June 28, 2013

Party Palette | Mustard, Latte + Sage

June 28, 2013
I'm sort of disappointed that we don't see more mustard in weddings! Because, guys. Seriously. It really is an amazing color. Well, at least I think so anyways. I'm loving the idea of mixing mustard with muted neutrals like I've done here. Rich, elegant and full of beauty, these colors had me at hello.



Perfect for late Summer or even Fall, these are the sort of colors that make me feel inspired. I love the natural beauty that is exuding from these centerpieces. And what's not to love about this family tree inspired program? Looking for a gown that will wow? Take a peek at this Claire Pettibone stunner. Seriously, pretty! So what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this party palette?

June 27, 2013

Color Story | Emerald - Pantone's Color of the Year!

June 27, 2013
So today my obsession with Pantone continues with this year's choice for Color of the Year! In case you hadn't heard, earlier this year Pantone announced Emerald as the Color of the Year for 2013! And I for one, couldn't be more thrilled. Because what's not to love? Emerald is such a gorgeous color that is truly filled with so many lovely possibilities. Wouldn't you agree?


Emerald pairs effortlessly with nice neutrals like crisp white, ivory or even beige. I think what I love most about the ideas above is the fact that it's a mix of styles, both modern and vintage. Those balloons! Can we all just take a look at those fun and festive balloons? It's the perfect touch of whimsy if you ask me! Not afraid to make a statement? Why not wear a statement necklace like the one above? So what do you think? Are you gushing over this year's Color of the Year like I am? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

June 26, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Grayed Jade!

June 26, 2013
Grayed Jade has long been a favorite color of mine! And so that's why I was over-the-moon excited when I found out that it had made Pantone's top 10 list for this past Spring! It's soft, it's subtle, and as you can see here there's a real uniqueness to it that is unmatched. Looking for colors for your upcoming wedding? Why not try a lovely palette of Grayed Jade? 


What I love most about this color is that you can certainly use it for any season. For this palette, however, I admittedly was imagining a gorgeous Winter wedding. There's something a bit magical and enchanting about these images and for that reason alone, I'm in love. So what do you think? Are you seeing the potential for Grayed Jade in your upcoming wedding or party?

June 25, 2013

Sponsored Post | The Wedding Outlet!

June 25, 2013
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June 24, 2013

Party Palette | Coral + Navy Blue

June 24, 2013
When it comes to selecting colors for your upcoming wedding or party, are you finding yourself afraid to make a big statement with your color choices? Maybe a little nervous about the idea of selecting bright and bold colors? Don't worry, you're definitely not alone! And the truth is that big, bold color is just not for everyone! However, I feel like when done right, bold color choices like this one really do make a statement that is absolutely so fun and eye catching. Wouldn't you agree?


I've long been a fan of navy blue bridesmaid dresses! I feel like it's a great color because not only is it a classic, but it's just super flattering too! Mix in some vibrant hues and some variations of lighter pink and blue tones and you'll have yourself a party ready palette! I personally cannot get enough of this festive and colorful dessert table backdrop! What a great way to incorporate your wedding colors! Oh, and what about this place setting? I'm absolutely in love with the attention to detail here. So what do you think? Are you liking the way these colors play off of one another? 

June 21, 2013

Color Story | Citrus Color!

June 21, 2013
Hi, friends, and happy first official day of Summer to you! I hope you had a really lovely week! Mine was, as predicted, crazy busy, but we had some really lovely weather the last few days which has been so oh so nice. Which very likely explains why I was feeling particularly inspired by these sunshine filled hues! Citrus inspired color is so absolutely pretty if you ask me. (Plus I’ve been on a big citrus kick here lately so I'm sure that only helps my obsession) So, here you are, my loves. A healthy dose of sunshine to kick your Summer off right!


I personally love the idea of pairing pretty pops of color with a more subdued gray. That's why this palette is undoubtedly catching my eye. I particularly love the striped dress and that adorable chevron clutch! But then again, I'm sure you probably knew that. Because my passion for patterns is pretty obvious. Want to add a touch of whimsy to your day? I suggest incorporating some super fun garlands and/or pom poms! Such a lovely way to add a little pop of color. Wouldn't you agree?

