We all know the wedding planning process can be complicated enough. One thing that we often find ourselves changing our minds about through the process is the wedding color palette. If you can’t decide on a set color palette, it can really hold you back from making other decisions, like bridesmaid dresses, florals, table linens, etc. To help you avoid the second guessing and regret, we’ve compiled our best tips and tricks for choosing your wedding colors – and sticking with them!

Use Your Venue and Season as Your Canvas

Take note of the colors that are naturally in your venue – color of walls, flooring, fixtures, etc. Use this as a cavas and work with colors that will look good and compliment that space. If your wedding is outdoors, take note of what the outdoor space will look like during that time of year. If you’re having an October outdoor wedding – try looking for colors that will compliment the Fall foliage.

Get Inspired by Your Own Personal Style

Remember, your color scheme is supposed to be a reflection of who you are as a couple. Go through your closet and look at the colors that you naturally gravitate toward. If you find that you wear a lot of blue, that is likely a color that makes you feel good and enjoy seeing yourself in. If there are colors that you don’t like to see yourself in, maybe don’t make your wedding party wear it. Instead, surround yourself in colors that make you feel happy and confident.

Embrace Color Psychology

Color psychology is the study of how colors affect human behavior and emotions. It can be a helpful tool in guiding your decision-making process. For example, if you want to create a sense of calm and tranquility, consider incorporating shades of blue or green. If you want to evoke passion and excitement, red or orange hues can do the trick. By understanding the psychological effects of colors, you can choose a color scheme that resonates with you and your partner, and creates the desired ambiance for your wedding.

Consider Your Wedding Party’s Preferences

Your wedding party, including bridesmaids and groomsmen, will play a significant role in your wedding aesthetic. Take their preferences into account when choosing your color scheme. While it’s important to stay true to your vision, involving your wedding party in the decision-making process can help ensure that everyone feels comfortable and confident in their attire. You can either consult them individually or have a group discussion to gather their input and preferences.

Create a Mood Board

Visualizing your color scheme can be easier with a mood board. Gather inspiration from various sources such as wedding magazines, online platforms, or even nature. Collect images, fabric swatches, and hold them in various lighting. This is the best way to visualize how the colors will look on your wedding day!

When in Doubt, Go With the Classics

Afraid you’re going to choose a palette then hate it in a few years? Go with something timeless and classic. While many current wedding trends can be fun, its always a good idea to start with a more standard color palette. Once you establish that, you can begin to weave in a few pops of what you’re feeling right now!


Remember, your wedding colors should not only be visually appealing but also resonate with you and evoke the emotions you want to experience and share with your loved ones on your big day. Whether you opt for a classic and elegant palette or decide to incorporate vibrant pops of color, make sure it aligns with your vision and creates a cohesive and harmonious look throughout your wedding decor, attire, and floral arrangements.

Don’t be afraid to gather inspiration from various sources and create a mood board that captures the essence of your desired color scheme. This will help you visualize how different colors and elements work together and ensure a cohesive and beautiful overall aesthetic. And last of all, don’t forget to have fun with it!