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5 Dusty Blue Wedding Ideas and Palettes

Bride in white dress surrounded by four bridesmaids in various shades of dusty bluePhoto: Bella St. Louis / Erin Stubblefield

We’ll just admit it right now:

We’re mildly obsessed with dusty blue as a wedding color.

Okay, scratch that. We’re totally obsessed with it! 

Dusty blue is dreamy, ethereal, and romantic. It’s easy to coordinate with lots of other hues. It flatters every skin tone, and it’s not one of those colors that will be super on-trend one minute and totally out the next.

This shade is here to stay! 

Whether you’re having a rustic wedding, a grand celebration, or a beach wedding, dusty blue works with every style and theme.

Thinking about choosing dusty blue as one of your key wedding colors? 

Here are five dusty blue wedding ideas and palettes to use as inspiration for your big day!

Make a Bold Statement With a Dusty Blue Wedding Dress

Having you been dreaming your whole life about walking down the aisle in a white dress?

For most brides, the white wedding dress is a must. But if you’re ready to give your guests a total shock, you might want to skip the white bridal gown in favor of a dusty blue one instead!

Dusty blue wedding dresses are trending (as are bridal gowns in shades of grey and other unexpected hues). So if you’re ready to rock a one-of-a-kind look down the aisle, a dusty blue dress is the way to do it!

A blue dress may not be in the cards for every bride. But if you’re ready to step outside the box and rock a fresh, modern look, it’s a great option.

Accessorize Your White Wedding Dress With Dusty Blue Shoes

Close up shot of bride and groom's feet with the bride wearing dusty blue wedding shoesPhoto: Lauren Fair

Something old, something new, something borrowed … we all know how the saying goes. So, we absolutely love the idea of making the “something blue” a pair of dusty blue shoes.

Just picture it:

Your spectacular white dress. Your stunning bouquet full of fresh greenery and gorgeous wedding flowers. And an unexpected pair of dusty blue shoes to add the perfect pop of color!

Dusty Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Bride and groom posing with bridesmaids and groomsmen wearing dusty blue wedding dressesPhoto: Bella NYC / Images by Berit

It almost goes without saying that if dusty blue is your wedding color, you’ll want your girls to wear dusty blue bridesmaid dresses.

Here’s the good news:

There are hundreds of dusty blue bridesmaid dresses to choose from. 

The top dress designers have been embracing this color for years, and they come in an endless array of tones, styles, and silhouettes. You’ll have no trouble finding a gorgeous dusty blue dress to suit and flatter every bridesmaid!

Now here’s the bad news:

There are hundreds of dusty blue bridesmaid dresses to choose from!

The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which dress and which shade you like the most.

But there’s absolutely no need to stress out about narrowing it down—you can always opt for a mixed-and-matched bridal party in different dresses and varying blue tones!

Color Combo Ideas for a Dusty Blue Wedding

One of the many, many reasons we love a dusty blue wedding is that it’s easy to coordinate with other colors.

Here are a few color combos that you can put together to create a stunning wedding and Insta-worthy bridal party:

Dusty Blue and Indigo

Bride wearing white dress walking with three bridesmaids wearing dusty blue dresses, one bridesmaid wearing an indigo dress, and a flower girl wearing a white dressPhoto: Bella Freehold / Amber Dawn Photography

Dusty blue mixes and matches beautifully with all shades of light blue, ice blue, navy blue, and indigo.

We love a blue-on-blue combo. It’s timeless, gorgeous, and oh-so-flattering in everything from bridesmaid dresses to table décor!

Dusty Blue and Tan

Wedding table with tan decorative birdcages and palm leaves hanging over it; blue flowers, white flowers, and plates with decorative blue napkins on the surface; and dusty blue chairs upholstered in velvetPhoto: This Modern Romance

Planning on having a spring wedding or a summer wedding on the beach? Dusty blue and tan is literally the combo of the ocean and the sand, so it makes for a beautiful outdoor wedding! 

Throwing a reception on the shore? Nature alone can provide the perfect backdrop.

Having your beach wedding reception indoors? Bring the colors of the surf and sand inside with blue floral centerpieces, table runners, tablecloths, and upholstered chairs!

Dusty Blue and Grey

Eight bridesmaids wearing dusty blue wedding dresses, holding white bouquets, and posing on a concrete staircase in front of a wedding venuePhoto: Bella Little Rock / Kati Mallory

Of all the color combinations you can choose for a wedding, dusty blue and grey is one that always works. In combination, dusty blue and grey tones are chic, romantic, modern, and soft. They work for any wedding at any time of year. 

In super pale shades, they’re a gorgeous option for a spring wedding. But those icy hues work equally as well for a winter wedding or a mid-December celebration with a winter wonderland wedding theme. 

Want to add some glitz and metallic décor? Swap out flat grey for silver. Cover your tables with blue linens, add silver chargers to your place settings, and decorate your tables with silver candle holders.

If you decide to dress your bridesmaids in various shades of blue and grey, make sure your groomsmen wear grey suits as well. In coordinating shades of blue and grey, they’ll look stunning in wedding photos!

Dusty Blue and Blush

Bride in white dress surrounded by twelve bridesmaids in blue and pink dressesPhoto: Bella Cleveland / Mallory + Justin

As far as wedding color palettes go, blush pink seems to find its way into many. And that’s okay, because no matter how tried and true blush pink may be, we still love it! 

Now, we know that some brides just aren’t into pastels and muted hues. If you want something a bit richer, dusty rose, rose gold, and burgundy are all popular colors that you can mix and match with dusty blue.

Just think of how gorgeous those wedding bouquets and boutonnieres will be with pale pink roses, dark merlot flowers, and blue accents!

Dusty Blue and Sage

Wedding table with sage-colored leaves and gold chandeliers hanging over it. There's a white tablecloth and some dusty blue glass cups on the table.Photo: David Bastianoni

Blue and green are analogous on the color spectrum (meaning that they’re side by side). And that makes them easy to pair together.

From sage to celery, there are as many shades of green as there are blue. You can get super creative mixing and matching various tones of these two primary colors.

If you’re going for a boho look, this color combo is perfect. You can keep your wedding natural and beautiful with eucalyptus garland as table décor and a stacked wedding cake with blue icing and accents of fresh greenery.

If you’re having a fall wedding, you can even add in shades of teal and dark green!

Check out more dresses in our bridesmaid dress catalog!

Spread the Word With Dusty Blue Wedding Invitations! 

Birds-eye shot of a pink and dusty blue invitation suite spread out on a pink tablePhoto: Martha Stewart Weddings

Once you pick your exact shade of dusty blue, have your wedding invitations printed in that same hue.

Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse your guests will get into the style and theme of your wedding day. Add some blue text or blue ribbons to give them a tiny taste of what to expect!

See also: How to Address a Wedding Invitation

Conclusion 

There are endless wedding trends and wedding color schemes to choose from, including some trendy ones that may or may not endure the test of time. But the dusty blue wedding color isn’t like any other.

This hue is different. It’s versatile. It’s timeless. It’s stylish. And it’s sort of just like you: modern and classic all at the same time!

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