Winter wedding colours to inspire your special day

Winter is upon us and the season for cosy, romantic weddings is in full swing. You might not think ‘wedding’ when someone mentions winter, but the chilly season (pleasantly mild in KZN’s case) is rising in popularity. After all, there’s nothing not to love about a Durban winter – warm sunny days, dependable weather, magical lighting – the best! (Not convinced? Read our previous blog to find out what makes winter wedding vibes so spectacular.) On top of that, when it comes to choosing winter wedding colours, the season is full of gorgeous palette options. Whether you prefer deep, moody hues or lighter, airy tones, chances are they’ll be the perfect fit for your winter wedding. Take a look below at a few of our favourite colour combinations: 

winter wedding colours

Our 4 favourite winter wedding colours

Cranberry, caramel and sage

When it comes to winter wedding colours, we love distinct combinations. Cranberry and sage green, with touches of caramel, is a palette that is both tasteful and arresting. The muted green and caramel shades provide a soft, tranquil backdrop, allowing the invigorating cranberry to pop. It’s the perfect twist on the traditional red and green combo and adapts easily to any theme. Elegant winter affair, effortless vintage, cute and quirky – there are no limits. And don’t get us started on the florals! Striking cranberry nestled in shades of sage – beautiful. 

winter wedding colours

Ivory and burgundy

Burgundy is one of those popular winter wedding colours – usually paired with navy. Don’t get us wrong, when a colour combo works, it works, and we are partial to a sophisticated navy and burgundy event. But, for the couple looking to put their own spin on an old favourite, burgundy and ivory is the way to go. An organic ivory nuance does wonders lifting and modernising the deep burgundy, allowing the darker shade to shine. Exuding refined charm, this stylish palette whispers romance. Add extra little touches such as fairy lights (we can include string lights in your wedding package) and cascading eucalyptus and you have a winning winter theme. 

winter wedding colours

Cream, green and copper

If understated elegance sounds like your wedding style, you can’t go wrong with a chic mix of cream, copper and green. This gorgeous blend of winter wedding colours accentuates that wintry atmosphere without feeling too stark or cold. The soft, simple cream shades paired with an abundance of sophisticated greenery balances the modern copper accents. This is an ideal palette for the romantic boho bride, offering ample opportunity to include natural elements from evergreen foliage to fragrant herbs. 

winter wedding colours

Shades of purple

Deep mulberry, shades of plum, muted mauves – if there was ever a time to let your love of purple shine, it’s for your winter wedding. Purple tones prove to be a versatile range of winter wedding colours, from dark moody tones to lighter lavender. Paired with gold, a dark, rich purple oozes plush opulence for the couple wanting a glamorous celebration. While dusky mauves matched with grey offers a refined gracefulness every guest will love. To take your purple palette to the next level, add pops of yellow and peach, which works particularly well in floral arrangements. 

winter wedding colours

No matter what winter wedding colours you choose for your special day, they will look breathtaking in either of our beautiful venues – The Boma or Orchid House. Get in touch with one of our coordinators to arrange a viewing of our venue.