Weave These Unexpected Trending Colors Into Your Fall Wedding Décor

by Raj Desai | 8/17/22

Lush green mehndi sofa against pink painted backdrop

We’re nearing the end of  a blistering summer (🙌🏾) and fall is around the corner. For me, that means blissful, lazy anticipation of all my favorite fall things; crisp sweater weather, Publix pumpkin pies, and scary movie marathons that involve more screaming from me than the actors (really, you’re going to STAY in the possessed house?!).

For you, the imminent transition to fall probably means a mad scramble to get wedding ready—namely, coming up with trendy, seasonal décor for all your parties and events.

Yes, your decorating options are endless. And yes, Pinterest choice paralysis is real. Which is why I’m here to help you off your hamster wheel of indecision using the 5 trending colors for this fall: Lava Falls, Samoan Sun, Orange Tiger, Rose Violet, and Amazon.

Paint swatches of fall 2022 trending colors

Be it your mehndi or sangeet, ceremony or reception, bridal shower or bachelorette party, these colors are versatile enough to achieve whatever ambience you’re going for, from lively and energetic to serene and relaxed. 


Ready to get inspired? Here are some beautiful setups using this fall’s trending colors.

Lava Falls

In the age of “every color is a wedding color!”, traditional styles are the ones that stand out the most. And what’s more traditional to a South Asian wedding than the color red? Whether your autumn backdrop is lush greenery or orange leaves, this orange-red hue is an impressive choice for any wedding aesthetic.

This aisle that’s bursting with orange and red florals all the way to the mandap.

 Red florals, lush greenery, and glittering chandeliers give off a regal vibe on this elegant reception stage.

 Who knew red and black could look this chic? It’s the perfect sit down setup for your bridal shower.

Block print looks good in every color, especially red. 

A beautifully bohemian mandap with warm colors for a cool outdoor wedding.

Samoan Sun

Samoan Sun’s saturated shade of yellow, a color that “enlightens and illuminates,” is another classic choice for an Indian wedding event. Add your own modern, seasonal twist just like these couples did.

A beautiful mehndi entrance with a rustic wood sign and no shortage of full, yellow marigolds.

Love these whimsical daisy installations for this yellow haldi ceremony.

Who knew yellow could be so romantic?

Another haldi backdrop for the wedding books with the delightfully boho (and fall favorite), pampas grass.

Reception seating that marries (pun intended) my all-time favorite block print with a fresh and vibrant color palette of yellow, orange, and green.

Orange Tiger

A seasonal favorite, this year’s fall orange is the traditional shade’s electric, whimsical cousin. Give it an unexpected spotlight at your wedding by skipping it as your sangeet or mehndi color, and use it for your ceremony or reception instead.

Turn your bar into a magical floral installation with a mix of warm flowers and dried fruit.

Orange and pink—an undeniable combination.

Orange is the cherry on top for this night time event’s warm, vivid color palette.

Light touches of orange on this dreamy mandap create a romantic and whimsical atmosphere.

Sage green and orange is a gorgeous color combination to steal for your fall wedding reception.

Rose Violet

Barbiecore, meet your maker. Rose violet is the foundation for this insanely popular color, fashion, and décor trend. Typically a color of choice for South Asian bridal wear, I’m excited to see how couples bring it to life in their wedding decorations. 

Rich pink flowers are an impressive way to Barbiecore your ceremony.

Mix different shades of pink for an ethereal, romantic vibe.

A Barbiecore reception? Now *that’s* a party.

Bright pink is always a great choice for your mehndi party décor

Swooning over all the touches of pink at this playful haldi. 


Amazon is lush, fertile and green. From florals to drapery to verdant tablescapes, try making this color the star of the show rather than the supporting character. Done right, it’ll take your breath away.

Rustic and elegant, this tall centerpiece surrounded by candles and gold accents would look incredible at a fall reception.

This mandap lush and romantic mandap looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale.

So. Much. Green. 😍

Here’s your new favorite fall color combination: Rose Violet and Amazon.

How about this for a bohemian mehndi party setup?

Raj Desai

Content strategist and UX writer who’s been researching and writing about weddings for 5 years. Addicted to Netflix, dirty martinis, and naps.

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