Blue Wedding Color – Five Perfect Combinations

Blue is a lovely color to consider for your wedding but when I say “blue”, you may wonder exactly what color I am referring to. “Blue” could be dark navy or it could be turquoise or somewhere in between. To keep things focused, in this post I will show you mid-tone blues and the color combinations to pair with those shades.

Please note that there will always be many more color combination options than what I can put in one blog post, so don’t feel you are limited to the ones I feature here. Also, in upcoming blog posts I’ll show you combinations with other shades of blue, but for today …  it’s mid-tone blue combinations: Royal Blue with Silver, Royal Blue with Yellow, Royal Blue with Purple, Cobalt (and Cobalt and Turquoise), and Red, White and Blue.

Please click each photo to see the full-size version.

Royal Blue and Silver is a popular combination for weddings, especially for winter, although it works well for spring and summer, too. It is an elegant, somewhat formal combination mainly due to the silver. Another option is to pair the Royal Blue with white or with black and white.
Royal Blue and Silver Wedding

If you like Royal Blue but prefer a more casual palette for your wedding, consider a Royal Blue and Yellow combination. It works very well for a country chic/rustic wedding and outdoor venues. Royal Blue pairs well with sunflowers, daffodils and other yellow flowers.
Yellow and Royal Blue Wedding

Adding Purple with Royal Blue changes the look entirely and gives you a modified peacock color theme.
Purple and Blue Wedding Colors

For a “richer” and slightly darker mid-tone blue, consider a Cobalt Blue wedding color theme paired with a neutral such as white or champagne.
Cobalt Blue Wedding Color

For a patriotic themed wedding or for one with a wedding date on or near the 4th of July, Red, White and Blue might be combination to consider. It is used for military weddings, also, often with the addition of an accent of yellow.
Red-white-and-blue wedding

Resources for wedding ideas in the color blue:
Pinterest – Blue Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

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Photo Sources:

Royal Blue & Silver:  Meredith, Etsy, Flickr, Divine Design Cake Boutique, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Flowers & Receptions, Project Wedding, Net-a-porter
Yellow & Blue:  Ethan Yang Photography,  Ethan Yang Photography, Gambol Photography, Hostess with the Mostess (3), Socially Inked
Purple & Royal Blue:  Sugarlump Cakery, Luna Photo, Colin Cowie Weddings, The Wedding Handbag, Flower Arrangement Advisor
Cobalt: Virgil Bunao Photography, Kate Headley, Madison’s On Main, Alex Wolf Photography, NA, Southern Vintage,, Infused Studios
Red, White & Blue: Nest Nest Nest blog, Wedding Chicks, Tidy Mom, Big Bear’s Wife, The Girl Who Ate Everything, Martha Stewart, Eat, Drink, Marry, Tumblr

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Comments (14)

  • Stacey

    What is the blue drink!?!

    August 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm
  • Vivian

    I loved this piece on the “Blues”. I thought you did a great job with each blue theme. Great picture collages.

    October 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  • Joanie

    What is everyon thoughts on royal blue and coral or pink? My wedding is august and I’m not a fan of yellow but not sure what to do, probably going along the lines of a country theme

    February 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm
  • mugal

    I love blue and Navy! it is vibrant

    February 20, 2015 at 1:14 am
  • John Nankyer Ruth

    Nice pics posted on my birthday. I love everything about it

    November 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm
  • Lisa Ward

    Where can I purchase the flower for the men’s jackets in the royal blue and silver collage?

    June 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm
  • Frengelina

    Hi, I’m wondering if chocolate brown and royal blue well work? I’d appreciate any advice, thanks.

    July 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm
    • Exclusively Weddings

      Personally, I think they would work as long as the brown was a chocolate or dark chocolate with the royal blue color as the lighter shade. I wouldn’t want both the chocolate brown and royal blue to be dark colors unless you have another color say bright yellow or silver, or ivory as an accent color to tie them together.

      Check out this image I found on Pinterest:

      It is a Chocolate Brown with Royal Blue Candy Buffet bar.

      July 19, 2016 at 11:25 am

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