For some time, the onion colour has consistently remained a popular aso-ebi colour at many Nigerian weddings and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. If you’re looking for ideas on what colours to combine with Onion Colour, this post is for you.
Onion colour is a beautiful shade of purple. Even if you don’t like purple, pink or red colours, there’s a chance that you’ll love our list of Onion Colour combinations below. If you’re not a fan of the colour ‘purple’, but looking for a way to diversify your wardrobe colour options, try getting new outfits in vibrant shades of onion colour, such as Onion Purple. Read on to learn about this colour and what colours that go with it!
What Colours Go With Onion Colour? See Our Best Onion Combos
To show you how awesome the colour ‘onion purple’ and ‘onion pink’ are, in this post, I’ll show you 76 appealing colour pairings, monochrome combos and multi-colour combinations that make onion colour look incredible. Swipe/ scroll down to see the list and pick your favourite onion colour combo.
1. Neutral Colours that Match with Onion Purple/ Pink
- Onion Pink and Black
- Onion colour and White
- Onion colour and Silver
- Onion and Grey
- Onion Purple and Ash
- Onion Pink/ Purple and Charcoal
- Onion and Ivory
- Onion and Vanilla
- Onion and Carton colour
- Onion and Beige
- Onion and Tan
- Onion and Taupe
- Onion and Khaki
2. Blue Colours/ Shades that Go With Onion Pink/ Purple
- Onion and Blue
- Onion and Denim Blue
- Onion and Purple
- Onion and Aqua blue
- Onion and Baby Blue
- Onion and Omo Blue
- Onion Pink and Navy Blue
- Onion and Powder Blue
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3. Green Shades that Go With Onion Pink/ Purple Colour
- Onion Purple and Yellowish-Green
- Onion and Lime-Green
- Onion and Lemon Green
- Onion and Apple Green
- Onion and Dark Green
- Onion and Teal Green
- Onion and Army Green
- Onion and Olive Green
- Onion and Bottle Green
- Onion and Emerald Green
- Onion and Grass Green
- Onion and Forest Green
4. Red and Earthy Shades that Go with Onion Pink
- Onion Pink and Tomato Red
- Onion Pink and Rust-brown
- Onion Pink and Bronze
- Onion and Copper
- Onion Purple and Wine
- Onion Purple and Baby Pink/ Light Pink
- Onion and Blush Pink
- Onion and Peach
- Onion and Salmon
- Onion and Coral
- Onion Pink and Watermelon
- Onion Purple and Dusty Rose
- Onion and Rose
- Onion and Rose Gold
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5. Yellow/ Gold-Tone Shades that Match With Onion Pink/ Purple
- Onion and Gold
- Onion and Champagne Gold
- Onion and Leaf-Yellow
- Onion and Light Yellow
- Onion Purple and Mustard Yellow
- Onion Purple and Yellowish-Orange colour
6. Monochromatic Onion Colour Combo
- Onion Pink and Purple
- Onion Pink and Violet
- Onion and Lilac
- Onion Pink and Magenta
- Onion Pink and Burgundy
- Onion Pink and Maroon
- Onion and Plum
- Onion Pink and Eggplant
- Onion and Grape
- Onion and Lilac
- Onion and Lavender
- Onion and Mauve
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7. 3- and 4-Colour Onion Shade Combinations for Aso-ebi and Wedding Celebrants Attire
- Onion and White and Green
- Onion and Gold and Pink
- Onion and Gold and Black
- Onion and Gold and Navy Blue
- Onion and Gold and Pink and Silver
- Onion and Purple and Silver
- Onion and Purple and Silver and Hot Pink
- Onion Purple and Magenta and Burgundy
- Onion Purple and Light Yellow and Deep Green
- Onion Purple and Onion Pink and Grey
- Onion colour and Light Pink and Navy Blue
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Extra Tips: How to Combine Onion Colour for Nigerian Wedding and Aso-ebi
Whether you’re a bride or wedding guest, here are examples of different ways to work the above-listed onion colour combinations in your day-to-day dressing or for occasion wear:
- Onion purple lace and dusty-pink or peach gele
- Onion purple men’s agbada or senator suit native wear
- Onion pink and magenta aso ebi
- Onion and gold colour aso ebi
- Onion Pink aso-oke and Burgundy gele headtie
- Onion colour combination women’s agbada attire
- Onion colour lace gown and baby Pink gele headtie
- Magenta voile Iro and Buba and Onion Pink Gele
- Onion Pink George wrapper with Peach headtie
- Onion Purple and Ash aso-ebi gown
- Onion Purple lace gown and Burgundy or Magenta Gele Headtie
- Onion Pink and Navy Blue wedding aso-oke attire
- Onion and Gold aso ebi outfit
- Off-shoulder Wine lace dress and Onion colour gele
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What Does Onion Colour look like?
