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Color Inspiration: Working With Vibrant Tones

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A good color palette is always the place to start planning the décor for your wedding. Color gives direction to everything from your save the date and bridesmaid dresses to the final touches such as specialty drinks and favors. The secret to success when working with vibrant tones is to let bold color make a statement by carefully editing all of the details.

I did this recently for a fabulous party in the Hudson Valley at Dia:Beacon. I really wanted it to feel natural and chic but slightly whimsical. Our base palette for the bold tones was a range of warm neutrals. As you can see in the photo below, the wheat color in the table linen and the whitewashed chairs really provided the perfect stage for a pop of tangerine and fern green. The flowers we featured included poppies, tulips, ranunculus, and many fabulous green elements such as hellebores and geranium. We also used a burnt orange dinner napkin to pull the eye out from the color in the center of the table.

Are you struggling to choose the perfect palette for your wedding? Remember to keep it simple and edit, edit, edit!

2012 Dia:Beacon Spring Benefit. Photo: David X Prutting/

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