Posts tagged Color palette
Posts tagged Color palette
I’m sure today’s wedding inspiration board breaks some kind of unwritten rule about color matching and palettes.
But I believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to your big day!
Weddings are all about mixing colors, textures, patterns, styles, traditions (and people) that you and your partner love – so don’t feel bound by rules or expectations, just find the perfect combination for you.
Yellow, red and pink together are generally not a go to color combination, but put them together in the right way and they really can look amazing.
Keep it modern with cutting edge floral design and gorgeous luxe accessories (red Louboutins anyone..?) and incorporate original vintage pieces to add an authentic feel.
- Go retro on your cake. A traditional 1950s style tiered cake with bride and groom figurine topper (there are some fantastic finds on Etsy) and fancy icing can look so retro but so right!
- Vintage pieces such as original 50s prom dresses for your bridesmaids and decorative statement items for your venue decor like stacked crockery, fun vintage books and even fab furniture pieces will really make a statement.
- Your florals can provide fab feature flashes of colorr and playing with scale can look really incredible. Oversized blooms like tree peonies and giant magnolia blooms mixed with billy balls and a hint of greenery will look really stunning.
- Finish the look with super fabulous shoes and a flash of bright lipstick.
If you happen to choose this pretty palette, I want to see photos, stat.
Call me crazy, but orange has long been a favorite wedding color of mine! Think fresh and citrus-y, bright and cheery, light and airy. Pair orange with crisp white or shades of peach for a sunny and warm palette that absolutely pops!
1 – BHLDN “Vivacity” dress \ 2 – citrus sorbet by Mowielicious \ 3 – white and citrus tabletop via Martha Stewart Weddings \ 4 – Christian Louboutin shoes \ 5 – elegant orange bouquet by Primary Petals \ 6 – citrus drink station, image by This Modern Romance \ 7 – citrus centerpiece, via One Charming Party \ 8 – citrus chandelier image via Martha Stewart Weddings \ 9 – tangerine and white cake by Maggie Austin Cake \ 10 – peachy-orange bridesmaids dress by Lula Kate
Sea glass embodies all things summer…beach, ocean, sand. It’s playful and pretty at the same time.
When I saw this black and gold wedding shoot over on Green Wedding Shoes, I was thrown by it’s dramatic elegance. I don’t typically think of such a dark palette when it comes to wedding colors but these photos by Love is a Big Deal are simply stunning.
If you’re planning a Fall or Winter wedding and are going for a bold and dazzling event, this palette may be perfect for you! Heavy blacks with metallic gold details and accessories with ivory accents and just a tiny hint of green… it’s beautiful!
Would you use a dramatic color palette like this for your wedding? For more photos and details from this shoot hop over here.
Apricot is a soft feminine color that looks charming with dark, blonde and especially dark red hair. You can use this gorgeous color as a different take on pink.
- Combine with coffee and cream and perhaps touches of soft bronze/brown
- with soft dove grey, white and black
- with pale to mid spring greens and soft yellow and white
- with soft watermelon pink and pale yellow/orange enhanced with sage green
- with soft aqua blues and white for a seaside wedding. Add a ‘string’ color in linen pants, add shells in bowls, napkin ties, edges of tablecloths, starfish, mother of pearl shells and plates, serving spoons, driftwood
- to reduce the ‘sugariness’ of this color try stripes in soft grey in table linen, piped in black, apricot napkins and blowsy apricot roses. Add a runner of apricot edged in grey or black to one or two tables such as a dessert table or head table
- roses in varying shades of apricot to orange, cream roses, lilies, lily of the valley, tulips, generous arrangements of sugar coated fruit in silver or glass serving dishes
- apricot lace overlay on a heavy satin apricot or cream dress
- capiz shell lamps, wind chimes, capiz shell dishes
- freshwater pearl jewelry in natural, apricot or grey colors, pearlized dinnerware or cutlery handles
- coppery metals, silver, gold, glass and white reception accessorising. Make a feature of the metal used by using it abundantly e.g. use lots of silver in vases, dishes, cutlery
- custard apple ice cream, mangoes, apricots, peaches, fresh summery food, a cupcake bar – lots of different flavored cupcakes iced in all the colours of your palette
- a vintage style apricot dress, floral vintage crockery, cut glass vases, apricot candles, casual bunches of field flowers
- crystal hair accessories, earrings, beading, soft fabrics, silk, heavy satin
- your cake could be tiered with a darker apricot iced bottom layer graduating to a pale version of your apricot on the top layer, decorated simply, or try a soft spring green for your bottom layer, soft yellow for the middle layer and white for the top layer decorated with vintage style flowers as in vintage crockery, or with apricot polka dots!
- vases in one of your colors e.g. green, stuffed to the brim with apricot, watermelon and pale yellow blossoms
- Rose covered arches, rose petal strewn paths, summery scents
- sugared almonds, scented candle, pearlised butter or pate knife as favors
This week’s pretty wedding color palette comes from a lovely little photo of mini succulent favors! The use of succulents in weddings has become very popular. In bouquets, centerpieces and other decor… I love it all. When I saw these mini succulent favors in this wedding featured over on Ruffled Blog, I was immediately smitten.
Not only are the mini fabric covered planters adorable, the little name tag flags make these potted beauties extra special. I love how they look displayed all together, evenly spaced on a table with a stunning floral arrangement in the background! Very well done :)
On top of all that goodness, and the reason I’m posting these photos, the colors at this event are so perfectly coordinated! I’m head over heels for this pretty palette.
