Still on the Hunt for the Perfect Palette?

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 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?

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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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45 Comments " Still on the Hunt for the Perfect Palette? "


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

xo, carrie


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

{Bridal Woes}: Sincerely, Kat

Stunning, darling =)

♥ Kat

Darcee Waller Kilsdonk September 28, 2011

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

These palettes ROCK!


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 September 28, 2011

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} September 28, 2011

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

Emma Lancaster

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

Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} September 28, 2011

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

JRuud September 28, 2011

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


OOOOOO these palettes are simply perfect

olivia waters

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

birdie to be September 28, 2011

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

Hannah Banana



WOW your color expertise always amazes me.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE September 28, 2011

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

pretty - i will definitely be saving these :)

Wida September 28, 2011

These are all amazing <3

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Emma | Emmaline Bride September 28, 2011

I LOVE the cherries inspiration! :)


the first one is my all time favorite palette

~ Lexa

Jenna September 28, 2011

Sooooo fun - i love these


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


Really like the bottles one

la petite coquine September 28, 2011

Love that cherry palette-so darling!

jessica {creative index} September 28, 2011

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

Wander.Lust September 28, 2011

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 September 29, 2011

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


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

xoxo, Jess

Allie Love

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

Vi Love

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

Something Old, Something New September 29, 2011

Beautiful inspiration - Love the 'Bottles' inspiration!

love sweet love

lovely palettes, dear

Sandra @ Sandra Downie Event Designs September 29, 2011

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

aurea @ pricewise events September 29, 2011

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

Closet Fashionista September 29, 2011

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

Shara September 30, 2011

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


beautiful palettes. These are truly gorgeous

shannon says

BEAUTIFUL color ideas =)

♥ Shannon

gia love

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

Dee Zeu October 07, 2011

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

love these palettes

naois October 25, 2011

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

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