Color Inspiration | Sweet Celebration

The Contents

Before we start on any project big or small, we dive into planning each of the 7 (yes seven!) design elements. Color is one of the design elements that sets the stage for projects. Every color has it’s own story and mood on it’s own. Combining multiple colors together we are able to visually tell a more complex story and begin to bring projects to life!

The Project

I’ve said it before- fellow milspouse and entrepreneur, Shakira is an event planning fairy. She has such a talent to bring together vendors to execute her vision! I love when she reaches out to me for signage and invitations.

She wanted to do a bright, bold and fun “sweet treats” themed valentines day party. We started with rich magenta and red hues and built it out from there with accents of deep browns.

The Color Palette

Title text of 05 color inspiration. Below are four color swatches in the shape of fox tales (from top to bottom)
1) A light pink with the title of strawberry milk 
2) A bright red with the title lipstick kisses
3) A bright magenta with the title tickled pink
4) A rich brown swatch with the title chocolate dip.

Below the color swatches is the author line: Olive Fox Design.

How can you use these colors?

Color Picker

Many creative programs (Adobe Suite, Procreate, etc) have a color picker or color grab tool. Download the image above and use the tool to snag these exact colors in your own project.

Hex Codes

Alternatively, the hex codes for each of these colors are listed below so you can quickly copy and paste.





The Designed Details with the Colors

Occasions by Shakira dreamed up this wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration!

Designed Details

She coordinated with local vendors to pull together this amazing spread. I was practically drooling making all of the punny signage to accompany the sweet treats!

The party attendees each had a custom name plate to help direct them to their seats for craft time! My favorite detail from the event is the custom 20″ x 30″ Gimme Some Sugar banner. How gorgeous is the mixture of the red, pink and hints of purple in the watercolor?

Long before the guests arrived and saw all these bright watercolor details in person, the coordinating watercolor invitation got each of the guests excited for the party! So many beautiful details from start to finish!

Event Photos

Event Vendors

Big thanks to all the vendors who made this event possible!
Event Styling: Occasions by Shakira
Photography: Monisa J. Photography
Venue: The Creative Frenzy
Macarons: Nabubu Macs
Dipped Treats: Sweets N’ Treats
Cookies: Cookie Cutter Cookies
Popcorn: Hot Sugar Pop
Paperware: Ellie and Piper Co
Graphic Design: Olive Fox Design

Final Note

We hope you find this sweet color combination inspiring! If you are overwhelmed with attempting to find the perfect color palette for your business check out how we can guide you!

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