Fall is one of the best seasons to get married in thanks to the changing colors of the leaves, cooler weather and beautiful scenery. It is also a time to incorporate warmer, darker colors into your wedding color schemes and really embrace the beauty of the season. This year, jewel tones are the star while earth hues are used to complement them. Brightness doesn’t take a backseat just because summer is over! Here are the most popular fall wedding colors for 2014.
Royal blue is one of the most brilliant shades of blue that is flattering on all skin and body types, making it a clear choice for one of the most popular colors for fall weddings this year. It is versatile enough to pair with nearly every color and looks beautiful both as an entire tablescape and as a single detail or object. We especially love pairing this bright jewel tone with coral or salmon to create a gorgeous complementary color palette. Royal blue bridesmaid dresses are the perfect backdrop for any color bouquet, especially bright pinks, yellow, purple and white.
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Mauve is a gorgeous, muted shade of light purple that has a slight tinge of grey. It is not quite a pastel, making this pale purple an excellent choice for brides seeking to include lighter shades in their fall weddings without completely straying from the autumn season. Pair with other neutral, muted tones such as grey, brown and white to really make this pretty tint shine in your fall wedding. Mauve is an elegant, romantic color that will look great in all aspects of your wedding, from table settings to your wedding cake to your bridesmaids’ dresses.
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Although sangria reminds us of summer afternoons dining al fresco, this bright shade is the perfect mix of purple and red, just like the wine drink! Set a vibrant yet more formal tone for your wedding by using sangria as the primary color, or simply add splashes of sangria throughout your weddingscape to add a pop of color. It looks beautiful with both gold and silver and is a pretty jewel tone that will flatter everyone. Sangria-hued flowers would make stunning floral arrangements on their own, or add a couple blooms to each wedding bouquet to make them truly eye-catching.
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Aluminum is one of those neutral shades that is so versatile it can be paired with basically anything. Reminiscent of stainless steel, it’s the perfect color to include in any type of wedding, from rustic outdoor weddings to elegant ballroom soirees. Whether you choose to make it the primary color in your wedding’s theme or use it to accent all the other colors in your palette, aluminum is one of the best neutral colors to include in your fall wedding.
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Cognac is one of the most trendy fall colors thanks to its popularity in boots, sweaters and scarves. It’s the perfect earth tone to serve as the base for your wedding’s color palette. This bronzy brown is the ultimate color for rustic weddings and matches beautifully with the changing colors of the leaves. Pair the rich cognac with muted tones of yellow, blue or green and basic neutrals for a pretty color palette. If you’re not ready to implement cognac into your entire wedding’s theme, why not try out a few cognac colored wedding decorations? Mason jars, picture frames and suitcases would all look great in your wedding’s décor.
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Sage green is one of those colors that is appropriate year-round, but there’s nothing like a fall wedding palette that includes this pretty shade of greyish green. This earthy tone can be beautifully paired with other muted pastels, such as mauve, light yellow and pink, but can also complement brighter shades of green, blue and purple. Sage green is a sophisticated shade of green that will look great in your autumn wedding. If you want to include this pretty color in your big day but don’t want it to overtake the entire color palette of your wedding, sage green heels or flats would be the perfect wedding shoes peeking out from underneath your dress.
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Cranberry red is a deep, vivid red that is a gorgeous addition to any autumn wedding. Its deep hue adds a nice pop of color to all aspects of your wedding, whether it’s the flowers, bridesmaid dresses, décor or your lipstick. Cranberries are also the quintessential holiday fruit, making an appearance in both Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Mix with basic neutrals or other rich jewel tones to create your perfect fall wedding palette.
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