Thursday, 7 February 2013

Contrast but Conclude - Purple and Yellow

Selecting a color pallet or scheme can be overwhelming. While they are just colors, mismatching them can be very unsightly for the eyes. This applies in almost everything the eyes are seeing - garments, accessories, house paints, and even foods.

Color contrast can be worked together
Colors can be contrasting to each other and some colors are complimentary to each other. For example, Red and Green, Blue and Orange, Purple and Yellow, are contrasting colors. But with different shades and concentration, they can work together just nice. Complimentary can be understood by matching colors that have same color undertone or cast for example, Green with Turquoise and Blue, Red with Pink and Maroon.

Shades of Purple over faint Yellow
Purple and Yellow have been the chosen theme for this wedding gift cake. The base fondant was tinted lightly with yellow and adorned delicately with white royal icing. The decor was 3 clusters of purple flowers up top. The flowers represents Roses, Peonies, and Forget-me-not. All in different shade of purple to give dimension to the bouquet.

Delicate Royal Icing - Chandeliers
The cake was Chocolate Cake (less sweet, as requested) frosted with White Chocolate Buttercream (less sweet, as requested also) and iced with Fondant.

Purple Flower Bouquet - Mysterious but Subtle