Unusual Summer Wedding Colours

Written by    Last updated: July 19, 2015

This summer is alive with unusual colour combinations in bold mixes of vibrant and pastel shades not traditionally associated with weddings. Find inspiration for your big day with these four unique colour schemes.

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Courtesy of Pinterest

1. Sunset Orange and Fuchsia Pink

Orange is a daring and uplifting colour, associated with the unusual or eccentric. It is said to be a colour that encourages positivity and new ideas of freedom and respect and is an ideal summer wedding colour for anyone who likes to be different,

Orange and fuchsia pink | Confetti.co.uk

Sunset orange and fuchsia pink wedding, from left: Table image courtesy of Pinterest | Fuchsia disposable camera |       Orange marabou feather trims | Fuchsia parasole | Mini flower fan decorations by Confetti.co.uk

Cautious brides often mix orange carefully with neutral white as it is such a bold statement colour. For daring brides, fuchsia pink provides an amazing contrast with the right shade of sunny orange, accent with crystal, silver, bronze or gold.

2. Deep Red and Light Blue

An unusual combination, particularly for a summer wedding, the depth of the red  is set off beautifully by the pale, understated blue, giving a sophisticated and quite daring colour combination.

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Red and blue theme Red and blue wedding theme, from left: Cake image courtesy of Pinterest, Red heart tealight candle holder | Mini vases | Tulle circles with scalloped edge | Organza favour bag with drawstring by Confetti.co.uk

Both deep reds and pastel blues are generally seen as winter wedding colours and seldom put together so combining them with for a summer wedding can be extremely memorable.

3. Candy Apple Green and Rich Purple

Light candy apple green is a gorgeous, and still unusual wedding shade. Mix with a rich, chocolate box purple for a complementary colour scheme that can be accented with ivory, white or silver; antique gold and bronze will also work beautifully with this colour combination.

The beauty of this combination is these colours do complement each other perfectly and by using a rich shade of purple against a paler shade of green you can achieve a very elegant look that works well with vintage styles.

3. Vintage Pink and Gold

The colour pink is said to symbolise unconditional love and nurturing, and a vintage pink is lighter than a bright fuchsia. This is a delicate and subtle feminine look which also works well with a deeper, richer bronze shade.

Although pink and gold are classic summer colours, by mixing such a pale pink with a rich gold or bronze, a more subtle and sophisticated style can be achieved. Pink and gold also work beautifully with green and turquoise and floral designs when combined with white, for a fresh summer colour scheme with vintage overtones.

Floral round paper lanterns | Confetti.co.uk

Floral round paper lanterns by Confetti.co.uk

When it comes to mixing unusual colours for the most important day of your life, it’s worth remembering that sometimes ‘less is more’. That said, if you love vibrant shades and want a wedding style to remember then be bold and make your day look truly unique. For more inspiration and to Shop by Colour please visit the Confetti Shop

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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