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September 28, 2011

Still on the Hunt for the Perfect Palette?

September 28, 2011
In a world that is bursting at the seems with color, I often find it difficult to find a palette that I don't adore! Maybe it's because I appreciate so many colors or maybe it's because I have the ability to see the potential in most all palettes? Whatever the case is...one thing is for certain! I see in color. I'm a visual person. And when I find an image I love, I become attached. And so I save these images, like the photo hoarder that I am... Always with the hope that I will get around to incorporating said photos into my palettes. {continued...}

Who isn't loving this cool gray-blue color and how it contrasts with these brighter shades?

Oh, and just look at how the brightness of these red cherries is perfectly accented with black, white and shades of aqua and green. I'm absolutely loving this one!


Shades of green and yellow pair together effortlessly with neutrals such as latte and camel. Don't you think?

Oh, and what's not to love about how these shades of yellow are playing off these shades of teal and gray?


Well, the truth is that some photos are special. So special, in my opinion, that they don't need any further explanation. Not too long ago I started a series of color palettes that showcase simply one photo. Not ten, not five, not three. Just one. And so today I wanted to share with you a few more of these. They're simple and to me they speak volumes about where and how color palettes are born. Your typical palette is simply composed of a few colors and a couple of neutrals. Easy peasy, don't you think? So tell me? What colors are you finding yourself gravitating towards here lately? Are you a yellow gal at heart? Or maybe you're more drawn to the oh-so girly colors like pink for instance?

45 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness, I'm in love with the bridesmaid photo. Definitely perfect for fall :)

xo, carrie

fiona said...

LOVE these palettes!!!!!! Especially love the 'cherries' one

{Bridal Woes}: Sincerely, Kat said...

Stunning, darling =)

♥ Kat

Darcee Waller Kilsdonk said...

Request:
Blue (slate blue or navy blue), charcoal and green...we're thinking riverside wedding, rustic, maybe some burlap, definitely romantic country... 5.26.2012...Thanks!

whitney allen said...

These palettes ROCK!

Stephanie said...

I'm pretty sure I'm obsessing over the combination of burnt oranges, dark reds, and cool teal-ish blues. If you have anything like that, I'd be super grateful :D

Koru Kate said...

You are a color palette MASTER! I'm loving the bottles palette- combo I would never think of that looks awesome. Green is my fav color, love anything & everything green.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love the ranunculas in the bouquet i had those at my wedding so pretty!!

Emma Lancaster said...

Oh, yes :) I agree with Meg - those ranunculas are fabulous

Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} said...

I'm with you on that cherry palette ~ it's gorgeous!

JRuud said...

Wow I'm loving these colors. Love the one for the bottles...brown...green. *swoon*

raelyn said...

OOOOOO these palettes are simply perfect

olivia waters said...

fun - i'm loving the one with the gown and all of the lace

birdie to be said...

Very pretty! I always try to pick my fav... but theyre all gorgeous! I love the gowns & cherries best :)

Hannah Banana said...

Prettyyyyyyy

alanna said...

WOW your color expertise always amazes me.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oooh which one to choose??? I love them all! If I had to go with one I guess I'd go with the last one but they're all so gorgeous :) xoxo

paige mathers said...

pretty - i will definitely be saving these :)

Wida said...

These are all amazing <3

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Emma | Emmaline Bride said...

I LOVE the cherries inspiration! :)
-E.

alexa said...

the first one is my all time favorite palette

~ Lexa

Jenna said...

Sooooo fun - i love these

gia said...

OMG this is so great - How's a bride to choose????

alaina said...

Really like the bottles one

la petite coquine said...

Love that cherry palette-so darling!

jessica {creative index} said...

all these palettes are great, but i think the cherries one is my fave!

Wander.Lust said...

just discovered your blog and i am so happy i did! there is such great color inspiration here... i love the cherries palette for the beginning of autumn!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Love the gowns one...stunning!! So pretty. Hope you are well doll xx

Jess said...

LOVE your blog - you definitely give the best color advice ever

xoxo, Jess

Allie Love said...

Oh wow i'm really liking the packages one! Such a light and airy palette. GORG

Vi Love said...

sweet palettes. It's amazing that 1 photo can spark a palette

Something Old, Something New said...

Beautiful inspiration - Love the 'Bottles' inspiration!

love sweet love said...

lovely palettes, dear

Sandra @ Sandra Downie Event Designs said...

oooh I love the packages palette and the gowns palette...you are so amazing!

aurea @ pricewise events said...

Love the palette with the red cherries and black. :) But I also like this blending of peach and romantic gold. :D

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh loving all of these! :D Especially the one with teal :)
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Shara said...

lovely blog and wonderful ideas:)follow you girl.. if you like follow back kissesLa Folie 

carissa said...

beautiful palettes. These are truly gorgeous

shannon says said...

BEAUTIFUL color ideas =)

♥ Shannon

gia love said...

My favorite is the 'bottles' palette. It's lovely

Dee Zeu said...

I love the one in the cherries photo. I'm actually going to save it and send it to my sister who is decorating her new babies nursery. They want it to be "pretty", but somewhat gender-neutral. I think that's a nice mix!

Vi Love said...

love these palettes

naois said...

the cherries palette is so different. not what I would usually choose but really beautiful

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