Want to make a sophisticated statement that’s not basic black? Shift into neutral. Sometimes just a whisper of color can make a bold impact—from hushed blush and soft champagne to earthy stone and rose gold.
While we love vibrant splashes of color, too, there’s something dreamy about muted wedding color palettes. Your bridal party will thank you—and your photos will look naturally gorgeous—in a spectrum that spans from beige, ivory and white to lavender grey and slate blue.
If you want to punctuate the soft-spoken nature of neutrals, opt for soft hues for your bridesmaid dresses, but spotlight your maid of honor in a bold tone of a complimentary shade. And don’t shy away from pastels, either. We think mint green looks lovely paired with grey.
Neutrals aren’t reserved for rustic weddings, either. To tailor your neutral palette to your wedding theme, simply play with texture. Glam weddings catch the light in rose gold, outfitted in silk or sequins. Going outdoorsy? Soft hues of lace or chiffon bring an element of romance to muted tones.
The guys can show their softer side, in shades of grey, charcoal and tan. Mirroring the tonal spectrum we often see for bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen can get in on the act in varying tones of the same color suit. Men’s wedding suits will be forever dapper in classic black, too.
Not all neutrals are created equal. Keep in mind that different tones convey different moods. Darker neutrals look refined, stylish and fancy. While those on the lighter side evoke a playful, carefree feeling—for men’s and women’s wedding attire.
Don’t let your neutrals fall flat. The right accents bring every quiet shade to life with vibrancy and texture—from glimmering metallics to earthy elements, like greenery. Speaking of which, add a few neutral blooms to your bouquets to make contrasting florals pop.
If you want to go neutral in a big way, ask guests to wear muted hues, too. It’s like black tie, but softer and so very now. Imagine how pretty your wedding photos will look with a complimentary tones on both sides of the aisle.