31 Neutral Wedding Color Palette Ideas

Although splashes of color are eye-catching and vibrant, nothing says dreamy like a soft, muted wedding color palette[1] of neutrals. Peaceful and classic, shades of beige, ivory, white, and the like repeatedly stand the test of time. And the best part about this natural and unfussy look? It can fit the mold of any wedding style, especially when you take advantage of the different textures you can play with. Garden soirée[2]? Think garden roses and soft greenery. Elegant and sophisticated affair? Try metallics[3] and gilded accents. Beach nuptials[4]? Gauzy, carefree linens and rattan accents are perfect.

Quite contrary to popular assumption, a neutral wedding color scheme[5] doesn't mean you're confined to a select set of hues and color combinations. If tans, creams, and hints of gray are too basic of a palette for you, subtly incorporate subdued pastels such as an airy blush and light peach or go the opposite direction and throw in gleaming champagne or gold for a more glamorous feel and a sparkling finishing touch.

And, bear in mind — your entire wedding doesn't have to be completely neutral. Sometimes, weaving in just neutral elements into certain parts of your wedding, such as your ceremony chairs[6] or tablescape, can round out or complement a broader theme. And don't forget the power of accents — organic decor such as raw wood or greenery (think a sprig of ferns placed in a napkin setting or a garland of ivy adorning a linen chuppah) can enhance the natural look a neutral color palette creates.

See more: 30 Small Wedding Ideas for an Intimate Affair[7]

When it comes to narrowing down what your palette will look like, just remember that color choice can conjure up different moods. Even with neutrals, the darker end of the spectrum is more refined and stylish, while the lighter end is more playful and romantic. Either way, the resulting look is stunning. We can't get enough of these wedding themes[8] decked out in everything from creamy fawn tones to snowy shades of white, and you won't either.


  1. ^ wedding color palette (www.brides.com)
  2. ^ Garden soirée (www.brides.com)
  3. ^ metallics (www.brides.com)
  4. ^ Beach nuptials (www.brides.com)
  5. ^ neutral wedding color scheme (www.brides.com)
  6. ^ ceremony chairs (www.brides.com)
  7. ^ 30 Small Wedding Ideas for an Intimate Affair (www.brides.com)
  8. ^ wedding themes (www.brides.com)