Trendy 2023 Winter Wedding Colors for a Sophisticated Look

Winter weddings are some of the most magical, especially if a fresh blanket of snow has fallen and dressed the trees, mountains, and ground in crisp, clean white. In the past, winter weddings have utilized hues of red and green to create holiday-inspired themes and festive decor. However, 2023 winter wedding colors are seeing a shift into more unexpected schemes that bring the same seasonal feelings without using Christmas colors. Whether you are looking for cozy, bright, joyful, or natural, the experts here at Marco Island – Weddings & Special Events are sharing a few of our favorite trending winter color palettes for 2023.

decorated New Year's table in light turquoise colors

Icy Blues & Mixed Metallics

Winter blues, whether you know them as baby blue, dusty blue, or sky blue, mixed with silver and gold accents, truly embody a “winter wonderland wedding” look and feel. Create frosty or snowy accents with light neutral hues like cream, ivory, and white. Adding hints of mint green or sage green, as well as copper, will elevate this color palette even more, just as Blake Lively did at the 2022 Met Gala.

Menu card lies on a blue plate surrounded with golden dinner set

Navy Blue & Gold

Ringing in the New Year on your wedding night is a spectacular occasion that calls for a rich and dazzling color palette, such as navy blue and gold. We also love this navy and gold pairing for any January wedding color scheme. To create a moody winter wedding in December, accenting this color scheme with pops of burgundy will bring a joyful touch to commemorate the holiday season.

Beautiful winter wedding bouquet with cones, cotton and spruce branches. Bride holding a bridal bouquet.

Dark Greens & Bright Neutrals

Dark greens paired with bright neutral tones is a fresh and modern choice for December wedding colors, especially if you want to display evergreens or pine trees adorned with warm glowing Christmas lights. To brighten your winter wedding colors, try hints of yellow for an uplifting addition among hues such as ivory, taupe, cream, and white. Finish your palette with a muted metallic like copper for a warm and natural accent.

Wedding bouquet in hands of the bride. Winter time, snowy forest


Shades of Purple, Burgundy, & Gold

A beautiful choice for February wedding colors is shades of purple and burgundy with glimmers of gold. This color combination is nothing short of regal and fits an out-of-the-box color palette. Incorporating plums, lavenders, violets, and even magentas into a February wedding is a sophisticated nod to Valentine’s Day pinks and reds.

Festive table decor. With different natural colors and flowers. Luxury wedding, party, birthday. Red, pink, cooper, golden. Candles.

Red, White, & Rose Gold

Incorporating a cheerful holiday color like red into your winter wedding theme can be done gracefully when paired with crisp snowy white and elegant rose gold accents. You can also create a deep, moody tone for your winter wedding theme by leaning towards a merlot hue coupled with blush. Your wedding day will undoubtedly be filled with joy, cheer, and good spirits.

At Marco Island – Weddings & Special Events, our expert designers always think one step ahead to ensure our brides and grooms plan trendy yet timeless weddings. When looking back on your winter wedding colors, we want you to feel the same excitement and passion as you did on your big day. So, ditch the overused green and red Christmas combo, and opt for a lively, colorful, fresh, and natural winter color palette.