Creative Colour – Sweet Apricot

by | Bride, Creative Colour


This gorgeous vibrant colour is perfect all year round  – think roses, sunsets and sunrises, and the inside of a shell.

Combine with black and white

–       With charcoal grey and magnolia

–       With soft apricot and pale grey

–       With bronze brown and touches of coral orange

–       With fern green and touches of milk chocolate

–       With duck egg blue, touches of slate blue and magnolia

–       With ice blue and vintage apricot

–       With different shades of white and ivory

–       With pale coffee and cream

–       With rust or copper colours and light coffee

–       With lots of ivory and touches of soft creamy yellow

–       With magnolia and touches of palest lilac, with tiny touches of milk chocolate

–       With pale apricot, spring green and ivory

–       Think of bronze, silver or pewter metallics to add sparkle

–       Dark wooden furniture, stone fireplaces, bluestone buildings, coffee coloured faux fur capelets over sweet apricot dresses, apricot candles in darker and lighter hues, copper containers, coffee coloured table runners with apricot beading, sweet apricot crockery or napkins

–       Autumn berries and leaves, in dark basket ware, pine cones and seed pods, lichen covered branches in wooden troughs, rust coloured tableware, burlap tablecloths, a few little faux apricot coloured berries tucked in amongst the real ones, apricot candles in bronze candlesticks

–       White tableware, transparent chairs, milk glass containers, white lanterns, a lily pond and fountain, a lush country garden setting with roses, ferns, ivy, moss covered urns, apricot and white ribbons of different lengths and widths fluttering from leafy trees

–       Intricate lace edging, apricot beading, filigree perhaps embellished with crystals, old embroidered linen, organza with embroidery or beading, old glass bottles, creamy or blue sea glass

–       Afternoon tea – cucumber sandwiches, petite fours, macarons, scones, jam and cream, cupcakes and Darjeeling and Earl Grey tea served in silver teapots on silver trays and flower sprigged cups and saucers

–       An gently elegant picnic with food served on beautiful china, vintage floral cloths piped in sweet apricot, Adirondack chairs, waiters serving food and drinks, the bridal party transported in vintage cars, the bride in a cream lace dress carrying a bouquet of apricot roses, rowing boats bobbing on a lake beside a wooden pontoon – think the Great Gatsby

–       Turn the tables, and think of a sweet apricot wedding dress – especially if you have auburn hair. Dress your bridesmaids in magnolia with apricot shoes and beaded catch (mens’ suits in black), pale grey with apricot touches such as flowers in their hair and sash (mens’ suits in dark pewter grey) or a very pale eau de nil green with apricot and spring green bouquets (with mens’ suits in pale grey)

–       Apricot roses,  apricot grevilleas, parrot tulips, Columbines, honeysuckle, dahlias, ivory daffodils with apricot centres, leucadendrons, lilies, pale grey or purple/brown leaves, fresh green fern fronds

Candles from Martha Stewart Weddings, Matthew Williamson gown from Net A Porter, Orchid Petal Earrings with Apricot Vein by Evershine925, Cake from Martha Stewart Weddings



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