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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

dedb6c709069a7017db5e13ff341a619For a more vibrant combination pair Cobalt with Turquoise.
This choice has a “beachy” vibe since the colors are found in sea glass but they work great in any situation! You can vary the shade of turquoise by using aqua, teal or Tiffany blue.

Or you can use a range of  colors by having Cobalt as your main color and pair with with various shades of turquoise, teal and aqua.  My blog post “Your Wedding Color: How to Choose Between Teal, Turquoise and Aqua” might help with your color selection.

cobalt and turquoise

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

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, Vegas.com, Infused Studios
Cobalt and Turquoise: The Knot, Tinsel Twine, NA, Cakes Decor, NA
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