You must have heard people say ‘onion purple’, ‘onion pink’ and ‘onion red’ when shopping for wedding aso-ebi fabrics. Onion Colour actually resembles the colour of onion skin (purplish-red, light pink or pinkish-purple). Nigerians are known to use the colour of food or anything they are familiar with to describe or name a colour; hence the different Onion colour names.
Onion colour is a fun and interesting shade of purple but with a tinge of red or pink, making it a lot more fun to style. Swipe or scroll down for ideas on how to combine onion colour for outfits (including aso-ebi, traditional wedding attire), party or wedding venue decor, interior decoration for homes, house painting and more.
Different Colours and their Colour Combinations for Nigerian Weddings (LISTS)
What’s Your Best Onion Colour Combo?
There you have it – our big list of onion colour combinations for Nigerian wedding, or for any kind of dressing. Onion colour is a favourite among Nigerian wedding celebrants and guests. Now you know the many colours to pair with Onion Colour to make your outfit more interesting.
By the way, does it amuse you how Nigerians coin a colour name? From Cockroach-brown, Omo blue, Fayrouz green, carton brown, onion pink, onion purple… I tend to think that that way of naming colours is creative and makes it easy for everyone, even grandmas, to relate when there’s an aso-ebi fabric to buy.
Who wants to memorize an Oyibo colour name or get confused about what the colour is, when we can name it after whatever around us it resembles? The best part is that Nigerians are not even bothered about printing our Naija coded dress colour names on invitation cards. So cool how onion pink and onion purple colour got its name.
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Thanks for reading. I hope this post has answered your questions on ‘what goes onion colour’?
Finally, comment down below to let me know your favourite onion colour combo for wedding aso-ebi. Or tell me any colour that matches with onion colour that you think I omitted. Let me know your thoughts – down in the comments area.
Isioma Chukwu says
Thank you for everything, please am kind of confused here, my wedding comes up in 3 months time, combining of colours is the problem I have. my colours are Wine, champagne gold and white but my husband to be own is black and royal blue I haven’t gotten any for the parents please how can I combine all this
Stella Anokam says
Hi Isioma, thanks for the feedback.
Searching for colours is one of the biggest headaches of Nigerian brides. You’re not alone.
So, you already have your own colour combination and that of your groom.
For the parents, go for a colour combo that works with your wedding day colour scheme, or ask groom and bride’s mother to suggest 2-3 colours so that you pick from there. Let them know you will pick and tell them the final colours.
-Parents don’t like very bright or very dark colours
-Keep it simple and pick one main colour (which is in your colour scheme) as the parents’ colours – and it would be easier to find colours that go with that colour, to make a combo for them.
-Involve the moms: ask them to suggest what colour combinations they would like to wear. get them to suggest 2 or 3, and get back to them with your final choice. You also want them to feel good (and involved) in what they wear, but make it tie to your theme by making the final decision. Even if you do not pick any of their colour suggestions, at least you will get an idea of a starting colour to look for combos.
That’s my thought.
FOLASHADE OYEWALE says
good day ma,
i came across your page today i must commend you are doing a great job
my wedding is coming up i only have rose gold in mind the challenge is i dont know what other colours i can combine with and also how to combine the colours your idea will be well appreciated.
thanks a bunch.
Stella Anokam says
Hi Folashade, welcome to NaijaGlamWedding blog, and thanks for the feedback.
Here are some colours that go with rose-gold:
-Navy Blue, Ice Blue
-Army Green, Dark Green, Leaf Green
Those are the rose-gold colour combos I could think of.
Finally, colour combinations are best picked by seeing/ looking at photos to find out what your appeal to your senses. Rose-Gold colour combos that appeal to bride A will be different from those that appeal to bride B. Therefore, I recommend that you patiently check out couple’s wedding outfits and aso-ebi dresses photos around those colours to see the ones that your eyes would love.
You can start by looking at our:
–Wedding Fashion Section
–Celebrity Aso-ebi and Ankara Dresses
-Traditional wedding couples Attires
-Brides and Bridesmaid Outfits
Hope that helps.
