Captivating Hues: Unveiling the Wedding Colour of the Year

The “wedding colour of the year” isn’t officially designated like Pantone’s Colour of the Year, but trends and popular choices for wedding colours often emerge each year. These choices can vary widely based on personal preferences, cultural influences, and design trends and tend to inform wedding colour schemes for the year ahead.

Previous choices have been wide and varied – pastel shades such as blush and pale pink, earthy tones like sage green and terracotta, as well as classic colour palettes like navy blue and gold, have been quite popular for weddings. 

In 2024, airy, tones like lilac, periwinkle and lavender are bringing a breath of fresh air. These delicate hues naturally blend with other pastels for spring and summer wedding palettes, but for autumn and winter weddings, you can add depth and contrast by using dark blue, emerald or black accent colours.

Pantone’s colour of the year for 2024 is Peach Fuzz.  Otherwise known as PANTONE 13-1023, Peach Fuzz is a warm and cosy shade that falls in between pink and orange.  But couples often choose colours that resonate with their theme, the season, or their personal style rather than following a specific “colour of the year” trend.

Unless you’re a real trend chaser, don’t feel beholden to the colour of the year when planning your own colour scheme! Lean into seasonal colours that are reflected in the seasons and use my handy guide below for inspiration!

Spring: Soft pastels like blush pink, lavender, mint green, and light blue are often chosen for spring weddings. Bright and cheerful colours like yellow or peach can also be popular.

Summer: Vibrant and bold colours such as coral, turquoise, sunny yellow, or shades of purple are commonly seen in summer weddings. Neutrals like ivory or champagne can complement these bright hues well.

Autumn: Earthy tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, mustard yellows, and rich browns are popular for autumn weddings. Adding in metallics like gold or copper can create a warm and elegant feel.

Winter: Classic choices include deep blues, emerald greens, burgundy, and rich purples for winter weddings. Silver or icy tones can also create a stunning winter wonderland ambiance and don’t forget that added bit of sparkle.

Some couples also opt for timeless combinations like black and white or metallics that work well throughout the year.  Ultimately, it’s about selecting colours that resonate with you and your partner’s style and the atmosphere you want to create on your special day.  You can lean on things such as your wedding dress style, the colour of your flowers, your invitations etc. 


All of these colours can be incorporated into every aspect of your wedding, from the invitations and décor to the bridesmaids’ dresses and even the wedding cake.  Adding accents of the more vibrant colours with smaller filler flowers, thin delicate ribbon can also work well with your wedding cake.


For your wedding cake, use your colour scheme in thin ribbon, delicate sugar flowers, filer flowers, decorations and even coloured fondant – the possibilities are endless! 


If you’d like to discuss your wedding cake needs the drop me a message and we can chat. 


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