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Summer Wedding Colors

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018

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Summer brings a whole new life—and what better way to welcome it than with a vibrant summer wedding palette. Summer wedding colors can draw from anywhere. There’s the bright pops of bubble gum and sweet taffy, or ocean hues like carribbean blue and aqua. If you’re more of a muted color fan, summer nights bring in cooler shades like champagne, mauve and seafoam.

For summer wedding colors, we’ve created more than 45 schemes as unique as your vision. Find the collection that represents your style and incorporate the colors into each aspect of your day—from ceremony to reception.

Pick your favorite color below and get information for every color by clicking on the circles. With colors in hand, find your perfect palette fit in our wedding invitations.

Choose a Color for Inspiration

Summer Weddings in Purple

Bright

Orchid
Deep Fuchsia
Ocean Waves
Caribbean Blue
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Plan a radiant summer wedding with orchid and deep fuchsia hues. Tie in blue accents, with ocean waves or caribbean blue, for a full kaleidoscope feel.

Colorful

Majestic Purple
Begonia
Mustard
Metal Gray
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Let summer colors dance their way into your wedding day. Apply majestic purple or begonia to your backdrop and allow mustard to brighten the look through smaller details such as flowers, shoes and centerpieces. Incorporate metal gray to sharpen the look without taking away from the colors.

Metallic

Grape
Pale Lilac
Navy
Gold
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
A metallic purple scheme allows you to design either a vintage or modern look, depending on how you use the colors. If you choose grape or pale lilac bridesmaid dresses, balance them with a neutral suit color. Select vibrant summer flowers in either purple, navy or blue.

Muted

Velvet
Blue Frosting
Pale Lilac
Deep Sea
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Weddings with a classic feel often have a softer color scheme. Using velvet and pale lilac as your purple mainstays, sprinkle in blue frosting and deep sea as complements. Your guests will love the beauty in each detail, from your bouquets to your napkins to your dessert table.

Monochrome

Bright Purple
Orchid
Pale Lilac
Blush
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Weave purple into every aspect of your wedding decor and wardrobe. Ranging from bright purple to blush, you'll have a wedding that blends together from beginning to end.

Summer Weddings in Red

Bright

Strawberry
Bubble Gum
Spring Grass
Champagne
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Red Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Let the fun begin with a theme as vibrant as your excitement to marry the partner of your dreams. Style your centerpieces and bridesmaid dresses with a strawberry hue. To keep your decor balanced, sprinkle in bubble gum, spring grass and champagne throughout your tables, chairs and flower arrangements.

Colorful

Red Lantern
Bright Yellow
Faded Denim
Bubble Gum
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Red Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
To design a summer wedding that'll stand out from the crowd, choose a magnificent array of colors like red lantern and bright yellow. Depending on your taste, throw in bubblegum pink and faded denim to act as party companions to your red and yellow mainstays. This festive theme will get the party started and will keep it going all night long.

Metallic

Strawberry
Primrose
Ultramarine
Silver
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Red Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Strawberry and ultramarine simply say summer. They will remind your guest of delicious popsicles and blue beaches. Carefully construct this color scheme by choosing contrasting components: ultramarine bridesmaid dresses with strawberry florals or silver toned suits with primrose boutineers. This color scheme opens up plenty of room for creativity and personal style.

Muted

Heartthrob Pink
Light Turquoise
Sand
Pearl Cream
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Red Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Keep your summer wedding classy with a muted color scheme using heartthrob pink. The richness of the pink will come through in bridesmaid dresses, ties and venue decor. For a more elegant feel, use sand and pearl cream as accents. For a more festive, playful aura, pull in light turquoise.

Monochrome

Summer Watermelon
Rose Garden
Bubble Gum
Blush
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Red Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
A summer wedding inspired with red shades—both light and dark—makes for unforgettable decor. From ornate flowers to sharp table decor, you can blend and mix these hues into just the look you want. Incorporate all four shades, summer watermelon, rose garden, bubble gum and blush, or keep it simpler with only two to three.

Summer Weddings in Blue

Bright

Caribbean Blue
Light Blue
Mustard
Bright Yellow
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Blue Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Liven your summer wedding celebrations with a caribbean blue that sparkles like the sea. Harmonize your day from beginning to end with flowers, wardrobe and decor pieces that align with your color light blue palette and include mustard and bright yellow accents. Wedding favors and dessert table decorations are two easy ways to intermix yellow with your theme.

