If you’re one of the lucky 2.5 million couples getting married this year, then congrats! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming with all the decisions you need to make, from choosing vendors to creating the guest list and selecting your bridal party. However, what truly matters is that you’ve found your soulmate and you’re ready to commit to a lifetime together.
If you’ve already decided on a rustic wedding theme, then you’re probably curious about the best rustic wedding colors to use. Your wedding colors can set the tone for your entire celebration, and incorporating rustic elements can make your big day even more memorable.
Rustic weddings often combine formal elegance with natural surroundings, blending the Mother of the Bride with Mother Nature. However, each rustic wedding is unique, with some leaning toward an earthy vibe while others incorporate country western elements. No matter where your rustic wedding falls on the spectrum, we have you covered.
Keep reading to discover the top 8 rustic wedding colors and learn how to incorporate them into your celebration.
Sage Green + Terracotta
A soft sage green would perfectly complement a shade of terracotta. Rich and earthy, these colors create a look that is understated yet modern.
This orange color is a beautiful and romantic hour-glass tone. It looks like the sun is beginning its descent or sinking into a soft, glowing sunset. It is a perfect wedding color as it is reminiscent of summer and the warm months ahead. The type of wedding this color is ideal for is an outdoor, rustic wedding with a church or reception held on the grounds.
Plum + Lilac + Green
The colors plum, lilac, and green are a great way to create a sense of serenity in your wedding theme. These colors can help you create a rustic-themed wedding in summer or spring. Color options are best for indoor or outdoor events. You can even use this color scheme for an outdoor dinner or dinner to remember or for a layered hall and an outdoor reception.
Dusty Blue + Burgundy
The dusty blue and burgundy combination is definitely a welcome change from bridesmaids dresses that are covered with feathers or white taffeta. These colors would work beautifully for a good country wedding with rustic details. You can also complement this color combination with a bouquet of dusty blue and burgundy flowers, like purple-blue statice and dusty blue carnations.
Berry + Dusty Blue
Some berry-inspired colors lend themselves beautifully to rustic weddings. Try a dusty blue or dusty lavender for a classic color that will surely go well with any venue!
Lavender + Wheat
This color is everywhere right now! You can’t go wrong in terms of visual appeal when your colors are lavender and wheat. Brides and grooms can match these colors by adding lavender touches to the wedding decor, like stems, flowers, candles, and ribbons. You can also use lavender prints to accent the wedding photographs that you’ll have taken.
Teal + Mustard
Teal is a rich and vibrant color for weddings. Teal frequently looks great with the yellow-green color of mustard. It also can combine beautifully with a neutral color palette that could create a range of rustic outdoor wedding color schemes.
This color combination is a great for a wedding because it doesn’t get in the way of the natural beauty of your surroundings, and is also perfect for something that is going to be outdoors, such as a wedding. The navy blue brings in a very natural, earthy vibe that is complemented by the blush, which is a great color to use against other bold colors.
What factors should I consider when planning an outdoor wedding?
When planning an outdoor wedding, you should consider factors such as weather, the levelness of the ground, whether you need to set up tents, lighting and sound systems, etc. Additionally, you’ll need to consider hygiene and safety issues during the outdoor wedding.
What decor should I choose to enhance the rustic style of my outdoor wedding?
Choosing decor that matches the natural environment is key to enhancing the rustic style of your outdoor wedding. Some popular options include wooden or metal accents, burlap or lace table runners, floral arrangements with wildflowers, and natural or muted color palettes.