10 Rustic Wedding Colour Palettes

We’re coming to the end of our month of rustic elegance, and it’s been such a pleasure to revisit this style in depth and see how things have moved from a rougher, shabby chic ‘burlap and lace’ look to a more organic, natural style that relies on rustic textures, beautiful flowers and romantic details. Even so, I thought it was time I took a look back through the archives for rustic inspiration as well, and I found ten gorgeous boards that are as pretty now as when I first created them. So pick your palette, because every one of these is a beauty!

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Credits: Top row (l-r): Bouquet with blushing brides {Florali}; printed calligraphy napkin {Rylee Hitchner Photography/Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design}; oar guest book {Alea Lovely}; bride and groom {Marta Locklear Photography/Diamond Events} | Row 2: Bridesmaids {Polly Alexandre Photography}; crate with olive leaf details and table number {Punam Bean Photography}; bride and flowergirl {Hristina Piltz} | Row 3: Ceremony with wine barrel entrance {Jose Villa}; wine barrel and shutter escort cards {Laura Gordon Photography/Tyler Flood}; ceremony sign {Jose Villa/Laurie Arons Special Events}; flowers and silver vase {Gia Canali Photography/Delicate Details}.

Elgin Spring Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

This has always been one of my favourite boards (not least because I created it for my lovely cousin!). It epitomises the look I was referring to above – soft, romantic details, golden light, and a classic palette of blush, peach, green and neutrals. With elegant flowers and wood textures, you have a country chic look that will never go out of style!

Credits: Top row (l-r): Flower crown with berries {Sonya Khegay/Ajur Wedding/Latte decor/Olga Chursina}; cake with berries {Eyelet Images/The Ruffle Effect/Elise Cakes}; bridesmaids {Jen Huang/Magnolia Rouge/Fleuriste} | Row 2: Bouquet {Mint Photography/Lindsey Zamora/Without Wax Katy}; blackberry cocktails {Anastasiya Belik Photography/Peony Art Decoration Studio}; rustic handdrawn invitation {Christie Graham Photography/The Written Word Calligraphy} | Row 3: Tablescape {Onelove Photography/WINK! Weddings/Seed Floral}; ceremony arch {Linda Chaja/Magnolia Event Design/NLC Productions}; red cocktail {Summer Street Photography/Whim Events}

Blackberry Boho Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

This one has such a gorgeous summer feel to me – like the sophisticated, wedding version of an afternoon of berry picking. The palette makes it work for autumn or winter too, but it can really work for any season. Soft pink, rich aubergine and blackberry red are great colours to work with, and if you incorporate real berries into your design, they’ll be natural even though they’re strong.

Credits: Top row (l-r): Table decor with cherries {P: Jose Villa; C: Duet Weddings}; ticking napkin {S: Jessica Sloane; P: Jessica Lorren}; bridesmaids {P: Bryan N. Miller Photography; C: Couture Events} | Row 2: Florals on burlap-covered board {C: Wedding Concepts; P: Adel Ferreira}; ticking pillows {Dreamy Whites}; flowers in vintage glass {C: Wedding Concepts; P: Adel Ferreira} | Row 3: Long tables {P: Rebecca Wedding Photography; C: Chic Weddings in Italy}; wildflower bouquet; first dance {P: Andrea Dozier}; madeleines

French Farmhouse Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

This is another of my secret favourites from the archives. I LOVE French style, and I also happen to love ticking fabric as a rustic motif (it really isn’t used often enough IMO). Combining the two brought me to this board, and I think it’s such a pretty look, don’t you?

Credits: Top (l-r): Blush bridesmaids (Elizabeth Fogarty/Jenny Yoo/My Flower Box Events) | Wooden signage (Brian Hatton Photography/Rock Paper Scissors Events) | Blush centrepiece (Michele Beckwith/Bustle Events/Mandolin Flowers)
Row 2: Bride & groom (Elizabeth Messina/Mindy Weiss) | Table numbers (Freestyle Mom) | Wooden crate decor
Row 3: Wine barrels | Blush & gold cake | Tablescape (Michael + Anna Costa Photo/Cameilla Floral Design/Joy De Vivre Event Design Boutique) | Blush & gold invitation (Megan Clouse Photography/Minted)

Barnyard Blush Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

This is still a new board, but I had to include it because I just love how blush and wood work together. Add in a touch of sophisticated gold and oooh-weee!

Credits: Top row (l-r): Boho bride {Adrian Michael}; flowing dress {Jose Villa/Kelly Oshiro Design}; door {Tec Petaja} | Row 2: Stationery suite {Rylee Hitchner/Sarah Robins Powell}; centrepiece {Esther Sun Photography/At Your Door Events}; bridesmaid dress {Elizabeth Messina/Ruche}; door seating plan {Clary Pfeiffer/Eventity Inc.} | Row 3: Flowers in urn; boutonnieres {The Nichols/The Nouveau Romantics}; bouquet {Tanja Lippert Photography/Blooms by Martha Andrews}; wedding dress {Jessica Lorren Organic Photography}

Teal & Oatmeal Rustic Wedding Palette

Goodness but I love this colour combination! Teal really isn’t just for beach weddings (although for the record, this would work well for a beach wedding as well!) It has that lovely cool and warm mix, combined with natural taupes and textures So pretty!