June 20, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Blush Beauty

June 20, 2013
When it comes to soft and subtle wedding colors, I have to say that blush beauties have always been near and dear to my heart. Because what's not to love? Blush is romantic and sweet and definitely the kind of color that wedding dreams are made of. I love blush for many reasons, but mostly I love how delicate it feels. Blush is light and airy and has a softness that is unmatched. And for those reasons alone, I'm in love.


Looking for a color palette that will exude elegance and sophistication? Well, have you considered a light and airy palette like this one? I definitely have an appreciation for romantic tones like these and I hope I'm not alone! There really is something special about a palette that is so subtle like this. So what do you think? Are you a fan of this soft and subtle look?

June 19, 2013

Party Palette | Orange, Aqua, Coral Rose + Light Sage!

June 19, 2013
Looking for a palette for your upcoming party, wedding or shower? Hoping for something fun and festive? Well, have you ever considered pairing orange with aqua and maybe a pinch of rose? I don't know about you, but these vibrant colors really do have a way of taking me somewhere very fun! I love the way they exude such a lively vibe!


Want to know how to add a splash of color to your day? Nothing says 'party' quite like a pretty ribbon banner like this! Also don't forget that you can easily bring your color palette to life through florals and even food! It's those little pops of color that really will go a long way. So tell me... how do you feel about this party palette? Are you seeing the party planning possibilities?

June 18, 2013

Color Story | Mint Loves Lilac

June 18, 2013
A reader recently requested that I put together a palette of lilac and mint. So here you have it! Romantic, elegant, and all kinds of pretty, these colors seriously have a way of taking me somewhere dreamy! So let's get down to the details! I'm absolutely loving the layered frosting look on this cake! So pretty. And I bet tasty too! 


Looking for a way to add some soft subtle color and a touch of natural elegance to your wedding day? Do so with blooms, I say! Such a simple way to add a little color and as you can see here, you don't always have to always go bright and bold in order to make a statement. There really is something to be said about light and airy palettes like these! So what do you think? Are you liking the way that mint and lilac go hand in hand? I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

June 17, 2013

{Sponsored Post}: Pin it to Win it | Invitations by Dawn!

June 17, 2013
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June 16, 2013

{Giveaways}: Winners Announced!

June 16, 2013
We recently hosted a couple of amazing "Pin it to Win it'' giveaways here on The Perfect Palette! And let me tell you, the response was so exciting! A big thanks goes out to Bows 'N Ties and Luna Baazar for participating! So without further ado, we'd like to take this opportunity to announce the lucky winners! Congratulations to Alexis who has won a $200 gift card to Luna Baazar! And congratulations to Chelsea who has won a $250 gift card from Bows 'N Ties! Two fantastic contests and two very lucky ladies!

June 14, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Shades of Green + Ivory

June 14, 2013
Today's color inspiration is overflowing with gorgeous garden details! And for that reason alone, I'm in love! Looking for the perfect color palette for your upcoming Spring or Summer wedding? Well, have you considered the potential of a gorgeous green palette? For this wedding, I imagined a lovely outdoor ceremony beneath an old oak tree followed by a charming and quaint reception. It's a setting that is full of gorgeous details. The kind of setting that dreams are made of, really.


I seriously wish I could just hop into this scene and stay a while! That picnic table looks so beautiful in that setting of lush greenery. And I can't go without mentioning the lovely lanterns that are dangling from those branches! So absolutely charming. I can only imagine what they would look like lit up at night! Mix in some beautiful blooms like these and some fun striped bridesmaid skirts, and you'll be all set to say ''I do'' in style! So what do you think? What other details might you add to this look to make it yours?

