2018 wedding colour palette trends and inspiration!



As we wrap up another incredible year of weddings and events, it’s time to start forecasting styling trends and inspiration for the year to come. And what better place to begin than with our favourite colour combinations for 2018!

One of the first decisions you’ll make when defining your wedding style is your colour palette. Your chosen colour palette will impact most of the decisions you make when it comes to planning the rest of your wedding decor – from your furniture to your flowers and even stationery design and signage.

So what can we expect when it comes to colour palettes in 2018? If you’re currently seeking inspiration for your wedding styling, keep reading for 4 of our favourite modern colour schemes to get you started, along with our top tips on implementing these tones into your big day!


For truly elegant and romantic wedding styling in 2018, we’re loving a pastel palette of blush pink and white, with the addition of gold accents for a more modern approach.


Image sources clockwise from top left: Lucas and Co Photography / Taralynn Lawton / Ruby and James (styling) Anitra Wells (photography / Hampton Event Hire

Why it works: Too much blush can overwhelm a setting, so pairing this popular pink shade with fresh whites and gold details helps to create a balanced and beautiful look that doesn’t come across as too feminine.

Get this look: We recommend using white as your base colour and adding blush and gold details as your accent tones to maximise the effect of this palette. Subtle blush decor pieces like blush linen napkins or blush lounge furniture can be a gorgeous touch amongst white dining chairs, white dry bars and gold cutlery.


For relaxed, island-inspired weddings in 2018, we love bright and vibrant tropical tones to really make an impact. Shades of fuschia, coral and orange with hints of navy create the perfect palette for a fun and colourful look.


Images sources clockwise from top left: The Events Lounge (styling) Figtree Pictures (photo) / Hampton Event Hire / The Events Lounge (styling) Figtree Pictures (photo) / E.M. Anderson

Why it works: Bright colours really do have the ability to uplift the ambience of your wedding and create a vibrant atmosphere for guests to enjoy. With our coastal location, these shades also complement beachside and oceanfront wedding venues just perfectly.

Get this look: We recommend pairing your vibrant colours with subtle, earthy tones of timber and bamboo. Pops of white can also be effective to break up the different shades and add some freshness into the space. Think about implementing the brighter colours through your floral design, as well as your textiles like cushions and rugs. Accent pieces like statement fuschia lounge furniture or navy napkins are another great way to inject some tropical tones without overwhelming your styling.


Navy and teal is a unique but beautiful colour palette that we’re expecting to see more brides embracing in 2018! The two colours work harmoniously together for an elegant and contemporary approach to wedding styling, particularly when paired with gold accents.


Image sources clockwise from top left: Hampton Event Hire / The Events Lounge / Hampton Event Hire / Figtree Pictures

Why it works: The softer teal tones help to balance out the stronger shade of navy, creating the perfect mix of light and dark. Navy and teal come from the same colour family, and are both cooler variations of blue which bounce beautifully off each other.

Get this look: Navy and teal together can create a really striking look for cocktail settings, so think about including some variation of colour in your wedding decor by pairing navy lounges with teal armchairs and ottomans, or vice versa. Or for a sit-down reception, navy linen napkins look stunning with teal elements in your stationery. Tie the look together with some neutral shades of timber and white and you have yourself a beautiful setting!


Our love of all things monochrome is still going strong for 2018, but this time paired with more soft grey tones and plenty of lush green! This sleek and sophisticated colour palette is just perfect for the modern bride wanting a less traditional and more contemporary look.


Image sources clockwise from top left: Tristan B / Figtree Pictures / Hampton Event Hire / Amelia Fullarton

Why it works: Black and white is a timeless colour scheme that will never go out of style, and the best thing is it’s nearly impossible to get wrong! We love the addition of soft blue-grey shades and sage greens to soften the look and tie the styling together harmoniously.

Get this look: Timber tables paired with black dining chairs will create a modern reception setting, especially when paired with black dinner plates, stone or charcoal napkins and gold cutlery. For the perfect monochrome cocktail hour, we love either our black hairpin or Icelandic marble dry bars paired with chic black wire stools. Make sure to include plenty of potted plants or foliage installations to breathe some life into the space and complete the look!

It’s safe to say we are looking forward to a super stylish 2018, with some creative colour palettes sure to make an impact! Don’t forget to check out our recent Style Guides for a detailed look at some of our favourite colour schemes, including Blush Romance, Island Luxe and Modern Navy.

For more styling inspiration, feel free to jump over to our Pinterest page or get in touch with our team for a copy of our recent Look Book – our team are experts at creating furniture and decor solutions for any colour scheme 😉

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