Black and White Wedding Colors – Seven Glorious Combinations

You can never go wrong when choosing Black and White as your wedding color theme. But if you aren’t comfortable with only black and white, you can create a really lovely wedding palette by adding a pop of color.

Besides looking great, there are some other things I like about having Black and White as the base colors. For one thing, you will have access to more options when looking for wedding and reception décor. And you won’t have to match an exact color … black is black! For example, the gorgeous “candelabra” in the purple collage below was purchased at an “after Halloween” sale.

And if you you want to give your bridesmaids the option of buying their dresses at a “regular” store, rather than a bridal salon, they will have lots of choices if they wear black. Notice in the collages below how colorful flowers really pop against the background of black bridesmaids’ dresses.

I created the collages below to showcase seven colors that pair really well with black and white.

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Black/White and Purple Wedding Colors: Purple is a favorite wedding color and when paired with black white, it is especially luscious!Black, White and Purple Wedding Colors

Black/White and Turquoise Wedding Colors: This is a combination that is versatile, looking great in a formal setting or on the beach.Black, White and Turquoise Wedding Colors

Black/White and Green Wedding Colors: This is a fresh combination that would work particularly well in spring, summer or fall. I love the idea of adding fresh green apples to the décor as shown in the collage below.Black, White and Green Wedding Colors

Black/White and Red Wedding Colors: If you want a pop of red, this is a good way to do it. Having an accent of red will add pizzazz to your wedding palette!Black, White and Red Wedding Colors

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Black/White and Pink Wedding Colors: If you love pink but your fiancé thinks it is too girly, perhaps adding it as an accent to black and white will help him embrace the color!Black, White and Pink Wedding Colors

Black/White with Gold Wedding Colors: For a sophisticated and “dressy” palette for a winter wedding, you may want to try Gold with Black and White. As shown below, it lends itself to a little bling!Black, White and Gold Wedding Colors

Black/White with Yellow Wedding Colors: Sunny yellow is a great contrast with black and white, perfect for your spring or summer wedding.Black, White and Yellow Wedding Colors

~Collages created by Sher Silver – Exclusively Weddings
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Photo Sources: Purple & Black/WhiteKen Kato Photography, Capitol Romance, Ken Kato Photography,,  Ken Kato Photography, Purple Wedding Shoes – Turquoise & Black/WhiteLeslie Gilbert Photography, Echard Wheeler Photography, Etsy, Pegeen – Green & Black/White: Etsy, Christian Oth Studio, cattleyaCHIC, Wonderful Cakes by Vanessa, Dining Delight, Jelly Belly – Red & Black/White:  Lemon Lime Photography, Kate Haus Photography, Samantha Erin Photography, Driscoll’s, Tumblr, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes , Wedding Chicks/Studio8 Photography – Red & Black/White 2: French Wedding Style/Franck Boutonnet, i take you, 100 Layer Cake/Delbarr Moradi Photography, Mark Joseph Cakes – Pink & Black/White:  Brayola, Amazing Cakes by Vanessa, Etsy, Rachelle’s, Perfect Wedding Guide z – Gold & Black/White: Eddie Ross, Ciro Photography, Inga Finch Photography, Exclusively Weddings – Kissing Bells, Krissy Allori Photography, Cake Central  – Yellow & Black/WhiteStyle Unveiled, Bliss Events, Michaels, Sugar & Co.

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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.

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