Nigerian Wedding Colours and their Meaning

Brides are becoming really bold these days with their choice of wedding dress, with many ditching the traditional white for other colours. When brides are struggling to pick colours at the beginning of the planning process one thing they wonder is what do the colours “mean?”.what vibe do they give off?.what traditions and sensibilities are they grouped with?. Here are some wedding colours and what they mean:

SILVER; this is a sleek glamorous modern and rich can also create a soothing and calm effect in addition, silver also aids speech and public speaking and enhances patience and perseverance. Silver symbolizes responsibility and organization and can signify nature, earth and a distinguished character.

GOLD; this colour is a symbol of wealth and also representative of good health, gold can also symbolise relaxation and enjoyment of life.and can be similar to yellow in representing brightness and cheerfulness but can it be sombre and traditional, people who like gold also tend to be extravagant wise and powerful.

BLACK: Black is timeless, stylish and sophisticated colour. It can also be impressive without being flamboyant.people who prefer black may also want to give the appearance of mystery and can also be controlling perfectionist and dominant, Black is a very dignified colour but can also suppress desires. suggesting inner longings.

GREY; This is the colour of caution and compromise. Grey can also symbolise maturity, security, and a neutral non- invasive feelings. Grey represents personalities seeking for composure, peace and a willingness to also reduces the intense energy if another colour and can be selected by those suppressing their personalities.

BROWN; this is a comforting solid and earthly colour. It can also symbolise order convention, stamina and Patience. Brown personalities are usually not impulsive.they are steady, conservative and tend to be reliable and kind.brown is also a masculine colour that represents maturity, stability and can create a connection with the natural earth. Reddish brown is associated with harvest.

GREEN; this is a colour of harmony and balance. Green can also represent a new state if balance and hope, renewal and peace. People who like green are relaxed. Compassionate and loyal, and can tend to be quite frank, sociable and modest. Green can also represent a refined personality and those who are inventive, unique and flexible. Dark green is associated with ambition, greed and money.yellow-green cab indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy, olive green is the traditional colour if peace.

BLUE; Blue represents youth, spirituality peace and tranquillity. It can also represent those who are soft compassionates and caring. Personalities that like blue are faithful, yet can tend to worry too much and be over cautious. Blue can also represent a sensitive and emotional character and can be a sign of patience and conscientious.

Light blue is associated with health.healing, tranquillity, understanding and softness. Aqua is associated with emotional healing protection compassion and inspiration. Dark blue represents knowledge. Power, integrity and seriousness.

PURPLE; people who favour purple are usually unconventional and likely to achieve positions if authority. Purple is also the colour of royalty and can represent magic. Mystery, creativity and strength. People who like purple are individuals who tend to be witty, sensitive, artistic, intuitive tolerant and dignified. However light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings.

PINK; Pink is a symbol of love and beauty, and it also embodies the gentle qualities of red. It is a very blissful colour, and can also represent a funny or quirky personality. People who tend towards pink often require affection and like to feel loved and secure. Pink also represents personalities that are charming, gentle and artistic.

RED; this is the colour of strength, health and vitality. Red can also be symbolic of an increased enthusiasm or interest. Confidence to pursue your dreams and can symbolise power and passion. Red is a colour that is usually chosen by someone outgoing aggressive, vigorous and impulsive. People who love red are also often optimistic and open- natured. Red- Orange means desire, sexual, passion, pleasure and a thirst for action. Dark red symbolizes Longing courage. Willpower, vigour. Light red stands for love sexuality joy passion sensitivity.

ORANGE; This is one colour that is great for spicing things up and increasing creativity. Orange appeals to flamboyant and fun-loving people, and also represents joyfulness enthusiasm and optimism. People who like orange are generally good-natured people and popular. But can also be loud and impulsive. Orange can also represent youth, strength and vitality.

YELLOW; This colour is associated with wisdom, happiness and intellectual energy yellow is also a very imaginative colour and chosen by those seeking self-fulfilment and adventure. People with good senses of humour often tend towards yellow. Other personality, awareness and those who are driven and focused. Light yellow symbolizes intellect joy and freshness while dull yellow stands for caution, sickness and decay.

IVORY; also known as “off-white”, Ivory has similar meanings as white wedding gowns, besides it is very traditional, however, some consider the Ivory to be the symbol of the tainted innocence. This is an old-fashioned opinion and the contemporary brides opt for ivory since it flatters them better.

WHITE; White stands for purity, innocence and cleanliness. It’s also a symbol of a fresh beginning. White can also represent a desire for simplicity or a simple life for old people. It can mean recapturing lost youth other personality traits white can represent honesty, stubbornness, seriousness and shyness.


Aside from fixing the date of your wedding, the next thing the couples look out for is colours and their combinations. No matter how perfect you think a colour is you can not use only that colour for your wedding, and no matter how dull you another colour is, it becomes very attractive when it is being combined with other colours. A wrong colour combination would render the entire ensemble into a gaudy disaster.


Colour has such a huge impact on the overall feel of a wedding, colour is emotional and has such string connotations, so it’s really important to begin with understanding the feel and atmosphere that a couple is looking to create and to build a colour palette with this in mind.

It is important to note that the colour you pick should enhance your celebration, reflect your personality and tie all the elements of your day together. There are important things to consider before choosing your wedding colour.


(1) COMPLEXION; Although you may not be wearing the colours if your wedding, it is important to choose colours that will bring out the beauty of your complexion.


(2) VENUE; If you’ve already found the perfect venue for your wedding use the space to help you come up with your colour scheme.


(3) ENVIRONMENT; in order to make the decision of selecting your colour scheme easier, try selecting colours that match the environment.


(4) BRIDESMAIDS; most likely your bridesmaids will be wearing the colours of your wedding theme, so the colours you choose should enhance your celebration and reflect your personality.


(5) SEASON; just like your wardrobe your wedding colour scheme can be inspired by the time of the year you’re saying “I do”. think about the shade you want to use to bring out the season in your colour palette.



When your big day is around the corner everything feels like a big deal, that’s probably why we end up with an anxiety attach so easily during the preparation. It can be quite overwhelming. Everything has to be perfect, every little detail needs to come together in the grand scheme of things.

Wedding season is looming and with it, the ever-present worry of what to wear, the thought of being the centre point of attraction is fussing. Wedding planning is stressful with an endless list of decisions to be made from the decor to the dress to the catering and everything in between.

Nigerian beautiful wedding colour combinations.

(1) maroon and cream.

(2) Yellow and purple

(3) Gold and blue

(4) Red and dark gray

(5) Gold and cream

(6) cream and Green



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