Board #376 | French Flair

Another color palette that I’ve yet to tire of – I hope you still love it, too! Something about this inspiration board transports me to Paris… A mostly white and very pale gray background is accented with butter yellow and black. Stripes add a touch of whimsy: package favors in striped boxes, wrap your bouquet with a striped ribbon, decorate with classic striped hat boxes. Incorporate figs and blackberries into your floral elements for a touch of black that isn’t overly sleek or stark.

Mood: whimsical French chic
Palette: butter yellow, black, pale gray, white

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Top row from left: flower hair piece by Austie, photo from Sunflower Events, photo from Big Leo Productions, Jussara Lee dress from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo from Brides, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Michele M. Waite, flowers by Ariella Chezar from Brides
Row 3: silhouette cookies from Wedding Style Guide, sabayon and berries from Martha Stewart Weddings, iris bouquet photo by Anna Kuperberg, envelope liner from Mika78


  • Kate@ Kids and Cocktails says:

    Love this! Love the stripes! Another great board.

  • Shana says:

    This is one of my favorites of yours in a while! I love, love, love it so much! Gorgeous! Did I mention I love it?

  • ZLAM says:

    yay! these are my wedding colors and i’ve been in desperate need of inspiration, so THANK YOU! beautiful work!

  • beautifulpaper says:

    Oh, I love this board! I’m also feeling the French style inspiration – I went for somewhat of a French vibe with my new blog header (although with pale pink instead of yellow). Lovely!

  • Darci says:

    I think I always say this, but this board is one of my new favorites!

  • Wiggs (The Beholder) says:

    THANK YOU for doing my wedding colors again! Always makes me so happy – plus whenever people think I’m crazy for having yellow and gray together, all I’ve gotta do is send them to your site.

  • Stewart Imagery says:

    Nope, not tired of this palette! I love French themes, and this is perfect!

  • chicncheap says:

    The hairpiece is divine, thanks for sharing! I’m loving the trend towards glamorous hair jewels!

  • Lauren says:

    I just looked through all of your boards and found many that I love, many that embody parts of my vision, and none that embody the element I most want. I am using a peacock theme for the rich color palette it offers. To be precise, I want to use plum, juniper, and olivine (David’s Bridal colors) as the main colors and build from there. If you get the chance I’d love to see how you would interpret this. Your boards are wonderful!

  • .caroline armelle. says:

    i love this board! such great combos! and yes, it makes me want to go to paris!

  • Jolie Morgan Musick says:

    What is it about butter yellow, black, and white that make such a perfect color combo? Is it how striking black is against yellow? I love it so much but can never put my finger on what it is.

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