{Palette Inspiration}: A Color Palette of Coral, Peach, Pink, Tangerine and Taupe

Often times I get asked the question, ''How do you even get started with creating your inspiration boards?'' And my answer is simply this... It all starts with one photo. One photo that absolutely speaks to me. Like this one, for instance. When I look at this photo I see peach tones in the necktie, bouquet and ribbons, a taupe suit as well as various pink tones in the blooms and ribbons. Oh, and a touch of tangerine. It's really true that one image can inspire an entire wedding or an entire color palette for that matter!

I'm absolutely loving how these colors play off of one another! Can you imagine how lovely this palette would be for a wedding? I'm imagining bridesmaids dressed in peach, a beautiful coordinating cake with a dainty floral motif, and beautiful programs designed with the same type of ribbons woven through. See how it works? So easy, right?

My hope is that this really does help you to realize that it only takes one image to inspire a color palette. Just one! So don't get overwhelmed, okay? If you find yourself gravitating towards a particular photo, always remember that you can use that one photo as your starting point to determine your wedding color palette. So what do you think? Want to see more like this? Stay tuned because I have a few in the works that I can't wait to share with you!

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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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47 Comments " {Palette Inspiration}: A Color Palette of Coral, Peach, Pink, Tangerine and Taupe "

Lauren | also known as mama September 14, 2011

Love this palette. So sweet.



Awwwwww I love this ... Thanks for sharing

Brenda's Wedding Blog September 14, 2011

what lovely colors - I love how just one photo can create an entire palette for a party.


Wow this is so inspiring lookimg forward to seeing more like this

little luxury list September 14, 2011

Such a soft and lovely palette! Have a lovely week dear!

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Hannah September 14, 2011

Beautiful for spring!

Sandra @ Sandra Downie Event Designs September 14, 2011

Very sweet and and pretty. LOVE!

Orly {the boutique photographer} September 14, 2011

really bright and beautiful


this is so gorgeous

Sadie says

Swoon you make it look so easy


this is so pretty

Courtney Erin September 14, 2011

I love that it all starts from a single inspirational wisdom!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Closet Fashionista September 14, 2011

Ooh such a pretty combination! :)


I'm loving this. Please make more like this. they are so great =)

xoxo, Lena

Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} September 14, 2011

I definitely agree...these colors would be so lovely for a wedding!

Cat September 14, 2011

Love that bright, cheerful orange hiding out in there! xx Cat

Natalie {Bayside Bride} September 14, 2011

You have such a fantastic eye for the way a few colors can play off of one another.. It's beautiful! This palette is gorgeous!

Brancoprata September 14, 2011

Makes me want to stay in Summer time forever...

Something Old, Something New September 14, 2011

I love how simply you put it! Love this color palette too

Alicia@CharityWedding September 14, 2011

Love that bouquet! Gorgeous palette!

Krissy167 Make Believe'N September 14, 2011

The touch of tangerine makes this perfect!

postcards and pretties September 14, 2011

so true...all it takes is one photo!

lovely palette!

erin September 14, 2011

so perfect for spring!


lovely darling :)

Bride on a Mission

this is HEAVEN!!!!!


LOVING that striped tie

♥ Kat

Bonnie September 14, 2011

I was actually wondering where your inspiration comes from, as well, so I am glad that you answered this question. You always have the best ideas. I love that it comes from one photo!
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Thanks for sharing -- I love this


This is GREAT!

Anna @ IHOD September 14, 2011

These are some of my favorite colors paired up! So beautiful!
Have a lovely day!

Alexa September 15, 2011

So perfect and sweet. Adore it!


So beautiful ... very similar to the color pallet for my summer wedding next year! Reassures me that I'm headed in the right direction!

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) September 15, 2011

You truly have a gifted eye for color, Chrissy! We should all learn to be that perceptive to color inspiration around us. :-)

Gina September 15, 2011

Such a sweet color palette and something I would never have thought put together.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} September 15, 2011

I'm totally make it sound so simple and logical! That just goes to show that it's a gift because there is no way I could come up with all the amazing inspiration boards you do...and on a daily basis to boot! You are one talented lady (c:

Barn Weddings September 17, 2011

Perfect choice of color. I love playing with this kind of colors since it appears just natural. :D

Unknown September 17, 2011

This is exactly what I'm looking for! Would love to see an inspiration board built around this palette.

Veronica September 19, 2011

These were the color of my wedding!! I absolutely love pink, peach and cream color combo...Very soft and elegant...However I am a little bias..:)


Definitely a perfect palette - I'm going to totally use this palette for my wedding


WOW! I'm smitten

bethany allen

Lovely, darling :)


This is my wedding palette, but I'm throwing seafoam in as an accent, with succulents & olive leaves. Planning to use billy balls for the mustard yellow color. It'll be for my vineyard wedding in Sonoma, July 2012!


wo i love it i was gunna do coral pink peach ivory and taupe/gray but now im reconsidering theres too many great pallettes!


I have been trying to find the right colours for my mid spring wedding and this I have to say nails it !!! Definately using these colours!

Thanks so much :)


These are our colors for the wedding! Aw I love how they look put together on this pallet :) I will be adding this to my pinterest & our pre-marriage/engagement blog.

Check it out!

Thank you!

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