To the uninitiated, veil color seems a non-issue: white. In reality, the
choice can be much more involved. White can actually be one of
several colors: pure white, various off-whites, and ivory.
Each white has its own
variations, but you needn't match your dress perfectly. Some color
variation will allow your guests to see the veil's detailing.
the color, most experts recommend that you...
- ... wear a veil a shade or two lighter than the
for a put-together look.
- ...choose similar tones and intensities for your
gown and veil.
- ...wear an ivory veil,
with similar yellow undertones, if you have a champagne-colored dress.
This is the true "stark" or bright white with no tinting. This color looks beautiful with a white
satin gown but also goes well with white lace, cotton, or chiffon.
Diamond, winter silk or off-white
This shade has a different name depending on the material or
designer: diamond, winter silk, off-white, or light ivory. Whatever the name, it
is a soft white, between pure white and ivory in color.
This white goes well
with natural (ie non-synthetic) white silk and other gowns with a natural or lightest ivory appearance.
Ivory is an off-white, yellow-tinted hue. Variations range from light
eggshell to a cream color.
Lighter shades go well with light ivory gowns, while
creamy ivory or champaign gowns look beautiful under the darker shades.
The traditional shades above are most common, but you have other options,
such as light blush tints and darker colors. You can even order black and red
bridal veils online! Some other, less intense shades you might consider include:
- Peach blush - veil with a hint of peach tint
- Pink blush - very light pink
- Taupe - ranges in intensity from light oyster to creamy mocha and goes well with
ivory or champagne tones
- Rum pink - a bit deeper than blush (recommended for
- Champagne - a creamy color more intense than ivory
- Light gold or honey - golden-toned, for cinnamon or darker gold