April 27, 2009
Posted by Martha Stewart Weddings
Posted by Jayme Smith Murray, Color and Design Expert
TURQUOISE, GRAY, and GOLDENROD
We're coming off a gorgeous weekend in NYC, and the sun is still shining against a blue, blue sky. What better way to celebrate the season than with a cheerful color palette that combines turquoise and golden yellow. When I was searching for some fabric to make pillows for our sofa, I was immediately drawn to this swatch, below left. Yes, I know: It's neither turquoise nor yellow. Instead, it has touches of each, but I love how adding a touch of gray makes the palette a little bit more refined and less playful than just the yellow and the turquoise. Adding just a little bit of gray to your wedding palette can add an elegant hint throughout all of the details. The brilliant yellow seating cards pinned to the rich gray board is so striking. And how sweet is the flower girl, below right, with the marigold bouquet and lovely gray shoes? To complement this elegant summer-feeling palette, try Ambassador Script, below. It's not super formal like many scripts are, but it has a nice combination of whimsy and elegance (you can find it here
I think gray makes a fantastic addition to many palettes. What's your color palette?
Top row from left, cup and fork image by Laurie Frankel
; seating cards and flower girl from our Marigold and Pewter
story; yellow centerpiece from our ranunculus
feature; vintage children's book liner; vintage yellow and turquoise enamel jewelry.
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