In this article the focus is on neckties – groomsmen ties in shades of blue to be exact! I think the classic color of blue, in all its shades, has to be my favorite go-to color choice for a formal occasion such as a wedding. Even before my husband started his own necktie company, he had a lot more blue neckties in the closest than any other color. I guess he and I have always been on the same necktie color wavelength as well 🙂
On that note, I will lay out the top 10 blue colored neckties that we see over and over again in weddings on L&L. If you’re looking for a particular blue necktie for your wedding party, chances are it can be found within this list.
The color blue offers up a wide spectrum of shades from which to choose. Those who have selected the palette of the sky as their primary wedding color may feel overwhelmed with just how many blues there are in the world:
- Royal Blue
- Classic Blue
- Peacock Blue
- Sky Blue
- Powder Blue
The list goes on.
Which leads me on to a key takeaway: Don’t make the color decision more complicated than it has to be!
If you can’t find an exact match don’t panic. For example, neckties that are manufactured from a bolt of ‘royal blue’ cloth may look slightly different from the custom dyed ‘royal blue’ table cloth that you order. That is just how the dyeing and manufacturing process works.
Early in the wedding planning process you will likely be asked the question, “what are your wedding colors?” Chances are that question comes from after all the ‘so how did he propose’ questions die down.
It can be easy to get caught up in choosing the right hue. Although your color palette will help inform your choice of items like table clothes, flowers, bridesmaids dresses, and even the groomsmen neckties, use it as a guideline and not a rule.
Not every part of your wedding has to be a perfect match, nor should it be. And, you may end up needlessly adding stress in the process. Instead, think of your wedding planning in terms of formality, style, mood, texture, in addition to color. Stick to the basic hues and work within them.
Full Disclosure: Many of the neckties below are from a brand we created called Groomties.
Shades of Blue Wedding Neckties
Royal blue is such a classic color for a wedding, and a great starting off point for blue necktie shades. Royal blue can be used for any season and looks fantastic with several color combinations.
Colors Schemes that work with Royal Blue:
- Royal Blue, Silver and White
- Royal Blue and Pink
- Royal Blue and Red
- Royal Blue, Black and White
- Royal Blue, Turquoise and Electric Green
- Royal Blue and Purple
Another classic color that is perfect for both a formal or casual wedding and lends itself to all seasons. Navy blue has a timeless elegance, which is probably why it is the most commonly sold tie color.
Colors Schemes that work with Navy Blue:
- Navy and Salmon
- Navy and Pink
- Navy and Light Blue
- Navy and Gold
- Navy, Blue and Yellow
- Navy, White and Yellow
- Navy, Eggplant and Gold
- Navy, Papaya and Gunmetal
Classic blue has such a rich, natural tone that makes it a beautiful color as a fashion accessory, especially for a summer wedding. It looks absolutely smashing paired with colors like tomato red or blood orange.
Colors Schemes that work with Classic Blue:
- Classic Blue and Yellow
- Classic Blue, Red and Gold
- Classic Blue and Orange
- Classic Blue, Magenta and Yellow
4. Cornflower Blue Tie from Ties.com
Cornflower blue is a gorgeous wedding color for spring. It’s a fresh shade that works beautifully with a palette of other bluesy pastels. It’s a dramatic shade of blue—full of boldness and energy.
Colors Schemes that work with Cornflower Blue:
- Cornflower Blue, Powder Blue and Chartreuse
- Cornflower Blue and Navy
- Cornflower, Aqua and Gold
- Cornflower and Stone
Periwinkle is a sweet color with a tinge of blue, not quite lavender nor purple. The color adds a soft, feminine and delicate touch to any wedding scheme. Periwinkle is a romantic color for both spring and summer weddings.
Colors Schemes that work with periwinkle:
- Periwinkle and Berry
- Purple, Silver and Periwinkle
- Periwinkle and Peach
- Periwinkle and White
Powder blue is an elegant, soft wedding color that looks good both on it’s own, paired with white, or combined ith one of the colors listed below. Light blue ties are most popular in spring and summer months.
- Powder Blue and Red
- Powder Blue and White
- Powder Blue and Chocolate
- Powder Blue, Chartreuse and Cornflower Blue
7. Aqua Blue from Ties.com
The fresh color of Aqua is definitely a favorite color for beach-bound brides and can work in both summer weddings and for winter ones as well.
- Aqua, Cherry Red and Khaki
- Aqua and Pink
8. Teal Tie from Ties.com
Teal is a deep and attractive color that can brighten up your wedding in any season.
Matching Colors Schemes:
- Teal and White
- Teal and Peach
- Teal and Brown
- Teal and Gold
- Teal and Fuchsia
Turquoise is a beloved wedding color and depending on which colors it is paired with it is a color that can be used all year round.
- Turquoise and Grey
- Turquoise and Fuchsia
- Turquoise, Onyx and Pewter
- Turquoise and Red
One of the best selling neckties at GroomTies.com is this Peacock blue necktie. A peacock color scheme has to be one of the most luscious color combinations, that works well for either a summer or winter wedding.
- Peacock and Black
- Peacock and Purple
- Peacock with Burgundy
- Peacock with Green
- Peacock with Royal Blue
- Peacock with Turquoise