Creative ways to incorporate colour in your wedding day

However you choose your colour theme for your wedding, you’ll want to make sure you make an impact with the colours you choose. Whether you make the decision by closing your eyes and pointing to a colour chart, picking your totes fav colour, or meticulously trawling through Pinterest comparing all the latest colour trends until you find the one you love most, once you have finally settled on your colour theme, you’ll have to decide how you want to incorporate those colours in your wedding day. In this post we look past the standard colour focuses of the centrepieces, chair sashes, flowers and bridesmaid dresses to help you find creative ways to add colour to your big day!

Getting started…

A good colour scheme has a focus or feature colour and a number of complementing colours that are used to emphasise and harmonise with the feature colour. We love these wonderful examples from Fab Mood, Bajan Wed, and One Fab Day.

Coral, mint and cream colour palette
Coral, mint and cream colour palette
Mint & peach colour palette
Mint & peach colour palette
Blush and navy colour palette
Blush and navy colour palette
Mint and peach colour palette
Mint and peach colour palette

Amazing images from: One Fab Day, Fab Mood (who are so great we featured two of their palettes), and Bajan Wed


One of the ways to make your wedding truly memorable is to incorporate cute or quirky little touches of colour throughout the day. Why fork out hundreds of dollars for a pair of white (probably satin) high heels that you’ll likely never wear again when you can choose a pair of shoes that you love and will show off your personality on your wedding day? We personally LOVE the look of some colour peeking out from under your dress. For extra fun, find a matching pair of gumboots for that upbeat wet weather option!

Amazing images from: Style Me Pretty and Anna Kinchen Photography.

Gorgeous images from: Girly Wedding, Burnetts Boards, and Bride & Groom Weddings


Don’t stop at your wedding shoes.. get your groom a pair of matching socks as a little pressie so you can take cute photos like these ones! Even better, get all the groomsmen in on it too!

Amazing images from: Confesiones de una boda and Pop Sugar


If the worst happens and the weather is not your friend on your big day, why not make the most of it? Embrace the rain and use it as an opportunity to add a pop of colour to your photos. Combine that with your fun, colour-coordinated gumboots and you’ll have some spectacular images and great memories of your wedding day.

Amazing images from: Polka Dot Bride, The Berry, Snippet & Ink, and The Proposal Wedding Blog


A great way to help your colour scheme pop is to add colour to your wedding day stationary, like your menu cards, table numbers, seating chart, etc. All these little elements add up to create a coordinated, impressive colour scheme that’ll have real impact. You can also set the tone for the entire day by having your ceremony programs match all your gorgeous stationary.

Amazing images from: Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Frosted Petticoat, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled, Magnolia Rouge, and Hey Wedding Lady


Choosing napkins in a colour that complements your scheme is a brilliant way to add depth and interest to your table settings. Instead of styling your napkins in the primary colour of your wedding, consider picking a secondary colour, preferably a pastel, so that they are subtle and elegant. We love these great examples!

Gorgeous images from: Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty (this one even comes with DIY instructions!), Hochzeits Guide, Something Delightful, Ruffled, Frosted Petticoat, Pinterest, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled, Southbound Bride, Style Me Pretty, and The Perfect Palette

Table runners

People often shy away from incorporating colour in their table runners. We say go for it! Used wisely, a table runner can have tons of impact and really jazz up your styling. You could choose a pattern, add some glam or simply brighten up the table with carefully chosen fabric.

Amazing images thanks to: Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Brooklyn Bride, Wedding Chicks, Frosted Petticoat,


Your wedding favours are not only a great way to show your guests that you appreciate their company on your big day, they can also be a great way to incorporate colour in your reception. Favours such as jars of jam or honey are delightful, as you can choose a fabric to cover the lid and add that extra wow to your colour scheme.

Amazing images thanks to: Evermine Occasions, Love Luxe Blog, Bespoke Bride, Jen Lauren Grant, Wedding Chicks, Colin Cowie Weddings, The English Wedding Blog, Pop Sugar, InDecora, and Style Me Pretty


Who can go past a cake that is both delicious and pretty? Gone are the days of a traditional white wedding cake. These days your choices are pretty much limitless! We absolutely adore cakes that incorporate colour, patterns or even watercolour designs to add that extra wow factor. Combine a gorgeous cake with a beautifully styled dessert table and you have an amazing feature for your reception that really shows off your colour theme. Dessert tables have the added benefit of encouraging your guests to roam the room at your reception, ensuring it doesn’t feel too stuffy.

Amazing images from: Hint of Vanilla, Not So Newlywed McGees, Wedding Chicks, Deer Pearl Flowers, Style Me Pretty, I Take You, Laymon Na Mint Photography, Wedding Star, Burnetts Boards, The Little Big Company, Modern Wedding Magazine, and Magnolia Rouge


Beautifully styled drinks tables can really add a pop of colour to your wedding reception. Not only delicious, coloured drinks are a mobile wedding decoration, as your guests will be carrying them around with them! Styled drink tables have the added bonus of giving your guests a reason to get up and about to mingle and chat.

Amazing image via: Evermine Occasions (who include their brilliant printable tag just for you), Everything Fabulous, Centsational Girl, Inspired By This, Wedding Window, and The Perfect Palette

Now all you need to do is pick your colours! Good luck!! ♥

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