Color Story | Shades of Black + Gold

You know what color palette I just can't get enough of lately? Black and gold. Because seriously, guys. What's not to love? A couple of weeks ago my sweet friend Chandra of Oh Lovely Day invited me over to guest post while she was away. And this sweet and sparkly little number is what I ended up sharing. To me there's something so classically elegant about it. And I'm hoping you can see why?

I think what I love most is that there's really no shortage of pretty possibilities when it comes to bringing this lovely color palette to life! Like this beautiful lantern send off for instance. Nothing could capture this color palette better than the gorgeous glow of these lanterns as they contrast against the dark, night sky. Oh, and I can't go without mentioning this beauty of a cake. Goodness! That almost looks too pretty to eat! Am I right? 

So tell me... what sort of colors evoke a classic elegance in your mind? And might you use a classic palette like this one for your upcoming wedding and/or party? I'd love to hear your ideas!

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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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19 Comments " Color Story | Shades of Black + Gold "

Sukey October 07, 2013

Love black and gold - especially for evening black tie weddings! Beautiful palette!

Krisstin | On the Go Bride October 07, 2013

That cake is amazing!!! Love these colors together.

Kristen October 07, 2013

I like these two colors especially right now for fall!

Keeping it thrifty

Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} October 07, 2013

Oh WOW...look at that cake!!!

Jenna October 07, 2013

Such a beauty =)

sugarbee invitations

This is really, really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarking for later.

A Crimson Kiss October 07, 2013

So chic and sparkly–I love it!

shannon shirey

This is one of my faves for sure =)

Kate Sullivan Corpuz October 07, 2013

Classic fabulousness!

always, koru kate

Jenna October 07, 2013

love, love, love!

shannon says

Yes, this is fantastic. Sharing =)

Sara Burnett October 07, 2013

That cake is SO amazing!

Elizabeth | Bridal Musings October 07, 2013

This palette is so chic!


Like several other readers I think that cake is amazing! I think a lot of colors combined with gold are classic elegant, e.g. nude, bordeaux and navy. This color combo inspires a polish-aholic like me to do some serious, classy nail art! ;)


Rebekah {Bayside Bride} October 08, 2013

Can't say I've ever seen a black cake before but it looks so neat with this palette!!

Erika {Borrowed and Bleu} October 08, 2013

I never tire of black and gold!!

Sofia October 08, 2013

You can never go wrong with this color scheme!!!! love!!

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