Palette: yellow saffron cream, cool white marble, rich blue italian plum

Clockwise from top left: photo by Luis Monteiro for Vogue Portugal via Dustjacket Attic, Sense & Soul identity by Malin Gafvert; blue fabric and yellow melon from Anthropologie catalog, photo of blue door by Johnny Miller


Even though navy blue and yellow usually make for a classically preppy combination, I love how unexpected they look here – sort of romantic and modern. For a wedding, I imagine this color board translating to rich blue linens, arrangements of white and saturated yellow flowers, and perhaps some accents of gold and gray. What about you? Could you see this as a wedding palette? Or what about a room in your home?

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  1. Gwen

    Dear Kathryn, I love Snippet and Ink and visit daily. I too, have a blog and ironically today I posted something in Saffron and Plum. I also mentioned you. Will you have a look. I admire everything you do here so much. Many Thanks.

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  2. Daily Cup of Couture

    stunning color palette! yet another amazing inspiration board! :)


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  3. lydia {ever ours}

    hadn’t heard of italian plum before! but now you got me in love with this color palette!

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  4. Kristen Nichols

    I love these mood/color boards-so sophisticated without being fussy-would LOVE to see a wedding that captured the essence of this board!

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  5. robyn

    love love love the color combo + beautiful textures.

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  6. Kate Holt

    awsomenessssss..would somebody please do this for their wedding and hire me?

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  7. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Adore the bold colors!!


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  8. Isabel Smith Wedding Design

    Oh I am soooo loving this color combo. And the parrots just set it all up so well! Fabulous!

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  9. dallas

    love this palette

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  10. Mary Kate

    Ah! This is the exact palette of my November wedding. Working now to find the right mix of saffron and navy to avoid the summer prep look.

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  11. Sade

    Love this palette! It’s so chic and elegant ;)

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  12. FoodieAnnie

    I already picked out a similar color palette! Thanks for the inspiration on how to keep saffron and “italian plum” from looking too preppy! :) Thanks Kathryn. I love your blog

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