Wedding Anniversary Colours

As with each anniversary that you celebrate has a definite theme, from paper for the first year, to diamond for the sixtieth, so does most anniversaries have a colour theme, you might like to think about decorating your venue to tie in with this theme. This could just mean coloured tablecloths, napkins and a few flowers and balloons, or something more elaborate.

We have included a list of anniversaries below and the colour associated with the year. If the anniversary year you are looking for is not listed then we do not have a colour listed for that year, if you do find one please let us know!

The colours listed are not a definitive list they have merely been collected during our research into wedding anniversaries and generally reflect the traditional anniversary theme or material associated with the year.

Year Colour
1st Papyrus Yellow
2nd Linen White
3rd Fawn
4th Green
5th Turquoise
6th White
7th Off White
8th Bronze
9th Terracotta
10th Silver
11th Turquoise
12th Oyster White
13th White
14th Ivory
15th Ruby Red
16th Silver
17th Yellow
18th Blue
19th Bronze
20th Emerald Green or White
21st Orange
22nd Green
23rd Silver
24th Lavender
25th Silver
30th Green
35th Coral
40th Ruby Red
45th Sapphire Red
50th Gold
55th Emerald Green
60th Diamond White
65th Sky Blue
70th Platinum
75th Diamond White
Note:Certain Colours should be avoided: Black and Deep Purple are associated with Mourning and thus should be used.

Anniversary Connections

History of Anniversaries : Find out what we have discovered about the history of anniversaries and how they have developed over time. 

Anniversary Etiquette : Answers the popular questions on anniversary etiquette; how to celebrate, why celebrate, gift giving and more commonly asked questions.

All Anniversaries detail  If you are celebrating a year that is not in the traditional list then this page gives themes and symbols for ever year up to the 50th and then every 5th up to the 100th 

Whilst we make every attempt to ensure the information provided is accurate errors can occur, if you notice one please and we will correct it.

We are always on the look out for great anniversary gift ideas, if you have a unique or special anniversary idea that you would like to include here then please contact us and we will review you idea. Please note that not all suggestions make it onto our database, if we recommend a site then (when tested) they were found to have an easy to use structure and do not use pop-up advertising. you should however always make sure you are happy with their terms and conditions.