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Something Blue: 6 Ways to use the Color Blue in your Wedding Decor

Wedding Season is in full swing here at World Digital Imaging, and we’ve begun to notice a trend. This year’s most popular color for weddings seems to be blue! So since we’ve seen so many weddings using shades of blue, we figured we’d gather up some inspiration and create a few moodboards of our favorite blues for you!

Dusty Blue

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Shown:
23 Slate and Dusty Blue Wedding Ideas – from Deer Pearl Flowers
Now Trending: Dusty Blue Vintage Inspired Wedding Details – from The Perfect Palette
5 Trending Nude Wedding Color Ideas for your Big Day – from Elegant Wedding Invites
White Peonies and Floral Lace for a Classic New Orleans Wedding – from Hey Wedding Lady

This pale gray-blue is super chic and great for everything from a formal church affair to a rustic barn wedding. It has a quiet beauty and paired with other muted tones like ivory or dusty rose, it creates a soft and romantic look that is perfect for spring and early summer. Another bonus is that these subdued shades tend to be flattering for most skin tones, so they’ll work great for your bridesmaid dresses! This color pairs well with other muted tones like dusty rose, pale peach, and ivory, but it also makes a statement alongside bold tones like a dark slate gray.

French Blue

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Illinois Estate Wedding in Pretty Pastels – from Style Me Pretty
Inspiration Board: French Blue Wedding Theme – from French Wedding Style
Chic and Whimsical Countryside Wedding Inspiration – from Fab You Bliss
Is Blue the New Blush? – from OneWed
New York Red and Blue Wedding Ideas – from Wedding Chicks
Randomness: Blue Macaron Wedding Favor – from Gourmet Baking
Traditional Country Club Wedding – from Style Me Pretty

You might also call this one sky blue or light blue, but no matter the name it’s sure to make a statement. It’s a fresh, natural color that brings to mind the soft blue of a coastal sky or the rustic blue of an old farmhouse. Soft and a little more understated than some of the other blues on this list, it works great with many other color combinations. We particularly love pairing it with a blush pink, lavender, a yellow-y neutral like porcelain, or a deep indigo.

Turquoise Blue

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Colorful Sonoma Valley Wedding – from Ruffled
Beach Themed Wedding Cakes – from BRIDES
Tiffany’s Inspired Bridal Shower from Vicki Bartel – from Style Me Pretty
Hawaii Destination Wedding – from Belle the Magazine
The Best Valentino Wedding Shoes to Strut Down the Aisle – by MODWedding

Another very popular color, especially for beach and destination brides. Turquoise and Tiffany Blue are super trendy this year and they pair well with bright florals such as pink dahlias, purple zinnias, or even bright purple orchids. We also love the idea of matching your punch to your colors! You can find the recipe for this cute turquoise punch on our Something Blue pinterest page!

Dragonfly/Teal

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5 Teal Color Palettes for your Wedding Day – from Intimate Weddings
Modern Orange and Turquoise Beach Wedding – from Every Last Detail
Modern Green and Blue Summer Hotel Wedding in DC – from WeddingWire
English Garden Wedding Ideas Inspired by Robin Hood – From Wedding Chicks
Classic Teal Fall Waterfront Wedding in Virginia – from WeddingWire
5 Wedding Color Palettes to Look Out for in 2014 – from Intimate Weddings

The deep blue-green is all the rage and certainly makes a statement! Teal is timeless It looks great paired with other jewel-tones like raspberry, tangerine, and bright sunshine yellow.

Cobalt Blue

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Planning a Small Wedding: How Big Should Your Wedding Party Be – from Intimate Weddings
Royal Wedding Aisle Runner by PetaleDeRose – from Etsy
Lindsey & Anthony’s Rustic Country Wedding at Lake Oak Meadows – from Wedding Colors
Real Richmond Wedding: Rachel & Ted – from Richmond Weddings
Turquoise Orchids, You Say? – from The Frsoted Petticoat
Blue and Orange Sonoma Wedding – from Belle the Magazine

The quintessential wedding blue. It’s bold and beautiful, and classic. It’s a strong and reliable shade, which is why it is such a classic wedding color. This versatile blue will work well for every style from formal and traditional to modern and offbeat. We love seeing it paired with other jewel tones like a deep majestic purple, rich golden caramel, or bright lime green. It also goes beautifully with other blue shades like a soft Wedgewood.

Navy Blue

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Starry Nights: 5 Midnight Blue Color Palettes for your Wedding Day – from Intimate Weddings
Possibly the Cutest Wedding Cakes Ever – from MODwedding
Modern Green and Blue Summer Hotel Wedding in DC – from WeddingWire
Wedding Color Themes 2014 – Top Trend Navy Blue and Neutral – from Lisawola
What is the Exact Role of Flower Girl in My Wedding? – from Lisawola
What’s Inspiring Me Now: {Preppy Wedding} {Vintage Meets Southern Wedding} {French Country Wedding} – from Invision Events
Black, Gold, and Navy Beauty – from The French Confection Co.

Deep, dark, and sophisticated. Navy is a great base color to pair with metallics like silver and gold, but it also works well on its own. You can go nautical and pair it with neutrals like khaki and white, or go bold and modern with bright accents in mint or apricot. And as always, colors within the same family will typically look great together, so combine rich navy with a bright royal or cobalt for a bold blue bonanza!

What is your favorite shade of blue or color combination? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget that you can also find all of these images as well as more awesome blue inspiration if you follow our Something Blue board on Pinterest! And keep an eye out for some great real wedding inspiration from one of our very blue brides coming soon!

Chelsea Moore

About Chelsea Moore

Chelsea is a wedding-obsessed graphic designer who is passionate about creating beautiful, unique stationery for each and every bride she works with. When she’s not browsing photos on wedding websites, she can usually be found curled up with her cat and a good book.

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