Settling on the style and colour scheme of your wedding may seem like a big decision, albeit a really exciting one! Naturally it comes second to celebrating your love, enjoying your day, and making memories with your nearest and dearest. But achieving a really personal aesthetic can often help to make your wedding day feel uniquely yours.
There are no hard and fast rules with colour and décor – above all it’s about what suits you best and the personal things that are special to you.
With so much uncertainty surrounding wedding celebrations at the moment, and with many 2020 dates rescheduled until next year, it seems that 2021 is going to be THE year for a lot of couples getting hitched. So to help you along the way – whether to inspire a totally new vision, or to enhance something that you already have in mind – here are our top picks of the upcoming colour trends for next year, and how you might style them into your spring or summer wedding in 2021.
Berry and blush
With rich berry shades and pinks set to be a popular pairing next year, this colour combination offers quite a relaxed take on the classic pink palette. Perfect for a rustic setting, these subtly contrasting hues in the same tonal family create an understated vibrancy; while a few metallic accents can add a touch of luxury!
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Soft green and pink
Incorporating shades of greenery into your wedding design remains naturally beautiful. Blending a soft, muted green such as sage with pale pink tones creates a more classic-rustic feel; fitting perhaps for a garden wedding. Or you could go even softer again with crisp mint green – a key colour prediction for 2021.
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Grey and greenery
Grey is still very much a colour that’s here to stay. Whether taken deep and moody or kept light and fresh, grey can look striking when partnered with plenty of greenery, and perhaps a touch of gold for warmth. A look that’s perfect for creating a contemporary wedding vibe with a hint of glamour and sophistication.
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Dusty blue and pink
With blue heralded as ‘the colour of 2021’ (in particular aqua), you could interpret this for your wedding by pairing a softer dusty blue or greenish-blue with light pink or blush tones for a fresh, classic, romantic look. This timeless pastel arrangement works beautifully in more traditional settings, and is at its best when kept light and airy; pale gold accents and gorgeous greenery will really help to bring this to life.
Coral and mustard
For a vibrant yet considered style, coral combines beautifully with mustard for a fresh, fun, and relaxed feel. Enhancing these earthy shades with subdued accents such antique brass or even dried flowers (an increasingly popular floral choice for weddings) is an exciting way to add wow factor whilst staying wonderfully laid back. Simply stunning for a natural, care-free day.
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What will you choose?
Your wedding colours and style approach is always very personal. So no matter what you choose, and aside from what complements your venue and the season best, it’s often a good idea to simply start with what you like, and what you feel reflects your personality.
Of course we’re always here to offer any help that you might need with vision, colour and décor planning, and to source the best suppliers to help bring everything to life. So do follow our social media channels for the latest wedding inspiration, honest advice, tips and insider knowledge. Here’s to saying ‘i do’!