Modern Monochrome | Wedding Styling Inspiration



They might not be the first colours you associate with wedding styling, but black and grey would have to be one of our favourite current palettes for a minimal and modern celebration! We love using neutral tones and monochromatic hues to create a simplistic and sophisticated vibe. The key to styling with black is to keep things balanced with elements of light and shade throughout your furniture, decor and blooms.

If you’re drawn towards a more urban and contemporary look for your upcoming wedding, keep scrolling for our top tips, mood boards and styling inspiration to help you bring this palette to life!



Create a timeless, balanced look by pairing dark shades of black and grey with lighter elements to soften the overall aesthetic. We love pairing black furniture with timber, rattan and pastel hues for a sleek and sophisticated space that doesn’t feel too dark or overwhelming.

For cocktail styling, we love our Indie rattan lounges and Hamptons lounges paired with our black VJ timber bar. Complete the look with our timber dry bars and Indie stools for a modern bohemian feel; or our Icelandic black marble dry bars and wire stools for something more luxurious.

For reception styling, pair our statement black dining tables with our gold or white Soho wire chairs for a dramatic look, or pair our timber feasting tables with a black chair (like our Indie dining chairs or black bentwoods) for something more subtle. To incorporate shades of black throughout your tablescapes, opt for black dining plates and soft flowing linens paired with gold cutlery, rattan charger plates and crystal glassware.

And finally; we love our black wire backdrop for photo booths, seating charts and signage. Add some custom neons for a sleek and modern look, or incorporate lush floral styling for a moody romantic feel.


Image via Lilli Kad


Image via Cassandra Ladru




MODERN MONOCHROME: Florals and Styling

We love pairing black furniture and decor with lighter toned blooms for a beautiful contrast! Shades of blush, soft pastels, creamy whites and fresh greenery all work beautifully against a monochromatic palette.

For stationery and signage, we love black calligraphy on a softer backdrop to tie all of your styling together. And for lighting; go for something earthy and textural (like basket lights) or luxe and metallic (like pendants or candlesticks) to complete the look. It’s all about keeping things balanced, so be mindful of including elements of both light and shade throughout your styling. Keep scrolling for some modern monochrome inspiration we’ve been loving from recent weddings and events!





Image via Bryce & Lauren / Styled by For Love & Living



Image via Fox & Kin / Styled by One Day Weddings & Events




Image via Bryce & Lauren / Styled by For Love & Living

Love this look? Find more monochromatic wedding inspiration via our Pinterest board or get in touch with our team for a copy of our latest hire catalogue. We’d love to help you put the perfect furniture plan together for your upcoming event!

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