When bright white’s simply too much, ease off the snowy shades in favor of something silkier, sandier, and subtler than traditional bridal white. Pearly shades like champagne, taupe, tan, beige, ivory, and cream bring elegance to your wedding invitations for a soothing look that speaks of restraint and sophistication.
Elegance isn’t impossible if you’re going the DIY route with your wedding invitations; simply choose a palette of neutrals ranging from pale to deep. Bronze, cappuccino, cream, pearl coco, and poison ivory work well together in various combinations, creating a quiet color scheme that you can easily recreate everywhere from the ceremony (a bronze sash around your dress) to the desserts (a mocha wedding cake). Delicious!
Neutrals look great as accents if you’re unwilling to commit your wedding invitations to this look completely. Satin ribbons can added in colors like almond, blonde, ginger, French vanilla, latte, nectar, and umber. Tie them around the outside of jacket wedding invitations or attach them to simple layered invitations to brighten up a dark color scheme in shades of maroon, forest, or navy. Or do the opposite by adding bright accents to a neutral color scheme!