Colorful

Fresh Aqua
Mustard
Pink Radiance
Sweet Mandarin
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Blue Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Dainty and delicious, this colorful scheme is just as fun for planning as it is for celebrating on your wedding day. Let fresh aqua be your canvas. Overlay your beach-like backdrop with bright tones like mustard, pink radiance and sweet mandarin. Enjoy popping in color through minor details like shoes, jewelry, flatware and ties.

Metallic

Smoky Skies
Fresh Aqua
Silver
Gold
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Blue Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Create a dreamy blue ambience with smoky skies and fresh aqua. Spread the blue look across your bridesmaid dresses, table cloths and invitations. With this cohesive summer color scheme, the only accents needed are silver, gold or both. Bring in these colors through your bridal accessories, place cards and flatware.

Muted

Rising Smoke
Seahawk
Ceramic
Muted Mauve
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Blue Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
You won't need to find "something blue" with this gloriously smooth color palette. Both rising smoke and seahawk set a tranquil tone that can be complemented with ceramic and muted mauve. Don't be shy to layer these tones on top of each other for extra depth and personality. You can overlay blue dresses with ceramic-colored flowers or have your groomsmen wear seahawk blue suspenders with a muted mauve bow tie.

Monochrome

Royal
Baby Blue
Light Turquoise
Seafoam
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Blue Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Like a sunny day at the ocean, these hues combine together for a majestic blend. From the minute your guests arrive to your ceremony, they'll be blown away by the beauty of your brilliant decor. Intersperse the darker tone of royal and the brighter contrast of light turquoise for a fully vibrant effect.

Summer Weddings in Orange

Bright

Autumn Orange
Mustard
Navy
Champagne
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Orange Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Nothing says summer like a bright and festive color scheme. Let autumn orange be your main color and play up mustard and bold navy in the background. To balance the theme, utilize champagne in details like centerpieces, flatware and flowers.

Colorful

Calico
Primrose
Ocean Blue
Silver
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Orange Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Illuminate your festivities for all of your guests with delightful calico, primrose and ocean blue. Cohesively mix these hues like within a floral arrangement, to enhance contrast and color. Silver acts as an exquisite extra, which can fill in decor details or lettering on name cards—all without taking away from the colorful aura.

Metallic

Autumn Orange
Mango
Smoke
Silver
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Orange Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Summer's the perfect time for an orange wedding. With bursting blooms and blossomed trees, orange will make your entire day pop. Choose autumn orange, mango or both as your orange mainstay. Utilize smoke and silver as accents that will enhance the orange, but not take away from its magic.

Muted

Peach
Dark Apricot
Light Denim
Dark Champagne
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Orange Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
For a softer orange look with plenty of life, go for a peach and dark apricot toned color scheme. The gentle nature of your hues will make guests feel relaxed and ready to have fun. Add texture through light denim or dark champagne accents interspersed throughout your florals, centerpieces and bridal party attire.

Monochrome

Autumn Orange
Tangerine
Light Peach
Light Apricot
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Orange Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Blend a series of orange tones to have your wedding burst with summer fun. From festive pieces like autumn orange shoes and tangerine balloons to more traditional accents like in the bouquets and centerpieces, you can add splashes of orange to all aspects of your wedding day. Use light peach and light apricot to balance and diversify the color scheme.

Summer Weddings in Purple

Bright

Orchid
Deep Fuchsia
Ocean Waves
Caribbean Blue
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Plan a radiant summer wedding with orchid and deep fuchsia hues. Tie in blue accents, with ocean waves or caribbean blue, for a full kaleidoscope feel.

Colorful

Majestic Purple
Begonia
Mustard
Metal Gray
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Let summer colors dance their way into your wedding day. Apply majestic purple or begonia to your backdrop and allow mustard to brighten the look through smaller details such as flowers, shoes and centerpieces. Incorporate metal gray to sharpen the look without taking away from the colors.

Metallic

Grape
Pale Lilac
Navy
Gold
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
A metallic purple scheme allows you to design either a vintage or modern look, depending on how you use the colors. If you choose grape or pale lilac bridesmaid dresses, balance them with a neutral suit color. Select vibrant summer flowers in either purple, navy or blue.

Muted

Velvet
Blue Frosting
Pale Lilac
Deep Sea
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Weddings with a classic feel often have a softer color scheme. Using velvet and pale lilac as your purple mainstays, sprinkle in blue frosting and deep sea as complements. Your guests will love the beauty in each detail, from your bouquets to your napkins to your dessert table.

