I love learning about and practicing with color. In fact, I grew up in a house that regularly referenced the color wheel.
Photographers are known for chasing light, well this photographer also chases color.
I love a fun series on my blog and this year will be no different. Each month in 2017, we're going to explore color combinations together.
These combinations could inspire you while decorating your kitchen. They could inspire you when planning your wedding & picking out lipstick or a winter wedding coat. They could inspire branding colors for your new garden shop. However you see them, that's the right way :)
Bring your imagination along while we dive in. For January, classic blue + gold.
I'm using the term classic blue from "PANTONE 19-4052 TCX Classic Blue" and I've combined it with gold for one of the chilliest months of the year. A cooler tone in blue with the warmth of gold.
Blue is one of the most classically favorited colors in America even though it can often be associated with a sadness or somber feeling. Blue is also one of the most prevelant colors found throughout nature (except in natural food, there are no naturally blue foods... blueberries are really more purple if you smush them).
Gold is a massively popular trendy-color within the last few years. It's a new neutral that goes with almost anything. I'm not one for glitter and glitz but I still find a lot of beauty in gold accents, especially if tarnished!
As you can see already, finding gold touches through antiques is one of the easiest and most beatiful ways to incorporate this hue. Candlestick holders, vintage bells, rimmed champagne glasses. It all adds a touch of beauty and femininity without overdoing it.
The shades of blue are endless and I think just about any of them complement gold beautifully. Pairing cool wintery tones with warm tones (especially a "neutral") really brings a special look into play. Patterns using blue are my favorite as you can see in these vintage dishes. Luxe blue material also speaks to me like on a vintage sofa seat or in a cozy shawl.
I'd also vote for dark blue shoes; my wedding shoes were a deep midnight blue velvet pump for a November elopement. Love 'em.
A few Instagram feeds that I find use these colors often in their work or art if you're craving more: