When I get emails from readers asking for help with colors or details, I’m usually able to point them in the direction of previous posts that fit their specifications. But when Jacqui emailed me with her dilemma, I thought it would be fun to make an inspiration board based on her ideas. She knew she wanted: an October wedding at a rustic barn venue (complete with Hank Williams cover band), navy and gray as the palette base, white Cinderella pumpkins, and autumn flowers. But she was having trouble coming up with an accent color that wasn’t orange or red, but still seasonal, and then seeing how it would all come together. I chose peach as a seasonal accent color – it’s unexpected, certainly, but it works so well with those pretty white pumpkins, especially when it comes in the form of in-season dahlias. So here we go – my interpretation of Jacqui’s vision.

Mood: soft and rustic
Palette: navy blue, peach, white, brown

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Top row from left: blue and white tea towels from Martha Stewart Weddings, miniature Cinderella pumpkins, rose bouquet by Matthew Robbins, rustic barn venue from Charleston Weddings
Row 2: gray and white invitation by Hammer Press, lavender sachets from Martha Stewart Weddings, navy dress from Emersonmade, photo of apricot jam favor by Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Row 3: dahlia centerpiece by Saipua, gray striped straws via lolliblog, photo of Shaker style chairs by Tec Petaja, gold calligraphy on blue envelopes by Betsy Dunlap
Row 4: white pumpkins, peach dahlia from Carter & Cook, chalkboard in a vintage frame from Blue Bell Bazaar, dahlias in a galvanized bucket from Real Simple

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  1. syl

    what a beauty! we are featuring pale peach for our upcoming beach day and these images are the perfect inspiration. and the grey stripe paper straws! love.xo,sylvie of silver lining

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  2. wishful nals

    those gray + white invitations are so pretty + fun!

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  3. Camille @ Style Notes

    What a gorgeous combination…the perfect balance of rustic, unfussy, yet still so elegant. I'd never have predicted that peach & navy would be the perfect accents to an earthy palette!

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  4. Alex

    The peach is genius, I love it, especially that gorgeous dahlia!!

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  5. KarenB

    It's beautiful! I love the gray striped straws and the galvanized bucket arrangement! I think you nailed it!

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  6. The Artisann

    this is BREATH TAKING! congrats on a fabulous board.

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  7. Paige Appel

    Once again Kathryn, you created the most amazing board. You are so talented! xoxo

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  8. Heavenly Blooms

    I adore this board. The peach a navy blue accents are so refreshing for an autumn wedding. Love this!

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  9. lilmisbuffett13

    Sigh! I am still swooning over this. We attached it to our board so that we can see it every day. You truly made us more and more excited about our special day!I keep getting emails about how our wedding is "famous" now!We are saving you some Chili and Pie and a swirl around the dance floor with Dallas!XOXO-Jacqui

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  10. Bethany Lorelle

    Lovely Color Board!Thanks for sharing.{bethany lorelle}

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  11. Yours Moment

    I love this inspiration board a lot! Good job, Kathryn!

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  12. Mariam

    You are so darn good at this Kas! :)

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