You can see more from this lovely event here!
Sweet statements are lovely, but bold ones are memorable. Kick your cake up a notch by presenting a design with a flair for the dramatic. I’m loving the black and red contrast.
With the holidays fast approaching I can’t get away without posting a few inspiration boards, and of course it has to be a Christmas-y, winter-y ones!
Right now, I’m loving white and gold – it’s warm and rich, yet it can be surprisingly simple. Here, I’ve imagined decorating with wreaths on the doors and windows, pillar candles on the table, and whimsical menus and stationery. Instead of nutmeg, garnish eggnog with tiny flakes of edible gold. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, how about a gingerbread “town square” cake? A long-sleeved lace dress is a perfectly timeless choice for a winter bride.
Mood: winter warm, sweet and simple
Palette: golden ochre, eggnog white
Row 3: gold frame and leaves from Matthew Mead, solitaire diamond ring by Blanca Monros Gomez, photo of vintage inspired lace dress by Angela Anderson via Ruffled, gingerbread house cake from Martha Stewart
When it comes to the holidays, I’m pretty traditional as far as decorations go, but I just couldn’t resist the Tiffany blue tree from Cottage Living. And a silver jingle bell that’s actually from Tiffany’s? Perfect! I imagine this wedding to be simple and charming, with a reception of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dessert.
Mood: charmingly whimsical
Palette: Tiffany blue, gold, silver, cream
Red and white – peppermint sticks, pomegranates and seeds, poinsettias, and a hit of red lipstick of course. This one might be a little too Christmas-y for a wedding, but it could certainly make for a sweet holiday party!
Mood: cheerful cocktail party
Palette: snow white, cranberry red
I love using color when entertaining. It makes for such a special contrast to the typical white tablecloths we often find at restaurants.
Unexpected touch: Bring an unexpected touch to your cocktail party by using a signature glass with a matching cocktail plate, as shown in the blue look; or try using a bright colored tray to pass drinks, as shown in the yellow look.
Mix and match: Don’t be afraid to mix and match! Bold patterned fabrics can be enhanced with differently textured napkins and patterned dishes to add dimension, as shown in the blue, green, orange, and yellow looks.
Chair pillows: Try adding a pop of color with a chair pillow instead of just a cushion, as shown in the purple look.
Bring color to the table: Use a jewel-toned goblet to bring your color scheme to the table, as shown in the red look.
Stay classic: Stay classic by adding a beautiful floral plate atop of a solid color charger, as shown in the pink look.
Still searching for the right dress for your bridesmaids? I was taken with how lovely this neutral blush tone looked on all skin tones. An empire waist is both forgiving and flattering on different body types, and the color and style give photos an ethereal feel, don’t you think?
Guest Blog: Michelle Cangemi
These stenciled flour hearts from A Practical Wedding are an easy way to dress up the ground at a backyard or garden wedding… or even to customize an outdoor wedding aisle! As long as you don’t mind walking over the hearts in your wedding gown. If you do, this may be better suited for brides with short wedding dresses. Stenciled ground decor would actually be quite cute at any event – say an outdoor shower, engagement party or rehearsal dinner?
What better way to welcome in the cooler days than to create a palette around dark, rich jewel tone colors? This outfit celebrates asymmetrical lines, simple silhouettes and dark hues to usher in the new season.
No. 1: Color bracelet by Mi Lajki via Nelly
No. 2: Chesterstone ring by Lola Rose via John Lewis
No. 3: Carolee necklace via Max & Chloe
No. 4: Nicolette Wedding Invitation
No. 5: Color block tuck shift dress via Topshop
No. 6: Earrings via Madewell
No. 7: Ju Li bracelet via Farfetch
No. 8: Lani Plum Suede via Heels
No. 9: Maya belt via Linea Pelle
Sleek, soft and feminine is what today’s outfit is all about. Soft colors and a romantic style are sure to make any summer wedding an event to remember. I’ve mixed ivories, metallics and grays to give a softer edge to the accessories. Every bridesmaid needs just the right shade of nail polish and a cute case to store all of the essentials she’ll need throughout the day. Enjoy!
No. 1: Round facet ring by Monica Vinader via Astley Clarke
No. 2: Thread-wrapped bangle bracelet set via Lane Bryant
No. 3: Ruches bandeau maxi dress by True Decadence via House of Fraser
No. 4: McKenna Wedding Invitation via Betsywhite Stationery (shown in slate and lavender)
No. 5: Metalized cosmetic bag via Mango
No. 6: Betty suede platform pumps by Gucci via My Theresa
No. 7: By the stones pebbles gray necklace via Pret-a-beaute
No. 8: Nail polish by Essie via Nordstrom
Flights of Fancy
Here’s a light, refreshing palette for a hot summer wedding…
Bride and Bridesmaids: There are so many beautiful flowers in these shades – a florist shouldn’t have any problems creating pretty, colorful bouqets.
Groom and Groomsmen: For a summer wedding, light colored suits with crisp white shirts would probably be best for the men.
Details and Décor: I love the idea of having signature drinks at the reception or during the cocktail hour. For a summer wedding, perhaps ice cold flavored lemonades and punches. Candles are another way to add a little color to the table…but it’s probably a good idea to stay away from scented ones.
I love the cool gray/greens against the peach & pink hues