Palette: faded indigo and french blue, nude chiffon, fuchsia lipgloss, gold leaf

Clockwise from top left: wallpaper photo by Laura Resen for Veranda magazine, photo by Juan Gatti for Vogue España, peach dahlia and rose bouquet by Saipua for Martha Stewart Weddings, antique Japanese fabric from Sri Threads via Style Court


I love powdery blues and pale petal pink together (with a little cream in there), and I think the pops of gold and fuchsia make it all extra romantic. For a more modern romantic take on a similar color scheme, check out Martha Stewart Weddings’ blue and nude “Perfect Palette.” How would you translate this color board into a wedding?

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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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Palette:  concrete gray, pink adobe, chalk white, cast iron black

Clockwise from top left:  Nebbiolo graphic design by Grady McFerrin; Composition in Black and White, with double lines by Piet Mondrian; concrete shower from Côté Maison via This is Glamorous; photo of snow in Warsaw, Poland by PolandMFA


One of the things I love most about this color palette is that it’s equal parts romantic and modern – not too sweet, not too dramatic or bold. It would make for a beautiful wedding – perhaps in winter or spring? Something that I enjoy about these color boards is that the images in them don’t just convey a flat palette, they also express texture and depth. Even for those of you who don’t consider yourselves particularly design-minded, how would you translate this color board into a wedding (or other project)?


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This is one of my very favorite color combinations. I think what I love most about it, is its versatility. I could imagine a wedding in these colors in summer, winter, and fall. In a rustic country setting, or perhaps a historic city building. What about you? Where do you see it?

Palette: cranberry red, apricot peach, cream

Clockwise from top left: romantic photo with red knit top by Amanda Pratt, apricot jam photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, save-the-date by Ceci New York, garden rose photo by Ellen Silverman via Automatism


Those are all the color boards I have for now – what do you think? Would you like to see more of these? 

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Dark, moody colors can be just as difficult to work with as bright and bold ones, but they’re just as wonderful. The charcoal gray and deep purple here, accented with pale lavender, would be lovely in winter or fall, don’t you think? 

Palette: charcoal gray, lavender, purple plum

Clockwise from top left: shoes and feather styled by Tanya Goodwin via Desire to Inspire, arrangement with plums by Ariella Chezar for Martha Stewart Weddings, calligraphy by May-Bell Calligraphy, purple cocktail from Matthew Mead Style

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