Gray & Brown


I am seriously in love.  Gray and brown – who would’ve thought it?  But it completely works.  As one of the pictures in the board shows, when I see this palette I think of winter on the beach.  Calm, serene, and unabashedly elegant.

Clockwise from top left: Housemartin, Seen On!, Polly Wreford via Sarah Kaye, Dahlia’s Day, Michael Woolley via Sarah Kaye, the KnotAmsale via Emahlee, Jewelry Stylist, Photography by Stacey

The key to making brown and gray work together is the bringing in of shades of creamy white and a touch of bronze for spark.  I think this wedding could work perfectly at a ski resort in the dead of winter.  Or on New Year’s Eve in an urban loft setting, such as the Tribeca Loft in NY:


Be sure to make your florals stand out (in white, ivory, gray, and brown) and use darkly colored greens rather than fresh green.

The palette is so sophisticated and hip.  I think it’s my favorite so far this week.


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6 comments on “Gray & Brown

  1. Now that IS a beautiful combo that you wouldn’t normally think of! Both are such neutrals, it seems like it wouldn’t work but wow, what a punch!

  2. I absolutely love these gray inspiration boards… they are making me second guess my colour scheme! so far, the favourites are gray and peach and gray and brown.

  3. Ashley writes...

    Oh I love these colors, but I am actually in love with the cake in the bottom right hand corner!!! Is there any way that you can email me the picture of that lacey looking cake. I clicked on the link, but am having trouble finding an upclose photo of the cake. It would be a great inspiration piece to show my vendors!!

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