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Summer Wedding Colors

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Nov 23, 2018
Summers are synonymous with beautiful, bright, and vibrant colors and hues. So, opt for summer wedding colors to lighten your 'tying the knot' ceremony. Get help to choose the right color for your summertime wedding theme.
Summers are considered to be the best time of the year to get married. The bright and warm colors along with the vibrant themes create a happy atmosphere. You can either opt for a beach wedding theme or host a wedding reception in which you can use wildflowers.
So, the list of options to choose from is endless. Opt for colors like icy blue, shades of white, or warm tones of tropical colors to give a refreshing feel to your warm marriage ceremony.

Summer Wedding Color Schemes

There are a plethora of color schemes to choose from. You can use these schemes to finalize the theme of your marriage. Some of them have been mentioned here:

Monochromatic Color Scheme for Summer Wedding

In a monochromatic scheme, only one color and its hues are used. For example, if you choose the color blue, then all the shades of blue that appear on the monochromatic color wheel can only be used.

Contrast Color Scheme for Summer Wedding

In this color scheme, only contrasting colors are used. For example, the contrasting color of yellow is purple. You can even choose those contrasting colors that are placed on the opposite side of the color wheel.

Triad Color Scheme for Summer Wedding

These color shades form a triangle on the color wheel. Out here, of the three colors one will be the primary color, and the other two will be accent colors.

Tetrad Color Scheme for Summer Wedding

In this, a group of four colors which are equally spaced on the color wheel are used to adorn your wedding. It gives you wide range of ambience that you wish to create at your wedding.

Analogic Color Scheme for Summer Wedding

The color shades that are placed side by side on the color wheel are known as analogic color schemes. These color shades can be matched with one contrasting color shade as an accent color.

Colors and Themes

Nature Theme for Summer Wedding

This theme is inspired by nature, and you can go for green plants as the central theme. You can choose from various hues of green, and team them with bright colors, like purple, pink, or yellow.
Else, you can choose from lavender, pink, and white, and team it with a pale green color for a subtle marriage theme. You can also create a tropical rainforest like atmosphere with shades of deep green.

It's Raining Colors for Summer Wedding

You can also go in for a rainbow color scheme. In this, you can add several colors to your nuptials, like bright pink, yellow, orange, and green. Other colors, like red, pink, and orange are also fantastic colors for a summer wedding.
You can also try the tetrad color scheme that includes purple, yellow, green, and blue. The triad colors for a summertime wedding include aqua, lime, and yellow. These impart a really cool feeling to the central theme.

Cool Blue for Summer Wedding

A cool blue theme will give you the feel of a poolside without a pool. Try combinations, yellow - blue, blue - white, turquoise - white or match shades of blue for unique wedding reception ideas.

Sun Colors for Summer Wedding

During summertime, how can the warm tones of summer be overlooked? You can try these colors for a beach theme wedding or a wedding held in the evening. You can go for dusky greens, sky blues, or the triad of yellow, orange, and red.
If you are conducting a beach wedding, you can try sandy colors in combination with orange and pink.

Lovely Summer Wedding Colors

There are a plenty of colors that you can choose from for your bridesmaid dresses, wedding invitations, ribbons, tablecloth, flower arrangement, and even for your wedding cake decorations.

Purple and Plum

For your summer wedding, you can pair your purples with yellow or plum. Even lavender paired with gold will brighten up your wedding.


This is one bright shade that will definitely spread cheer in your nuptials. You can team it up with lavender or choose a combination that matches in the color wheel chart to adorn your summer wedding.


Vibrant red used in various shade combinations will automatically sizzle your big day. You can combine your reds with champagne, pink, or green.


Yellow can impart a traditional feel to your nuptial knot. You can either opt for yellow accents or the bright sunflower yellow combined with shades of brown.
Even yellow and silver make a stunning color pair. White, lavender, silver, and brown go really very well with yellow.


Pink is the obvious choice for a summertime wedding. Mix and match pink with different colors and infuse the feeling of romance and intimacy in your wedding theme. You can combine pink with brown, the delicate shades of purple, etc.


The cool shade of white makes every bride look like an angel, and is considered to be the best wedding color. You can add a tint of electric blue, green, or even red to your white color. Pinks help in adding a soft touch to your white color scheme.

Best Summer Wedding Flowers

Any wedding is incomplete without the inclusion of flowers. You can choose from the traditional summer flowers, like delphiniums, columbine (aquilegia), and irises.
You can also opt for the orange, pink, yellow, and cream varieties of Alstroemeria.
Rose, calla lilies, stargazer, and lilies are popular summer wedding flowers, as they are found in abundance all throughout the year. Due to their sweet fragrance, they are an obvious choice for many brides. Bright cockscomb or celosia flowers can also be added to bouquets and other floral arrangements.
The other summertime wedding flowers include: 
  • Asiatic Lily
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Chrysanthemum
  • English Lavender
  • Forget-me-not
  • Freesia
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Larkspur
  • Liatris
  • Oriental Lily
  • Queen Anne's Lace
  • Snapdragon
  • Lisianthus
  • Matsumoto Asters
  • Monte Cassino Asters
  • Sunflower
  • Tuberose
  • Yarrow
  • Zinnia
  • Solidaster
  • Statice
  • Stephanotis
  • Stock
In the end, always remember to choose colors that really inspire you. A wedding is the most special day of your life, and you should opt for those colors and themes that make you feel comfortable and happy. Hoping that this information proves to be beneficial in helping you make the best possible choice.