Trending 2021 Wedding Colors to Inspire You

Trending 2021 Wedding Colors to Inspire You

Planning a wedding for the upcoming year? Then you are likely keeping an eye out for 2021 wedding trends! One of the first steps in the wedding planning process is deciding on your wedding colors, or a color scheme. This is especially important as you approach the task of purchasing bridesmaid dresses. Keep reading to learn about wedding trends for 2021, including the most popular palettes and 2021 wedding colors.

Trending Wedding Colors for 2021

Oftentimes, the best way to determine whether a color or palette would work for your event is with a visual. To help inspire you and offer some options, we have created a variety of collages featuring the top wedding color trends for 2021.

1. White Bridesmaid Dresses

White is traditionally avoided aside from the bride’s wedding dress. However, it has become more popular for bridesmaid dresses in recent years! It lends an instant wow-factor and pairs beautifully with any color. Create a palette with white and pastels from the spring. During summer, consider featuring it alongside more whimsical colors, like a slate blue and mustard. For winter, combine it with darker shades and/or metallics.

white wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Lauren in White

2. Black Bridesmaid Dresses

An always timeless wedding color is black. A neutral color, it works well for a variety of event types, from formal to laid back. Pair it with other neutral tones, and natural shades like ivory or green. For a little extra pizzaz, feature it along side metallic colors such as silver or gold.

black wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Mila in Black

3. Burgundy Wedding Color Scheme

Burgundy is a sultry red color that looks stunning on everyone. It is more popular for cool months, such as winter or fall, although it can be used during warm seasons as well. During winter, create a palette with luxe blues and deep purples. For the spring and summer wedding palettes, consider lighter shades. For example, ivory or white and plenty of greens.

burgundy wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Morgan in Bordeaux

4. Champagne Wedding Colors

Champagne is a unique but trendy color. A soft yellow, it is a super romantic pastel. It looks beautiful with other pastels, such as pinks and purples. Or stick to other creams, brown and even green, for a light spring vibe.

champagne wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Riley in Champagne

2021 Winter Wedding Colors (December, January, February)

In 2021, winter weddings will be all about deep colors. Expect to see the always popular jewel-tones, various shades of plum, blue, and red. 

December Wedding Colors: Emerald Green Bridesmaid Dresses

An underrated color, emerald will be a popular color come winter. This bold green shade pairs well with metallic gold, for an elegant and luxurious look. For a more unique palette, pair it with burgundy and claret, plum or peach, and or ivory and cream. This gemstone-inspired color will pop against a winter landscape.

Emerald wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Evelyn in Emerald

January Wedding Theme: Royal Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Icy blues are beautiful, but during winter opt for a deeper shade. Sapphire or royal blue bridesmaid dresses are a bold and gorgeous choice. This rich tone is luxe and elegant, especially when paired with a gold or silver metallic. Pair it with a bright white, lush greenery or even a dark red.

Sapphire wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Elizabeth in Sapphire

February Colors: Red Wedding Theme

Red bridesmaid dresses are a classic choice! Especially for a cold-weather wedding. This traditional color complements a variety of skin tones, as well as different colors. It lends a timeless look, ideal for both a formal wedding or a more casual affair. Pair it with another shade of red, lush greenery, and metallic gold. If red isn’t your color, opt for navy blue bridesmaid dresses instead.

red wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Athena in Claret

Spring Wedding Colors for 2021 (March, April, May)

For spring 2021 wedding colors, you have a lot of options. As usual, light and bright shades are especially trendy. Think peachy pinks, whimsical blues, and lush greens.

March Weddings: Sage Green Bridesmaid Dresses

Sage is a gorgeous color, perfect for the minimalistic or nature-loving bride. This color looks beautiful paired with our rosewood bridesmaid dresses. Together, they make a trendy and romantic spring wedding palette. If you prefer, pair it with cream and a crisp white for a simple, but lush look.

Sage wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Allison in Sage

April Wedding Theme: Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Slate blue bridesmaid dresses are by far one of the most popular choices for spring! A modern blue-hue it is chic and fun. It is also very versatile. Pair it with other blue shades, such as Sky and Fog for an all blue line up. Or with a dainty pink, like Blush, for a more diverse look.

Slate Blue wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Caroline in Slate Blue

May Wedding Colors: Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

For May 2021, we’re thinking pink. More specifically, our light pink bridesmaid dresses, called Blossom. A unique shade, blossom is bright and a little bit peachy. It is a fun color to pair with other pinks, as well as orange and yellow hues, for a slightly whimsical vibe. It can also be used in combination with light blues, for a more chic look.

light pink wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Gabby in Blossom

Summer Wedding Colors 2021 (June, July, August)

In years past bold colors have been on trend, but now we’re seeing a shift towards pastels for summer 2021. You’ll see a variety of light shades, including purple, pink and blues.

