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WEDDING BLOG

13 Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Color Palettes

July 12, 2020 | brooke


photo by Kylie Morgan Photography

We love when brides give their ‘maids freedom to choose mismatched dresses for the big day. Dresses of different colors and hues go beyond a trendy wedding choice—they’re an awesome way t0 determine your wedding color palette. Not sure where to start with the mixing and matching of colors? We’ve got you. In this article you will find 13 of our favorite mismatched bridesmaid dress color palettes inspired by real Junebug weddings. Whether you love neutrals, airy pastels, rich tones, or a mixture of them all, there’s plenty to be inspired by in these fashionable color choices.

Tips for Styling Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses:

  • Go to your local paint store and pick out a few swatches of colors you like. Then, give them to your bridesmaids as examples of the colors you’re going for.
  • Let your bridesmaids hash out the color choosing. After they’ve decided who will wear each color, you can join in on the fun as they shop for their dresses.
  • Add a special pop of color for your maid of honor. For example, if you’re sticking to a neutral hue for most of your bridesmaids, consider choosing a special color or pattern for your MOH.

Now that you’re prepared with our top tips, we can’t wait to see which of these color palettes speaks to you!

Burnt Orange, Deep Burgundy, Cerulean, Dusty Lemon, Grape

Why it works: These jewel-toned colors give off rich, luxurious vibes, while still remaining fun and colorful. We love how this bride had a few of her ‘maids in the same color. Pro tip: It’s okay if some of your bridesmaids have the same color dress. Keep a balance of colors in mind.

Shop dresses in these colors: Social Bridesmaids Crossover V-Neck Trumpet Gown ($231.00); NBD Twyla Gown ($238.00); Norma Kamali Diana Gown ($215.00); ASOS Design Pleated Maxi Dress ($52.25)


photo by Lilly Red; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Dusty Rose, Blush, Pink Creme, Light Taupe

Why it works: We often see dresses in these hues as a standalone color for bridesmaids and wedding decor color palettes, so we totally swooned when we saw them paired together! It’s the perfect way to keep things neutral, yet interesting and unique at the same time.

Shop dresses in these colors: Shona Joy Cocktail Draped Dress ($279.00); TFNC Plus Size Pleated Maxi Dress ($66.50); LPA Kinsley Dress ($238.00); Dessy Collection Surplice Ruched Chiffon Gown ($273.00)


photo by Madeline Shea Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Denim, Blue Lavender, Baby Blue, Soft Aqua

Why it works: The whimsy of a cool tone color scheme keeps any mismatched bridesmaids looking chic. We love how effortlessly romantic these colors are—in any season. Such a bonus!

Shop dresses in these colors: Norma Kamali x Revolve Diana Gown ($215.00); Shona Joy Cocktail Draped Dress ($279.00); Lovers + Friends Celeste Gown ($167.00)


photo by Lauren Neely Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Orange, Light Gold, Mustard, Medium Violet Red, Turquoise

Why it works: This pallet gives us all of the 70s, vibrant vibes! Color is making a comeback, and we are totally here for it. Look for prints that mix-and-match all of these hues—don’t be afraid to get a little bold.

Shop similar white wedges: Hemant and Nandita x Revolve Nadia Dress ($467.00); MISA Los Angeles Morrison Dress ($312.00); Never Fully Dressed Plus Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress ($125.00)


photo by Brooke Taelor; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Blanched Almond, Misty Rose, Tan, Wheat

Why it works: If neutrals are your thing, we know you’ll be inspired by this color palette. This pallet offers some extra fun for your bridesmaids—let some of them choose a design embellished with sequins or lace.

Shop dresses in these colors: Maya Plus Plunge Front Sequin Maxi Dress ($261.00); Free People Ellie Print Smocked Midi Dress ($148.00); Katie May x Revolve Kong Dress ($159.00)


photo by Dani Purington; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Bright Peach, Goldenrod, Lemon Chiffon, Tomato Red

Why it works: This one is for the brides who love citrus-inspired colors. We’re sure these beautifully vibrant colors will bring happy vibes to your wedding day. Plus, they look absolutely stunning in photos.

