I’m sure you’ve all heard of this little internet gem that goes by the name of “Pinterest”. It’s only THE best and addictive websites right now!
Think of this as virtual “inspiration board” for anything that tickles your fancy.
In their own words Pinterest’s goal is, “to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting. We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.
I love this to help me find inspiration for weddings – you can follow me here to see what things I’m into as well as other people I follow.
Just wanted to share this bit of news with you – I am so excited about Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year! This color compliments any skin tone, can be paired with different colors, and is really a great color for any season!
The below excerpt was taken directly from Pantone’s website, however, the inspiration board was made by yours truly. (Google images)
A Color for All Seasons (as taken from Pantone)
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.
While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”
Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”
Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics, and in men’s ties, shirts and sportswear. Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway.
Honeysuckle products are currently available from a variety of manufacturers:
A flattering hue for wedding attendant apparel and accessories, Honeysuckle is now one of the nearly 200 PANTONE WEDDING Colors available from Dessy, a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid, social-occasion and flower-girl dresses. PANTONE WEDDING exclusively from Dessy provides a collection of color tools to make it easy for brides to achieve perfectly color-coordinated weddings – from inspiration to “I do.” See www.dessy.com for more information.
I was shopping at Ann Taylor (they have gorgeous bridesmaid dresses!) this weekend, and I noticed that beautiful violet, lavender and dark purple clothes draping the store. I have to admit, I was pretty excited as purple/eggplant/violet is one of my FAVORITE colors, so much that it was a prominent theme in my own wedding.
Made a mental note and I picked up the Fall/Winter 2010 Edition of The Knot magazine, and again, violet/eggplant/purple was abundant throughout the magazine. So, today, I bring to you my inspiration board for the beautiful fall color trend of purples, lilac, eggplants, and dark lavender.
Shoes :: Manolo Blahnik
Bracelet :: Etsy
Bridesmaid Dress :: Priscilla of Boston
Other Pictures :: Google Images
I hope this inspires you or at least shows that purple can be used in many different ways! :)
Until next time,
I was recently reading the 2010 Fall/Winter edition of The Knot Magazine, there are a few prominent color palettes that are featured, one of which was the inspiration shown below.
I introduce to you my Metallic & Shimmery Inspiration – I am loving the gold accents this fall!
Bridesmaid Dress – Wtoo Maids
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero
Butterfly Hair Clips, Flowers, Clutch & Cake – Google Image