Neutral wedding décor continues to be a popular choice. I can understand why it’s appealing. Colours like beige, ivory, cream, blush and light grey feel elegant and romantic. They also work for just about any style of wedding. Many wedding venues have their own distinct character, so neutral décor can be a great option if other colour schemes won’t work. It’s also a solid choice if you don’t have a favourite colour or go-to palette in mind. Opting for neutrals can be a relief when the whole wedding industry and all your friends and family are urging you to pick something!

modern boho neutral wedding decor Camel Studio Cornwall styled by Knots & Kisses
modern boho neutral wedding decor Camel Studio Cornwall styled by Knots & Kisses

Personally, my taste leans towards dark moody shades with pops of colour, but this doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy styling neutrals. When I do, I always put a Knots & Kisses spin on things. Forget boring neutrals – I prefer a maximalist approach! Here are my top tips…

How to Banish Boring Neutrals

black tie boho styled shoot hexagonal wedding ceremony backdrop dried flowers
black tie boho shoot boho luxe wedding cake table

First, let’s talk colour. Opting for neutral wedding décor doesn’t mean picking one shade of cream or beige! You still need to build a palette. Think about layering neutral colours to create depth and visual impact. Pick two or three base shades and one or two accents. For example, your base palette could be white, ivory and beige with accents of warm wood or green foliage. Black accents can really lift a neutral colour scheme too.

If light and bright isn’t your thing, and you’d rather avoid beige and white completely, you can still create a neutral palette. I’ve always considered darker tones like navy, grey and green to be neutrals. They’re the base colour palette of my home décor which I accent with other shades. You could easily apply the same principle to your wedding.

modern barn wedding neutral wedding decor tablescape styled by Knots & Kisses
modern barn wedding neutral wedding decor ceremony backdrop styled by Knots & Kisses

As well as creating your palette, it’s super important to layer textures. When you’re working with neutrals, it’s easy for things to look flat and lifeless. Things like heavily textured linens and interesting foliage can make a big difference. I’d also recommend making more of an effort with beautiful crockery and adding metallics to bounce light.

semi-naked wedding cake styled with neutral wedding decor

Further Reading

If you’ve fallen in love with neutral wedding décor, you may find these links useful and inspiring…

And if you decide you need some expert help, please get in touch. Helping couples incorporate their dream colour palette into a stunning, cohesive look is one of my styling superpowers!      

Photo Credits:

{Caera & Richard’s Vineyard Wedding} Photographer // Photography By Beth Wilson, Florist // Emma Hewlett Floral Design

{Sophie & Omid’s Neutral Boho Wedding} Photographer // Ben Selway, Florist // Emma Hewlett Floral Design, Venue // Camel Studio

{Black Tie Boho Shoot} Photographer // Maxi Photography, Venue // Brickhouse Vineyard, Styling & Stationery // Knots & Kisses, Florist // Emma Hewlett Floral Design, Cakes // Claire Makes Cakes, Dresses // Georgia Bridal, Accessories // Claire Austin England

{Modern Barn Wedding Shoot} Photographer // Clare Kinchin Photography, Florist // Brompton Buds, Venue // Launcells Barton