One-Color Weddings: Tips for Creating a Monochromatic Palette

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry


Some soonlyweds arenā€™t stressing over how to incorporate their primary and accent color schemes into their weddings. Instead, they're choosing to decorate with different shades of the same color. Donā€™t be fooled — these monochromatic weddings are far from boring and, if done well, are every bit as sophisticated as their multi-colored counterparts. Before you break out the swatches, read our tips for creating the perfect monochromatic palette

  • Use different textures of material — a frothy ruffled table runner combined with elegant sheer linens will break up the monotony.
  • Play with patterns. Like with textures, mixing and matching patterns will create visual interest.
  • Balance varying shades of the hue into your palette. Pick one particular shade to be your main tone and then work in the other shades to complete your palette.
  • For a more classic take on the trend, layering with shades of gray or creamy white can create subtle, elegant contrast.
  • To add a vintage flair, use place settings with hints of silver or gold.


Clair McLafferty is a freelance writer, craft bartender and general nerd operating out of Birmingham, Ala. If sheā€™s not mixing up vintage drinks or editing a story, she can usually be found reading cocktail history or science fiction. See more of her work


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