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Hot color duos: part 2

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For many years, the only acceptable paper color for wedding invitations, according to etiquette, was ivory or ecru. Today, if you’re having an ultra-formal white- or black-tie wedding it’s best to stick with tradition. But if your big day is less bound by custom — or if you’re looking for a creative, contemporary twist — why not experiment with a little color?

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Hot color duos

modernColorDuos

For many years, the only acceptable paper color for wedding invitations, according to etiquette, was ivory or ecru. In Europe the color was always white. Today, if you’re having an ultra-formal white- or black-tie wedding it’s best to stick with tradition. But if your big day is less bound by custom — or if you’re looking for a creative, contemporary twist — why not experiment with a little color?

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{color} Pantone’s Marsala

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The Wall Street Journal has announced that the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year is Marsala. It’s described as “earthy,” with red and brown tones reminiscent of the 1970s. Kind of a dark dusty rose. Soon, you’ll be seeing this color in fashion, housewares, makeup and, maybe, weddings.

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Marsala is VERY different from this year’s Radiant Orchid, a feminine pinky-purple that seemed designed for spring events. Marsala has a richness that will definitely work for fall weddings.

I’m not sure what the Pantone Color Institute is up to but I’m not a fan. What do you think? Is this color a hit or a miss?

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mint + gold = fun

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There is nothing wrong with posting a cool color combo for no reason, right? I came across this image online and just love the look of mint and gold together. It’s retro and modern at the same time.

What do you think?

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photo by Marina Aguiar Araujo

Color Theory | Mixed Seasons

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In our neck of the woods, chilled autumn air is making an appearance in the early mornings. But it’s only August! It’s still supposed to be summer! Well, here is a color scheme that perfectly pairs the two. Shades of peach and orange highlight the familiar warm autumn hues, while the last days of summer are captured through the fresh sage.

You could use this palette for a late summer or early fall wedding! Do you like this look?

Happy Wednesday!

~Stephanie

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Color Theory | Moody Golds

color theory moody goldsAre you a lover of all things gold? Using gold in your wedding color scheme is a great way to invite luxury and sparkle to your big day. Pairing the golds with dusty mauve and rosy pink gives it a moody, vintage feel. There are so many gorgeous gold details you can bring to your day! Try taper candles made from recycled wine bottles, or an ornate gown and head piece.

Happy Wednesday!

Stephanie

Color Theory | Airy

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Here is a gorgeous color scheme to keep your summer wedding light, bright and airy! Mix sage green, baby pink and the slightest hint of gray together to create this feathery combination. It’s perfect for a seaside wedding without using the cliché light blue and tan!

Happy Tuesday!

Stephanie

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Color Theory | Rustic Summer

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I’m loving this country rustic color palette. The tangerine and stormy blue compliment each other perfectly. Just add a sage green and ivory and you’ve got yourself an ideal summer color scheme! This would look great at any outdoor wedding or celebration!

Happy Wednesday!

~Stephanie

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Color Theory | Lavenders

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Here is a sweet color palette that’s soft and whimsical. I love the combination of different shades of purples mixed with muted yellow. This color scheme would look great with gray or lavender dresses for your girls in the spring or very deep purple dresses in the fall.

What is your favorite color combination? We’d love to know!

Happy Wednesday!

~ Stephanie

Color Theory | Sweet Pinks

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For this color scheme, I was inspired by a lovely bouquet from a recent wedding I photographed. Mix magenta and light fuschia with sage green to create a sweet, charming color palette for any spring or summer celebration!

Happy Wednesday!
~Stephanie

Color Theory | Even it Out

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When my husband and I were planning our wedding, one of his main requests was “not too many girly colors”. I feel like us gals can get caught up in sparkles, trends, colors and details and forget that our guys should be able to have some input! After all, it is his day, too!

Here is a color scheme that keeps things even. The colors are friendly and fun, mixing sky blue, grassy green and slate gray. There’s bound to be a color in there for each of you! This palette would work best at an outdoor summer or fall wedding.

What do you think? What are you doing to make sure your man has a say in the planning process? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Have a great Thursday!
~Stephanie

{Color Theory} Lilac

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Purple, lilac and sage green combine to create this airy color palette. It’s fresh and feminine, and definitely has a touch of class. Use this scheme at your mid-day summer wedding! Have your girls wear lilac and the the guys wear gray, to compliment the look.

If you like this, follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration!

~ Stephanie

Color Theory | Delicate

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It was a gorgeous weekend here in Boston and everything is blooming these days!

For this color scheme I paired dark coral and rose pink together and added in light sky blue. It’s a very delicate palette that would be great for a spring bridal shower or wedding. Add a pop of yellow for a summery look!

Happy Wednesday!

