Board #481 | Nude & Gray

I love neutrals. Just about everything in my home, or that I wear, is either white or beige or gray. Not particularly bold or exciting, but I think done well, neutrals can be anything you want them to be, whether it’s cozy, stark, romantic or modern. All of that is just an extended way of introducing today’s inspiration board, with its palette of modern neutrals. Shades of peachy nude and cement gray are at once modern and romantic, and I think it’s an utterly sophisticated look. If you wanted to introduce a pop of color, I could see bringing in shots of bright orange or hot pink, or perhaps a deep plum purple.

Mood: softly modern
Palette: nude in shades of peach and cream, warm gray

Top row from left: photo with gray peep toe heels by Alison Conklin via The Bride’s Cafe, bird watercolor by DIMDi via I Suwannee, cake with satin ribbon and sugar roses by Maples Wedding Cakes Row 2: French net veil with crystals by Jennifer Behr, stationery by Martha Stewart for Crane & Co. Row 3: Brooklyn Bridge via Always a Bridesmaid, pearls with Lizzie Stewart illustration styled by Alice Gabb, pink tulle favors from Martha Stewart Weddings


  • Zachary and Clare says:

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I want to live in this one…

  • The Artisann/Ann-tidote says:

    i think i just had a heart attack. not only do i love nude, i'm OBSESSED with grey, and OBSESSED with birds. you've captured my soul in an inspiration board… AHH!! saving it for later :)

  • A Flourishing Perspective says:

    Very well said! I adore neutrals. They seem so elegant. Love these photos, great inspiration! :)


  • Chasa Dominique says:

    This is now my desktop image ;) Hopefully one day I can have it be my inspiration! Love it Kathryn!

  • Jessica [ frequently full ] says:

    So true about neutrals. I love how this board captures the tiny hints of color that neutrals have. It's nice to see your eye back in action.

  • MrsFord says:

    oooh this is so dreamy. wouldn't this scheme make the most gorgeous fairytale themed little girls room too?

  • Mary says:

    YES! Love love LOOOVE grey, it's soft and romantic without being too girly. This board is beautiful, bookmarking for my big day!

  • Amanda says:

    I love it! I am a fellow neutral lover, and these colors are really similar to what I chose for my wedding! I also threw in a tiny bit of moss green to go along with the barely-peach, sand, and slate hues. People have been giving me a surprisingly hard time about not using bright colors (like it's some kind of unwritten bridal rule that you MUST love fuchsia) but I stuck to my guns, and seeing this board confirmed my feeling that this will look great! :-)

  • Louise says:

    I've been playing with this color palette and adding accents of chocolate brown and/or black. Makes it pop! This is totally gorgeous and you've linked to our local celeb – Maples Wedding Cakes! :)

  • Kim says:

    This is so funny to me, because I'm exactly the same. My husband calls it "greish" — my home and wardrobe relies on this color-of-sorts. Even my wedding was this palette, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

  • Sincerely Sara Cate says:

    I'm getting married on July 10, and these are my colors! Some thought I was a little crazy to have so many: gray, nude, ivory, silver, and plum. I think it will be beautiful – and you've just given me more confidence in my vision!!! Thank you!

  • Sam says:

    Can you use navy along with these colors? or would it be too dull?

  • Kathryn says:

    I think navy could totally work as an accent color – good contrast.

  • www.ALICEGABB.COM says:

    Oooh how beautiful! Although I'm afraid I can't take credit for this stationery…. I just styled the photo- it is actually the beautiful work of Lizzie Stewart Illustrator extraordinaire. x Alice Gabb x

  • Kristi says:

    OOOhhh!!! I LOVE love love this. I have a sweet little glass tufted titmouse on the wall at home and he is all the colors I want my whole home to be – every shade of white, gray, tan & silver… with a little blue, like a beachscape. Lovely!

  • Merci New York says:

    How gorgeous! I think this is one on my favorites.

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