Wedding Colour Palette: Black and White

A black and white wedding colour palette can be chic, sophisticated and gorgeously luxurious.

There are so many ways to include these two striking tones without looking like you’ve invited a game of chess to your day! Here are some of our favourite looks to give you some inspiration.

Add some nature

Black and white can be quite a stark contrast, so adding some natural foliage to your wedding palette softens the look and brings some warmth.

Colour palette: black & white
Images: Michelle and Logan; Ash and James Photography; Nicole Leever

Have fun with it

Just because you’re going with a fairly formal colour scheme, it doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fun and frivolous!

Colour palette: black & white
Image: Jan Garcia Photography; TreeTownPaper on Etsy

Add a metallic

You know we love a bit of sparkle! Adding gold brings a gorgeous Art Deco wedding vibe.

Colour palette: black & white
Images: Cavine Elizabeth; Weddingstar; Etsy

Keep it dainty

Keeping the wedding white with little touches of black keeps it fresh and elegant. A bow here, a balloon there… rather than going for a 50/50 colour split.

Colour palette: black & white
Images: Erin Hearts Court; Olivia Leigh

Make it light, not creepy

Unless that’s what you’re going for! Jet black runs the risk of evoking spooky feelings, so make it smooth and chic – black’s not good at being subtle!

Colour palette: black & white
Images: Olivia Leigh; Style me pretty; Erin Hearts Court


Linens, stationery, décor… weave some black through the traditional wedding white for added interest.

Colour palette: black & white


Marchesa, Carolina Herrara, Vera Wang, Reem Acra… all the bridal designers are throwing black into their wedding dresses. There’s a gorgeous way to incorporate the palette into your dream dress.

Colour palette: black & white
Images: top – Olivia Wright, Lilu Bridal. Bottom – Carolina Herrera, Elizabeth Mackenzie

For more colour palette inspiration, head over to our palettes page.