Posted by Jayme Smith Murray, Color and Design Expert
NAVY, COBALT, and AQUA
Sophisticated, dreamy, and enchanting, a simple palette of blues—from warmer aquas to rich cobalts—can add elegance to your celebration. Whether it has a touch of sweetness, like the cake topper by Ann Wood (bottom right), or a sense of calm like the landscape shot by Beatriz DaCosta, this palette complements many sensibilities. Use it in small touches as your traditional “something blue,” or expand these accents into the palette for your day. How will you use blue on your special day?
Top row, from left: Save-the-date card engraved in white on blue card stock, designed by Sharon Slaughter for Yours, &c.; Blue chandelier photographed by Laurie Frankel; Bouquet from our “Dutch Influences” story from the Fall 2006 issue, flowers by Livia Cetti of The Green Vase; Aqua beaded necklace, photograph by Laurie Frankel; Bridal dress with a pale blue petticoat from our “Something Blue” fashion story from the Summer 2003 issue; Branch place card (with rubber stamped name) from MSLiving, August 2005 issue; Image of boats at the dock by Beatriz Da Costa; Bird cake topper by Ann Wood.