Ultimate Guide To Winter Wedding Colors For 2022

Ultimate Guide To Winter Wedding Colors For 2022

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you have a unique opportunity to choose a distinct, seasonal color palette.

Darker shades and rich jewel tones are popular for the winter season because they can create an elegant and cozy atmosphere—and if you’re looking for color inspiration, you’re in the right place.

This article will take a closer look at:

⛄ The advantages of a winter wedding.

⛄ Which colors and combinations to use on your special day.

⛄ Tips for making the right color choice.

What Are the Advantages of Getting Married in the Winter?

Although summer and spring are the popular wedding seasons, there are many advantages to having a winter wedding. These include:


❄️ Getting married in the winter gives you a unique opportunity to create a seasonal and elegant event during an already festive season

❄️ Not having to worry about extreme heat or humidity.

❄️ Having access to more wedding venue options since they won’t be as fully booked as during the peak season.

❄️ Venues and vendors may be more cost-effective compared to the peak season.

❄️ Your guests won’t have ‘wedding fatigue’—a sense of repetitiveness and boredom that can set in during peak seasons when people have one wedding after the other.

❄️ You’ll have the opportunity to approach your wedding party attire, photos, and decorations in a unique way.

How Do You Choose a Winter Wedding Palette?

Your wedding palette is largely dependent on your personal style and preferences. Here are a few more things to consider before you decide:

💭 How many colors do you want in your wedding?

How many colors you want to use can affect the way you apply your wedding palette. 

For example, if you are planning to use just two or three colors, then it’s a good idea to make one of them a brighter accent color that stands out. 

This creates a striking contrast between lighter and darker wedding colors.

On the other hand, if you want to use a few more colors, choose muted shades that complement each other.

We offer a handful of elegant color combinations later on.

💭 Location

If you’re getting married in a location with beautiful backdrops and natural scenery, try to choose colors that will complement it.

Complementary colors will look more natural and help the décor blend in—this stops it from distracting from the beautiful location.

💭 Decide if you want seasonal wedding colors or not

A winter wedding allows you to incorporate darker shades that create a more seasonal atmosphere.

You can also decide to have an ‘anti winter’ color palette and incorporate brighter shades that are traditionally associated with summer or spring into your décor.

These may include bright pinks, yellows, or purples.

Alpine Rings’ Top 5 Winter Wedding Colors

It can be difficult to try and find the right wedding palette for you. Below we’ve compiled a list of our top five winter wedding colors to help you decide.

Navy blue

Navy blue is one of the most versatile winter wedding colors. It pairs well with a number of other tones because it creates a rich background that makes other colors pop.

Navy blue is bold enough to use on its own but can also add a sense of calm when paired with another color.

The color also symbolizes:

  • Importance.
  • Confidence.
  • Stability.
  • Unity. 

Gold and rose gold

Gold and rose gold resemble success and luxury with their warm undertones and rich hue. Incorporating either of these shades into your wedding can give it a regal look and feel.

They can also be used to accentuate colors like navy, burgundy, or dark green. Gold can also make your winter wedding appear more seasonal or festive.

These colors symbolize:

  • Generosity.
  • Compassion. 
  • Elegance. 


Burgundy is a slightly more sophisticated color than true red. It pairs well with lighter colors like gray, white, and golden yellow.

When mixed with a lighter color, burgundy becomes softer and even more romantic.

Due to its rich, dark shade, burgundy can create the appearance of a warm and inviting environment. 

This color also symbolizes:

  • Ambition.
  • Wealth.
  • Power. 

Dark green

Dark green is another classic winter wedding color that pairs well with a number of other shades. It’s also bold enough to be used on its own.

Green is often associated with peace and tranquility, so using it in your wedding décor is bound to create a relaxed feel.

This color also symbolizes:

  • Ambition.
  • Luck.
  • Energy.

Burnt orange

Burnt orange is the perfect color to create a sense of warmth and togetherness.

