Wedding Colors

Within the past year, the wedding planning website Zola has expanded to allow couples to book their photographers directly online. NuView has its own page, which you can find here. On our page, you’ll find a subsection titled ‘Real Wedding Inspiration Featuring NuView Photography,’ that highlights the couple’s color scheme, hinting at the importance of choosing the right colors. When I think of wedding trends, especially when it comes to color palettes, the iconic cerulean top scene from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ pops into my mind. You know the one, when Meryl Streep’s Miranda admonishes her soon-to-be assistant for not knowing the lengthy history and decision making at the top of the fashion industry that led her to purchase her cerulean top (likely on clearance). And if you don’t know the one, how dare you (You can find it here)!

I think trends in wedding colors work the same way. Right now, stores are stocked with nudes and neutrals, beautiful, but muted, colors like sage green (actually, any shade of green seems to be extremely popular right now) dusty rose, and champagne. And it’s evident that this is translating to the wedding industry. The colors you pick will be seen in dresses, flowers, and decor, all of which is captured by us. It’s important to settle on a palette that you currently love, but also one that you’ll love in the future. I know the Little-Girl me would have wanted an entire purple wedding, but the Grown-Up me isn’t so sure that’s the right move. Maybe twenty years from now I’ll feel differently. How much of what we liked is influenced by the world around us?

I think the current trends in wedding colors are classic in a way that won’t go out of style. Even the names of dress websites are aesthetically pleasing with places like “Birdy Grey” and “Kennedy Blue” incorporating colors into their names, perhaps to serve as inspiration for bridesmaid dresses and color palettes. There are so many suggestions and overlapping colors and themes, it’s hard not to feel like you’re being persuaded to pick your wedding colors based on what’s popular. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

If you love the timelessness that neutrals provide, you may be worried about how to incorporate bright colors that pop. This is where your details will be important. Flowers and your wedding cake are a great way to bring some color back in. A wedding I went to last year had four small cakes, each falling within their color scheme (sage green) but with slightly different decorations. The cakes next to each other created such a cute picture! If you have your bridesmaids in nude or neutrals, picking a brighter color for a few small cakes will create a colorful picture. The same goes for flowers: adding in a few bright pops creates a more interesting picture. Some brides have their bridesmaids in colorful dresses carrying white flowers. The bride carries bright flowers that uses the bridesmaid’s dresses to pop against the white wedding gown. Another way to bring color back in is with the decor. You can talk to your vendors about the tablecloths and place settings they have available and create a color scheme that feels right for you.

Some of my favorite videos to watch on TikTok are girls going through their Pinterest boards from their middle and high school years to expose how their tastes have changed. Some of those dresses are eye-catching, to say the least: loud animal print or neon colors. As funny as these videos are, I think there’s something special about being able to see the things you liked when you were a certain age. Although color is a big decision to make, I think that whatever you choose is going to end up staying one of your favorite colors because it’s something you naturally gravitate towards. Those colors now represent the happiest day of your life. What’s not to love about that?

No matter what, you should take comfort in the fact that we at NuView are going to do everything to give you pictures that you’re happy with. Be confident in your decision and follow our tips, and there’s no doubt in my mind that you’ll look back on your wedding without any regrets. At the end of the day, it’s about you and your spouse. And we’ll be there to capture every moment.


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    Callie is a contributor of all facets at NuView Photography. Along with writing articles for NuView, she works with customers, organizes events, and keeps everything moving along. A writer by day and a reader by night, Callie logs at least 100 books a year.