Estella O says
Your blog just made my night. I’ve been having sleepless nights in this color combination issue.
I picked emerald green, burgundy, silver and onion pink for my wedding.
Please could you give me ideas as to how to pick color combo for the guests, family, train and aso-ebi.
Here’s a hint:
I want the both mother’s to wear same thing and I was thinking silver lace and I want the train to wear something neutral.
I want both families to wear a different color combo 🤦🏾
Stella Anokam says
Hi Estella, congrats on picking out some of your wedding party colour combos. If I understand you, you’re currently looking for colour combination ideas for each side of the (couple’s) family?
I have lots of compilations on this blog, with great colour combos. Here are some:
IDEAS FROM CELEB WEDDING ASOEBI: Check through our featured celebrity wedding aso-ebi styles section. I believe you’ll find a good set of colours you like.
IDEAS OF CELEBS GELE + BEADS DRESSING: Also check here for amazing colour combos for parents and family members.
BRIDAL TRAIN COLOUR COMBO IDEAS YOU MAY LIKE: Colour-perfect bridal robe shots with bridesmaids; Bridesmaids + Chief Bridesmaids Colour Combo Ideas.
Please comb through those, as I am sure you’ll find colours that catch your fancy.
*I am unable to give colour combo ideas to each reader/ asker, due to time constraints and instead create big lists of colour combo ideas to help more people (including you) – I hope you understand.
Good day maam, just came across your post and the weddinh ideas has been so educative. Please would be getting married by November and please getting colour hasnt been that easy on my part thou really love purple and also blue, can i get ideas on colour combination for purple or blue as regards the bride nd groom attire, groom family, bride family and friends. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks
Stella Anokam says
Hi Nike, welcome to NaijaGlamWedding blog. You’re not different from many brides – picking a wedding colour combination is a struggle that most brides face.
One woman’s best colour is another’s worst colour, and that’s why I tell brides to pick colours around their favourite everyday colours.
So, if you love Purple and Blue, consider building your colour combo around them. On the purple side, I already listed 76 combinations in this post (above). Check again and you could find your purple colour combo there.
On Blue colour combo, here are some ideas:
Light blue and yellow;
Light blue and pink;
Royal blue and red
Royal blue and white
Royal blue and light pink
Royal blue and yellow
Baby blue and white
Baby blue and grey
Baby blue and peach
Baby blue and pink
Baby blue and dark blue
Sky blue and cream
Sky blue and white
Sky blue and gold
*I no longer make colour combos to people, one by one, as it takes time and involves repeating myself many times. That’s why I make all-in-one colour combination lists on a variety of colours.
I also showcase trending colour combinations in aso-ebi and ankara styles from celebrity and high-profile Nigerian weddings.
I encourage you and any bride reading this comment reply to check out our colour combo lists and our wedding guest aso-ebi and ankara styles for more beautiful ideas.
Pls l need your assistance. My wedding is up coming . I have these colours in mind Onion pink, Burgundy or maroon and white. But l don’t know how to combine them and what colour my bridesmaids and asheobi will wear. Also l don’t know what colour my family will wear. Pls help me with these colours l mentioned and how do l combine them. You are also suggest another colours for me. I and my husband are dark skinned. Thank you.
Stella Anokam says
Hi Oge, welcome here and thanks for commenting.
The colours you have I have in mind are okay – there’s no right or wrong colour combo.
I have already covered colour combination for the mentioned colour in the Onion Colour combinations above and in the wine colour combinations guide (link is below). Please go through the above colour combo and my wine colour combo and choose from it. I listed so many colour combos here and in the wine colour combo. You should be able to find one or many colours that appeal to you.
–Wine colour combination for wedding.
Good afternoon ma.. I just came across your page today and i must really commenf you for the great job you’re doing.. My wedding is coming up in May and I’m in a dilemma on colors to choose. I actually know what I want but i have a problem combining and the fact that my husband’s family also havr their preferred color
For the trad (couple) I’m thinking of champagne gold and lavender (lavender as the gele and ipele).. How can i combine my husband’s own ma?
For the white, i want lavender for the bridal train
Other colors that interest me that i would want to incorporate is yellow, mint green, coral and orange
Please note that my husband’s family wants to go for army green
What color can our parent use (different from the general public)
What color can the asoebi guys amd girls use
What mix of color or color can i use for general public
I hope you understand my dilemma ma.. I really need your input.. Thank you ma
Stella Anokam says
Hello Eyitayo, I’m glad you found my blog helpful. Thanks for leaving a comment and question.
