(Closed) I can’t seem to pick a color palette…HELP!

posted 12 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Lydeeyah08: Hi, how about lapis and pink with orchids?

Post # 4
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

purple and green are very big right now as a paring.  You could use orange as an accent, pink or even a dark red.

I think that you should look at a million pictures, and think about elements you want to incorporate

Then think of the style you want.

If you want something modern, green and white orchids would be great with purple.  If you want something romantic, dark red roses and dahalias would be beautiful.  If you want something classic and simple, add a couple other shades of purple and just do purple and ivory.

Post # 5
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Consider that lapis is a cool color and ivory is just a hint of warm… the ivory would soften up the lapis purple a bit, but your third color is what will sway your color scheme into the warms or the cools.  With me so far?

If you pick a warm color, your lapis is going to look very dark by comparison.  Imagine your lapis sitting next to a red-orange… the red-orange will POP and the lapis will become the dark “foundation” color.  You’ll also have an easier time finding flowers in red-orange.

If you pick a cool color, you’ll get an almost royal effect.  Think Caesar!  Imagine your lapis on one side and your ivory on the other, and in the middle place an apple green.  Your lapis won’t look quite so harshly dark by comparison, and your ivory is going to look like a cool color too, so now your whole color pallette is in the cools.

I hope that helps visualize!  Also check out the inspiration boards on the Snippet and Ink blog; many Bees have used it for inspiration. 


Post # 7
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ok just some quick ideas off the top of my head without any serious thought about them:

Lapis as base with various shades of ligher purples and ivory

Same as above with pinks mixed in and ivory

Purple with a metallic like silver/pewter/gold/bronze with ivory

Purple with yellow and green tones and ivory

Purple with reds/fushias/pinks and ivory

…anything spark your imagination?

Post # 8
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When I was trying to decide on our colors I spent a lot of time looking at The Perfect Palette. She separates the tags of the posts out by color so you can look at specific ones. Here’s the link for inspiration boards she’s done with Plum. Maybe they’ll give you some ideas on what colors you like together? Good luck!


Post # 10
4437 posts
Honey bee

Oh man! I freaking love this color palette, I keep trying to get someone to use it!

Here’s the inspiration board:

Dark Blue, Dark Purple, Fuschia and Gold.

I love this board SO much.

Post # 11
32 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

Lapis was my first choice in wedding colors, but was immediately nixed by my family (who knew that they considered it a “funeral color” in the Vietnamese culture?).  What about Lapis, ivory, and clover?  With Calla lilies?  Gorgeous.

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