Pairing a rich hue like emerald with something softer ensures both colors have their moment without forcing them to compete. Melon gives depth and balance to the rich jewel tone, making this palette work in any season.
How To Use It: If you’re after a more elegant celebration, play up the emerald. Start by using a rich ink or bold pattern in your invitations. Ask your bridesmaids to wear the color as well (bonus: jewel tones look good on virtually everyone) and incorporate it into small details throughout the reception, like the linen of your cake table or your bouquet wrap. Accent with the melon (think: escort cards, Juliet garden roses, and apricot petit fours). Keeping things more casual? Highlight the melon. Offer up a melon spritzer for your signature sip or incorporate the color into your cake design. You can also play with varying shades of the hue, like adding a terra-cotta into the mix (perfect for a garden celebration). Accentuate emerald in your arrangements—hello, garlands!—and in other small details, like custom coasters, aisle decorations, and favor packaging.
originally posted on theknot.com by Lauren Kay