On Inspiration and Finding a Color Scheme


Ivanka, wedding

I wanted to take some time to talk about one of the most important first steps in designing: choosing a color.

A few weeks ago when I was at Ivanka’s wedding, I was surveying the room. Everyone was dressed in gorgeous gowns and suits and there was a sea of colors all around the room. But one stood out. The stunning Melania Trump was dressed in a deep purple gown that instantly drew my eye. It was so beautiful that it completely inspired my whole Thanksgiving table. Yes, the color scheme for this year’s holiday will be a magnificent, vibrant purple.

One wonderful thing about this color scheme is the complementary accents that can be used to enhance this hue. I’m thinking gold will do the trick. What do you think? What’s your favorite color?

Update: We received requests for pictures of Melania’s dress, so here it is. Enjoy! Photo credit: Brain Marcus