10 Color Combos for Beach Weddings in Florida

After the proposal comes the next big question—what will our colors be? Choosing the right color selection determines key factors for the entire wedding like floral arrangements, decorations and bridesmaid dresses. As a destination and beach wedding venue in Florida, our location inspires couples to mirror colors from the sand and sea. Whether a nautical theme or a turquoise takeover, the Gulf of Mexico leaves an impression on each bridal party. Here are our five Hilton Sandestin Beach signature-wedding colors, plus more, to keep in mind when choosing yours!

1. Navy & Yellow 

Being near the ocean brings out a couple’s inner seafaring ways. They generally turn to navy and white for the traditional nautical theme. Adding in yellow gives your color scheme a touch of spring that is the perfect compliment to navy. Most brides incorporate the yellow with sunflowers, using them as bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. Occasionally a groom will have his groomsmen in khaki suits when his colors are navy and yellow, a modern twist on the historic black tuxedos. *The Knot suggests navy, yellow and light blue as a fun spin on this color combination.

2. Black & Pink 

Not all decisions are as simple as black and white, sometimes you have to throw your own pop of personality into the mix. For brides at Hilton Sandestin Beach that spark of color is typically pink. Adding your favorite color to black and white helps keep your reception simple and elegant yet leaves your personal mark on the event. We suggest adding colored elements in subtle places — details on the cake, mixed into the bouquets, centerpieces, bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties. *The Knot also suggests adding pale green to black and white for an elegant spring color scheme.

3. Coral & Mint

Coral complements the Gulf scenery for stunning beach weddings in Florida. Mint is a color that is flattering for most every body type and skin tone. This pastel shade with the emerald, blue-green backdrop of the Gulf creates a picturesque setting.

4. Coral & Turquoise 

Taking a page out of the Gulf’s book — some brides don’t hesitate when choosing turquoise. This rich and vibrant color is perfect for paler skin tones and pairs well with both khaki and black groomsmen suits. With coral detailing in table settings and up lighting the turquoise will pop in a room full of colors.

5. Coral & Any Other Shade of Green

Coral is the perfect color compliment to any shade of green and can be used as a primary color for bridesmaid dresses or as a secondary color for floral arrangements and decorations. Consider trying peach instead of coral, a refreshing spring color and still an excellent complement to any shade of green. *Try this suggestion from The Knot, an inventive tackle on coral and mint — gold, peach and green.

6. Aqua, Cherry Red & Khaki


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Let these bright shades bring life to your beach wedding in Florida. Go unique with a set of colors that make weddings more vibrant. The sparks will fly with a mix of cherry, red and khaki for a one-of-a-kind, retro-inspired wedding theme. Red roses against the pale blue add a splash of contrast that stands out. 

7. Tangerine, Orange & Yellow

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Inspired by sunshine (and our famous Gulf Coast sunsets!), this color palette is sure to have everyone smiling during your beach wedding. Warm shades of yellow and orange come together for a pleasing wedding color combination. These colors speak for themselves and can be displayed alone with minimal accents that range from mirrors to white backdrops.

8. Cinnamon, Yellow & Beige

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For those who love fall, these colors are the perfect match. You want your wedding color combination to convey a sense of elegance and regality. Add a touch of cinnamon, and you get a mix of colors that create a calm, welcoming ambiance that helps put your guests at ease.

9. Magenta, Poppy & Yellow

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With colors this vivid the floral arrangements are certain to wow your guests. Flowers are a wedding’s best friend, and this color combination brings floral accents to the forefront. Plus, the colors will pop next to the white sand on our Florida beaches. The wedding photos will be beautiful!

10. Chartreuse, Powder Blue & Cornflower Blue

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Embrace the unexpected with these colors, both charming and elegant. If you’re looking for a spring garden theme, this gorgeous color combination will set the mood for a whimsical wedding that brings a unique, subtle contrast to the scenes on your big day.

Decided on a color scheme? Let us help you plan the rest of your big day. Learn more about Hilton Sandestin Beach wedding venues in Florida—get in touch with our wedding planners today. 

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