I’ve been thinking lots about unexpected color schemes for fall, and when I came across this painting, I fell in love with the idea of gray and coral, especially with some bay leaf garland accents. It would work wonderfully in almost any season, but I think with the orange blush of the coral, it is a sophisticated take on an autumn palette. Also, as a neutral, I don’t think that gray is going anywhere (calling it trendy would be a bit like calling basic black a fad). It’s wonderfully subtle and can range from sleek modern to softly romantic like it is here to dark and moody, and I really just love it in all its forms.

Mood: sweet, romantic
Palette: storm gray, faded coral

Top row from left: Sappho on the Leucadian Cliff by Pierre-Narcisse Guerin, photo of bouquet with dusty miller by Elizabeth Messina, escort cards on peach ribbons and Versailles backdrop both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: peach and gold cake and gray calligraphy by from Martha Stewart Weddings, cameo via My Heart’s Song
Row 3: napkins with orange wreath print by Linea Carta, photo with gray puff sleeve dress by Elizabeth Messina, peach cocktail and bar with garland both from Martha Stewart Weddings


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  1. Michelle

    Elegantly Stunning! Always inspirational, thank you for sharing.

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  2. Hannah

    Love this! It’s now one of my favorites.

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  3. Kelly Sauer

    Of COURSE you used Elizabeth Messina’s grey puffed sleeve dress here! PERFECT.

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  4. Lauren @ ELD

    Ah I love everything with gray! This is gorgeous! :)

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  5. Kellee

    Any inspiration board created by Kathryn with images from Elizabeth Messina…ummm it is destined for greatness! :) So pretty. Great color palette.

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  6. Jarfly Designs

    Ah, I love blush.

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  7. Nicole Rene

    I, like you, love unexpected color combos and am loving grays lately! I def am liking this coral & gray combo! It’s very pretty!! Another unusual combo I am loving is gray & yellow!

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