We are so inspired by this week’s color palette of red, pink, peach, burgundy and violet, we hope you are too. It’s perfect palette for Valentine’s Day parties, weddings, anniversaries… any party for that matter! Credits: Rue, Lane Flowers, Ruffled Blog, Wedluxe and Flirty Fleurs.
Archive for the ‘Reds’ Category
We usually talk about weddings on Wednesday but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought we’d link you to a few great shops on Etsy while there is still time to order supplies and decorations. Whether you make your decorations yourself or buy them, we love mixing it up this year with our color palette this week of reds, peach and a violet burgundy. Paper Pom Poms via PartyGarden on Etsy.com. Straws from PetuniaCrafts on Etsy.com Paper Heart Garland from MailboxHappiness on Etsy.com or use a heart punch and string different shades of paper hearts together with … Read more
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I think we all gravitate to reds for flowers and wrapping. You can make a red palette a bit more sophisticated by layering in shades of peach and burgundy and even violet. If you are planning on decorating a room though in this palette we found a great example in this nursery of using pattern and multiple colors within the main palette. Above are our selections for paint in this color palette from Benjamin Moore.
Whether you celebrate on the eve of New Years or on New Years Day, white flowers are always a favorite of mine for table settings. Like a clean slate, white symbolizes a fresh start to the new year. Adding in crisp Navy in seating cards or menu cards adds a little depth and masculinity. Another beautiful option is to stay with the deep reds and burgundies of the holidays. You can tone down the all-red holiday look by using neutral or flax colored linens. To elevate a buffet, place labeled cards in front of food dishes. You might have fun … Read more
Most everyone loves a Cosmopolitan cocktail. The cranberry juice makes it red, perfect for a holiday party. But instead of garnishing it with lime or lemon rind, wet the rim with sugar and crushed candy canes then hang a miniature candy cane on the martini glass. A classic cosmopolitan ingredients: 1/2 ounce Contreau Orange Liqueur 1 ounce Vodka 1/2 ounce lime juice 1/2 ounce cranberry juice Cheers!
If you love a color, sometimes you just have to go for it when you are decorating. Once you have selected a color palette it’s fun to start selecting things for your room because the choices are narrowed down for you. Maine Cottage is a great resource, they have furniture and fabric in so many colors. They have a bed similar to this bed in the photo too. If you aren’t finding what you want at stores visit your local fabric store for fabrics you love to make into drapes and pillows. If you can’t sew, check the posts at … Read more
I think most of us correlate red with love and romance. So many brides chose red as their wedding color palette. And of course usually Christmas and Valentine decorations also use red as the main color. So we’ve compiled some inspiration for you today that you might be able to use this coming week or into the New Year. Above, Anemones are a gorgeous flower for bouquets and centerpieces. But if you are overwhelmed with too many choices remember that you can never go wrong with a classic bouquet or centerpiece of gorgeous red roses. Desserts are a great way to … Read more
Cranberries can be used so many different ways for the holidays and this recipe for sugared cranberries and brie bites is perfect for a holiday party or just as appetizers for your own family. Be sure to plan a bit ahead for this one as you should soak the cranberries over night. Here is the recipe link from Yummy Mummy Kitchen and if you are still looking for a gift for someone, especially if they have kids, there is a book of the same name full of wonderful healthy recipes for families available on Amazon.
Red is in the forefront of my mind with Christmas right around the corner. Here are Benjamin Moore’s picks for shades of red paint. And although I like red with deep forest green for a classic Christmas palette, I love red with a neutral tan, like in this berry wreath with burlap ribbon. If you are hesitant to paint a room red, because let’s face it, that’s a big commitment of color, why not paint your room a neutral tan (like Benjamin Moore’s Bleeker Beige HC-80) and let your accessories be the pop of red. Or try painting your front … Read more