Color plays such a crucial role in a wedding. It sets the tone and personality of your special day. Everything from the stationery and bridesmaid dresses to the flowers and wedding cake rely on your color palette. While some couples may already know what colors they want for their wedding before they’re even engaged, it might not be as easy of a choice for you. And if choosing your wedding colors feels overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help reduce stress and give you some inspiration.
This past year, more newlyweds embraced the idea of color, especially pastels. And we expect this trend to continue into the new year. Only this time, it will be brighter and bolder. To give you a starting point for your own colors and fresh ideas to pin to your mood board, we’ve rounded up all the trending wedding colors for 2023.
Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta
It’s official: 2023 is the year of the magenta. A vibrant and punchy fuchsia-meets-red shade, Pantone’s color of the year is an unconventional shade for an unconventional time. Described as brave and fearless, Viva Magenta represents the overwhelming emotions you feel when you’re about to marry your soulmate and start a new life together. To showcase the full range of this sultry and romantic color, pair it with a variety of complementary hues together, from deep burgundy and berry to fuchsia and hot pink.
Not only is this a gorgeous color that exudes feel-good vibes, but it’s also a bold color that just pops in photos. This hue is perfect for any season, and is very versatile. Consider pairing it with yellows and pinks for an overall bright look. Or combine it with greens and blues for a color contrast made in heaven.
The popularity of this shade continues to be on the rise. If happiness were a color, it’d be this sunny hue. Canary yellow is a crisp and radiant color that brings a cheery and airy feel to your celebration. While you can go all out with this sweet shade, you can also make a statement when used in more understated ways.
Representing elegance and beauty, we’re forecasting lavender as a key color for 2023. A calming yet joyous color, you can create a stunning impact with wow-worthy arrangements or by incorporating this romantic hue in the finer details.
A classic that will never go out of style, you can use cobalt blue in many different ways as a twist on your “something blue.” This color is often styled with coral, tangerine, or blush blooms. To add a unique flair to your celebration, you can layer delftware or chinoiserie prints for a regal and polished look.
Green can be a color palette in itself and is stunning year-round, depending on how you style it. From greenery installations and arrangements to decor accents, try mixing shades of greens in different textures to add depth and drama to any space or tablescape. Or bring greens to your stationery, from save-the-dates to place cards.
Your color scheme essentially dictates how you and your guests will experience the big day. So it’s important to stay true to yourself throughout the entire wedding planning process, including when it’s time to choose your color palette. Keep that in mind, along with this list of trending wedding colors when curating your wedding design details. Make it your own with personal touches and unexpected elements to create an unforgettable celebration. The sky’s the limit when there are all the possibilities in the rainbow!