June Wedding Colors: Dusty Rose Bridesmaid Dresses

Dusty rose bridesmaid dresses are still in - and for a good reason! A gorgeous and versatile color, this pink is soft and elegant. It looks stunning with greens and white, as well as equally bright colors such as slate blue. At the Wedding Shoppe, you'll find this gorgeous pink under the name Desert Rose.

desert rose wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Emily in Desert Rose

July Wedding Theme: Lilac Bridesmaid Dresses

Lilac is an oh so dreamy light purple color. When featuring lavender bridesmaid dresses, we love seeing a mix of pastel purples. It makes for a stunning mismatched bridesmaid line up. At the Wedding Shoppe combine our lilac, found under 'French Lilac,' with Wisteria.

lavender wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Jessa in French Lilac

August Wedding Theme: Blush Bridesmaid Dresses

Blush bridesmaid dresses are a beautiful choice that will never go out of style. A romantic color, blush looks gorgeous on everyone. Trends point to more crisp and minimalistic palettes, featuring white and green. Blush can also be paired with our Slate Blue, Teal, or Rosewood, as well as deep reds.

blush wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Ava in Blush

2021 Fall Wedding Trends (September, October, November)

For fall 2021, we’re excited to see warm and edgy wedding colors. Mostly revolving around chocolatey browns, neutral taupes, and rust-inspired oranges. A newer twist however are bold hues such as Teal and Plum.

September Wedding Colors: Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses

Neutral-toned weddings are so stylish! There is nothing quite as timeless as a light, warm toned wedding. A few of our favorite neutral bridesmaid dresses: light brown and a soft yellow. Take for example our shades Champagne and Latte. For a more alternative look, mix in dark shades as well.

Nude Wedding Palette

Kennedy Blue Fatima in Latte

October Wedding Colors: Burnt Orange Bridesmaid Dresses

For a trendy neutral look, consider featuring rust or burnt orange bridesmaid dresses. This gorgeous color can be intimidating, but you can pull it off. Pair it with a taupe or brown and  cream or white. If you are searching for these shades at the Wedding Shoppe, look under the names Fawn, Spice, and Cinnamon.

rust wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Zoey in Cinnamon

November Wedding Colors: Teal Bridesmaid Dresses

If you want an instant wow-factor, try teal for your wedding theme! This less popular color is so stunning and will add a unique look to your fall wedding. Blue bridesmaid dresses, like our Teal and Storm colors, are new and fun bold colors. Pair these shades with bright whimsical colors like yellow and orange, or a more traditional shade like red. 

teal wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Caitlin in Teal

Top Selling Bridesmaid Dress Colors for 2021 Weddings

1. Burgundy Bridesmaid Dresses

A deep red-brown color, burgundy has been on trend for years. It is a versatile color that can be used year-round. Plus it complements every skin tone. A classic red, it pairs beautifully with a variety of other colors, from blue to green and even other reds.  When looking for burgundy bridesmaid dresses at the Wedding Shoppe, search under the name Bordeaux.

burgundy flat chiffon swatch

Flat Chiffon Fabric Swatch in Burgundy

2. Rust Bridesmaid Dresses

Spice is a unique orange-brown color that's becoming super trendy! A warm shade, it looks absolutely stunning in late summer through fall wedding color schemes. It has become popular for alternative events, and is often paired with brown or black. When paired with creams, Rust can add a luxe touch to a neutral-themed event. At the Wedding Shoppe, look for the color 'Spice'.

spice flat chiffon fabric swatch

Flat Chiffon Fabric Swatch in Spice

3. Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Slate blue remains a super trendy wedding color! This sophisticated shade of blue looks gorgeous on everyone and is truly unique. It is a fun color that can be used for a luxe, whimsical or even toned down wedding look. Pair it with a variety of greens, white or ivory, or a plethora of other bright colors. 

slate blue fabric swatch

Flat Chiffon Fabric Swatch in Slate Blue

4. Olive Green Bridesmaid Dresses

A deep natural green, our color Moss is a dupe for Olive Green. This earthy color pairs with both dark colors and pastels, like light pink or ivory. It is especially trendy for spring or summer events, with romantic and flowing gowns. Olive Green bridesmaid dresses have picked up in popularity over recent years. In part due to the rise of minimalistic and neutral-toned weddings. 

moss flat chiffon swatch

Flat Chiffon Fabric Swatch in Moss


5. Sage Bridesmaid Dresses

A light dusty shade of green, Sage is a natural color that suits everyone. Sage green bridesmaid dresses are a must for any bride who wants a minimalistic-themed event. It works well with whites and creams, as well as deep reds and light pinks. It is a straightforward but versatile color. Feature it for a modern luxe event, as well as a chic and romantic affair.

sage green flat chiffon fabric swatch

Flat Chiffon Fabric Swatch in Sage Green

Pantone Colors for 2021 Weddings

Looking for the perfect way to pick a trendy wedding color?  Consider featuring a 2021 Pantone color of the year! Check out these top 2021 Pantone wedding colors that match up with our bridesmaid dresses. Plus get some inspiration on how you can include them in your wedding color scheme.

