Color of the Week: Red

It’s red week!

Red is a beautiful color for weddings. It’s also versatile: it goes effortlessly from elegant to playful.

Enjoy a handful of wedding color ideas, tips, and resources in this issue of Color of the Week!


Color Options

Red isn’t just plain red. It’s scarlet, crimson, deep red, cranberry, autumn red (the color of red maple leaves in fall), burgundy, bright red, pink-red, and more!


Color Combinations

Red goes well with many different colors! Here are some combination ideas.


Red + pink

Red + white

Red + cream

Red + green (and it doesn’t have to look like Christmas!)

Red + golden yellow

Red + gold

Red + silver


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Color of the Week: Red

Red Tips

Red supplies may be on sale after Christmas, after Valentine’s Day, and in the US, after Independence Day.

Be careful with certain color combinations (especially, also, at certain times of the year) that will make your wedding look like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or July 4th (unless that’s what you want).


Red Flowers

Many flowers come in some form of red! These include roses, carnations, tulips, dahlias, gerbera daisies, amaryllis, mums, gladiolus, hypericum, alstoemeria, and ranunculus. Colors range from deep burgundy-red to red-pinks to red-orange. And yes, there’s plenty of true red!




Mini Carnations RedMini Carnations Red


dsxt3uDark red cushion pompoms


Red Food

Use red fruit or vegetables for decoration, or incorporate them into your menu.












Red pears





Bell peppers


Red potatoes

Red cabbage



Country Red

Red is a great color for a country theme! Need vases for a country-casual wedding? These red tin vases would look pretty filled with white daisies or other “rustic” flowers (and true wild flowers too!)


Hampton Art - Tin Vase with Handle - Small - Red

Hampton Art – Tin Vase with Handle – Small – Red


Speaking of country, how about some red burlap pinwheels?



More Red Ideas!

Virtuous Weddings’ red Pinterest board.


What are your wedding colors? Would you consider choosing red for one of your wedding colors?


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