When it comes to a black tie wedding, the formality lifts everything up a level. The formality itself can be quite heavy, so using deep dark colours with touches of metallics can play up to the glamour of the occasion. The tones can help “ground” the floor-length gowns and inky tuxedos, and give the whole occasion its own sense of elegance.

Think soft greys with glimmering gold accents, rich marsala paired with softer tones like blush pink, or bold black with sparkling metallics.

We’re sharing some of our favourite combinations today to inspire your own creative colour palette!

Grey & Gold

Photo by Helen Warner Photography via Natural Organic Wedding Inspiration

Taupe Black & Gold

Photo by Shoshana Kruger Photography via Modern Warehouse Engagement Party with Moody Florals

Peach, Eggplant & Gold

Photo by Susie Yang Photography via  Art De Vivre Botanical Art Wedding Inspiration

Grey, Black & Green

Photo by Rick Liston  via  Intimate Snow-Filled Wedding Editorial On Lake Mountain

Marsala & Gold

Cake by Miss Ladybird Cakes  Photo by Samara Clifford Via Decadent Lush Wedding Cakes From Miss Ladybird Cakes

Black & Gold


Photo by Jessie Dains via Modern Industrial Wedding Inspiration In A Motorcycle Workshop

Silver & White

Photo by Andrea & Federica via  Kit & Richard’s Indian Destination Wedding In An Italian Villa

Blush, Marsala & Gold

Floral by Touched By Angels  Photo by Bianca Kate Photography via Joanne & Matthew’s Classically Glamorous Perth Weddiing