Jenna Bechtholt Photography

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, you can check out this tropical wedding theme inspiration or use WeddingWire's Color Palette Generator to create your own color combos. 

Don't miss these stylish summer wedding colors and ideas. 

Brown Fox Creative

Plum, lavender & 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, lavender, and white to brighten the overall palette so that the plum color feels appropriate for the summer season. 

Olivia Richards Photography

Pink, yellow & orange

Citrus-inspired colors like pink, yellow, and orange make quite a statement on the big day. These bright hues 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). 

Hope Helmuth Photography

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. 

Emily Blumberg Photography

Blush & 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 big day, from attire to flowers, table linens, and stationery. How cool does this bridesquad look with their denim jackets? 

Westdrift Manhattan Beach

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!

Mayhar Design


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). Break up the neutrals by adding muted colors 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 or are just looking for a way to recreate that laid-back atmosphere with a tropical wedding theme, we're loving this zesty combination! 

Mira Mira Events

Pink & green

Here's another island-inspired combo we can't get enough of. This color palette already has its own flowers to match — 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. 

Bethany Erin Photography

Muted & moody

Not all summer wedding colors have to be bright and bold. Darker tones, like mulberry and emerald green, bring a moody twist to a traditional summer color palette of ivory, blush, and peach. We think this is a gorgeous alternative if you're looking for something that's highly romantic but not overdone. 

WEDD Events

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 for the most modern take on Americana wedding style. 

Blink & Co. Photography

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! 

Golden Sage Events

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. 

Alluring Events

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, whether you're having a nautical theme, a formal garden wedding, or a mermaid-inspired wedding