Wedding Color Combinations

Growing up did you ever have a mood ring?  If I remember right you would hold down a finger on your ring, as a color appeared that was your corresponding mood.  Now if only picking your wedding colors were that easy right?

While I don’t hold a magical ring that can tell you the right color combinations for your special day, I did come across a recent blog post on DIY Wedding Planner admits, “with so many, many decisions to be made, wedding planning can be completely overwhelming, not to mention frequently frustrating.”  But they go on to boast, “choosing your wedding colors can be the easiest part and after that, it’s pretty much all down hill.”

Their post, Color of the Year, let’s us in on ten different color combinations to keep an eye out for in 2013.  Out of their ten picks I’ve highlighted three that all speak to a different wedding day “mood”.

Rainbow wedding-; photo booth-; rustic wedding-; blush wedding-
Rainbow wedding-; photo booth-; rustic wedding-; blush wedding-

Blush and Pewter Gray.  Soft pinks, blushes, cream and greenery mixed with pewter gray are my pick for a hopelessly, romantic wedding.  Softly lit votive candles with vintage china and glassware for your tablescape will add to the timeless elegance with this color scheme.  Keep things traditional with a floral centerpiece and timeless wedding flowers like garden roses.  A great DIY wedding project suggested by is to use diamond mesh to wrap around votive candles on reception tables.

Over the rainbow. asks, “why not try dressing them (bridal party) all in black, (groomsmen, too) with fun rainbow splashes of color in parasols, bouquets, shoes, socks, boutonnieres, and ties.”  This color scheme would fit fabulously with a fun, carefree and themed or destination wedding.  Remember the Retro Wedding Theme, the photo shoot paired bright mixes of flowers with a fun amusement park setting.  DIY wedding project pick, make your own DIY photo booth for guests at the reception using fun props and message boards.

Olive green and topaz.  Create a fresh take on a rustic, woodland wedding theme with this color combination.  Utilize the best nature has to offer with natural elements like tree branches, moss and silk florals for decor.  Combine polished metals and rich woodwork for a touch of elegance.  DIY wedding project,’s rustic centerpiece using natural branches, a moss table runner with flower heads and votive candles.  Find a step by step youtube video here.