My wonderful colleague and friend (the talented stylist on our team), Jenna Patterson, is getting married in December! She is designing what sounds like a very unique design for a winter wedding. Typically, winter brides like winter themes: holiday colours, lots of plaid, pine cones, evergreen in the bouquets, and lots of wood. Sometimes, winter brides push the envelope more and take it to the next, unique level. In Jenna's case, her palette is dusty blue and copper.
Now typically, dusty blue is paired with silver. Because it is a muted colour (not bright like a royal blue, not dark like a navy, but muted and soft like a pastel but with depth), it goes very well with winter tones. It's a colour that you could pluck from the sky on a cold winter day. Which is why grey palettes like silver compliment it so well - they are all muted. So when Jenna turned the colour theory on its head and decided on copper being the complimentary colour to the dusty blue, my little designer heart burst with excitement. what a unique idea! Copper warms up the cool blue, adds a dramatic element in that you really don't see these colours paired anywhere. If the blue was any brighter or darker, I really don't think the colours would compliment one another but the amount of grey in the blue makes it quite flexible.
Congratulations Jenna & Jordan - I can't wait to see your design come to life!