Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thinking outside of the pink and brown box....

I know, I know...its Saturday. The flu has hit the O'Boyle family hard (yes even the baby) and I figured if I'm destined to have this for up to 10 days like everyone keeps telling me, I might as well post while I'm still coherent and not doped up on medication.

Every once in a while I stumble upon a color combination that I can't keep out of my head. This particular palette is no different. What I love about this palette is that it is pretty versatile for every season.I am going to focus on the spring/summer aspect of this palette for right now, but I'm also going to provide some details on how to make it more fall/winter suitable.

To make this palette more spring-like, the base color will be that minty green. What I like about this green is that its not sage, its not willow but rather a true minty green. Its not something you see very often but pair it with some dusty blues and its magnificent. Every color in this particular palette can be found in hydrangeas. From the greens to the blues to the almost-but-not-quite-purple, the hygrangea, in its variety of colors, can really tie the color palette together. I love that these colors are not bright/pastels. They are more muted and more sophisticated. And by using hydrangeas as your flowers, you keep the cost of bouquets and such down, because the flowers are so large. We created a new pre-packaged invitation design, named the Cayla, which will be released in a few weeks.

Now, to make this palette more of a fall/winter combo, focus in on the purples and blues and use the minty green as a small accent. The rich deep plum color, paired with the blues gives an almost regal effect; think burnout velvets in dark rich hues. Add the minty green splash and the purples and blues absolutely pop.

This palette is different and unexpected...its not pink, sage and brown. When selecting your colors, be daring! We love the challenge of using unusual colors in our work! So think outside of the pink and brown box!

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