Thursday, April 16, 2009

Modern Colors :: Pink & Orange

Top row:, Martha Stewart,
Middle: cupcake & bride photo by Amy Carroll; Jen Kroll
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I need to begin this post with a big shout-out to Daisy, an SB Bride and friend, who volunteered to compile this fabulous inspiration board for today's post. Daisy has great style and I'm so blessed that she is sharing it my blog!

Today's modern color combination that we are going to consider is Pink & Orange. For these color-wheel cousins, the important thing to remember is to keep the intensity the same. You can pair a sherbert shade of orange with a pastel pink, or a bright tangerine with a fushia, but stay away from mixing brights and pastels.

This color combo is playful, cheery, and a little girly. Stay away from it for the most formal of celebrations, but it is wonderful for spring and summer outdoor and destination celebrations.

Here is my vision for a pastel pairing of pink and orange for a springtime garden wedding. Pure white or diamond white wedding gowns look fabulous against nature's backdrop. Your maids will look fresh in knee-length pastel pink frocks with pink-and orange-sherbert colored silk flowers in their hair. Choose light tan matching suits for the men, with sherbert-striped ties. Bring the two colors together in a fresh print for your flower girl. Encourage your Moms to choose dresses or outfits in shades of green, to ground the look and compliment, not compete with, your color scheme.

Another great way to do these colors is with a tropical or beach theme, using the bright colors of tangerine and fushia. Tropical lilies, bird-of-paradise flowers, and pool-side drinks are the places from which to draw your inspiration. Bridesmaids will look sunny in bright pink dresses and orange sashes. Orange sandals will add to the fun, for you and the girls. Let the men be comfortable in summer-weight linen with white shirts and orange ties. Again, this color combo looks best when grounded with some green, so use lots of greenery in your flowers to make the primary colors pop!

Coming next...Lavender & Red!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

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