2010 Wedding Trends: 5 Vibrant Summer Wedding Color Combinations

With the resurgence of sunshine and warm days, summer is looming in the near future. And of course, that means summer weddings . . . and more appropriately, vibrant summer wedding colors! With the prospect of bare-shoulders and eye-catching hues, summer brings along with it a plethora of exciting options in wedding decorations, wedding fashion and other summer wedding style options fit for the season. The brilliant colors of blooming flowers, gorgeous sunsets, and relaxing seasides all provide heaps of inspiration and options for a fantastic wedding color scheme. Here, we've studied the Pantone Fashion Color Report and selected five of our favorite vibrant summer wedding color combinations for this 2010 summer wedding season.

1. Main Color: Pink Champagne (soft pink)
Complimentary Colors: Light gray and chocolate brown
While this color combination isn't seen all too often, the soft hues and dynamic statements of these contrasting colors work well together to create a unique and complementary feel. Pink roses in silver vases are an updated option for a classic bouquet and brown ribbons or napkins can create a retro-inspired tablescape. This summer wedding color combination is perfect for a quaint church fete with an outdoor reception, complete with a cute pink drink and lots of dancing!

2. Main Color: Deep Navy
Complimentary Colors: Aurora Yellow and Aquarium Blue
In a strictly nautical theme, these summer wedding colors are a omnipresent force in the color scheme for this season and are a great option for a beach-themed wedding, whether on or off the sand. These colors scream summer with a classic feel and are an adorable option for bridesmaid's (sun)dresses and wedding accessories that will never go out of style. There are tons of resources from which to draw inspiration to create a great wedding with this color scheme. From sailboats to sandals and seagulls to seashells, summer favorites abound.
Check out our gallery of wedding decorations for more ideas.

3. Main Color: Gold
Complimentary Colors: Pink Champagne and Fusion Coral
Taking inspiration from watercolor sunsets and glittery champagne, this color combination can be a truly magnificent and elegant option for an outdoor wedding at dusk. With fireflies, floating lanterns, and twirling dresses, this selection evokes a romantic, almost Shakespearean-like feel. A wedding by these colors, nothing could ever be as sweet!

4. Main Color: Deep Violet (Indigo)
Complimentary Colors: Navy and Fuchsia
Make your wedding unforgettable with the boldest shades of summer. A cathedral wedding laden with heaps of cosmos flowers, irises, and star gazer lilies is a veritable fairy tale haven for romance. These shades are the perfect option for making statement bouquets and incorporating pops of color in a tasteful manner, such as with wedding decorations /accessories like a cute ballet flat or unexpected invitations.

5. Main Color: Turquoise
Complimentary Colors: Tuscany Beige and Marigold Yellow
Of course, the opulence of summer's sunsets and greenery are perfect inspiration for an outdoor garden wedding. These summer wedding colors emulate the impression of the illuminating sun and can create an inviting, cheery, and carefree atmosphere. Consider the use of depression glass, ribbons, or parasols to create a Gatsby-like garden party feel. Pinwheels and bold, statement jewelry are great wedding accessory options and are also a fun way to incorporate the elements of summer.

Let our gallery of wedding decorations inspire your wedding planning.