1. Pantone's Cerulean Color Scheme

Cerulean, similar to a sky blue, is a chic bright shade. It is light and colorful, and perfect for an outdoor spring wedding. It is an especially fun color to pair with other bold shades, such as a pink or even orange. All together, they create a modern and chic but slightly whimsical look.

sky blue wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Caitlin in Sky

2. Rust Wedding Colors

We know it's a gorgeous color - even Pantone is recognizing it as so!  Known as Spice at the Wedding Shoppe, Rust is a warm-orange color. This trendy color is an absolute stunner! It looks amazing during late summer through fall. It can be used with gold metallic accents and a bright white for a chic look. Or pair it with deep brown and black for a more modern yet edgy vibe.

rust wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Zoey in Spice


3. Amethyst Orchid Pantone Wedding Color

If you love pink, take a peek at primrose! A bold hot pink, this color can be paired with white and silver for an ultra glam look. On the other hand, it can be paired with white and greenery for a more chic palette. This shade is sure to wow your guests, even in small amounts. So be sure not to go overboard!

hot pink wedding palette

Kennedy Blue Luella in Primrose

Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2021 Weddings

In addition to choosing the color of your bridesmaid dresses, you also have to consider the fabric and fit. You can put all your girls in the same style of dress - or - go for the mismatched bridesmaid look. To help you make a decision, here are some of the top materials and silhouettes.

Bridesmaid Dresses with Sequins

If you’re inspired by old Hollywood glamour, consider sequin bridesmaid dresses. Sequins add texture to a dress, in addition to some understated bling. not to mention they are perfect for a mismatched winter look. If you’re hosting a New Years Eve wedding, consider combining sequined dresses of various metallic shades. Some of the most popular sequin bridesmaid dress colors are Silver, Rose Gold, and Gold.

Fit and Flare Bridesmaid Dresses

For some brides, a more traditional bridesmaid look is preferred, with flowing gowns. However we recommend you consider fit and flare bridesmaid dress. This style of silhouette lends a more elegant and sexy look. Styles such as our Jessa and Zoey are super slimming, and perfect for a luxe wedding. They are especially popular for cool weather events and black tie affairs!

fit and flare bridesmaid dresses Kennedy Blue Styles: Jessa / Zoey / Alice

Cozy Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

A soft dense fabric with a smooth feel, velvet is a heavier material. This fabric is often associated with luxury, but it will also lend your bridesmaid some warmth during a winter wedding. Our velvet bridesmaid dresses are most popular from late September through march.

velvet bridesmaid dresses Kennedy Blue Styles: Mila / Skylar / Evelyn

Let’s Chat

If you are planning a wedding in 2021, the Wedding Shoppe would love to help you find the perfect bridesmaid dresses. With a wide selection of gowns, in a variety of styles, colors and sizes, we have something for everyone. After all, everyone in your wedding party deserves to feel beautiful. If one of these specific colors or wedding palettes caught your eye, be sure to let us know below! Plus, tell us which one of our features dresses was your favorite! Do you plan to feature a specific style at your 2021 wedding?

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libby johnson
January 04, 2021 12:16

Love the velvet!

October 22, 2020 09:15

I love all these colors! Definitely makes me think more on what colors I will be choosing for my wedding! Might have to go with the slate blue and sage green!!

October 22, 2020 09:15

Love the burnt orange/rust shades! Such a great fall wedding color to blend in!

October 21, 2020 13:14

I love rust and fall colors but for a summer wedding, is this okay!

Krista Bates
October 21, 2020 13:12

Love the sky blue!!!

Megan Thea
October 21, 2020 13:12

Love all the fall colors! So much inspiration for my September wedding next year!!

S Gamble
October 19, 2020 11:28

So torn between blush alone or complimenting it with another color!

Fiona Donnelly
October 19, 2020 11:28

Loving the black bridesmaid dresses!! So elegant and modern.

Melissa Satorski
October 19, 2020 11:28

I’m leaning toward burnt orange bridesmaid dresses for my November 2021 mountain wedding! Never thought orange would be a “thing”, but I LOVE that color palette!!

Alexa Johnson
October 16, 2020 08:03

Loving all the these colors – especially the rust orange 😍 Too bad my wedding is in May! Cant wait to come in with my girls to try on some dresses! Xoxo

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