An Unexpected Wedding Color Palette: Desert Neutrals

Wedding Style & Decor
Desert Neutral Wedding Color Palette

Photos: Trunk Archive, Courtesy of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Green Door Photography, Courtesy of Anna Sheffield, Cathy Crawford

It's no secret that casual, rustic weddings have become increasingly popular amongst brides and grooms-to-be. But say you favor that laid-back aesthetic but prefer to channel it in a more refined style, then you should consider a wedding color palette (and theme) that showcases desert neutrals.

This blend of southwestern details and the prettiest palette of barely-there hues in shades of beige, gold, peach, and cream makes for a chic affair. To help inspire your own bash of desert neutrals, we pulled together an inspiration board that will help get your creative juices flowing. From dusty colored accessories, like a suede bootie and dainty wedding bands in shimmering rose gold, to desert-inspired reception details, like a three-tiered wedding cake and feather coasters, we have everything you need to get your planning off on the right foot.

See More: 5 Pretty Ways to Decorate Your Bride and Groom Chairs

Don't be scared to go bold with these details — a cool tepee at cocktail hour or as your photo backdrop may feel like overkill in theory, but when you see just how gorgeous it looks in your wedding photos, you'll be glad you took our advice.

Want even more genius wedding ideas? We partnered with Gartner Studios to create gorgeous (and shoppable!) inspiration boards that will help inspire your own wedding style. Check them out here!

Above: 1. Cake, $11 per slice (serves 80), Wild Orchid Baking Company; 2. Bracelets, gold-plated with cubic zirconia, $248 each, Melinda Maria; 3. Metal Hurricanes, from $7.99 each, Target; 4. Wedding Bands, from $495 each, Anna Sheffield; 5. "Piper" wedding invitation, $1,240 for 100, Bella Figura; 6. Lipstick in Delight, $33, Dolce & Gabbana; 7. Wedding Dress, raw-edged organza gown, price upon request, J. Mendel; 8. Earrings, rose-gold-plated, $225, Arme De L'amour; 9. Arrows, Cody Foster & Co.; 10. Bouquet, $250, Paz Gaete for Jenevieve LLC, 646-298-4832; 11. Coaster, $15 for a mixed set of 16, Haute Papier; 12. Calligraphy, from $1.50, Everly Calligraphy; 13. Naked Flushed Makeup Palette in Strip, $30, Urban Decay; 14. Suede Heels, $995, Alejandro Ingelmo

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