I understand your dilemma. You’re not alone. Getting stuck when picking colours for the different guest groups is a common headache that Nigerian brides face.
You did well by already figuring out what you want in terms of colours. That helps to keep every other non-wanted colour out of the way and defines the colour scheme you desire.
So, here are my thoughts (feel free to use or ignore them, or tweak them to your taste):
1) Colour ideas for your husband’s family:
They could pair their desired ARMY GREEN with one of your colours of interest so that you get something you like and they also get something they want. Everybody wins. Some army green colour combo ideas could be:
Army green outfit + orange headgear
Army green outfit + coral headgear
Army green outfit + off-white headgear
Army green outfit + champagne headgear
Army green outfit + white or off-white
Army green outfit + silver
2) The Parents – Colour Combo Ideas (different from the general public)
The Mummies: Mint green wrapper + hot pink blouse and gele
The Daddies: Monochrome mint green outfit Or Mint agbada and sokoto + off-white buba
Mustard yellow monochrome combo
Mustard yellow with a touch of gold
Yellow and white
Yellow and silver
Yellow and royal blue gele/ cap
Yellow and Purple/ Lavender
3) General Public – Colour Combo Ideas:
orange or coral + silver gele
orange or coral + grey gele
orange or coral + champagne gold gele
Coral or peach + Turquoise
Navy blue + burnt orange
4) Asoebi Guys amd Girls – Colour Combo Ideas:
orange or coral and army green: main army green + a touch of orange/ coral as gele/ ipele).
Lavender outfit + coral gele
Lavender outfit + gold gele/ cap
Monochrome mint green
**Lavender is an onion-like colour. Scroll up for the images on my Onion colour combos, for more ideas of how those aso-ebi gals combined the colours.
Those are my thoughts. Hope that helps, and I wish you a fun-filled wedding!
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Goodness akwo says
Please can I use onion purple, red and Ash color for my wedding????
Stella Anokam says
Yes. Both colours go together (onion purple and ash).
Thank you for the onion color combo please my wedding is coming up how can I combine these three colors onion purple, deep magenta and champagne gold for my trad (what color will my hubby wear) and also for family and friends. Thanks
Stella Anokam says
Hello Omowumi, here are some ideas:
-Groom – Deep magenta agbada outfit + fila (cap)
-Friends and family – Onion purple OR a light shade of onion purple.
-Deep magenta and a touch of champagne gold ??? – bride, groom
-Deep magenta outfit with some champagne gold patterns/designs + champagne gele
-Deep magenta dress (with a touch of champagne) with champagne gold gele.
Thanks for your input in making weddings beautiful and memorable. I follow your blog avidly😍. Pls, I need a way out a maze of colors. My wedding comes up in April and getting colors has been a headache. I’ll appreciate your suggestion. I’m dark complexioned so
Couple: champagne gold/rose gold monochrome.
Parents: teal blue monochrome(but they said it’s too dark)
Pls, what color can the parents combine with that will become the aso ebi for friends..
Any rearrangement is welcome, pls
Stella Anokam says
Aww! Thanks for your feedback, Olutayo. That’s the sweetest comment we’ve received here this new year.
I feel you – picking colour combos for the different guest groups is one of the biggest dilemmas of brides when planning a Nigerian wedding. So, you’re not alone.
Here’s my reply, as per your colour combination questions:
>For the Parents: I agree, most parents will perceive Teal as dark. You sure want them to feel good in whatever colour of dress they’ll wear on your big day, right? I feel you should give them 2 or 3 more colour suggestions to pick from. From their reaction to you, they want ‘something light/ brighter’.
*A win-win for you and them would be to pick a colour in-between what they want and what you wanted. Here’s an idea… Since you initially picked a BLUE SHADE, so maybe look at brighter shades of blue or greenish-blue such as turquoise, sky blue, ‘omo’ blue, bottle green, apple green and lilac, kelly green, aqua blue. Any of those in monochrome combo or paired with a nice matching gele colour.
>For Friends and Relatives: Why not bring your love of Teal here. Some ideas: teal aso-ebi dress with pink headtie/ gele, or monochrome (if you like); teal aso-ebi dress with pink or peach headtie/ gele.