Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Color Palette: Dark Red, Light Green with Apricot and Plum accents

This color palette is for one of our readers, Amber. She writes:

I am looking for a fall color scheme that will work with my red hair ;) I have very bright red hair and love the idea of using lots of fall colors, but am afraid I will start to look like a pumpkin or our large wedding party will just look funny. I am almost 30 and want a look that will be elegant and a little sexy, can you help?

For Amber, we decided to go with dark red and light green as her main colors, with apricot and plum accents.
I envision the bridesmaids in dark red dresses with green and red bouquets, such as the bouquet in the color palette. Amber's bouquet could be a combonation of red, green, apricot and plum to pull all the colors together. To incorporate the "sexy", shoes as well as the chosen dresses can help the event be more "sexy". Also, I think the darker the colors make for a sexier event.
To incorporate the colors into the reception, I love the inspiration picture in the color palette by Details Event Planning. The plum colored tent looks beautiful against the accent colors on the tables. I also love the idea of incorporating fruit into the decor. Since most of these colors are fruit colors (red apples, green pears, plum plums and apricot apricots) its a great way to use the accent colors.

Here is the color palette I designed for Amber. I hope it helps her be able to plan her special day!

Picture Credits:
top row: Rebecca Thuss, Lazaro Bridal, Details Event Planning
middle row: all photos by Elizabeth Messina
bottom row: Lazaro Bridal, Details Event Planning, Rebecca Thuss

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