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Wedding Colors in Shades of Blue & Purple

Updated July 20, 2017

With so many colour combinations from which to choose, it can be hard to select just the right shades for your wedding's colour scheme. Blue and purple hues can be matched up with nearly any colour to suit the theme or season of your wedding. Bright purples and blues evoke a feeling of springtime when matched with yellow or pink, while pale blues and purples work well when paired with white or silver for a winter wonderland wedding.

Shades of Blue

Blue can give your wedding a cool, elegant look or a playful feel; it's all in the specific shade you choose. While blue can evoke feelings of calmness, it can also be energising. Choose deep navy for a nautical-themed wedding, ice blue for a winter wedding, or a springlike robin's egg blue for a garden ceremony. Unexpected colour combinations like sky blue paired with burnt orange or aqua paired with red give your wedding a modern look.

Shades of Purple

Purple has been associated with wealth and royalty through the ages due to the cost of the dyes that made the colour, according to Bellenza. Although purple is accessible to common people these days, it remains a regal and sophisticated colour. Shades of purple range from the lightest lilac to the deepest plum; pale purple works well for a spring wedding when paired with pink, while a rich aubergine is stunning when matched with brown or green accents for a fall affair.

Blue and Purple Together

While blues and purples work well when paired with other colours, consider pairing them together. Better Homes and Gardens suggests using a variety of blue and purple flowers in bouquets or centrepieces and matching darker purple with light blue for a modern look. A pale blue and violet colour palette gives a softer, romantic feel to your wedding, while pairing navy and a rich plum gives you a dramatic, sophisticated colour scheme.

Monochromatic Color Schemes

Shades of purple such as lilac, plum and amethyst can be paired to create a beautiful springtime or summer wedding colour combination, or mix sky blue with navy and aqua for a waterside affair. Better Homes and Gardens recommends making a colour chart when using a monochromatic scheme to ensure your shades of blue or purple go well together. Consider choosing an accent colour like white, silver or gold to mix up the all-one-color look.

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Based in Philadelphia, Eliza London has been a freelance writer since 2004. Her work has appeared in business and retail trade magazines, as well as on numerous websites. London holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Susquehanna University.