~Stephanie

Color Theory | Brighten Up

color theory greens A bright spring color scheme is coming your way! Pair grass and sage green with sunflower yellow for an instantly fun palette for your celebration. To tone it down a bit, you can add in a slate blue. That will level out the brightness without sacrificing interest!

If you like this scheme, feel free to share or pin it! Follow us on Pinterest for more great wedding inspiration. Have a great week!

 

Happy Wednesday,

Stephanie

Color Theory | Au Naturel

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If you love the idea of using an earthy color scheme for your wedding, look no further than the natural hues of a brick wall and babies breath. Mix a bright and dark green with a peachy-red to get the look! This palette would be perfect for any spring or summer wedding. Enjoy!

~ Stephanie

Color Theory | Touch of Spring

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I was walking around the Boston Harbor last weekend when this pretty pink bush caught my attention! Pair a bright shade of pink with dusty rose, and add sky blue to give your wedding or bridal shower that perfect touch of spring!

Enjoy!

Stephanie

 

Color Theory | Earthy Pinks

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Today we have a seriously earthy color palette for you to draw inspiration from.

I imagine this scheme perfectly complementing a elegant backyard wedding. Your bridesmaids are donning dark coral lace dresses and your long hair is tied back with little white flowers… Your closest friends and family eat dinner by candle light while admiring your rosy pink and sage green centerpieces…  A sea of white lights hang above your head as you dance to the sound of a live band…

Perfect, right? 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

~ Stephanie

Color Theory | Warm Orange

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Hello! Today we’re bringing you a spring color scheme that I pulled right from this gorgeous ranunculus bouquet. Mix a deep red-orange with a brighter orange, and then add in your favorite shade of green! It will bring instant springtime flavor to your event!

Happy Wednesday!

~ Stephanie

Color Theory | Dusty Retro

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Welcome to Color Theory! This week’s original color palette was inspired by a retro movie theater in Key West… 🙂

The slightly muted colors give off a “vintage DIY wedding” vibe, don’t you think? I love the dusty pink and dark turquoise together. The sunshine yellow enters the picture and instantly gives it a bright, springtime look. Think bouquets of wild flowers and floral patterned dresses!

If you like this scheme, feel free to share or pin it! Follow us on Pinterest for more great wedding inspiration. Have a great week!

~ Stephanie

Color Theory | Blue Hues

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Welcome to this week’s Color Theory! I’m taking this cool color palette straight from this fun restaurant! Whether your wedding is beach-side or not, mixing all kinds of blue hues together will give your wedding decor depth and interest!

Happy Tuesday!

~Stephanie

Color Theory | Aqua + Gold

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A few warmer days have had me itching for spring! Here’s a color palette that would work perfectly at a spring or early summer wedding. Light aqua and gold, paired with middle gray, keep things light and airy for your special celebration. As far as I’m concerned, these colors will always be in style!

Like this palette? Share and pin it! Follow us on Pinterest for more great wedding inspiration.

~ Stephanie

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Color Theory | Pink Balloons

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Welcome to Color Theory, a weekly post where we pull together original color schemes for your wedding day and other celebrations!

This color palette is fun, girly and elegant – all wrapped into one! Try it out for your bridal shower or day-after brunch. At your wedding, mix and match your girls’ dresses: a few pink, a few gold! It will create a unique look, and your pictures will turn out amazing.

If you like this scheme, feel free to share or pin it! Follow us on Pinterest for more great wedding inspiration. Happy Tuesday!

~Stephanie

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Color Theory | City Dusk

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How beautiful are these colors! If your wedding is one that doesn’t start until the evening, why not match your color scheme to the timing of your ceremony! Mix a dark and a muted purple with sunset tones like coral and light yellow to give a city-like feel to your celebration.

Like this palette? Feel free to share or pin it! Follow us on Pinterest for more great wedding inspiration.

Have a great day!
~Stephanie

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Color Theory | Neutral Pops

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Happy Thursday! Welcome to Color Theory, a weekly post where we pull together original color schemes for your wedding day!

If you’re looking for a neutral-based palette, try these shades of slate gray and black-brown. They are the perfect canvas for adding bright colors on top. I’ve chosen a mustard yellow and turquoise, but if you’re using these bases, pretty much any bright colors will work. It’s a great way to incorporate a pop of color into your wedding day while stay on the neutral side of things.

Feel free to share and pin this color scheme if you’re a fan of it!

Have a great day!
~Stephanie

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Color Theory | Wintery Pinks

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When I think of pink, I automatically think of spring time. BUT! If you are planning a winter wedding, you can opt for darker pink and maroon hues like the ones above. Mix in some gold and sage and you’ll create a warm, wintery color palette everyone will love!

~ Stephanie

P.S. This is also a great color scheme for a Valentine’s Day soirée!

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