Picking your wedding colors is an essential part of planning during any season, but fall wedding colors can pose a particular challenge. Orange is an obvious choice (hello, pumpkin patch season!), but if that's not your style, don't worry. There are dozens of other fall wedding colors out there — from rich jewel tones to earthy neutrals and even pastels — that will capture the magic of the season while feeling modern and trendy. Ready to finalize your fall color palette? This inspirational roundup of modern fall wedding colors will help spark your imagination, but if you need even more ideas, you can head to the WeddingWire Color Palette Generator to find customized color combos!
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You basically can't go wrong with jewel tones, and that's why they continue to be popular fall wedding colors year after year. Add colors like burgundy, navy blue, dark purple, and green to your palette for a regal vibe. Gilded accents, such as flatware, candlesticks, and table chargers bring shimmer and romance to a jewel tone tablescape.
Muted colors and neutrals are beautiful if you're going for a softer look. Combine hues like eucalyptus green, dove gray, and ivory for a wedding with down-to-earth style. You can even incorporate natural accents to emphasize the fall season. We like these white and gray gourds that evoke an autumnal theme in an understated way.
Burgundy & Gold
This is one of the most versatile (and foolproof) combination of wedding colors for fall. Whether your wedding style is bohemian, rustic, or formal, burgundy and gold are always a winning combo! Pair this duo with black accents to create a look that's slightly moody and mysterious.
Mauve & Gray
Pastels are traditionally springtime wedding colors, but who says you can't do them for fall? Instead of bright robin's egg blues and peachy pinks, opt for mauve or nostalgia rose paired with charcoal gray. Add a hint of gold to bring substance to a soft palette.
Amber & Sage
If you like the idea of neutral fall wedding colors but don't want to go full-on ethereal, add a touch of bold amber yellow. It was done here with amaranthus in the centerpieces, but you could also use table linens, colorful taper candles, glassware, or yellow flowers, such as mums and dahlias.
Rust & Blush
Blush pink is still one of the most beloved wedding colors. For fall, it looks amazing with rust orange and greenery.
Ivory & Purple
Take a cue from fall fruits like grapes and figs by adding dark purple to your fall wedding color palette. This rich color feels fresh and elegant when paired with ivory and just a bit of pink.
Gray, Red & Green
Speaking of fruits, apples are another unexpected source of inspiration for your fall wedding color palette. We especially love this idea for rustic weddings! If you're getting married on a farm, vineyard, or orchard, you might even be able to source produce from the venue. See more reasons why we love fruit in wedding decor right here.
Navy & Gold
Having a classic wedding? Navy and gold are the perfect fall wedding colors for any sophisticated fête. These hues are timeless and elegant without feeling too basic. Leave them as-is, or incorporate pops of burgundy and burnt orange throughout your decor for added warmth.
Brown & Red
Red is commonly paired with bright orange, especially for rustic fall weddings. If you want something that's pastoral with a twist, we're crushing on this red, black, and brown combo that feels just as appropriate for any countryside wedding.
Orange & White
If you're dreaming of a quintessential fall wedding, orange and white are your go-to colors. This palette brings to mind lots of pumpkin decor, hot apple cider, cozy flannel blankets, and handmade pies for dessert.
Pale Blue & Yellow
This airy color palette would be perfect for a wedding taking place during that transitional window when it's not quite summer anymore, but not quite fall, either. Warm yellow hues stand out against an almost-monochromatic tablescape of whitewashed wood, pale blue linens, and clear glassware. Avoid veering into "spring pastels" territory by adding fall foliage, dark greenery, and viburnum berries.
Emerald & Moss
Use shades of green to create a gorgeous two-tone color palette. Sophisticated emerald looks extra-chic when paired with a mossy hue. This combo would be stunning for an outdoor wedding in the woods.
Raspberry & Green
These wine-inspired tones are some of our favorite fall wedding colors for anyone getting married at a vineyard. They're perfect for achieving a look that's stylish yet relaxed.