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Summer Wedding Color Scheme Ideas

For some of us, summer is fast approaching, bringing with it plenty of warm and sunny days. Summer weddings (June, July and August) are popular choices for weddings. Here are some vibrant color scheme ideas for summer weddings.

What are Color Schemes?

Ode to Nature

Color schemes are essentially a set of complementary colors that you pick, which will form the basis for your entire wedding. For instance, the color palette above from CIFF Trends shows some soft colors with kaolin accents. Chalky, light, faded, powder and talcum colors are accompanied by more intense shades of taupe beige and mauve. A range of dynamic, light pastels is added to this base: pink, greenish yellow, orange, vibrant green. You can play off colors from this palette.

The above is an example of a color scheme. The below shows you some of my more favorite color scheme choices for summer weddings.

Vibrant Summer Wedding Color Scheme Ideas

Color: Turquoise
Complementary Colors: Beige, Yellow or Gold

Of course, the opulence of summer's sunsets and greenery are perfect inspiration for an outdoor garden wedding. These summer wedding colors emulate the impression of the illuminating sun and can create an inviting, cheery, and carefree atmosphere. Consider the use of depression glass, ribbons, or parasols to create a Gatsby-like garden party feel. Pinwheels and bold, statement jewelry are great wedding accessory options and are also a fun way to incorporate the elements of summer.

Turquoise Weddings Inspirations

Color: Dark Blue
Complementary Colors: Yellow or Sea Blue

In a strictly nautical theme, these summer wedding colors are a omnipresent force in the color scheme for this season and are a great option for a beach-themed wedding, whether on or off the sand. These colors scream summer with a classic feel and are an adorable option for bridesmaid's dresses and wedding accessories that will never go out of style. There are tons of resources from which to draw inspiration to create a great wedding with this color scheme. From sailboats to sandals and seagulls to seashells, summer favorites abound.

Blue Yellow Wedding Inspirations

Color: Gold
Complementary Colors: Pink Champagne or Coral

Taking inspiration from watercolor sunsets and glittery champagne, this color combination can be a truly magnificent and elegant option for an outdoor wedding at dusk. With fireflies, floating lanterns, and twirling dresses, this selection evokes a romantic, almost Shakespearean-like feel. A wedding by these colors, nothing could ever be as sweet!

Gold-Pink Weddings Inspirations

Color: Soft Pink
Complementary Colors: Light gray and chocolate brown

While this color combination isn't seen all too often, the soft hues and dynamic statements of these contrasting colors work well together to create a unique and complementary feel. Pink roses in silver vases are an updated option for a classic bouquet and brown ribbons or napkins can create a retro-inspired tablescape. This summer wedding color combination is perfect for a quaint church fete with an outdoor reception, complete with a cute pink drink and lots of dancing!

Pink Wedding Inspirations

Color: Purple
Complementary Colors: Navy and Fuchsia

Purple shades are in this year - and I love it! Make your wedding unforgettable with the boldest shades of summer. A wedding laden with heaps of cosmos flowers, irises, and star gazer lilies is a veritable fairy tale haven for romance. These shades are the perfect option for making statement bouquets and incorporating pops of color in a tasteful manner, such as with wedding accessories like a cute ballet flat or unexpected invitations.

Purple Wedding Inspirations

Purple-Fuchsia Wedding Inspirations

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