Monochrome

Bright Purple
Orchid
Pale Lilac
Blush
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Purple Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Weave purple into every aspect of your wedding decor and wardrobe. Ranging from bright purple to blush, you'll have a wedding that blends together from beginning to end.

Summer Weddings in Yellow

Bright

Mustard
Baby Blue
Sapphire
Warm Gray
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Yellow Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Radiant like the summer sun, the mustard in this palette breathes life into all of your wedding festivities. Decide on your accents, like baby blue and sapphire, for a colorful ambience. Warm gray can play as a highlight color in suits, on invites and in table decor.

Colorful

Spotlight
Rose Garden
Orange
Sea Green
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Yellow Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Brimming with personality, this colorful blend of summer colors makes for a light-hearted and joyful atmosphere. The combination of spotlight, rose garden, sea green and orange pack a lot of flavor into one cohesive summer color scheme.

Metallic

Spotlight
Ochre
Summer Jade
Silver
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Yellow Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Playful and lively, spotlight yellow will dance into the hearts of all your guests. Extra zest comes from pairing the yellow with ochre and summer jade. Having silver in your palette allows for delicate touches, outlines and lettering on invites and place cards.

Muted

Twine
Butterscotch
Root
Seafoam
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Yellow Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Looking for a soft yellow feel? Use this palette for a classic, timeless wedding intertwined with plenty of personality. With twine or butterscotch as your main players, introduce seafoam and root as joyful accents to your mesmerizing decor.

Monochrome

Mellow Yellow
Ochre
Sunglow
Twine
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Yellow Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Infuse brightness into every moment of your wedding day with a yellow monochrome color scheme. Choose dynamic details like mellow yellow shoes or go more traditional with sunglow centerpieces or wedding favors.

Summer Weddings in Pink

Bright

Heartthrob Pink
Bubble Gum
Sea Green
Grass
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Pink Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Want a cheery summer look? This pink palette offers a range of options when mixing heartthrob pink with bubble gum, sea green and grass. With a bit of creativity, you can choose decor and bridal wear that incorporates these colors in a way that matches your personality and style.

Colorful

Fuchsia
Orange
Enchanted Green
Majestic Purple
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Pink Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
For an energetic summer vibe, pull together your color scheme using fuchsia, orange and majestic purple. These bolder tones provide fresh energy to your bouquets, bridesmaid dresses and centerpieces. Balance the color palette with enchanted green in minor places like guest signage and green foliage in the floral arrangements.

Metallic

Blush
Bubble Gum
Sea Green
Bronze
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Pink Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
A purely enchanting color palette, this metallic blend of pink with bronze and sea green accents is charming from top to bottom. Use blush or bubble gum for your pink details and bronze in your sparkles, cake decor and glassware.

Muted

Taffy
Sweet Taffy
Dark Apricot
Sand
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Pink Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
This muted pink scheme doesn't lack in personality. With taffy or sweet taffy, you can design a summer wedding that's full of energy. Play with dark apricot and sand for your accents, bringing out the pink focal point, but not taking away from its beauty.

Monochrome

Strawberry Smoothie
Bubble Gum
Blush
Champagne
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Pink Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Guests will feel like they're walking into a dream. The breathtaking pink hues—from pale to bright—play off of each other in an enchanting way. Be sure your details, such as the table napkins or boutonniere, offer plenty of contrast and pink diversity.

Summer Weddings in Green

Bright

Limeade
Dark Mint
Strawberry Smoothie
Mango
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Green Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
With bright green as your inspiration, choose limeade and dark mint to represent your style. From the tablecloths and bridesmaid dresses to the cake detail, you can find magical green pieces to intertwine into your ceremony and reception. Decorate using details with strawberry smoothie and mango for a fully vibrant feel.

Colorful

Seaweed
Strawberry Smoothie
Dark Apricot
Light Apricot
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Green Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
A colorful color scheme doesn't need to be overly bright or showy. Choose a summer green like seaweed and build from there with gorgeous complements like dark and light apricot and strawberry smoothie. Flowers and table decorations are a perfect way to sprinkle in these colorful hues.

Metallic

Lime Popsicle
Bubble Gum
Silver
Bronze
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Green Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Make your summer wedding one to remember. When lime popsicle is joined by bubble gum, the colors work together perfectly. Silver and bronze make for splendid accents as they're subtle yet fanciful.

Muted

Light Olive
Light Apricot
White Shores
Lilac
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Green Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
For a timeless look, thread light olive throughout your entire decor. Light contrast can be painted into your day using white shores and light apricot—and for a darker contrast, involve lilac. Due to olive's peaceful tone, you can have your bridesmaid dresses, table decor and ceremony adorned with it.