June 13, 2013

Party Palette | Black + Gold

June 13, 2013
So today's color palette is one that I consider an oldie, but a goodie. It's one of my all time favorites! I even like it so much that I've even created an entire wedding board on Pinterest featuring this dazzling duo. Go ahead and check it out here if you haven't yet! Don't worry I'll be here when you get back! As you will see, there really are so many lovely ideas that incorporate this classic palette.


I personally love it because you can easily incorporate vintage inspired details. But at the same time you can easily incorporate modern details that capture all the glitz and glam of city life! Some of the pins on the board I mentioned above even take on a very art deco vibe. Which of course I'm totally digging. So as you can see, it's a super versatile color palette! And one that is so simple to pull together! So what do you think? Are you seeing the party planning possibilities? 

June 12, 2013

Color Story | Berry Kissed Color

June 12, 2013
If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you might remember me mentioning that I'm a red lipstick kinda girl. Not for special occasions. Nope! I'm talking about every day. I'm not sure what it is, but I've always just loved that berry kissed look. Sure, light pinks and nudes can be pretty. But there is something to be said about a pop of color that I'll always be drawn to.


I don't know what it is, but hopefully I'm not alone? There's just something so alluring to me about bright, bold color. And so that's why I am totally smitten with this berry kissed look! It's vibrant, it's loud and they're just the sort of colors I'd use to create something beautiful. So tell me, what do you think about these berry kissed hues?

June 11, 2013

{Sponsored Post}: Markel Wedding Insurance

June 11, 2013
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June 10, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Shades of Blue + Beige

June 10, 2013
So it's been brought to my attention that I don't share enough blue color palettes! So today I thought it would be fun to put together some pretty blue inspiration perfect for your upcoming Fall or Winter wedding. To me, this palette communicates elegance and sophistication! I personally cannot get enough of those sparkly heels! And what's not to love about these pretty bow details, like this bridesmaid dress and hairstyle?



Want to add a little charm to your sophisticated soiree? Why not incorporate some homemade details using kraft paper? I really am loving this sweet menu. And isn't this just one of the prettiest packages you've ever seen? I for one have always been drawn to the look of blue and white china and so I'm totally in love with these cookies! Looking to add a little sparkle to your day? Sparkly accessories like these bow heels and bridesmaid clutches sure are pretty! So what do you think? Are you liking the way that blue loves beige?

June 7, 2013

Color Story | Bright + Beautiful Color!

June 7, 2013
Hi friends! And happy Friday. I decided to kick the weekend off right with a healthy dose of bright + beautiful color! Because nothing says happy like vibrant color. Am I right? And this beautiful palette is just bursting with it. So let's get down to the details! There's no mistaking this palette is all about big, beautiful blooms. The kind of blooms that just jump off the page and make you say ''wow.''



I think the great thing about using big, bold color is that you can afford to go subdued with other details. I love this little centerpiece with the trio of oranges and that sweet little table number. Also I like how the all white vessels create a very clean background. Makes the color just pop! Oh, and I can't go without mentioning this gorgeous floral crown. It's equal parts beauty and whimsy. Just the way I like my weddings! So what do you think? Have I recruited you to ''team orange?''

June 6, 2013

Color Story | Pink Loves Teal

June 6, 2013
When it comes to making decisions around color, do you often find yourself making conservative choices? Or maybe you're just the opposite? And you find yourself selecting color palettes that are a bit more of modern and unexpected? Whatever types of colors you lean toward, one thing is for sure... there really isn't a shortage of gorgeous color palettes to choose from! Am I right? Speaking of gorgeous color palettes, that brings me to today's post. Ever consider pairing pink with teal tones?  


I really am loving the contrast here and I'm hoping you are too! It's colors like these that I see perfect for Spring and Summer. And more specifically, I really think these colors would look amazing for a destination wedding. Maybe even a beachy setting? So what do you think? Might you use this palette for your upcoming wedding, party or project? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

June 5, 2013

Meant to Bee | Shades of Yellow, Latte + Ivory

June 5, 2013
     
{Shades of Yellow, Latte + Ivory}

Hello, color lovers! You'll be happy to know that my color obsession continues today with this happy-go-lucky palette. I don't know about you, but yellow has always been my feel good color. Looking to put a pep in your step? Wear something yellow, I say! Looking for a wedding color palette that is just bursting at the seams with what I call the 'fun factor?' Well, look no further, my friends! Because yellow it the way to go! Today's palette is not only sporting a sunny outlook. It also features a subtle theme that is probably one of my favorites of all time. The honey bee theme! 


