Who’s Mad about Mauve? We Are!
Our current color obsession has to be mauve. This retro color was super popular in the 80s. “Just as America went avocado green in the ’70s, it turned mauve in the ‘80s,” note Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker in Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color. These days it is staging a glorious comeback.
Is it Pink or Purple?
Mauve is a pale pastel named after the mallow flower. People sometimes debate whether it is a shade of pink or a shade of purple. Our vote is that this pretty hue lands on the purple side of the color wheel. Somewhere close to violet. And we aren’t mad about that.
In fact, we are crushing hard on all the marvelous shades of mauve. These gentle colors are so soft and nostalgic. Just right for an utterly romantic wedding.
We Love A Mauve Bouquet
These luscious floral elements in shades of mauve, purple and cream mix perfectly with greenery. In fact, mauve pairs well with many other colors. Pale pink, blue and grey and even a pop of yellow combines beautifully with the dreamy hue.
This is such a whimsically delicate color situation.
Set Your Table In Style
Dreamy tablescapes are easy when you select this palette.
Mauve moves from old school to modern when combined with mustard.
Set Up a Stunning Photo Backdrop
An awesome backdrop adds so much style to your venue. We adore this beguiling backdrop draped in mauve flowers and swags of ribbon.
An abundance of flowers in shades of from ultra violet to mauve explode in a brilliant display on this luscious outdoor arch.
Confections Awash in Color
Wedding cakes in shades of mauve are so light and airy.
Artful cupcakes topped with natural elements in shades of mauve look absolutely scrumptious.
Make Your Invites Pop
Elevate your envelopes by having them professionally addressed by Jen K Calligraphy. Jen can hand address your envelopes or she can custom design some incredible wedding stationary. She treats every piece as a unique work of art and “a reflection of each couples love in a beautiful and timeless way.”
Accessorize in Your Shade
We found, we think, the perfect mauve mani color courtesy of essie!
However you chose to incorporate this shade, we know it will be an ethereal addition to your wedding day style. Misty, magical, marvelous mauve will lend its whimsy to your event in sweet hints of color. This color will inspire your guests just as it inspires artists, songwriters, painters and poets who do their best to capture its elusive essence.
On the breezes to sink and rise,
Flutters scented bird of paradise,
In the days of mauve butterflies,
They captivate all waiting eyes!
Bittersweet in fate, days go by,
Under the dreaming summer skies,
'Til evening finds beauty's prize,
Now dancing with the fireflies!
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