Colour Story: Poppy & Violet

With the summer ending here in SA and leaves all over the swimming pool, it’s got me thinking about the richer autumn shades and berry tones, so I thought I would revisit one of my favourite colour combinations from last year, poppy red and violet. There’s something so irresistable about these two together – the soft purple and then the punch of vibrant red has the perfect mix of calm and zing. Here’s the original board:

Poppy & Violet

Full credits here.

At the moment there are a new wave of GORGEOUS orchid coloured wedding gowns on the runways, and I’d love to see a bride in this colour, but of course it works just as well for your pretty maids all in a row. Or why not have mixed berry shades – lots of examples of this pretty look here. The key is to have a soft backdrop of white and African violet, and then liven it up with those pops of vibrant red. You can complement the violet with darker berry shades – no need to get too pedantic as long as they’re in the same range, but do try to keep the red bright and true.

Credits (clockwise from top left): Luisa Beccaria wedding dress; berry centrepiece {Emma Solley/Inspire Hire}; peanut butter & jelly macaron; poppy seed soap; red cake

Credits (clockwise from top left): Bride & bridesmaids {Adene Photography}; invitation suite; tablescape; red shoes; poppy ring bowl

Credits (clockwise from top left): Bridesmaid dress; cherry ice cream; embroidered napkins; Lola by Marc Jacobs; artisan chocolate


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