10 Fall Color Palettes to Use for Your Wedding Invitations

Hi friends! I got so much great feedback on my 10 Summer Color Palettes post that I thought I’d do a few color palettes for Fall! Especially because it’s my favorite season. The humidity has faded (if you’re not from the south or haven’t experienced the southern humidity, let me just say…bless your heart!) and I can finally pull out my jeans and boots again. I also love that cozy feeling of wrapping up in a blanket next to the fire pit on the patio! Why not translate that cozy feeling to your wedding invitations? One of the best ways to do that is through paper colors.

Here are 10 of my favorite fall color palettes and how they could translate to your invitations!

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Color Palette 1: Blues & greens

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Olive green outer envelope with white calligraphy

  • Sky blue invitation card flat printed with darker, French blue ink

  • Deep French blue RSVP envelope printed with white ink

  • Cobblestone/Timberwolf gray RSVP card flat printed with deep French blue ink

  • Design elements: a custom crest illustrated with your favorite fall activities, watercolor florals, an envelope liner with a full floral pattern incorporating each color

Color Palette #2: Cozy blanket

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Scarlet outer envelope with a white address label wrap

  • Dusty blue invitation card with copper foil

  • Paper bag RSVP envelope with white ink printing

  • Marina blue RSVP card with copper foil

  • Design elements: guest addresses printed on labels that wrap around to the back of the main envelope, leaf line drawings placed throughout the suite

Color Palette #3: Deep wood tones

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Moss green outer envelope with gold foil return address & gold calligraphy

  • Invitation card: the paper color could be a harvest brown color, or we could incorporate blocks of this color on a white card

  • Slate gray RSVP envelope with gold foil printing

  • Light oak RSVP card with white ink printing

  • Design elements: this would be a great color palette to bring in a wood grain paper as a backer to the invitation card!

Color Palette #4: Fresh egg tones

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Currant red outer envelope with champagne gold calligraphy

  • Invitation card: ivory color printed on a linen paper for texture, text in currant red

  • Burnt orange RSVP envelope printed with white ink

  • RSVP card: Linen paper printed in the rain color & white ink

  • Design elements: simple tree illustrations coming from the bottom of each card, belly band foil pressed with champagne gold foil

Color Palette #5: Picnic tones

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Powdery French blue outer envelope with gold calligraphy

  • Antique ivory invitation card with deckled edges

  • Dark citrine RSVP envelopes printed with white ink

  • Light mocha RSVP card with deckled edges

  • Design elements: A cozy custom crest illustrated with icons of your favorite picnic items

Color Palette #6: Purple sunset tones

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Grape outer envelopes printed with white ink

  • Pale yellow invitation card printed with purple mountain silhouettes

  • Dusty rose RSVP envelopes printed with mountain silhouettes on back flap

  • Off white RSVP card printed with dark purple

  • Design elements: mountain silhouettes, mountain line drawings

Color Palette #7: Pumpkin patch

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Pumpkin orange outer envelope with white or garnet calligraphy

  • Pistachio invitation card blind letterpress printed with illustrated pumpkins

  • Garnet RSVP envelope with white ink printing

  • Sorbet yellow RSVP card with blind letterpress printed border

  • Design elements: line drawn pumpkins, vellum wrap, garnet wax seal with a pumpkin illustration

Color Palette #8: Ears of corn

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Mustard outer envelope with white ink printing

  • Cranberry invitation card with white ink or gold foil printing

  • Gold foil printed RSVP envelopes in a merlot color

  • Cobblestone RSVP cards with white ink printing

  • Design elements and other recommendations: another way this color palette could be achieved is with a pocket sealed with a wax seal or a belly band. Use a merlot pocket and each insert is a different color.

Color Palette #9: Apple orchard tones

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Crimson red main envelope with copper calligraphy & a copper foil stamped return address

  • Chardonnay invitation card letterpress printed with crimson ink

  • Forest green RSVP envelope with copper foil stamped return address

  • Sage RSVP card letterpress printed with forest green ink

  • Design elements and other recommendations: tie the whole suite together with a belly band that has a copper foil pressed apple tree in the center.

Color Palette #10: Shades of purple & mauve

Ideas for the invitation suite:

  • Aubergine outer envelope with gold or white calligraphy, white ink printed return address

  • A natural camel colored invitation card with white ink printing

  • Amethyst RSVP envelope with white ink printed return address

  • Mauve RSVP card with white ink printing

  • Design elements: line drawings of a constellation to provide a romantic, night time feel

So tell me, what’s your favorite fall color palette and how would you use it in your wedding? I’d love to hear from you!