Posted by Jayme Smith Murray, Color and Design Expert
PLUM and GOLDEN YELLOW
I came across Ian Brignell's lettering design last night and was quickly drawn to the warm yellow and plum combination in his decorative "18", below. I love the graceful swirls of his design and the unexpected accent of warm yellow stripes lining the numeral. While perhaps not the most common wedding palette, this pairing can lend itself to the most elegant summer celebration. From the dutch tulip fields in their blooming stripes (below, left) to the lovely wedding party holding yellow bouquets framed by lush plum flowers (photograph by Erik Ekroth, below, right), these two hues have won me over.
Plums and purples are growing in popularity. Is anyone incorporating them into their palette? How about plums and golden yellows?
Top row from left: "Purple Chair - September" from Kim Denise's flickr photostream; Fashion image from our Winter 2008 feature; Plum bouquet from our "Richly Patterned Bouquet" feature; Dutch floral fields; Wedding party image by Erik Ekroth Photography.