Wondering how to decide on the colors for your tropical-themed summer wedding? Look no further! The fabulously vivid hues of tropical flowers provide the perfect inspiration! Whether you want a wedding look that’s ultra-bright and sunny or one that mixes softer shades with organic textures, you’re sure to find ideas to love among these 10 color palettes we created for you. Each one is inspired by a different tropical wedding bouquet we found. Then, you can create your entire ceremony and reception decor from there!
Palette #1 – Creamy white, fuchsia, pink, orange and taupe
A tropical orchid bouquet is just bursting with hot hues. So take your color cues from the most popular orchid varieties—Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Mokara, Dendrobium (shown in photo) and Vanda— and you’ll have a truly festive wedding scene! (Image credit: A Floral)
Palette #2 – Leafy green, dark coral, ivory, chartreuse and chocolate brown
Leaning towards a laid-back boho vibe? The color mix in this tropical bouquet can grace a woodland ceremony and picnic-style reception. Pincushion protea and safari blooms in hot orange, sarracenia lilies in translucent white, leaves ranging from dark to apple green, and do we spot some speckled feathers? (Image credit: Jim Dolan Photography, via Stacy K Floral)
Palette #3 – Indigo, succulent green, salmon, red orange, and rust
How more tropical can you get than hibiscus blooms? So this palette picks up from their bold orange hue in this bouquet, combined with salmon-colored orchids and orange roses, green succulents and blue parrot feathers. Another hippie look…tropical style! (Image credit: The Oberports)
Palette #4 – Olive, chartreuse, ivory, red coral, burnt orange
Consider the zesty green that you see here in spider mums or in “kermit” button mums to perk up your wedding scene. Then contrast these with accents in red coral and burnt orange, as seen in bird of paradise blooms and mokara orchids. (Image credit: Bella Calla)
Palette #5 – White, dusty miller green, grapefruit pink, jade green, and blush pink.
Not all beachside blooms come in bold colors. Take the magnificent Tropical King Protea, for instance, in its elegant blush to grapefruit pink tones! Imagine your wedding decked out in these hues, along with paler pink and pure white—as in the roses and orchids shown here—plus soft jade green. (Image credit: Tana Photography LLC, via Wedding Chicks)
Palette #6 – Hot orange, golden yellow, red coral, leafy green, salmon
If you’ve narrowed your choices to an orange wedding, then the tropics definitely have your colors ready! Check out the range of hot summer hues in this bouquet of orchids, pincushion proteas, calla lilies, and hypericum berries—complemented by fresh foliage green. (Image credit: Brides.com)
Palette #7 – Pale blush pink, black, mocha, lime green and leafy green
Another way to approach a tropical wedding palette is to go with pale, pristine hues. White calla lilies and assorted papier-mache blooms in the softest of blush pink and hints of mocha show how this elegant look can be created. Then, bring in fresh touches of green, as in these distinctively shaped elephant ear leaves. (Image credit: Martha Stewart Weddings)
Palette #8 – Purple, orange, lime green, black and creamy white
You can create an almost “color block” effect by selecting markedly distinct colors like these—inspired by bird of paradise (fire opal heliconia), white and purple tulip anthuriums, palm fronds and fern shoots. A tropical wedding provides the ideal opportunity to get away with it! (Image credit: The Knot)
Palette #9 – Chartreuse, ivory, leafy green, orange and golden yellow
An all-foliage bouquet points to a different color scheme you can consider for your wedding. Tropical leaves offer such a wide range of greens, plus touches of yellow and orange—as seen in this arrangement. Envision an all-ivory setting with highlights of multi-colored ti leaves, fan-shaped palm leaves and philodendron leaves! (Image credit: Ceci New York)
Palette #10 – Mango, salmon, dusty orange, purple, and olive
Here’s another merry mix of colors that has a playful abandon to it—just the thing for a casual beach wedding! Even the shapes and textures of this bouquet look happily unplanned, featuring yellow pincushion protea, purple mokara orchids, red roses, orange cymbidium orchids, green ball dianthus, red hypericum berries, and tropical foliage. (Image credit: Jen’s Blossoms)
If you enjoyed this approach to color palette inspiration, do visit our earlier post on Stunning Bouquet Ideas for a Tropical Wedding. You’ll find more floral cues for decking out your wedding in gorgeous colors from the tropics!