The Most Popular wedding colours for 2020 revealed

We love a pop of colour at a wedding and we are excited for what 2019 has to bring when it comes to the most popular and unique wedding colours.

We’re looking forward to a resurgence in moody hues and blacks next year, with moody hues tied in with lighter colours being a staple across 2018. Now we’re looking forward to seeing these darker colours pair with one another further, as well as more pops of black colouring.

When looking at popular wedding colours it’s important for us to look at the different shades within certain wedding groups. For instance, gold is currently a much more popular shade that silver, while elements of greenery as used in styling more than the actual colour green.

We’re also seeing that certain colours are more popular with certain themes, and these themes and colours rise into popularity together. For instance, burgundy has been a bit colour of boho weddings which we will see become more popular again in 2019, whereas dark navy colouring can bring an element of luxury to a wedding which we’re seeing with the rise of luxe rustic and glamorous weddings.

We surveyed more than 4,100 couples for our 2019 Australian Annual Wedding Industry Report to get the most accurate picture of what colours Aussie weddings are going to use next year. And this is what we can look forward to.

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The 5 most popular wedding colours


It’s a nice day for a white wedding after all and white is still a staple colour for most weddings. It’s easy to pair with other colour schemes and is used a lot as a supplementary colour to complement the primary colour theme.

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Navy is the most popular primary colour for weddings, being used as both a primary and a secondary colour for most couples. It’s rich nature give it that moody effect, while the colour itself is quite suited to a lot of other colours as well as skin tones for suits and dresses.

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We have loved watching burgundy surge into popularity this year as the second most popular primary colours at weddings. Again it’s another moody tone that is very rich, and is also a great and accessible pop of colour to be used in stunning wedding florals.

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Hanging on from 2017 as one of the most popular shades is blush, or millennial pink as we like to call it. While it’s a much lighter tone than some of these other moody colours, we do love the lightness and playfulness that blush can give to a wedding. Plus, it’s another one that’s easily found in florals and décor. 

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Dusty Rose

A moodier pink than blush, more couples are going to be opting for dusty rose in their weddings in 2019. It’s perfectly complementary to burgundy while still keeping that darker tone and shying away from the more pastel-like feel of blush.

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The 5 most popular wedding colour groups

While a certain colour might not be the most popular shade over others, we’re still seeing that there are some colour groups where various shades of the same colour are used more than one particular shade from a single group.

For instance, pinks are more popular for weddings overall than reds are, due to the fact that both blush and dusty rose are used as popular colours whereas burgundy is holding the flag on its own for redder shades.

The most popular wedding colour groups are:

  • Neutrals
  • Blues
  • Pinks
  • Metallics
  • Reds
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Primary wedding colours

The primary wedding colour is the colour the couple wants to focus on the most. This, paired with the right supplementary colours, is adding to the wedding themes that people love, like rustic or bohemian weddings.

These primary colours are where we’re seeing couples play with these moody hues and focus on the darker colour first.

The most popular primary wedding colours are:

  • Navy
  • Burgundy
  • White
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Secondary wedding colours

These secondary wedding colours are complementing the first colour and are often used as a secondary block colour, rather than in the florals of the couple. It’s interesting to note that elements of greenery, as well as metallic colours, are more popular as secondary colours and themes than they are as the primary wedding colour.

The most popular secondary wedding colours are:

  • Navy
  • White
  • Greenery
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Tertiary wedding colours

This third colour is often where we see couples start to play more with elements of their décor and their florals rather than their formalwear or furniture. White is again popular here, though it’s important to note that although white is used as a primary, secondary and tertiary wedding colour, it’s never the most popular in any of these categories. This shows the versatility and complementary nature of the neutral shade in being paired alongside other colours.