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From forest green to caramel, these fall wedding colors are absolutely dreamy
When fall wedding season comes around, it's hard not to think about the crisp weather and the seasonal flavors. The colors that come with changing seasons make way for the perfect decor palette. It’s no wonder fall weddings are a popular time to get married.
When it comes to choosing your fall wedding colors, it's important to remember that it's not just the colors you see in nature (fiery reds, yellows, and oranges). Fall weddings can also incorporate beautiful jewel tones and deep, dramatic hues along with stunning neutrals and earth tones, and there are so many ways to combine shades from each of these categories.
To get the planning started, we consulted with experts Annie Armstrong and Michelle Norwood to put together our favorite seasonal colors to consider for your wedding along with suggestions on what to pair them with and tips for sneaking each shade into your decor in unexpected ways.
Making a statement with your color palette is so fun. But when you're using a bold choice, it's important to incorporate it in a way that makes the most sense. According to Armstrong, reinforcing the palette with a colored candle is a great way to tie in unexpected colors.
"That way it's very intentional and it doesn't feel like an afterthought," she says. Pair marigold with neutral tones or even add a splash of green.
Black isn't just reserved for tuxes. Add it to your tables with candlesticks or napkins to make your reception table that much moodier. And don't be afraid to get creative with it. Instead of just going with the expected black-and-white combo, add in some antiqued gold and jewel tones to make your palette a little richer.
Cranberries are harvested in fall, and this hue is the perfect balance between deep red and playful pink. Armstrong suggests that subtle color pops can go a long way when included even in small ways, such as adding a ribbon on a bouquet. Pair cranberry with burgundy or black for plenty of contrast, or work it in as a splash of color with a neutral scheme.
Forest green just screams fall, especially if you’re planning to host an outdoor soirée. But when it comes to forest green, Armstrong warns that it can be a bit tricky, and you may want to consider incorporating it in ways that won’t overdo it. A forest green candle or dark green plates are a stunning contrast to rustic woods or golds. It can also be gorgeous when paired with jewel tones such as a deep burgundy.
Peach is that perfect orangey-pink color that reminds us of a deeper shade of sherbet, with a little added sophistication. And it’s the ideal shade to add a bold pop of color to a cake or an escort cards display. Pair this shade with earth tones, such as cream, caramel, or even navy blue.
Who says you can’t add a lighter blue to your fall color palette? This color is like a happier shade of denim. Cornflower is gorgeous when utilized in a colored candle or a table linen, and it pairs perfectly with so many other shades. Incorporate natural wood accents, sage greens, or even golden yellows for a stunning combination of colors.
Dusty rose is one of the most versatile color options to incorporate into a wedding palette, as it befits any season. A couple may opt to incorporate the shade into the wedding party’s colors, but there are so many other details where it can be added as an accent. Utilize dusty rose in a soft linen runner, napkins, or even a menu to tie it all together. It can be paired with everything from neutral whites and creams to even a bold navy blue.
Terracotta is the perfect mix between orangey-red and pink. And while this hue can be used for boho summer weddings, it’s also a beautiful addition to a fall palette when paired with other warm tones of tan or marigold. Terracotta can be utilized in dinner settings or even incorporated when selecting the ribbon for your bouquet.
Navy can stand on its own as a focal point or be snuck into the details of decor accessories. We love the idea of lining tables with navy bud vases of varying sizes and filling them with a mix of white flowers along with persimmon, red, and crimson hues. Navy is also a gorgeous choice for a bold table linen, providing contrast to other elements on display.
Apricot may not be the first color that comes to mind when you think of fall colors. But when you use it alongside surprising pops of burgundy (like in these figs and chocolate cosmos), this typical spring color feels seasonally appropriate. Try incorporating apricot into a bouquet or a statement napkin choice.
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