Credits: Top row (l-r): ; Blueberry ring shot (Jamie Delaine); burlap place mat (Amy Karp); blueberry cups | Row 2: Burlap Save the Date ring cushion (Shawn Connell for Christian Oth); navy and burlap garland (Domestic Construction/Max Dworkin); blue bunting love birds invitation (EE photography/Wedding Chicks); striped navy napkin and 3D glasses (Domestic Construction/Max Dworkin) | Row 3: Bride & groom (Jodi Miller Photography); blueberry bouquet (Oasis Flowers/Sakura Photography); barn (Stone Crandall Photography)

Burlap & Blueberry Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

Okay, I couldn’t abandon burlap completely, but only because I just LOVE how it combines with blueberry in this board! Blueberries make the perfect country wedding motif for a farm or barn wedding, and a touch of striped fabric adds a preppy edge!

Credits: Top row (l-r): Milk & honeycomb {Sunday Suppers}; outdoor table {Aaron Delesie/Beth Helmstetter Events}; honey favours {This Love of Yours Photography/Engaged & Inspired}; wedding dress {Jane Allen Photography/Scout & Charm} | Row 2: Bridesmaids; daisy bouquet {Jemma Keech}; bee stationery {Brooke Boling/Lauren Ledbetter} | Row 3: Honey cake {Love Me Do Photography}; honey dipper favours {Brancoprata}; milk vases; bride with flower crown {Elizabeth Messina}

Tropical Bougainvillea Beach Wedding Palette

Colour is all well and good, but what would a neutral palette roundup be without a board focused on neutrals? I adore this one, inspired by the combination of milk and honey, and including some seriously cute details of both! But beyond the actual theme, I also love the way that the colours work together – off-white, honey yellow, taupe and gingerbread. Lovely!

Credits:Top row (l-r): Top row (l-r): Table with coloured glassware (The Wedding Artists Collective/Natalie Bowen Designs/Simone Lennon Events) | door (Kim+Phil Photography/The Flower House) | pastel floral print bridesmaid dress (PPS Couture/Jose Villa) | Row 2: Menu (Simply Bloom Photography/Rifle Paper Co.) | rustic ring holder (Bragging Bags) | blue suit (Ben Yew Photography/Away With Estella/Holly Reedman/Politix) | Row 3: Pastel bouquet (Wendy Laurel/Opihi Love Boutique/Bella Bloom Floral Boutique) | ring in box (Milton Photography/Birds & Honey/The Mrs Box) | naked cake (Mallory Renee Photography/Sprinkle & Dash)

Pastel Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

Last year’s Pantone colours were perfect for a lot of situations, and I love the combination (together with a bit of greenery) for a rustic or garden wedding. The key to this look is lots and lots of gorgeous florals and tiny touches of pink and blue like glassware or the gents’ suits.

Credits: Top row (l-r): Claire Pettibone dress {This Modern Romance/Claire Pettibone/Gatherings by Stacie}; cake {Sonya Khegay/Latte Decor/Azale}; toile envelope liner invitations {Pyramid Atlantic/Betsy Dunlap/Katie Stoops}; blueberry cocktail | Row 2: Berry bouquet {Martha Stewart Weddings}; bridesmaids {Kellee Walsh}; figs {Lauren Kriedemann/Event & Design} | Row 3: Table setting {Souder Photography/Vintage My Wedding /Southall Eden}; brass key escort cards {Tamiz Photography/Belle Destination Weddings and Events}; Claire Pettibone dress {This Modern Romance/Claire Pettibone/Gatherings by Stacie}

Fig & Toile Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

Toile has been one of my obsessions for a while – it’s such a classy way to do rustic because of its references to the French countryside! Combine it with beautiful fig (and the palette of dusty blue, pink and navy) and you have something timelessly pretty and perfect for a countryside bride!

Credits: Top row (l-r): Barn setting {Andi Mans Photography & Design/Blush by Brandee Gaar}; bridesmaid with red bouquet {Elizabeth Messina/Elizabeth Messina}; blue and white meringues {Jennifer Hejna Photography}; wedding dress {Jose Villa} | Row 2: Raspberries; cutlery {Alea Lovely}; bouquet {Ashley Slater Photography/Spring Sweet}; red shoes {Elizabeth Messina}; blue flowers | Row 3: Bride & groom {Laura Murray Photography/Love This Day Events}; red getaway car {Jon Duenas Photography}; place setting {Millie Holloman Photography/Salt Harbor Designs}; blue invitation {Jose Villa /Linea Carta}

Huckleberry Blues Rustic Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

And finally, this bluesy creation with a pop of country red. Who says combining these colours means you have to have a wedding that looks like the Fourth of July? Even if you can’t find a blue barn setting like the one in this board (isn’t it fab?) you can bring soft blues in through a range of details, and then let the red blooms really POP!

10 Rustic Wedding Color Palettes | SouthBound Bride

  1. Ivory Set 4 Cotton Dinner Napkins by Deco Dreams Store
  2. Laurel Leaf Hair Comb Bridal Hairpiece by Echo and Laurel
  3. Carolina Boho Lace Off-The-Shoulder Dress by Stylish Bride Accs
  4. Wood Tealight Holder Wedding Favors for Guests by Mesnet
  5. Rustic Wedding Invitation by Margaux Paperie
  6. Handwritten Calligraphy Place Cards with Tree Stump Holder by Clare W Calligraphy
  7. Recycled Rustic Yellow Gold Wedding Band Set by BOBBIs JEWELLER
  8. Rustic Flower Boutonniere by Lutik Flower
  9. Wooden Wedding Table Numbers by Sai Ro Designs
  10. Personalized Wooden Mr&Mrs Cake Topper by Tyu Wedding Gifts
  11. Oh Hello Wedding Arrow Sign by Red Heart Creations