Wedding Color Trends for Summer 2009

I f you’re looking for something fresh and exciting, you’re in luck! The popular wedding colors for summer 2009 are definitely  mixing it up a bit!

Gray is taking over for brown, stealing center stage as the new neutral of choice. Lest you think of gray as drab and dreary, wedding stylists assure us us that it is THE hip, sophisticated foil for brighter colors. It’s versatile, yet classic. Showcase you trendsetting tendencies by incorporating silver in shimmering fabrics, sparkling jewelry, and luminous makeup.

2009 Grey Bridesmaids Gowns from Melissa Sweet (via completely weddings)

Which leads us to the next hot wedding color trend: fresh, bright, tropical colors, such as turquoise, tangerine, royal purple, or yellow. Pink is always popular, but this season’s hue is bold, hot pink. Designer Reem Acra, in a recent interview (via about weddings), explains that her inspiration for the 2009 bridal collection was “Color, a lot of color. A lot of blues, greens, and lavender.”

Pair grey or silver with a bright, contrasting color to make the most of this current color trend.

  • For a subdued, classic look: Use the bright colors in your accessories and other details. For example, a simple gray bridesmaid dress is the perfect backdrop for a bright sash or tropical bouquet. Gray tableclothes will set off eye-catching centerpieces and a colorful wedding cake.
  • For an exuberant, modern look: Let loose and have fun! Use just one bright color, with one of two contrasting hues that are more subdued. For example, turquoise bridesmaid’s gowns would look lovely with a silver sash and white bouquets. Or, if you choose magenta, imagine bold pink tablecloths with soft pink roses in silver urns.

Turquoise, yellow, and gray wedding inspiration board and invitation from wedding inspiration blog. (Click here for photo credits)

Pink and Gray wedding inspiration board from perfect bound. Bridesmaid photo from  Priscilla of Boston via itsajaimething.com.

Green and Grey wedding inspiration board from snippet and ink. Wedding cake from sweet retreat.

Lemon and Gray inspiration board from my beach wedding in mauritius. Bouquet from branching out events.

Orange and Grey inspiration board from with–this–ring. Dress from David’s Bridal.