A lovely neutral – not quite latte, not quite grey, but with a touch of both.
Combine with any of the browns. Creams, off whites, white. Rust and bronze brown. Metallics – silver, bronze, pewter. Apricots of any shade. Greens – of any shade from Kelly to sage to spring green. Pinks – from old rose to baby pink. Berry colours – deep amethysts (the purples with a grey undertone), deep berry red. Blues – navy, sky, Tiffany or baby blue.
Add texture to the scheme with soft lustrous fabrics, linens, rough and smooth, shiny and dull. Use this as your secondary colour in an all magnolia colour scheme. Add taupe beaded sheer or lustred fabrics to the tables, taupe candles and candlesticks, taupe or white dinnerware, magnolia flowers in off white containers, taupe ties for the men with black suits, a magnolia coloured cake with subtly shiny taupe embellishments. Speckled feathers, seed pods, twine, delicate filigree, tiny delicate bird’s nests with speckled eggs, paper butterflies or flowers – chose one or a few to include in your table settings. Read more...