I had a reader email me to request some inspiration for a purple wedding. (Speaking of…if you’d like to request an inspiration board, please feel free to email me!) Now, I’m going to admit something and I sincerely hope you won’t hate me for it: purple and I have had a falling out, and of all the colors on the wheel, she is my least favorite. Purple lovers, please forgive me. It is disheartening, I know. So, after I received a request for purple today, I decided I’d make the effort to get reacquainted with the old gal.
For starters, I must share with you this picture, which has me thinking, maybe I’ve been wrong all this time:
That being said, I’ve done a palette board here, and each row from left to right approaches purple from a different angle.
: : Row One : : Shades of reds and pink brighten the sometimes drabby hue by adding a summery warmth.
: : Row Two : : Springtime purple, lightened up by the nearly-blue-periwinkle fabric, is a more subtle, lighthearted approach to purple.
: : Row Three : : DARK almost black purple accents which add a very elegant and dramatic contrast creating an unexpected and welcomed twist.
: : Row Four : : Chartreuse with a range of purple hues, creating a very fresh and vibrant palette.
: : Row Five : : Smokey purple, with sage, dark berries and light gold accents, make for a very romantic and sophisticated look. Sources left to right from top: 1. Waterlily Pond 2. Martha Stewart 3. InStyle Weddings 4. Martha Stewart 5. Martha Stewart 6. Martha Stewart 7. Maddie K Weddings 8. Waterlily Pond 9. Martha Stewart 10. Wedding Wire 11. Grazier Photography 12. Grazier Photography 13. Etsy 14. Martha Stewart 15. Martha Stewart