Shop dresses in these colors: Lovers + Friends Bermuda Dress ($228.00); Michael Costello x Revolve Braxton Dress ($129.00); Lovers + Friends Ora Dress ($198.00)


photo by Peyton Rainey Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Apricot, Muted Sage, Pale Blue, Misty Rose

Why it works: These soft colors make our hearts melt. We love how this real Junebug bride outfitted her 11 bridesmaids in the perfect selection of these dusty hues. Pro tip: It’s OK if you don’t have an even number of ‘maids!

Shop dresses in these colors: NBD Light Me Up Gown ($268.00); TFNC Plus Bridesmaid Pleated Sleeveless Dress in Dusty Blue ($108.00); NBD Twyla Gown ($238.00)


photo by Valerie Thompson Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Carmine, Sangria, Rosy Brown, Sepia

Why it works: If you’re hosting a wedding in the fall or winter, this rich color pallet will surely warm up the day. With colors as subtle as these, a large print or design can be pulled off with ease for one or two of your bridesmaids’ dresses.

Shop dresses in these colors: After Six Bow Front Stretch Satin Gown ($242.00); Maya Plus Bridesmaid Sequin Wrap Dress in Wine ($90.60); Betsy Johnson Floral at its Finest Dress ($139.00)


photo by Northern Native Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Seashell, Ivory, Coral, Yellow Cream

Why it works: If you love warm colors, but also are going for a lighthearted, boho vibe, we love the idea of going a few shades lighter for your color palette. For example, go with a yellow creme hue instead of deep mustard.

Shop dresses in these colors: Nookie Lust One Shoulder Gown ($289.00); Maya Plus Bridesmaid V Neck Maxi Dress in Soft Peach ($109.00); Katie May Bambi Gown ($295.00)


photo by Erika Diaz.; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Periwinkle, Apricot, Salmon, Light Blue, Dandelion

Why it works: When we first saw these colors together, our jaws hit the floor! This real Junebug bride pulled off the ultimate bohemian day with her bridesmaids in all different pastels. We especially love that a few of them added a floral touch to their gown.

Shop dresses in these colors: Free People Frankie Pintuck Maxi Dress ($148.00); Michael Costello x Revolve Sunny Mini Dress ($248.00); ASOS Design Curve Maxi Dress with Lace Inserts ($43.45)


photo by Michelle Lyerly Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Golden Brown, Tiger Orange, Bronze, Sandy Brown

Why it works: Autumnal colors seem to be an everlasting trend amongst our brides—we love to see it. Hosting a spring or summer wedding doesn’t mean these colors should be counted out. Bridesmaids can pull off these warm colors year-round.

Shop dresses in these colors: Auguste Keepsake Midi Dress ($169.00); House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Ira Mini Dress ($148.00); After Six Bow Front Stretch Satin Gown ($242.00)


photo by Los Ébano; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Ballerina Pink, Rosewood, Dusty Lavender, Salmon

Why it works: This isn’t an average everyday pink color scheme! With these vibrant hues of pink, you’re adding a pop of fun to your day. Pro tip: When working with an array of hues, think outside-the-box by adding a few shades that pick up complimentary colors. For example, adding a light shade of lavender will play well with the pink tones.

Shop dresses in these colors: TFNC Plus Bridesmaid High Neck Pleated Maxi ($79.00); ASOS Design Bridesmaid Button Back Dress ($103.00); ASOS Design Halter Cross Over Tulle Dress ($75.60)


photo by Catherine Coons; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Garnet, Tangerine, Sage Green, Denim, Olive

Why it works: Don’t be afraid to mix a lot of colors like this Junebug bride did! Trust us, it will make your day even more unique if your bridesmaids each wear a color that represents them—their confidence will shine.

Shop dresses in these colors: ASOS Design Wrap Front Midi Dress ($60.00); Lovers + Friends Pompeii Gown ($181.00); Show Me Your Mumu Hacienda Maxi Dress ($148.00)


photo by Allie Chambers Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

We hope these colors have you feeling inspired to go out and create your own dream mismatched bridesmaid dress collection. Need a little help when it comes to incorporating the colors in your wedding decor design? Our top-notch planners are ready to help!

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3 Comments

  1. however these pallets are so beautiful, but i prefer matched clothes for bridesmaid. anyway, i love the warm color pallet that is appropriate for fall season wedding.

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