{Little Black Dress}: A Palette of Black + White

{Black + White}

A classic black and white palette is something that I'll always love. Sophisticated, glamorous and full of romance, this palette has a way of taking me to a place that I wouldn't mind staying for a while. That's why when bride-to-be, Elise, wrote to me with this chic palette in mind I was excited to put a new spin on an old palette. When you decide on a palette like black + white, there is a certain simplicity involved. There's really is no, "I need to see if I can find the perfect shade of this color or that color." Let's face it, black and white is easy peasy. And perhaps that's why so many brides opt for this palette. But just because it's simple doesn't mean you have to skimp on the style, right? {continued...}

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Black and white are the perfect colors to communicate a high fashion look. I happen to love the idea of using lots of patterns and lots of texture when it comes to simpler palette like this one. For example, I love the off the shoulder bridesmaid dress featured here. The fabric has great texture, plus the silhouette of the dress is stunning. Oh, and I'm loving how romantic her bouquet looks. Notice also how I incorporated some subtle stripes and polka dots into this look? It's patterns like these that will add a little bit of unexpected flair to your wedding day style. But let's not forget the texture! Anyone loving this wreath as much as I am? It's seriously all kinds of pretty! Thanks so much for your request, Elise! I really loved working with this classic palette.

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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18 Comments " {Little Black Dress}: A Palette of Black + White "

The Perfect Palette June 14, 2011

I adore this classic palette! Love, your biggest fan, Jenna!


I heart black + white. Seriously!! xo, Alexa


This palette is so chic. love those wine bottles. xoxo, Melissa


I'm putting this on my short list!! for sure! It's so classic!


LOVING the sophistication. so charming!

Bridal Affairs June 14, 2011

Classy and sophisticated! Love it!

Plum Pretty Sugar June 14, 2011

Simple yet sooo elegant!! Great colors!


Spun Sugar Suite June 14, 2011

Loving the asymmetrical gown in the corner, that is so lovely!! Beautiful board!


omg!! I love this design! Thank you so much for helping me see this palette's potential. You truly are so great with colors.

Aleah + Nick June 14, 2011

I am loving how timeless this is. Perfect!

Sandra Downie {The White Library} June 15, 2011

Nice to see this! Sometimes we forget how timeless and beautiful the simplicity of black and white is.

Claire Gallam June 15, 2011

You can't go wrong with black and white. I love classic, very modern weddings with these two amazing colors. GORGEOUS.

A Crimson Kiss June 15, 2011

This board is just stunning-I'm totally in love! I can't resist a classic, and black and white is just that!

Unknown June 16, 2011

absolutely LOVE black and white! Great inspirations!


I seriously adore this palette. So elegant! xo, Lainey.

MyInvitationStation June 17, 2011

Always classy and elegant. I love adding a splash of color with this combo.

Engagement rings June 18, 2011

Hard to beat the classic black and white look. Works great with a vibrant colour mixed in.

Bridal Gowns September 14, 2012

So, let's get out and gather ideas! Enjoy it! More "wedding wood" is available here.

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