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Lantana | Freesia, Forest & Crocus Color Palette

Color Palette Lantana Flower via DelphineThe Lantana flower, with its mix of yellow, purple and orange, looks like it was pulled straight from a fairy tale. It’s hard to believe they are real, but I promise they are. Delightful, right?

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Swirls Letterpress Wedding Invitations in Apricot and Robin’s Egg

Swirls Letterpress via DelphineSwirls is the perfect combination of fun and elegance, then you add the letterpress and it is altogether beautiful. Airy is the word that comes to mind when I see this light, linear design and when used with the colors apricot and robin’s egg what a better invitation for that pretty little seaside wedding.

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Oh, Charleston | Apricot and Charleston Green Color Palette

89 Beaufain Street Charleston SC Apricot and Charleston Green Color Palette via DelphineOh, Charleston. Every day I’m floored by how gorgeous you are. Loving this color palette: Charleston Green, Slate, Apricot, Stucco and Vanilla.

This house on Beaufain Street in Charleston is for sale. Buy it for me? Pretty please?

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Pretty Peach Color Palette

Peach Apricot Melon Color Palette Vintage Prize RibbonsLast week I spotted these gorgeous vintage horse ribbons at Jennifer Price‘s boutique inside SoLo. I just love the color palette, which reminds me of summer peaches.

Jennifer Price Horse Ribbon FrameI can totally see these vintage prize ribbons in a wedding setting — perhaps as alternative to a boutonniere, or to mark table numbers (you can insert a photo in the center). So pretty!

Peach botanical illustration from Discovery // Horse Ribbon photo by Erika Firm

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pantone color of the year 2011: honeysuckle pink

When Pantone announced Honeysuckle as its pick for Color of the Year 2011 I will admit I was shocked. I was expecting either a pretty distressed metallic or a soft, romantic pink. Not 1980s rose. I am the first to say I am NOT a pink person, so I’m hoping 2011 goes by quickly if this is the dominant hue to come.

From the Pantone press release: “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®.

I say, bring back blue!

Eiseman goes on to say that Honeysuckle “may bring a wave of nostalgia” for spring and summer.

Personally, I think it brings a wave of mustiness — reminiscent of the dusty rose couch and tapestry pillows from the 80s in Mom & Dad’s basement, where you may be forced to live because you can’t find a job. Rather than being a nice escape from stress, like 2010’s pretty Turquoise (daydreams of beach vacays and escape from everyday woes), Honeysuckle brings you right back down to earth — or the basement apartment.

I don’t want to poo-poo the color entirely. It can look nice if paired with crisp palm or apple green — kind of a retro preppy vibe made modern by lots of white accents. I also see it paired with warm, romantic apricot, or a lovely soft metallic like champagne. For a cheerier look, pair it with beach glass turquoise. It would look pretty with navy blue, like one of my favorite flowers, the Anemone. But please, for me, PLEASE don’t pair it with forest green, mauve, cream, lace, rose patterns, or anything that reminds you of 1985. I don’t think I can take it.

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new delphine ink color: apricot

We’ve just added eight new ink colors to the Delphine ink palette on our website! Introducing one of my favorites: APRICOT. It looks oh so lovely paired with “classic” Delphine inks:celedon green, ciel bleu, cantaloupe and sand. It’s so summery and beachy. But guess what? I’m working on a holiday card with the ink, too!I like the retro vibe the color palette has.

Credits, top image: Cucumber Soap, Mor Cosmetics; Straw Bag, J. Crew; Striped cardigan, Old Navy; Apricot necklace, J. Crew.

Photo in Delphine photo card (Holiday Rose) courtesy of Jessica Davis Photography.

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the flavors of summer

Some of my favorite flavors of the summer include fraises du bois, apricot, fresh corn, and sweet mint (juleps, mojitos, tea…). And this long stripe graphic reminds me of those absurdly good frozen ice sticks that come in a clear plastic tube. Are those still around? What’s your favorite summertime flavor?

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