Creative Colour – Pale Grey

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration



A delicate misty colour that is almost a neutral – the colour combinations are endless. Here are just a few:

Combine with white and black

–       With pale pink, ivory and touches of mid grey

–       With pale blue, mid grey blue and white

–       With mid rose pink and ivory

–       With soft yellow, and touches of bronze and black

–       With spring green, mid green ivory and sky blue

–       With pale blue, sky blue and cherry red and ivory

–       With apricot, coral and cream

–       With pale lilac and mauve pink, with touches of mid pink

–       With sea greens, silver and white

–       Metals could include black wrought iron, silver, pewter

–       Mercury glass, clear glass, mirrors, mirrored table tops

–       Silvery metallic chairs,  white cloths with soft grey organza table runners beaded and embroidered in soft pink, pale grey napkins fastened with old silver buttons, silver chargers underneath white crockery, crystal candelabra, silver rimmed glassware, pale pink and ivory roses with dusty miller foliage

–       Peonies, hydrangeas, sweet peas, ‘Metallina’ rose, pink, apricot or mauve roses, dusty miller foliage, pink peppercorn berries, baby’s breath, grey conifers, sedums, sea holly, lavender

–       A whisper grey wedding taffeta dress, beaded in pale blue and darker grey beads, ivory and blue/green hydrangea bouquet, grey satin covered shoes, mid grey suits for the men with blue/green/grey ties and boutonnierre, bridesmaids in pale blue, pewter beading on fabric or grey pearls as jewellery, pearl grey shoes. Predominantly hydrangea bouquets. Tie bouquets with a stunning blue and green patterned ribbon

–       Using the pale yellow, bronze and black colour scheme  create a modern look  by using a retro bold patterned fabric in napkins and on table runners, touches of black in accessories, a pale grey wedding dress, pale yellow bridesmaids dresses with grey detailing, pale grey shoes, black or grey suits for the men, pale grey linen piped in bronze, bronze in mirror frames, candelabra, metallic fabrics, bronze or grey candles, team with lots of ivory to keep the look elegant

–       Try French linens, filigree or wire candlesticks, cream ceramic tags and bowls  – find some at Paper Boat Press or Paloma’s Nest

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Pleasted Clutch from Syl2830, , Gown by Monique Lhuillier via Brides, grey chevron invitation from Alannah Rose , Silver sequin birds from Pink Frosting

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  • Fri @ Wedding Nouveau says:
    November 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Yeh, i find that grey doesn’t get nearly as much love as it should…it’s sucha subtle grounding color, that when paired with the right hue, can evoke a wide range of emotions. Great post.

  • Kristy says:
    November 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I agree! I love using grey for weddings. It’s so unexpected and adds a hint of sophistication.

  • Michael Costa says:
    November 24, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Love grey in weddings, great with textures!

  • Cindy says:
    November 29, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Love grey colour too!I am thinking duck egg blue,pale grey and cream for my own wedding!

    Sadly there isn’t much posts on it Would be great if there is more inspiration boards on the colour!

    • Polkadot Bride says:
      November 30, 2009 at 1:20 pm

      Oh Cindy that sounds gorgeous! I will get to work on a board with the scheme!

  • Cindy says:
    November 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks Ms Polka Dot!We are trying to create a wedding that is simple and relaxing,so fingers crossed!

    We will be looking forward to the board!



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