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17 Gorgeous Fall Wedding Colors for Your Big Day

Fall is an extremely popular wedding season, and for good reason: the weather is warm but not too hot, guests can comfortably dress in formal wear, and the leaves turn to make the perfect backdrop of fall wedding colors!

fall wedding colors

If you’re planning an autumn wedding, chances are you already have your ideal autumn wedding colors in mind.

For those still planning, however, we’ve compiled some of the best fall wedding colors to create a wedding color scheme, to dress your wedding party in, and to set the tone for your big day! 

Best Autumn Wedding Color Schemes 

Check out our favorite fall wedding color combos to find inspiration for your wedding day.

These fall wedding colors are sure to look beautiful against an autumn backdrop. We offer color combinations, but feel free to take any ideas from our list and mix and match!

Wine Reds 

Deep reds are a great color for the fall season through the winter!

Don’t wait until the holiday season to break out wine reds – even while the weather is still warm, a deep red looks beautiful in the fall.

Pair a dark red with ivory and gold, or be bold and add other colors in the mix. 

Pumpkin and Sage 

Pumpkin and sage

What makes a better fall wedding color than pumpkin?

A pumpkin orange is perfect for a fall wedding, whether you want it as your main color for bridesmaids dresses or as an accent.

Pumpkin and sage green look great together and make for an idyllic autumnal wedding. Use actual pumpkins as decor at your wedding reception! 

Dark Green and Pale Pink 

Dark Green and Pale Pink fall wedding cake, bouquets and flower ornaments

Fall is a great time for an outdoor wedding, making it easy to embrace the greenery around you!

A dark, emerald green makes a lovely fall color, and it looks beautiful with pale pink accents.

If pink if more your color, add in dark green accents or natural foliage as a part of the decor. You can’t go wrong with these two colors. 

Deep Purples and Lavender 

purple wedding flowers

If purple is your favorite color, don’t be afraid to decorate your wedding with purple on purple!

A dark purple like a deep violet looks great with a lighter lavender or lilac purple.

These shades of purple will make for gorgeous floral arrangements, and whether your bridesmaids wear the dark or light shade they’re sure to look great! 

Mustard Yellow with Natural Greens 

Mustard Yellow with Natural Greens

Mustard yellow is a hot trend right now, but still makes for a timeless autumn wedding look.

Darker yellows look great with natural greens in a backyard wedding, or you could add in pops of olive green.

You can also throw in bright orange as an accent color for a pop of color that makes for a quintessentially early fall color palette. For a more subdued look, pair mustard with slate grey. 

Navy and Gold

navy and gold

Navy looks good on everyone, and gold accents make for a chic, formal affair.

A dark navy blue can fit with various themes, from farmhouse rustic with florals to modern and sleek with metallic notes.

Navy and gold make for a classic combo, but navy also looks good with silver, grey, white, or even beige-y natural accents. 

Burnt Orange and Blues 

Burnt Orange and Blues

Burnt orange is the color of autumn, so it makes for a great color for your wedding in the fall.

A color combination that you might not think of includes dusty blue hues and dark orange together.

You can choose either a blue or a rusty orange as your main color and then feature the other in pops for a lovely contrast! 

Cranberry and Peach 

Cranberry and Peach

This fruity color combo is gorgeous in the fall!

Cranberry red looks great in the fall and at winter weddings, and combined with peach, wintery cranberry fits a fall color palette perfectly.

The darker cranberry and the lighter, sweet peach complement each other wonderfully and make for pretty fall floral displays, dresses, and decor.

Use the actual fruits to decorate or as centerpieces! 

Plum and Beige  

Plum and Beige

A plum purple is sure to look great on your bridesmaids, and it’s a lovely color for the fall.

Plum looks great with beige or even wooden accents, as well as white and natural greenery.

Consider a plum and beige or sand-colored color combo, complete with plum purple and white flowers wrapped in twine for a rustic fall look combined with the elegance of the purple. 

Slate Grey and Marigold 

grey and marigold
Source: 100 Layer Cake, Credit: Tamara Lockwood and Shannon Bellisle

Slate grey is a great wedding color and compliments many other colors, so you can really make this one your own.

We love a slate grey with marigold, for orangey yellow pops against the cool slate color.

For a brighter color palette, make marigold the focus with cool grey undertones and accents. 

Black with Pops of Color 

black with green wedding
Credit: Plan Our Day

A fall wedding means you can get away with using black as one of your main colors!

