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Thinking beyond bridal red

Gone are the days when an Indian bride was restricted to wearing the colour red, especially on her main wedding day. From fresh hues of pinks and peaches to bold shades of gold and orange, brides aren’t shying away from experimenting with their wedding colour palette. What’s more, the country’s top designers are completely on-board with this trend.

Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre

Gold represents class, sophistication, royalty, and grandeur. The dazzling shade not only makes one stand out, but also goes well with almost every kind of jewellery, be it kundan, polki, or even solitaire diamonds.

A+CO Tip: If you’re a bride who loves bling, opt for a golden lehenga with sequins or heavy zardozi and dapka work for your pheras.

Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre

For brides who prefer pastels to deep shades, aquamarine or pastel/mint green is the perfect choice. It’s like a breath of fresh air and can be combined with other bright colours easily.

A+CO Tip: We recommend it for pre-wedding functions like the engagement or sangeet.

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta

Tangerine may belong to the family of traditional colours like red and maroon, but it’s still an unconventional choice. While most brides prefer tangerine for their mehendi or sangeet, you can surprise everyone by wearing it on your wedding day. If you’re looking to make a statement, try options with mirror work.

A+CO Tip: Combine the hue with a soft shade like toasted almond or a complementary colour like royal blue.

Jade by Monica & Karishma

Jade by Monica & Karishma

When you think about bridal wear, a restrained colour like ivory may seem like an odd choice. But because of its warm tone, ivory manages to strike the perfect balance between richness and subtlety. Channel your inner Mughal bride and opt for a regal jacket-lehenga or sharara for your reception.

A+CO Tip: If you want to wear an ivory lehenga for your pheras, pair it with a platinum blouse to add on some bling.

Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre

Fuchsia pink has been a bridal favourite for years, but the new shades in demand are lighter hues like blush pink and rose. The shades hinge between classy and refreshing, ideal for the bride who likes to keep it simple.

SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi

SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi

Wear your choice of light pink in the form of a fusion gown or a net saree for the engagement or reception.

A+CO Tip: You can even experiment by pairing a lehenga with a long choli in a different pastel hue, like mint or coral.

Anushree Reddy

Anushree Reddy

With colour no bar, which new-age bridal tone would you opt for?