(Closed) What colors for a seashell theme?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would take inspiration from what you see at the beach-beach glass.

Using these soft washed out greens and blues with a hit of brighter colors keeps it from being boring.
 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well when I think of seashells I think of tan (maybe because of the beach idk) but maybe use some light blues/aqua maybe some peach? I’m not sure but I am interested to see what other people think

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think of cream, peach, and light, light gray.  It’s interesting to see what we all associate with seashells!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

sea shell wedding favor, seashell cookies  I like these colors to brighten things up.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There are lots of flowers that come in green…

Amaryllis, calla lilies, cockscomb, gerber daisies, hydrangeas, mums, orchids (I like green and white striped Maudiae), ranunculus, roses, viburnum, and zinnias!

Blue is a little harder…

Phlox, iris, delphiniums, chrysanthemums, blue sea holly?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

light blue and coral is what comes to my mind…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I second the light turquoisy blue and coral.  Lots of flowers in those colors! You could use pink as an accent color….coral and pink look lovely together.  Also a ncie yellow would work too.  Not super bright, but vibrant.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would use the flowers for the hit of color.

Something like this only fill the vase with beach glass

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Light, delicate colors–pale mint, white, light blue or turquoise, and coral will probably be your best bets. However, you could also do a bolder palette as well.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Seashells make me think peach, mauve, grey, and palest blue.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Softer shades will always be best, especially since you said the yacht will have darker tones. The shade of the 2nd rose in the picture is especially nice. Light brown colors (beige, khaki, tan, wheat) greens (apple and forest green), and blues (azure, baby blue) will also compliment your seashell theme since these colors are directly related to the colors of the sea and shore.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Of the colours you chose I think the navy and orange is closet to making me think of seashells. I love that colour combination as well.

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