2023’s Trending Winter Wedding Color Palettes for a Unique Look

Some of the most magical weddings fall during the holiday season and winter months. From December through February, it’s not uncommon to admire a blanket of fresh white snow over the ground, trees, and mountains, which simply adds to the allure of a winter wedding. Traditionally, winter weddings have followed the red and green color scheme that this time of year is known for. Perhaps you have been to a winter wedding that included festive decor and holiday-inspired flowers. However, in 2023, we are seeing a shift away from the classic color combo and into a fresh take on the holidays and winter season. The experts here at Griffin’s Floral Design are sharing a few trendy color schemes that are sure to make your winter wedding feel cozy, merry, bright, joyful, and natural.

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Icy Blues & Mixed Metallics

From baby blue and dusty blue to sky blue and ice blue, light wintery colors paired with gold, silver, or even a hint of rose gold creates a stunning and sparkling “winter wonderland” wedding look. Create a snowy or frosty accent by utilizing bright and light neutral shades such as white, cream, and ivory. You can also take a hint from Blake Lively’s 2022 Met Gala look and introduce glimmers of sage or mint green to further elevate your winter wedding color palette.

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Navy Blue & Gold

Some of the most exciting winter weddings happen on New Year’s Eve, which especially calls for dazzling and rich color pairings. Navy and gold are a dynamic duo that offers the sparkle and shine of a rockin’ New Year celebration as well as the class and sophistication of an elegant January wedding. If you are still looking to add more holiday magic to your design, pops of burgundy will create a joyful touch of warmth and moodiness, perfect for a December wedding.

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Dark Greens & Bright Neutrals

A modern and fresh color palette for any December wedding is dark green and bright neutral tones. This color scheme mimics the great outdoors with crisp pine trees and the natural hues of Mother Nature, as well as the bright glow of a Christmas tree adorned with warm white lights. You can also incorporate a fun burst of yellow into this wedding design for an uplifting feel among the ivory, white, taupe, and cream colors. For the finishing touch, pair a muted metallic like copper for a lovely natural accent.

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Shades of Purple, Burgundy, & Gold

Another popular color making its way into winter weddings is purple. This regal and beautiful hue is making quite a stir and can be seen in all sorts of shades paired together and enhanced by burgundy and gold. Whether an exciting winter wedding or a February soiree around Valentine’s Day, turn your attention towards violet, lavender, plum, and even magenta hues for an out-of-the-box wedding color palette.

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Red, White, & Rose Gold

Incorporating a cheerful holiday color like red into your winter wedding theme can be done gracefully when paired with crisp snowy white and elegant rose gold accents. You can also create a deep, moody tone for your winter wedding theme by leaning towards a merlot hue coupled with blush. Your wedding day will undoubtedly be filled with joy, cheer, and good spirits.

At Griffin’s Floral Design, we make it a priority to stay one step ahead of the trends and guide our brides and grooms to their dream weddings. So, perhaps it’s time to leave the red and color Christmas color duo in Santa’s workshop and create a fresh and modern holiday or winter look for your elegant wedding.

Color palettes for winter weddings