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15 Ways to Use Moody Wedding Colors in Your Decor

Pastel color palettes no more — dark and moody wedding colors are the latest must-have look. Check out our favorite ways to use this dramatic new trend on your big day.

Revel Petals

Bring out your inner voodoo child by adding moody wedding colors to your attire and decor. Dark and mysterious hues — burgundy, forest green, plum purple, midnight blue, and black — are a bold transition from the airy, pastel color palettes that have ruled the wedding industry for the last few years, and couples are fully embracing this edgier aesthetic for their big day. It's a little bit goth, a little bit bohemian, and totally cool. The best part about this new wedding color palette trend is that it works for nearly every style and season, with the right adjustments. Ready to take a walk on the dark side? 

Here are some of our favorite ways to use moody wedding colors on your big day. 


The Lion House

Moody wedding colors are excellent for setting the tone of a winter wedding, as seen with a forest green and white stationery suite. Give your invitations a touch of shimmer by adding envelope liners with subtle metallic gold details – abstract brush strokes work for both traditional and modern styles.

East Made Event Company

We also love, love, LOVE dark blues and purples for creating a dramatic look. This elegant suite is classic yet artistic, with marbled watercolor inserts and swooping gold calligraphy. This color combo could fit any season, thanks to the mix of light and pastel colors.


Broken Top Club

Asking your bridesmaids to wear identical shoes is so yesterday. Achieve a cohesive, mix-and-match look by providing your gals with guidelines ("burgundy heels") while giving them the freedom to choose their specific shoe. Stand out as the bride by donning shoes in a complementary color — we're crushing on these blush velvet heels.

Nicole Colwell Photography

Black lace is an edgy alternative to the trendy illusion sleeve. This chic style is perfect for the trendsetting bride who wants to feel classic with a twist. 

Hop Rabbit Flowers

Moody wedding colors aren't just for the ladies. Burgundy suits are trending in groom's fashion, and we're seeing them at weddings of all dress codes, from formal black tie receptions to boho chic elopements.

Anna Delores Photography

Dreaming of a non-traditional wedding dress? Dare to be bold by wearing a gown with a black and champagne tulle skirt. Paired with an oversized bouquet of greenery, rust-colored flowers, and long ribbons, this look would be gorgeous for an outdoor fall wedding.

Ceremony Decor

Clover Event Co.

Moody wedding colors fit right into the industrial wedding trend. A refurbished venue, such as a loft or warehouse, is an ideal setting to showcase a palette of deep, rich hues. Look for a venue with features like rugged brick walls and dark floors, then add decorative details like flowers and candles to create a hauntingly beautiful space. 

Lindsay Hackney Photography

Sometimes an oversized floral hoop is all you need to fill out an open ceremony space. Add bunches of flowers in moody, burgundy wedding colors to a fern-covered hoop to recreate this stunning backdrop. 

Reception Decor

Event Crush

Behold, the modern way to do a wedding tablescape. Start with a polished wood table (go with a dark cherry stain for optimal moodiness), add a loose greenery runner, and finish with taper candles for ambiance. Skip the table linens and focus on interesting details that showcase your style, such as black wine goblets and gold charger plates. 

Corbin Gurkin Photography

A lilac and pewter palette becomes sultry and unexpected with the addition of marsala accents and nature-inspired details. Use rocks, geodes and crystals in your wedding decor for a vibe that's totally zen. 

Revel Petals

Bring out the mysterious undertones of your moody wedding colors by decorating with collected pieces instead of matchy-matchy decor. Wedding centerpieces with found objects are eclectic and bohemian, tying into the offbeat vibes of a moody palette.

Wedding Cake

Castleton Events: Design & Planning

After years of filling our Pinterest pages, nearly-naked cakes are still en vogue, especially those decorated with fresh fruit. Dark berries, like raspberries and blueberries, are ideal garnishes to go along with your moody wedding decor. Finish your dessert display with a faux-fur throw to pull off a cozy, woodland wedding theme. 

Event Crush

Turn your wedding cake into a true work of art by displaying it in front of its very own backdrop. This setup is gorgeously gothic chic — the greenery and gold details break up the burgundy and black color palette.

Gathered Confections

A basic white buttercream cake is transformed into an artistic creation with the help of vines, flowers and an abstract chocolate topper.