A Mustard Yellow and Grey Wedding With a Modern Flair

Yellow and grey favor box

If you want understated elegance with a pop of color for your wedding, then we highly recommend a chic grey and yellow palette! A blend of slate, charcoal, dove grey or even silver tones with sunshiny golden yellow can go anywhere from playful and outdoorsy to hip and trendy. Here, we showcase how this lovely pairing can use patterns, geometrics, and charming florals to give a mod spin to a sophisticated wedding scene. Definitely one of our favorite looks!

Go Mod-Sophisticate with a Yellow and Grey Palette

Modern ideas for a yellow and grey color palette

1 – Take inspiration for your wedding invitation from this modern design found on Cherish Paperie’s gallery, dubbed Marigold and Gray. Isn’t it interesting how the formal text layout and the somber dark grey border are instantly brightened by the golden yellow graphic border?

2 – Trendy patterns like chevron on your wedding cake are a great way to add a contemporary vibe to the scene. This modern creation by Cake Central, for instance, combines our grey-and-yellow palette both in the fondant chevron decoration and the charming mini bunting on top!

3 – For a dose of yellow zestiness not just visually but flavor-wise, you must consider serving these limoncello champagne cocktails! With this recipe we found via Yum Sugar, these promise to be a perky blend of lemon, mint, sugar, and champagne presented in elegant flutes. The ideal signature drink for this classy grey-and-yellow affair!

4 – Your favor packaging, too, can play up this palette perfectly. It can be done as simply as using stylish cards or tags, like this charmingly cool stationery suite by Laura K Design. We just love how the leafy graphics have that stylized look—just the vibe you’ll be going for! (You must check out the post to see the entire pretty suite.)

5 – The base for this palette starts with an elegant table setting like this one from The Every Last Detail. We were struck by the cool combination of slate in the satin-finish table cloth with the bright details of glass, crystal, silver, and of course cheery yellow. The entire shoot, in fact, by Natalia Zamarripa Photography is a fabulous example of applying this palette with style and grace!

6 – Of course, your wedding bouquet must be a vision of glorious yellow in whatever blooms happen to be your favorite or in season at the time. You could choose from gerbera daisies and mums, as in this sunshiny bouquet spotted on Cabo Wedding Services, or tulips, roses, dahlias, carnations, lilies, orchids, and so many more!

7 – Bring in a hint of playfulness with accessories like this jaunty necktie with a yellow and silver pattern—for the groomsmen perhaps? Available from etsy shop Me and Matilda, this fun item is called their ‘Martini Dots’ tie and comes in sizes for adults and little boys. So the ring bearer can match, too!


  1. Nice! I prefer yellow in the color of the wedding, but about its combination with grey I never thought.

  2. Hi Elizabeth — This yellow and grey pairing actually came on the wedding scene a couple of years ago…and continues to be popular. It’s such a wonderful blend of cheeriness and chic, don’t you think?

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