Color Inspiration: Light Grey

At a wedding this past weekend, I was so inspired by beautiful Poplar branches that the girls at Studio Choo were incorporating into their work.  These branches have soft, fluttering leaves whose front faces are a medium, true green, with undersides that are a soft, silvery white.

from swcoloradowildflowers.com

from swcoloradowildflowers.com

After twirling around with a branch in my hand and watching the leaves flop around in the wind, I came home jonesing to play with the color grey.  I pulled together some pictures and I think the first combination I'll try out is grey+shades of yellow+accents of dark plum.  

Counterclockwise from left images from www.saipua.com, www.generalstore.com, www.thenouveauromantics.com, www.remodelista.com, www.everlane.com, www.sarahwinward.com

Counterclockwise from left images from www.saipua.com, www.generalstore.com, www.thenouveauromantics.com, www.remodelista.com, www.everlane.com, www.sarahwinward.com

I'm ready for something other than dusty miller and lambsear, so tomorrow I will head to the flower mart on the hunt for other mineral-hued foliage.  I'll post pics of how it turns out!

Here was my first attempt!  Allium, Gerbera Daisies, Geranium leaves, and some silvery-hued branches with berries.  Nobody at the market knew what they were!

Here was my first attempt!  Allium, Gerbera Daisies, Geranium leaves, and some silvery-hued branches with berries.  Nobody at the market knew what they were!

The undersides of the geranium leaves are a pretty light grey (bottom left).

The undersides of the geranium leaves are a pretty light grey (bottom left).

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