Almost Spring: To me, this palette is just moving out of winter and into the early spring. It’s colors are still on the dark side, but hint at the promise of a new season. This combo takes a familiar natural green and matches it with something else quite common to the eye: the sky. Even using a darker shade of the typical sky blue adds a particular mood to this combination. A good mood? I’d say yes. What do you think?

Nautica: When I think of a nautical color scheme, I generally think white and navy. Maybe throw a little goldenrod in there. But this new palette has just proven to me that you can mix up the shades and tones of a traditional “nautical” palette and still have it convey the feeling of being near the sea. Even though this reddish brown, dark turquoise, ivory and burnt orange are very different, I can just imagine a sweet ceremony on a yacht, followed by a classy reception near the beach.

If you aren’t one to come out to the blog each week, you can follow our Pinterest Color Theory board, where we’ll post the palettes every week. All of them in one place, so it’s quick and easy to catch up on if you’ve missed a week! P.S. You’re welcome.

Oh, and happy Leap Day! =)

~Stephanie

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