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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About Sher Silver

Sher Silver has been active in the bridal industry for more than 25 years. She was on the Pace Communications’ team that launched Elegant Bride magazine and she served as its VP/General Manager. In 1991, she was asked to start up the Exclusively Weddings’ division for Pace and develop its catalog and product line of wedding accessories, favors and wedding party gifts. Once the original assortment of products was successful, she soon laid the groundwork for adding wedding invitations to Exclusively Weddings’ assortment. This included printing them in-house, so that exacting standards could be adhered to. She brought together an array of wedding invitation designs and price points that incorporated a mix of styles from classic to contemporary. Elegant and tasteful, these invitations set a fresh, new precedent in the industry and Exclusively Weddings continues to be known for offering invitations with both style and value. In addition, Sher has a passion for developing products that make it easier for brides to plan their weddings. She conceived, developed, and was editorial director of The Handbook of Wedding Invitations and the popular wedding planning system, The Organized Bride®. She has also created a wide variety of innovative, best-selling wedding products such as personalized wedding day totes for bridesmaids, Daddy’s Girl® frame, “To Dry Your Tears®” hanky for mother of the bride, personalized pouches for wedding rings, wedding welcome bags for out of town guests and more! Sher loves helping brides with questions they may have about their big day and providing valuable information and ideas to make wedding planning easier.

14 thoughts on “Blue Wedding Color – Five Perfect Combinations

    • 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.


  1. 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


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