Whether you go full black tie formal or you keep things semi-casual at your wedding, black looks cool and elegant. 

The other plus to using black is that you can match almost any other color! Black and purple looks moody and romantic, black and red is highly dramatic, black and green is earthy but sophisticated, or black and pale pink offers great contrast.

Whatever colors you add in, black is a great color for the fall. 

Dusty Rose and Champagne 

dusty rose wedding
Credit: Henkaa

If you prefer a lighter color palette, consider combining a dusty rose pink with champagne.

These two colors complement one another well, and look great at a rustic barn wedding with wood accents or in a formal venue.

Add in dried florals and grasses for a lovely, natural looking color scheme! 

Terra Cotta and Emerald 

Terra Cotta and Emerald

Terra Cotta is a lovely orangey color for the fall, and paired with emerald it makes for a beautiful wedding.

This natural look is great for outdoor fall weddings, but it’ll look great inside too. If you’re a plant lover, include plenty of greenery in terra cotta planters to fit your color palette!

These colors make for beautiful foliage, dresses, and other fall decor. 

Burgundy and Blush 

burgundy and blush
Source: Laurel and Elm, Credit: Sarah Brookhart Photography

These romantic fall colors are sure to please! Dark burgundy and a light pink blush look gorgeous together, creating contrast and warmth.

These colors give you plenty of floral options, with favorites like garden roses, and your bridesmaids will look great whether you choose the darker burgundy red or a lighter blush pink. 

Copper and Greens 

copper and greens

Copper makes a great fall wedding color, whether you stick to metallics or opt for a softer copper look.

Pair copper with natural, assorted greens and your wedding is sure to look picture perfect!

Use copper vases to hold green plants and white flowers to decorate tables and other spaces, or add the colors through other mediums like cloth, picture display stands, and more. 

Shades of Grey 

Grey is underrated, in our opinion.

Grey bridesmaids dresses look great on everyone, and using different shades of grey creates a cool effect!

Set tables with different shades of grey and silver, opt for lighter white-greys and darker charcoal together, and add in other colors where you see fit! 

Dark Teal with Red 

Dark Teal with Red

Another great fall look for your wedding is dark teal with red accents.

A darker teal is a beautiful wedding color, and adding ruby red and white accents adds contrast so that all of your colors pop.

Consider teal dresses with red and white floral bouquets, or deck your tables out with dark teal tablecloths!

This color combination of jewel tones is sure to impress guests.

How to Create a Fall Wedding Color Scheme

Picking your wedding colors can be stressful – you want to choose colors that match your personal style as a couple, that match well with your venue, and that compliment one another and look great on your wedding party. 

autumn wedding

Often, newly engaged couples have one color in mind already. If this is the case, you just need to find complementary colors that work for your fall wedding!

If you don’t have any colors in mind to start with, check out our list of fall colors above and see if there are any you like. Even if you don’t like the color we recommended to match, you can always match it up with different tones or colors altogether. 

There are plenty of online wedding tools that make it easier to plan a color palette. The Pantone Studio app works great for concocting color combos and looking for complementary colors. It even gives you the exact color name and code if you see a color you like while you’re out on the go. 

Another useful tool is, which can generate random wedding color combos until you find one that you like. This free color palette generator is great for finding inspiration, and it gives you the exact color code so that you can find it elsewhere. 

Do Wedding Color Palettes Have to Match the Season?

Many brides and grooms try to create a color palette that matches the season during which they are getting married.

Table Decoration Setting with Flowers Ivy and Pumpkins

It’s common for couples getting married between September and November to incorporate a fall wedding color palette, but there are no rules about choosing a color palette for your wedding.

If you’re getting married in the fall, it’s common to use color combos associate with autumn, like falling leaf inspired hues, amber tones, earthy hues, jewel tones, and other shades in the autumn color family. If you prefer spring wedding colors, however, don’t let the season hold you back!

Earlier fall weddings may have lighter palettes, while the late fall will lean closer to winter colors. 

Not all couples care about the season, and unless you’re getting married outside it won’t be obvious in your wedding photos anyway. If pastel purple, pale blue, rainbow balloons, or any other colors speak to you, use them at your wedding! Your big day is all about you.

Where Can I Incorporate my Wedding Colors?

Your color palette can appear everywhere from your attire and wedding party attire to the decor and unique details of your venue. Consider using your color palette in details such as:

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