10 Beautiful Ways to Use Color at Your Wedding Reception

Playing around with color can be an exciting thing — it sets the mood for your entire wedding reception and can establish the direction of your design theme. So use color freely, and have fun mixing and matching different hues and shades. Here are 10 color wedding ideas to get you started.

1. Yellow and ivory bring together a bright energy and can be incorporated with lilies and orchids and just a hint of uplighting.

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Reception Venue: 200 Peachtree | Wedding Planner: B. Moore Events | Decor: Akeem Clayton Designs | Photography: Jaxon Photography

2. Pink and purple hues make for one royal evening with just the right touch of elegance. Use fresh roses and sheer draping to mix and match your colors.

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Wedding Planner: One Atlantic Weddings | Photography: Images by Berit | Venue: One Atlantic | Reception Floral Design: Manic Botanic

3. Brown and gold accents from your reception venue are great ways to highlight a vintage theme. Use candlelight and bright colors to compliment the the rustic style.

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Reception: The Glen View Club | Photography: Erica Rose Photography

4. Green can be added as extra foliage to compliment any soft tone and enhance the earthy, natural feel of your celebration.

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Reception: The Glen View Club | Photography: Erica Rose Photography

5. Orange and beige are perfect for a sunlit room with big windows, creating a bright and warm vibration. Consider burlap and your favorite orange or tangerine hues like this lovely wedding here!

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Photography: Joey Kennedy | Florist: Allison McGeary | Venue: Foxley Farms

6. Mix up yellow, orange, and pink decor for an amazingly chic spring time wedding.

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Photography: Joey Kennedy | Florist: Allison McGeary | Venue: Foxley Farms

7. Allow natural colors to infiltrate your reception and keep it simple. Blues tones from the ocean, deep greens from the trees around all look great with minimalistic themes.

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Photography: Comfort Studio | Venue: St. Regis Punta Mita

8. Have a modern affair with fresh white as your main look and add in pops of color in subtle ways, such as throw pillows on sofas or colorful lighting.

LK events - receptions

Ceremony and Reception:  The Art Institute of Chicago  | Photography: Melissa Diep Photography | Floral, Décor, Lighting:  Kehoe Designs, Renee Price | Wedding Planning: LK Events

9. Copper is a great accent color to create a warm atmosphere, especially during the colder months.

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Venue: The Art Institute of Chicago | Wedding Planner: LOLA Event Productions | Decor: Kehoe Designs | Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie

10. Mix gold with bright flashes of pink and lavender for an ultimately soft and sophisticated decor.


Venue: Greenhouse Loft | Photography: Greenhouse Loft Photo | Event Design: Michelle Durpetti Events | Floral Design: Exquisite Designs Chicago | Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting