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10 Beautiful Summer Wedding Colour Palettes

After enjoying last week’s summery colour palette so much (it was just what I needed to warm me up as temperatures dropped and Winter finally arrived here in New Zealand) I thought I would take a look at a few of my other favourites colour combinations for the season. You see whilst I may have been a Winter bride myself, who doesn’t love the idea of exchanging vows under a clear blue sky in some sunbathed outdoor setting? But choosing the perfect palette for your wedding – colours that compliment your venue, style and theme; as well as hues that your bridesmaids will love, is no easy matter! So, here’s a little inspiration for those of you planning a Summer wedding; some unusual, unique and surprisingly lovely colour combinations for a celebration in the sun…..

Coral Romance

Starting off with one of my favourite colours for Summer, an exquisite coral. Paired with blush and peach it would make for a feminine and romantic wedding, perfect for a floral filled affair. And although most palettes are pretty versatile, suiting almost any venue or theme, I think this coral beauty is best suited to a garden wedding where the lush greenery of Summer will provide the perfect backdrop, letting these gorgeous colours shine!

Coral Summer Wedding Colour Palette

Stationery ~  The Romance Between, Photography ~  Kurt Boomer via Style Me Pretty


Ice Blue, Blush & Jade

This heavenly palette just couldn’t be any prettier. The softest shade of blue is so cool for a hot Summer’s day, and how perfect (and super flattering) is it for your bridesmaids?? Keep any greenery muted, like Eucalyptus and lambs ear, to compliment it, then add a hint of blush for just a touch of warmth…..divine!

Ice Blue, Blush & Jade Summer Wedding Colour Palette

Photography ~ Danielle Poff Photography via Green Wedding Shoes


Bright & Beautiful

Summer is just the season to be bold with colour with some lovely warm brights. And this particular palette couldn’t be any brighter, or more beautiful! But this is a palette that I would definitely leave for the flowers to convey, choosing just one (or two at the most) of the more muted colours featured to weave throughout the rest of your day to allow those richer shades to really pop!

Bright & Beautiful Summer Wedding Colour Palette

Bouquet ~ Sarah’s Garden, Photography ~ Kelsie Pinkerton via 100 Layer Cake


Elegant Neutral

But of course Summer doesn’t have to be about bold colours, or even pretty pastels. It can be understated and chic with just a hint of a kiss from the sun like this lovely elegant palette of neutrals. Rather than brown neutrals, which can look Autumnal, choose varying shades of white with muted greens and a touch of brown (think old church pews or rustic wood dining tables) to ground it.

Elegant Neutral Summer Wedding Colour Palette

Photography ~ Jose Villa via SMP


Strawberries & Cream

Nothing says Summer quite like fresh strawberries and this colour combination just screams yummy strawberries, don’t you think? For a long time I thought pink and red just did not go, but this palette proves I could not have been more wrong. Vibrant, fun and super pretty it is perfect for a romantic affair at any venue (and you can even add some of the berries that inspired it to your floral arrangements like this for a hint of whimsy)

Strawberries & Cream Summer Wedding Colour Palette

Photography ~ KT Merry Photography via SMP


Coral & Mint

The perfect balance of warm and cool tones collide to create the prettiest palette for a Summer wedding! Coral and mint work so well together, whilst the touch of the romantic soft blue adds just the right amount of contrast. Oh and I am just so in love with those lush coral peonies, they would make the perfect choice of flower for this colour scheme…..

Coral & Mint Wedding Colour Palette

Photography ~ RomaBea Images via Elizabeth Anne Designs


Red, White & Blue

Whilst this might be the quintessential colour palette for a Summer wedding thanks to its nautical undertones, I wanted to show it can be so much more by giving it a more elegant and romantic (less relaxed and beachy) feel. You see red, white and blue doesn’t have to be stripes and anchors, it can be roses, linens and suits….. and how perfect for a chic 4th of July holiday wedding!

Red White & Blue Wedding Colour Palette

Bouquet ~ Carte Blanche Design, Photography ~ Rachel Solomon via Hey Wedding Lady


Greyed Jade & Gold

Whilst greyed jade may not be the first colour you think of, I wanted to show that this shade, especially when mixed with gold, can be a sophisticated choice for a Summer bride. It would be sure to look lovely in any venue, but I can’t help imagining an ethereal beach wedding with hand dyed silk, driftwood and sea glass…..*swoon*

Greyed Jade & Gold Summer Wedding Colour Palette

Wedding Cake ~ Melissa’s Fine Pastries, Photography ~ Julie Livingston Photography via Coastal Bride


Citrus Brights

A refreshing choice and super pretty this palette really is a feast for the senses! And oh so perfect for a garden ceremony and marquee reception – just imagine mismatched vintage china in the same shades, a bar of citrus flavoured water and croquet on the lawns! Just be sure to keep your citrus shades a little dusky, for a wedding that is gorgeous rather than gaudy…..

Citrus Brights Summer Wedding Colour Palette

Photography ~ Ryan Ray Photo  via Style Me Pretty


Soft Rose & Serenity

Of course in a list full of such lovely colour palettes, I couldn’t ignore Pantone‘s picks for colour of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue! Gentle, delicate and utterly romantic both are beautiful for a Summer wedding, and they look surprisingly lovely together. Especially with a touch of blush and dark blue (think viburnum berries) to avoid your wedding from looking to sickly sweet or like a gender reveal baby shower!….

Rose & Serenity Wedding Colour Palette

Photography ~  Kurt Boomer via Style Me Pretty

What do you think?? With so many fabulous colours to choose from, now I wonder how any bride ever picks their palette – I could get married every day of the week and choose a different colour each time 🙂 I think I would go with Elegant Neutrals to start with you! How about you, which one is your favourite? Do let me know and I might just make it my next inspiration board!