When most people think of weddings, they think of the color white—white dresses, white dresses, white flowers, etc. And while an all-white color pallette will always be a classic (and for good reason!), we have another idea for you: black wedding decor! Yes, that's right, we're all about the darkest hue of them all. But not in like an edgy, gothic way. Seriously, keep reading and hear us out.
For starters, we like to think that you can approach this trend in two different ways. First, you can stick to an overall dark color palette (deep purples, navy, black itself), which creates the feeling of an moody, romantic evening. With this look, we often see the black hue used as the design's base—think the paper and envelope of your invitation suite or the table linens and chairs at dinner. From there, you'll want to layer on more dark accents like candles, flowers, tableware, menus and more. (This look can be an especially beautiful for a nighttime wedding, when paired with tons and tons of candlelight, obvi.) And the second—and equally as cool—idea is to pair black with white. It's a classic color combo for a reason, right?! This design often feels more modern and abstract, which can be a great match for an art gallery venue or industrial space. Think lots of clean lines, two contrasting colors, and one simple but beautiful effect. Oh, and last but not least, we must mention the ever trendy millennial pink. As you'll see below, this look is similar to the black-and-white combo (think contrast!), just slightly more feminine. And, yeah, we're into it too.
Keep reading to see plenty of black items from plates to flowers to invites and more. We hope you take this gallery as inspo and create a black-filled palette of your own!
Celestial Cake With Black Candles
If you haven't heard, celestial designs are having a moment in both fashion and decor. And this out-of-this-world (get it?!) cake is no exception as it mixes unique black candles with a painted constellation-like base. We recommended personalizing the stars to match what the sky will look like on your wedding date.