Details We Love
Yellow Flower + Beeswax Candles
 

Pretty pops of yellow effortlessly bring these honeybee inspired ideas to life. I'm loving those little honey stirrers! Such a cute idea and with so many uses too. Looking to add a pop of color to your venue? Why not consider hanging tissue poms from the ceiling? Such an easy (and inexpensive) way to add a little festive flair. Oh, and I can't go without mentioning those sweet beeswax candles! What a perfect wedding favor! So what do you think? Might this palette 'bee' the one?

June 4, 2013

J.Crew Bridesmaid Dresses!

June 4, 2013
Hi friends! Hope you guys are having a great week. One thing you may or may not know about me is the fact that I'm sort of obsessed with all things J.Crew! That's why when I discovered that they actually had a wedding boutique, I just knew I had to tell you all about it. 

With a beautiful collection of bridesmaid dresses, wedding gowns and even jewelry and accessories, J.Crew Wedding has a collection that is sure to make you swoon!

Just take a look at these gorgeous bridesmaid dresses! The colors, the cuts, the fabric... goodness, I truly don't envy you ladies! There really are so many pretty bridesmaid dresses to choose from nowadays! And these beauties are no exception. Seriously. How's a bride to choose?

images via j.crew wedding.

I personally love  the idea of selecting a color and then having your bridesmaids wear a style within that same color family. For example, take a look at the pink bridesmaid dresses! Notice how the shade of pink is different and so is the style? And yet they still look great together? So lovely! Am I right?

I also love the idea of bridesmaids wearing the same color, but different styles. Which is also a great look - and such a great way to add a little uniqueness to each each friend's attire! And what's best is that J.Crew Wedding makes it soo easy! Want to know what's best? That would surely be the fact that these dresses are actually styles and colors your bridesmaids will probably actually want to wear again! I know I sure would!

I can totally see myself wearing one of these dresses to a wedding as a guest even! Or perhaps out to dinner one night with my sweetie! So it's a total win-win! So what are you waiting for? Hustle on over to J.Crew Wedding and start selecting the perfect attire for your entire bridal party. Yep, it isn't just for the gals, J. Crew also offers a collection just for the guys! Oh, and go fast because J. Crew is offering 25% off your purchase when you use the code: SUMMER! Click here for details.

June 3, 2013

Color Story | Peach Loves Gold!

June 3, 2013
Happy Monday! Today I'm excited to bring you this sophisticated (yet playful) approach to peach. I've always been a huge fan of peach alone, but I find that when paired with the awesomeness of glittery gold - all of the sudden peach becomes one of my favorite colors. This color palette celebrates the subdued with subtle pops of bright peach thrown in. And I think that's what is drawing me to these colors. It's the variation between the light and airy and the little pops of color.


gorgeous bride | florals by lemon blossom designs, photo by rebekah westovervia elizabeth anne designs, gold gumball machine | a place for us blog, wedding cake | cake by hey there, cupcake!, photo by ashley keleman, florals by cameilla wedding flowersvia 100 layer cake, pink champagne | photo by kristynhoganstyled by cedarwood weddings via 100 layer cake.

A gorgeous cake with beautiful blooms underneath a cake plate? So simple and yet so dreamy! A gorgeous display of pink champagne complete with gold glitter? So beautiful and and yet so full of whimsy! Speaking of whimsy. Anyone else eye this gorgeous gold gumball machine? Total proof that a little gold spray paint can (and does) transform anything. It's creative and unique touches like these that make a wedding (or party) stand out. So what do you think? Are you liking these pretty peach and gold ideas?

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