If you're hoping to get color inspiration from weddings of the past, be warned: Your wedding will look incredibly dated. Baby pink wedding decor or coral bridesmaid dresses aren't exactly the right fit for 2021. This year, colors are steering clear of the brightly saturated primary shades and are going deeper, dustier, and lush. Before you choose your shade, check out these 2021 wedding color trends to keep your big day firmly in the present.
1. Terracotta and Gold
The dusty, rusty shade of terracotta gives a feeling of summer sunshine and desert soirees. Use the shade as your main wedding hue with accents of rich gold or subdued beige. If you're stuck for ideas, try this rustic terracotta wedding arch.
2. Lovely Lilac
For a spring wedding, bring the colors of natural seasonal flowers into your event. Lilac is a soft lavender shade that works for both bridesmaid dresses and reception table centerpieces. If you get the timing just right, you can even incorporate the actual flowers that this color is named after.
3. Dusty Blue
If you prefer cooler tones for your colors, dusty blue is the perfect shade for 2021. The subdued color provides a chic alternative to old-fashioned navy or sky blue. Although blues are typically only in summer or winter weddings, this muted blue would look good all year 'round.
4. Pantone 2021: Ultimate Gray
The authority on all things color, Pantone, named Ultimate Gray as one of their colors of the year for 2021. Ultimate Gray is the most classic neutral shade of gray--and it's anything but boring. Mix in splashes of creamy white with loads of natural greenery to make Ultimate Gray the real powerhouse.
5. Pantone 2021: Illuminating
Pantone's other color of 2021 is a sunny yellow shade called Illuminating. Though yellow can be an intimidating color to work with, picking just a few key pieces can go that extra mile. A rich yellow table linen and touches of sunny yellow flowers may be all that you need to rock this trendy wedding color scheme.