8 Ideas On How To Introduce A Wedding Colour Theme


Written by Lucinda Plunkett | 20.07.16


How to make a harmonious palette more lively?

When planning a wedding, we like to consider how to make it as memorable and impressive as possible, and a wedding colour scheme is one of the details that really affects the way your guests will feel.

Having decided what scheme you’re going for, it’s now time to think about where to splash the colour.

There are lots of different ways to incorporate your colour scheme into your wedding, and we’ve listed a few ideas below for you –


1. Wedding flower arrangements and bouquets

I think wedding flowers are one of the first thing people think of when deciding on colours. Coloured wedding flowers and bouquets are the perfect way to implement your scheme.

Flowers as table centrepieces at a wedding

2. Table settings and decorative centrepieces

To ensure you make the table settings at your wedding unique and interesting, you need to think about how to dress them, and this usually involves some or all aspects of your chosen colours.

Name tags and centre pieces at a wedding

3. Wedding reception

A really simple and effective way to include the colours you like is through your wedding party. The bridesmaids’ dresses could all be the same colour or even a mix of the different colours in your palette. You can also incorporate the colours in shoes, hair accessories and nails. Likewise, the groomsmen can add colour to their outfits, for example with pocket squares, bow ties, waistcoats and socks. You could stick with these for just the bridesmaids and groomsmen or you could add a pop of colour to your own outfits.

bridal party 2

4. Wedding stationery: invitations, name tags for wedding tables and thank you cards

Stationery could be a bit trickier to incorporate into your colour scheme as it would be good to have decided on the colours before sending out your save the dates to ensure all of your wedding stationery matches.

If you haven’t got that far when organising save the dates and invites, you can always just match your stationery on the day like table plans, menus and name cards.

Wedding Stationary

5. Wedding venue decoration – furniture and lighting

Your wedding decoration is where you can really get creative…

You can go for any kind of decoration you want, and the popular decorations usually come in all sorts of colours. Really versatile ideas being used at the moment include coloured tissue pom poms, ribbons and balloons.

There are a few more things that can sometimes be forgotten about that would work well with your colour scheme such as…

Royal Exchange (1)

6. Wedding lighting

Using coloured event lighting and candles as seen here at London’s renowned wedding venue Gibson Hall

Pink lighting decorations at Gibson Hall

7. Wedding catering

Be creative with your wedding catering – try coloured cocktails and canapés. See our photo wedding gallery for more inspirations.

Pimp your cupcake! Colorful catering

8. Wedding cake

The wedding cake icing can be easily dyed a colour of your choice, and even if you want to go for the latest ‘naked’ cake trend, the use of edible decorations like flowers and fruit can tie in with your colour scheme.

Edible flowers on a naked styled cake


For other tips and advice relating to colour, design and all things wedding planning, flick through our previous blog postsor get in touch on 020 7334 3921.