Grey is regarded as the color of sorrow and is actually this year’s colour of choice for weddings. Silver grey can be an active colour. Native Americans associated it with friendship & it is seen as the symbol of security, maturity & dependability. It also gives off a sense of responsibility & conservative practicality. Grey has a cooling effect when teamed with other colours especially more vibrant shades. Along with blue suits, grey suits and purple are part of the uniform of the corporate world. Dark, charcoal grey carries with it some of the strength and mystery of black. It is a sophisticated colour without much of the negative attributes of black.

Shades of Grey

From Silver grey to charcoal grey.

Colours to Compliment Grey Weddings

Grey is a classic wedding colour and commonly seen as the colour of a grooms suit. When choosing colours to compliment grey you could start with your favorite colour, the colour of a certain flower you must have at your wedding or even what colours suit your grooms and bridesmaids skin tones.

Every colour comes in different shades and tones so you are bound to find one that will be perfect for you. If you want your wedding to feel fresh and crisp you should use softer, pastel colours combined with grey such as pale greens, subtle peach, pastel pinks, lavenders and light blues, these colours will all add a sense of femininity if you want your wedding scheme to be more bold and masculine darken these colours. Remember these colours don’t have to take the attention away from the sophistication of grey but could be used as a accent colour. Balloons, table decorations, bridesmaid dresses, cravats or the waist coat of the groom along with ribbons on the flowers or even the cake would be the perfect examples or where you could introduce an accent colour along to compliment the grey without overpowering it to create that perfect mature wedding theme.

Grey can work amazing not only as the primary colour at a wedding but also when being used to lighten brighter and darker colours. Using a touch of grey to colour schemes such as medium and dark purples, reds, golden yellows and hot pinks, this will help cool down the usually warm colours and make them appear less intense and overpowering. Light grey is great to use in place of white to give a less clinical look and dark grey is a great substitute for black.

Colours to Avoid at a Grey Wedding

If you are going for that classy, elegant wedding most of us dream of there are some colours that will definitely not give that impression when teamed with grey. The colours you should stay away from when using grey as a colour in your wedding are very earthy shades. Some colours that just don’t go with grey wedding schemes are beige, rusty orange, all shades of brown and forest green. All colours of them sorts paired with grey at a wedding just scream they should be avoided.

Grey Wedding Decorations

Decorations besides the bride of course are a fabulous way to make a wedding have everybody saying ‘wow’. The perfect decorations should feature throughout your day displaying only the colours you have chosen for your wedding theme. From grey flowers, balloons and confetti through to grey chair covers, ribbons and candles for day and grey napkins, table cloths, sparklers and centre pieces for night decorations can really make a wedding inviting and look stunning. Besides the usual decorations everybody thinks of its always nice to think hard and add personal touches that mean things to you to your decorations.

Grey Wedding Favours

Favours are the perfect way to say thank you to all your guests for attending your special day and will give them something they can keep to remind them of your wedding. Finding favours in grey is probably going to be very easy, but if you wish to give them a favour that doesn’t match your colour scheme that’s where favor boxes and organza bags come in. Putting favours in small boxes or bags means you can give your guests anything you wish in any colour and they won’t detract from your grey theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented. Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is pale yellow or pink it will still fit in with your colour scheme and you may have more option when it comes to buying the favours. Traditionally favours were sugared almonds, chocolates wrapped in foil or candy of some sort. That would work well with having an grey colour scheme as there are candy and foil covered chocolates in abundance grey in colour, however if you plan to give something your guests can keep what about miniature grey bubbles, grey picture frames, grey stationary or even grey lottery ticket holders which have become very popular. For the kids activity books and jars filled with silver chocolate coins would be a great idea and keep them amused through the grooms speeches, perfect.