Monochrome

Olive Green
Grass
Sage
Haze
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Green Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Choose one tone from this green scale as your main color. From there, pop in contrasts and complements throughout your ceremony decor and reception details. Although this color scheme doesn't need any accents, toss in some white if you feel it creates a necessary balance.

Summer Weddings in Black

Bright

Black
Summer Day
Warm Magenta
Lilac
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Black Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Building from black provides you with flexibility and creativity. These bright accent colors of summer day, warm magenta and lilac add spice and life to your celebrations. Detail your summer wedding through your ceremony program or floral arrangements by using these colors—especially the ones that make you feel the most joyous.

Colorful

Black
Warm Magenta
Orange
Lime Popsicle
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Black Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
An agile color scheme, this combination of black and brighter hues lets your personality shine through. Choose flowers that burst, dresses that wow and shoes that pop.

Metallic

Black
Ultramarine
Tranquility
Silver
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Black Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
If you're going for classic color scheme, look no further. With black as a central thread, utilize soft accents like ultramarine and tranquility for a timeless appearance. Tie in silver for small details like bouquet ribbon, tableware and invites.

Muted

Heather Gray
Sand
Blush
White
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Black Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Check out this elegant summer look filled with a muted collection of gray, blush and white. From suits to dresses to table runners, your wedding will look cohesive without needing to over think. Infuse the blush and white accents into your cake, bridal gown or groomsmen ties.

Summer Weddings in Brown

Bright

Bright Brown
Sand
Dark Cherry
Grass
Follow Shutterfly's Bright Brown Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Make bright brown your foundation for a magical summer color scheme. Delightful accents of dark cherry and grass make this playful and bright without being overpowering. Use sand for balance and for outlining smaller items like place cards and ceremony programs.

Colorful

Cinnamon Spice
Olive Vine
Pale Brickstone
Banana
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful Brown Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Take inspiration from trees and wood to make cinnamon spice the background to your brown summer color palette. Blend in olive vine and pale brickstone to sharpen the brown hue and offer playful contrast. Banana can also be a close friend in this collection, jumping in just where it’s needed.

Metallic

Creamery
Bermuda Blue
Light Peach
Gold
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic Brown Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Smooth together creamery with bermuda blue and light peach for a delicious summer blend. Add elegance through gold touches, like in cake decor or wedding favors, for a lustrous and harmonious look.

Muted

Cameo Brown
Ceramic
Haze
Almond Glow
Follow Shutterfly's Muted Brown Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
With cameo brown taking center stage, your wedding will feel creamy and dreamlike. Embellish with personal style, using ceramic, haze and almond yellow tones. There's no limit or guideline with this color scheme, so don't be afraid to mix up the color in small details like lanterns and centerpieces.

Monochrome

Log Cabin
Harvest Maple
Pale Dust
Beige Whisper
Follow Shutterfly's Monochrome Brown Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
From beige whisper to log cabin, choose the brown tones that resonate with you. The mix of subtle and bolder brown hues creates an elegant, classic feel. With this color scheme, all of your details from dresses to table napkins can easily match and complement each other.

Summer Weddings in White

Bright

White
Coral
Limeade
Lime Popsicle
Follow Shutterfly's Bright White Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Luscious and pure, white becomes the foundation to this bright and cheerful palette. White can be utilized for suits, shoes, flowers and more. Bring in lovely summer hues through coral, limeade and lime popsicle to liven the spirit for your wedding festivities.

Colorful

White
Sky Blue
Bubble Gum
Citrus Green
Follow Shutterfly's Colorful White Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
This enchanting combination of white with citrus green, sky blue and bubble gum is one from a fairytale. From sky blue cake icing to citrus green bridesmaid dresses, you can add flare to each detail. Because white is the mainstay, these colors won't overdo the ambience. They'll be playful and uplifting the whole night through.

Metallic

White
Pink Peony
Gold
Silver
Follow Shutterfly's Metallic White Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
If you want a lustrous look that will stand the test of time, choose a metallic white color scheme. The dazzle of gold and silver accents will amplify the aura of both your ceremony and reception—and pink peony can play the role of delightful addition.

Muted

Champagne
Steam
Sand
Angelic
Follow Shutterfly's Muted White Summer Weddings board on Pinterest.
Create a heavenly state through the combination of champagne and steam, mixed with angelic and sand. Like walking on clouds, this color scheme lets white surround each detail—allowing the accents to enhance the ambience. Filter in the non-champagne colors through flowers, ties and glassware.