I have romantically been dreaming about this colour combination for some time. The soft, willowy feel of these rather ethereal hues always has me dreaming of soft breezes rustling skirts and blowing wisps of hair. I can’t feel anything other than, I guess the word is content, when I look at these hues, especially together. It’s strange, as I look around my new office space, I see hints of this palette everywhere. I guess it does inspire me!
It’s not like this palette is anything new; it is a rock solid combination used time and again for weddings, birthdays, showers; you name it. I love it, because it lends itself so well to so many party vibes. Whether you want formal or casual, quirky or chic, this combination can carry it off. It can be pretty, neutral, calming, sophisticated, even masculine if used the right way.
And this palette can have so many variations. You can use combinations of the softest of blues with shimmers of silver. You can use it to help soften a more dominant colour. You can even go more bold with a brighter blue and more greyish silver. Because both are cool-tone colours, the hues can compliment each other on all variances in shade.
Even though this palette is often thought of as a winter-type theme (hello winter-wonderland!), I believe that it is a pleasing and comforting colour combination to use any time of the year. How soft and pretty it would be for a spring-time baby shower, or sophisticated and regal for an anniversary party.
It’s also a palette that is really simple to use. You can find an array of items, like linens, tableware, candles, cutlery, glassware and decor, that are available in varying shades of blue and silver at pretty much anytime of the year.
What is so important when working with a particular colour palette is to start with what you love, regardless of the event, season or time of year. When we think outside the box with colour, wonderful ideas can emerge. Try using this palette for your next party and see where it takes you.
What do you think of this combination? It must be one of your favourites, no? Enjoy.
photo source: sweet grace; rissy roos; martha stewart weddings; artdornment; onewed; sweet lulu; sea pinks; lovemydress; prettie-sweet; sarah's yarn; hgtv; allthebeautifulthings; Givenchy; weheartit