In 2012 we've seen a rise in the color block trend.

Even Gotye used it in his "Somebody that I used to Know" music video.

If you're looking to incorporate this popular look into your wedding, there are plenty of ways to do so.

Don't go overboard an use all these ideas at once!

Color blocking is best in moderation.

How to use Color Blocking

Wedding Dress:

If you're a bold bride, take a lesson from this bride and wear an brightly colored wedding dress with complementary bridesmaid dresses.

Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Shoes:

If you'd rather stick with a white wedding dress, you can still incorporate your "something blue" with some fantastic color block shoes.

Christian Louboutin's signature red soles have been the original color block shoes, but these give it a little extra kick!

Bridesmaid Dresses:

How many times have you heard that your bridesmaid dress is something you can rewear again and again, yet you never do?

Instead, they just sit in your closet, taking up space, like in the movie "27 Dresses."

The plus side of a color block bridesmaid dress, is that they are also on trend.

If they aren't made of silk, satin or "bridesmaid-y" materials, you might actually have the chance to use this in everyday wear!

Even better, you can have your lovely bridesmaids wearing a brightly colored skirt with a contrasting colored top!

Then they can mix match those pieces with the rest of their wardrobe!

Love Dress

Oasis Dress

Color blocking doesn't always have to be in bold colors.

This light aqua and peach color block dress is subtle, yet eye catching.

Oasis Dress


Looking for something more subtle, but still shows that you have a fun side?

Mix match your nail polishes to create a unique look!

Revlon recently launched their dual end nail art "French Mix" nail polishes to simplify it for you:


A color block necklace or pair of earrings will give you that extra pop of color!

Silver Lining Decor from Etsy


If you're looking for ways to incorporate this look into your decor, here are some fun uses of color!

Flower petals down the aisle:

Sedona Bride

Your bouquet and floral arrangements can be an easy (and possibly cheaper) way to use color blocking.

Your table linens can also be a way to spice up your decor!

Wedding Cake:

Instead of a white wedding cake, dye it with food coloring, or use different color fondant or frosting for each layer.


Or incorporate colorful hard candy in geometric shapes, like this cake by Lauri Ditunno of Cake Alchemy!

From Martha Stewart Weddings

Paper Goods:

Save the datesinvitations, and thank you cards are another easy way to bring this trend to life.

Sweet Milk Prints from Etsy


Your Turn...

Do you have any other ideas to contribute? Let us know in the comments below.