Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pefect Palette

You've seen hints of our color scheme here and here, and you heard me name the colors here, so I thought it was high time for me to put together an honest-to-goodness pallete picture because...  umm... because I've seen other people do it?  Oh, stop laughing!  You know you've succumbed to the "all the other brides are doing it" pressure at some point, too.  Kinda like when I made that inspiration board - which I've never really looked at again since the fateful day I spent about 6 hours working on it.  But that's a post for another time.

Let's bring it on back around to the point of *this* post.  I know you're waiting with baited breath (btw, what does that even mean?!  Sounds disgusting.).  So without further ado, I give you our perfect pallete.



We are really drawn to monochromatic color schemes with bright pops of color.  As proof, please witness our bedroom:



The only reason we didn't go with the black/white/yellow palette for our wedding was because it's everywhere right now (for good reason, I might add - it's fabulous!), and I wanted something a bit more unique.  I adore me some gray/hot pink and gray/purple combos, but I knew Mr. NM wouldn't go for those hues.  I also love black/gray/red together, but coming from a Georgia Tech family, there's *no way* I would ever even hint that there's one iota of Georgia Bulldog in me, so that was out.  Looking around the house Mr. NM and I decorated together, we realized that we always gravitate towards cool colors, particularly the colors of the sea.  We both can't get enough of the ocean, so our initial thought (oh, about 2.5 years ago) was to use green as the accent color.  I was down with that at first, but lime green really is Mr. NM's favoritest color ever, and eventually I realized it felt like I wasn't reflected enough in the color scheme.  So then we turned to cobalt blue, and we never looked back.  It's fresh, it's bright, it's different, and it will look great with my eyes.  Oh, I kid! no i don't. I kid!  At long last, a perfect palette we can stick with! 

How many color schemes did you go through before you finally stuck with one?

1 comment:

  1. Who would have thought picking colors would be so difficult/so important! I knew my wedding would have to have a soft romantic feel. I wanted a sweet laid-back summer wedding and because our location is on the beach we wanted to avoid traditional beach colors. To this day we are still adjusting the color scheme and the wedding is only 6 months away!

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