Color Monday: Painterly Purples

Mar 11 2013

Who doesn’t want a picture-perfect wedding? With these purple-inspired Save the Dates, your wedding will look as if it came right out of a painting! Today we’re exploring the lovely possibilities of the color purple.

Literally using a painted watercolor texture evokes a feeling of hand-created artwork. Watercolors stir up childhood memories playing with paints but they also lend a feeling of delicacy. The tones are often lightweight and variegated so basing your wedding on watercolors allows for lots of tones to be used. Consider the look of sheer fabrics draped down the aisle; a wedding dress in similar sheer layers would also continue the theme.

The amazing part of Painted with Love Save the Date (above) is that you can change the colors of the watercolor! In fact, you can personalize all the colors on our Watercolor Save the Dates. Personalizing the paint strokes in a range of purples is a beautiful option for sweet spring weddings.


While not exactly a painterly approach, Vintage Blossoms Save the Date employs a charming illustration. Orchid and lavender offer a soft and subtle palette for the artwork on this design. The romantic connotations of sweet purples are just perfect for a vintage-inspired spring wedding. Purple also suggests a historical, regal quality, as it is the color of kings, queens and royalty. A lighter purple like lavender is often used to create a vintage feel almost all by itself. Consider trying purple on another Vintage Save the Date design.


Moving toward a more modern interpretation, Graphic Bloom Save the Date creates a different feel entirely! Employing orchid as the text color is a brilliant touch, transforming it from the look of black ink to the look of simple brushstrokes. Placing orchid purple on bright white produces a current, contemporary feel. The half-tone inspired dots in the flower also suggest a more modern approach. Consider adding in hand drawn elements (especially any signs) in a similar calligraphic approach. Or find your own Modern Save the Date to personalize.


Purples are so fun to paint your wedding palette with! Be inspired by Purple Save the Dates, but remember: Any of our Save the Dates can be personalized in any color. Try it out for yourself!

Paint your Save the Date in purple and let me know how it goes!



Designer for MagnetStreet




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