Planning to get hitched between May and September? We're sharing some of our favorite summer wedding colors inspired by the season's sun-filled days, laid-back vibes, and warm temperatures. Vibrant colors are some of the most popular hues for summer weddings, so we've included a few bright and bold palettes, but you'll also find inspiration for romantic pastels and modern neutrals. And if you need even more ideas as you're wedding planning, you can check out this tropical wedding theme inspiration or our Wedding Color Quiz to create your own color combos.
Don't miss these stylish summer wedding color schemes and ideas.
Plum, lilac & peach
This dark purple shade is traditionally seen as a fall wedding color, but it's actually a great option for summer weddings, too! Pair it with light peach, lilac, and white to brighten the overall palette so that the plum jewel tones feel appropriate for the summer season.
Pink, yellow & orange
Citrus-inspired colors like pink, yellow, and orange make quite a statement on the big day. These bright colors are whimsical and upbeat, so they're an excellent choice if you're going for a party-all-night vibe. We love how they look when paired with metallic gold and natural accents, like wood and leather (like this table runner). This is also a great wedding color palette for a spring wedding.
Green, white & copper
Achieve a modern minimalist vibe by using green, white, and copper as your summer wedding colors. This trio is one of the most versatile color palettes — it works for nearly all styles depending on the specific decor you use. This place setting is casual-meets-tropical, thanks to the monstera leaf and wood charger paired with basic white plates.
Blush & dusty blue
Whether you're going for rustic chic flair or updated classic style, blush and blue are always a winning combination. These summer wedding colors are light and airy, and they're easy to incorporate into nearly every part of your nuptials, from attire to floral arrangements, table linens, and stationery. How cool does this bridesmaid crew look with their denim jackets?
Blush & sage
If blush and blue is too mainstream for your taste, try blush and sage green instead. This washed-out green is on our radar to be one of the next big wedding colors — plus, it gives you an excuse to include lots of lush greenery in your wedding decor!
Summertime is a fabulous opportunity to try out a neutral color palette. With ethereal shades like ivory, beige, and gray, your wedding aesthetic will feel refreshing and chic (perfect for those hot summer days). Take inspiration from this swoon-worthy wedding cake and break up the neutrals by adding muted color combinations using details like seasonal fruits, such as figs and Bartlett pears.
Orange, green & teal
If you love the idea of a playful, beachy vibe, these are the summer wedding colors for you. Pair eye-catching orange and teal with accent colors like green and white for a color palette inspired by a tropical island. Whether you're actually getting married on the beach in a destination wedding or are just looking for a way to recreate that laid-back atmosphere with a tropical wedding theme, we're loving this zesty combination!
Pink & green
Here's another island-inspired combo we can't get enough of. This color palette already has its own flowers to match — with centerpieces of proteas and anthuriums, which just happen to be one of this year's wedding flower trends. Pair a pink and green palette with white details to really make the colors pop for an outdoor wedding.
Muted & moody
Not all summer wedding colors have to be bright and bold. Darker tones, like mulberry, burgundy and emerald green, bring a moody twist to a traditional summer color palette of ivory, dusty rose, and peach. We think this is a gorgeous alternative if you're looking for something that's highly romantic but not overdone. This is one of our favorite wedding color combos for a winter wedding, too.
Red, white & blue
The summer season is one of the few times a year when you can pull off this patriotic color palette. Naturally, it's perfect if you're having a wedding over Memorial Day weekend or getting married on the Fourth of July. Use mix-and-match shades of red, white, and blue — like these blue bridesmaid dresses subtly paired with red and white bouquets — for the most modern take on Americana wedding style.
Coral & light green
We couldn't talk about our favorite summer wedding colors without mentioning the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral. We already know that this punchy color is amazing when paired with neutrals like white and gold, but coral is surprisingly stylish with an unexpected color like light green. It's impossible to have a bad day when you're surrounded by this cheerful palette!
Yellow, green & gray
Touches of lemon yellow will instantly brighten a basic green and gray color palette. These stylish summer wedding colors remind us of an intimate garden party — preferably one surrounded by lemon trees at a villa in the Tuscan countryside. We can dream, right?
Peach, mauve & brown
We're swooning over this color palette that's one part romantic and one part bohemian (see more bohemian wedding theme ideas right here). We know what you're thinking — brown as an accent color? But trust us when we say that brown brings an element of warmth and richness to your decor, especially when you incorporate it through nature-inspired details, like feathers, driftwood, and dried grasses.
Blue & white
When it comes to summer wedding colors, there are few palettes more classic and timeless than blue and white. This tried-and-true combination is beautiful year after year, and it works for nearly any wedding style, with a wide array of wedding dresses, whether you're having a nautical theme, a formal garden wedding, or a mermaid-inspired wedding.