Wedding Colour Palette ~ Tangerine Tango & Neutrals {Orange, Camel & Khaki}


Hello peeps,

Yesterday I introduced you to Tangerine Tango, the hot new shade for 2012 and provided an orange wedding inspiration board to get those creative juices flowing.

But exactly how can you utilise this shade without it looking like your wedding has been tangoed?

Well I thought I would put together few workable colour palettes featuring orange and also show you how those hues have been used in ‘real-life’, with some tips from me on achieving the look.

The first palette is Neutrals, taking the bright and bold orange as the main pop of colour against a more subtle and subdued neutral palette of camel, varying shades of grey, khaki as well as creams and whites. This would also work with metallics such as silver, gold and bronze.

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Image Credits: 1. Neutral Maids via The Eccentric bride
2. Groom  Jennifer Eileen Photography via Grey Likes
3 and 4. Tablescape Ely Fair Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
5. Bouquet Tangerine Tree Photography via Green Wedding Shoes


  • Bridesmaids look stunning in a range of neutral shaded dresses, from camel to khaki to grey. They don’t need to be matching dresses either, various different styles (suited to the shape of your maids figures) in a similar hue work particularly well. This way they can have a bold and striking bouquet of orange flowers that will stand out and do the talking.
  • Similarly the groomsmen will look dapper in an all neutral ensemble, with both pale suit and tie, often the temptation is to add colour with the tie or handkerchief. Here that pop of orange colour has been provided with just the boutonniere /buttonhole, there are so many options for these from florals to fabrics. Such a sophisticated look I feel.
  • The tables look beautiful with a simple clean base of wood and everything else in white from the crockery to the napkins to the candlesticks, everything is pale and neutral. This allows the bright orange flowers to shine amongst the delicate peach and cream florals and neutral setting, keeping the table settings looking too ‘themed’.
  • Finally the bouquet features flowers in a single shade of orange, mixed in with the leafy green and delicate pale wood to provide a really interesting yet sophisticated bouquet.

Michelle xx 

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