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lavender candleAre you having a hard time deciding on your wedding color palette?

Are you looking for a wedding color that is rich, luscious and offers a lot of wow factor?

You may want to consider the color purple.

The purple palette covers a very wide spectrum of colors. They include soft lavender and violet as well as vibrant magenta, plum, deep burgundy and eggplant.

Purple can create many different effects and moods depending on how it is used. One way, of course, is to use one shade of purple or a mix of purples. But you can also create some great looks by mixing purple with one or more colors. In this post I’ll share photos of purple, not only by itself, but also paired with green, black, red, gold and more!

The Pantone colors below are just a very small sampling of the wide range of colors that are called “purple”.

Pantone Purples

The bouquets below are a lush combination of several shades of purple. The large, amazing bouquet at the end of this first collage includes: Dark purple lilac, blue hyacinth, purple anemone, burgundy ranunculus, eggplant calla lily, and purple hydrangea. And don’t be afraid of purple for your groom. As you can see below, the color will look dashing on him!Purple Collage 1

Cakes can include the color purple in many different ways. Purple accents can include flowers, fruit, ribbon or tinted icing. Purple Cake Collage

When decorating with purple flowers you can’t go wrong with orchids, hydrangeas, calla lilies, lisianthus, lilacs, hydrangeas, hyacynths, or roses. And for a more rustic event, lavender is perfect.Purple Decor Collage

If you want to pair purple with another color, you might want to consider using green. Purple and green are a perfect combination for a spring or summer wedding. As shown in the Pantone colors below, the combination works especially well when the two colors are of the same intensity.

Pantone Purple and Green

Purple and Green Collage

For a fall or winter wedding, pairing purple with black offers a sophisticated combination. As you can see from the Pantone chart below, most all shades of purple look great with black. It just depends on the look you are going for. Working with black and purple takes a “good eye” because it can easily become garish. But the right shades and right amounts of each color can create a beautiful effect.  You can see more examples in the photos below.

Pantone Purple and Black

Purple and Black Collage

And purple can be paired with so many other colors, too. Shown here are purple/red and purple/gold. Also, for a very vibrant combination you can choose “peacock” colors of purple and turquoise (or teal) with vibrant blue and green accents.

Pantone Purple Plus

Purple Paired

You’ll find more purple wedding ideas from our Pinterest Board: Purple Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Photo Credits:
Collage 1: KarenTran, California Wedding Day, Junebug Weddings, Pinterest Archives, Wedding Chicks, Project Wedding, Project Wedding, Ken Kato, Feesia Dallas – Collage 2: One Wed, The Cake Blog, Cotton and Crumbs, Affection for Detail, Kakorna, Fake Ginger, Calligraphy by Jennifer – Collage 3: Hippojoy, Belle the Magazine, Tumblr, Project Wedding, Wedding Style Filer, Project Wedding, Project Wedding  – Collage 4: The Wedding Tribune, Project Wedding, Romancing the Home, Project Wedding, Katis Kupcakes, Exclusively Weddings – Delightfully Damask – Collage 5: Ken Kato, Ken Kato, Ken Kato, Project Wedding, Project Wedding, Exclusively Weddings – Vintage Elegance Personalized Napkin, Project Wedding – Collage 6: Pink Cake Box, Pinterest, Jen’s Cakes, A Southern Tradition, Project Wedding, Pinterest – Color swatches via Pantone iPad App