More Beautiful Palettes

More prettiness for Annie to help her decide on the color palette for her winter wedding. She’s teetering between pale turquoise and deep reds.  Very different look and moods.

Annie, I’d stay pale with the turquoise and only use darker turqs (seen in the right-side photo with flowers) sparingly.  The feel of this palette should be FROSTY!

teacups, cake

teacups- vintage Delphine bone china; cake-Lael Cakes

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24K gold vermeil aqua; oil paints; Portrait of a Girl , detail, Bartholomeus van der Helst; Badgley Mischka pumps


And with this red palette, I’d concentrate more on the golds, grays, and ivories as the focus of your palette and then let a deep red or scarlet be used as an accent. I think it would be beautiful and sultry!


Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte (detail) – Marie-Guillemine Benoit; cranberries; gold wreath – photo via

So many choices. Please weigh in and help us decide :)

9 Thoughts on “More Beautiful Palettes

  1. Trish on March 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm said:

    You’re making this so hard! For the winter iciness of it, I am partial to the turquoise. Hard to look away from it, and you pulled on my favorite looks with the images of the paintings!

    • admin on March 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm said:

      Lol. I was an art history major and stumbled upon a Pinterest board dedicated to costume detail in old portrait paintings. I’m in heaven with the rich colors and texture.

  2. But is this color palette with the turquoise hard to incorporate with flowers?

    • admin on March 17, 2015 at 9:17 pm said:

      The gold and turq are found in the hardgoods. A floral palette of greens and ivories work well with turg. Very beautiful. I’ll post some sames in the next 24hrs.

      • Now I am getting really confused – it seems the color has gone from turquoise to aqua – are they the same? Or does one have more blue and the other more green?

        • My dear sister (MOB), within the pics on the blog post, yes…the color can morph from pale turq to a greener aqua depending on the color calibration of your monitor. I envision a very pale turq – frosty and cool enough to be paired with the worn grays but has enough depth to hold itself along the burnished golds. I will try to be better in not posting pics that have green undertones.

  3. Cam Sperry on March 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm said:

    I left my comment on the pale turquoise color under “color palette – so many choices” – instead of this post. My mistake.

  4. i think I’m leaning toward the turquoise/teal palette.

    • I ‘think’ tells me you are not quite there yet in your decision-making. Tomorrow I will post a new set of palette options and then maybe I ‘think’ will turn into I ‘LOVE’.

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