The season of weddings has arrived and many brides are already looking ahead to their upcoming nuptials. A wedding in the summer can add an extra challenge of creating the perfect palette for your big day, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Read on as we offer our best advice on how to pick the perfect summer wedding colors.

1) Consider the Location

Select the color according to location. If your wedding is outdoors, you will want colors that pop. In this case, opt for an outdoor blue or green (perhaps a beautiful shade of turquoise). When selecting a color palette for your outdoor wedding, consider cool tones and neutrals as well as vibrant shades like fuchsia and orange. However, if your big day takes place indoors, bright colours might not be appropriate. In this situation, it’s best to stick with classic white-themed décor accented with a complementary hue.


2) Seasonal Blooms

Spring is the perfect time to start planning your dream wedding. You can get a head start on your wedding colors by considering what colors are prevalent in nature during different seasons. For instance, the colors of spring include shades of pink, yellow and green. Summer brings a range of purples, reds and blues. Fall has yellows, oranges and browns. And winter brings whites, grays and blacks.

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3) The Time of Day

Choosing the time of day for your wedding can have a big impact on the colors you choose. Typically, morning weddings are associated with light colors and evening weddings are associated with darker colors. 

If you’re having an evening wedding, your guests will be more excited to party after dinner as opposed to if you were hosting a daytime wedding where they would feel more inclined to go home in the afternoon or early evening. Plus, it’s easier to take pictures when there’s natural light out.


4) The Formality of the Event

A formal event means that there are a number of rules you should follow, like what color to wear, what time to show up, and when to leave. In this post we will talk about which colors are appropriate for your wedding day and how formal your event is going to be.


5) The Mood You Want to Create

When selecting the perfect palette of colors, it’s important to consider the mood you want to create on your big day. For a whimsical and romantic feel, try pastels like lavender and baby blue. If you’re looking for something more vibrant, opt for bolder shades of red and green.


6) Personal Meaning

 It’s a big decision, since the colors are going to be on everything from the invitation suite, to the dress, bouquet and in decorations. If your favorite colors are red, navy blue and mustard yellow, that is probably why these three combinations will appeal to you the most. 

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7) Complementary Colors

It’s time to put away the winter grays and blues, and start thinking about your summer wedding! When it comes to the color palette of your big day, you’re going to want something that complements the warmer weather. Here are some beautiful palettes that will work well with your summer wedding. It’s important to find a balance between what you’re looking for and what you can afford.


8) Monochromatic Schemes

Monochromatic schemes are perfect for the bride who wants a simple, elegant wedding. This type of color palette can be easily changed to fit any season, and it’s versatile enough to match any venue or style of wedding.  Consider the following colors that would make beautiful monochromatic palettes for your big day! 

– Salmon Pink  

– Soft Yellow – Baby Blue  

– Light Green


9) Analogous Colors

Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. This means that two colors, when combined, create a harmonious effect. For example, pink and peach or blue and green. These colors are perfect for people who don’t know what they want their wedding colors to be! They work well together because of how similar they are to one another. 

10) Bold, Bright, and Vibrant

There are so many different styles of weddings these days. From vintage to rustic, there is truly something for everyone. One of the most popular wedding themes is summer. Whether you’re getting married on the beach or in a garden, this season has some pretty stunning colors that will really make your special day pop. 


Whether you’re looking for a color palette that is bold and bright or more natural, you’ll find it in summer. With so many gorgeous hues available to you, choosing your favorite ones will probably be difficult. 

 Summer is all about having fun, being creative, and celebrating life. We hope this blog post inspires you to find what’s right for your big day!