This rich shade pairs well with navy or gray and can even be used with lighter colors to create a striking effect.

Burnt orange can also be used with other neutral colors like brown and beige for a unique, monochromatic palette. Its boldness makes it a great option if you want a pop of color.

It also symbolizes:

  • Comfort. 
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Excitement. 
  • Pride. 

What Are the Best Color Combinations for a Winter Wedding?

Knowing how to combine winter wedding colors can help your special day strike the perfect tone. Let’s take a closer look at a few elegant color combinations. 

Navy and gold

Adding golden accents to your navy base color can give the décor a contrasting, industrial appearance. It also brings to mind a sense of royalty and elegance.

Both of these colors are popular seasonal choices for a winter wedding that can help you create a sophisticated palette.

Pair it with: Alpine Rings’ Rose Gold Tungsten Wedding Band with African Padauk Wood

This ring can be the perfect addition to your elegant color palette. Made from rose gold, it will blend perfectly with the navy and golden hues of the décor.

The inner band is made from a polished wooden material that adds an earthy vibe yet remains elegant and stylish.

Burgundy and blush pink

Burgundy is another classic color choice for a winter wedding. For a brighter and more modern look, you can pair it with pops of blush pink.

This softens the heaviness of burgundy and can amplify its romantic feel. It will also create a palette that looks striking against the whites and blacks of the wedding attire.

Pair it with: Alpine Rings’ Hammered Tungsten Wedding Band

This tungsten wedding ring is designed to last forever, signaling strength and durability. It will pair perfectly with strong burgundy shades while effortlessly contrasting blush pinks.

The hammered finish gives it a striking appearance that will go well with the dramatic feel of your color palette against the softer wedding hues.
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Red, white, and blue

Although these colors traditionally symbolize 4th of July celebrations, darker hues can be perfect for winter weddings.

The warm navy colors allow the richer reds to pop and become décor focal points. It also creates a relaxing and cozy atmosphere.

Pair it with: Alpine Rings’ Polished Tungsten Wedding Band with Chestnut Wood

This wedding ring is a perfect example of a modern, laid-back style that can make a statement—just like your red, white, and blue wedding colors.

The deep brown hues of the chestnut wood give it an elegant appearance, while the warm undertones ensure a seamless blend with the rich blues and reds of your décor.

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Cream, copper, and green

Metallic accents and dark green elements can make a winter wedding feel more seasonal.

It can elevate the traditional neutral wedding colors by creating a striking contrast between light and dark.

The copper also gives the décor a more rustic yet timeless appearance that’s become popular for weddings.

Pair it with: Alpine Rings’ Polished Tungsten Wedding Band with Domed Chestnut Exterior 

This ring is the perfect addition to your cream, copper, and green wedding décor. The warm hues of the chestnut wood make this ring a stylish and modern option that signals confidence and strength.

Not only will the rich colors of the wooden exterior complement the décor, but its rustic appearance will blend in well with the overall atmosphere of the wedding.

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Green, orange, and cream

This color combination could be a unique play on the traditional red and green winter palettes.

The orange pops against a dark green background, with the cream colors creating a soft and romantic atmosphere.

Make sure to select darker hues of orange and green to avoid a palette that resembles candy!

Pair it with: Alpine Rings’ Brushed Tungsten Wedding Band with African Padauk Wood

To create a truly unique and contrasting look, choose a black wedding band with an inner band made from wood.

This will pair nicely with the rich tones of the oranges and greens while still standing out.

The brushed finish on this tungsten wedding band also gives it a distinct look that’s hard to miss.

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Find Your Perfect Fit with Alpine Rings

It can be challenging to know which colors and themes to use to avoid being overly festive while trying to create an elegant event.

That’s why it’s good to know which winter colors look good together and which are best left for other festivities, like Christmas or Thanksgiving.

This article showcased the top five unique and beautiful winter wedding colors to help kickstart your planning.

If you are looking for even more inspiration, our blog has a number of useful articles to help you prepare for your wedding day and beyond.