The best bridal colour palettes of the season
Planning your wedding wardrobe? Think in terms of the colour or mood of the wedding. If you’re going for a lavish, evening ceremony, classic palettes work best, be it reds, pinks or gold. For intimate, daytime ceremonies or minimalist weddings, you can consider some offbeat or breathy palettes. Here are some ideas that can help you plan your bridal mood board!
Goes best with: Contemporary polki, South Sea pearls
For winter daytime weddings, most brides are leaning towards understated pastel lehengas or low-key shades that are not too vivid or over-the-top. Colours like eggshell, light coral, coconut, etc usually have low colour saturation so they can help glitzy bridal jewellery shine. In case you’re planning on styling modern polki pieces with immaculate gemstones or glittery accents, pick restful, tranquil shades that can help showcase your jewellery better.
Primary colour play
Goes best with: Heritage/ maximalist jewellery
If you’re picking something maximalist or flashy, pick intelligent detailing in your jewellery. This is perfect for winter weddings because you can go all out vis-a-vis embellishments or layering, or explore some colour-blocking. If you’re wearing a striking shade like deep emerald, royal blue or scarlet, choose heirloom-inspired polki jewellery that can elevate the colour palette but doesn’t add to the contrast.
Goes best with: Heavy-duty gold jewellery
If you’re betting on a dramatic pre-wedding look, explore some colour blocking or monochrome palettes which can offer room for your heritage jewels or statement numbers to shine. Pairing a primary shade with old-world jadau or traditional gold jewellery is a great idea. For your sangeet night, for instance, go for a jewel-hued lehenga or anarkali and style it with a festive gold choker, with some minakari or enamelling.
Goes best with: Matching enamelling
For daytime weddings, vibrant spring colours can be great choices, especially if they’re in the pastel family. Offbeat palettes can make a big statement if you’re going this route, be it green, yellow, pink or even coral. Pair bright colours intelligently with classic options that have matching or contemporary accents, or at the very least, offer contrast play. Traditional jadau with matching enameling or dainty gemstone details can be perfect.