring and summer weddings, and can be combined with a multitude of shades for a beautiful palette. Try it with other shades of pink such as fuchsia, berry and candy pink, or with soft creams and ivories for a lighter palette. It also works really well with mint green, lilac, black and grey. Combine with hessian ribbon or twine for a rustic look that is still feminine.
Would you choose any of these colours for your wedding? Which is your favourite? Let us know!