I'm a big fan of complements. No, I don't mean flattery (although that's nice too), but rather duos, sets, pairings that work oh so well together. Things that complement each other.
I think balance is really important. In your home, your decor, your personal style, your wardrobe, in how you cook and prepare foods. So I thought it would be fun to start a series in which I share combinations that I especially love. My favorite pairings.
Today I'm starting with a beloved color combination--olive and blush. I've always really liked how these two colors play off of each other. Olive green, or army green, is a masculine color, rich and bold and strong. When it's on the sage-y side, it's earthy and rustic. Blush, which is sweet and feminine, makes for an ideal contrast. I'm not really much of a "pink" gal but blush I do love (as you can see from my blog design!). Whether it's a dusty rose or an almost-ivory with just a hint of color, it's a beautiful and versatile color.
First up are some gorgeous note cards and envelopes from my favorite paperie. I think solid-colored cards and envelopes are great because you can dress them up however you'd like. Mismatching the colors keeps things fun.
I have a pair of olive green linen capris from Banana Republic that I got ages ago. I still love them, and I don't think they'll ever go out of style. A dusty blush-colored v-neck is the top I always reach for when I wear them. Paired with a little gold jewelry, and I'm feeling chic and stylish.
Blush tee / Army green pants
Blush and olive work well in home decor too! I like how this throw pillow isn't too feminine, and I think it would look perfect on this manly, midcentury-style chair.
Arm chair / Throw pillow
I have to say, I don't think there's anything more lovely than light pink flowers. I carried blush garden roses down the aisle and they made me feel like a queen. I often see roses like the ones below in the supermarket, and I think this deep olive vase is just begging for them.
Vase / Flower photo source
Dark, bold nails, with a soft and subtle lip color? Yes please! This grey-green nail polish is moody and a nice color for fall, don't you think? And I can vouch for the beauty of this lipstick. I wore it on my wedding day and it's not only a perfect shade of pale pink, it's also really moisturizing (it almost feels like you're wearing lip balm, not lipstick). The best kind of balancing act.
Clinique "Pink-a-Boo" lipstick / Essie "Power Clutch" polish
What do you think of olive and blush? If you weren't convinced before, are you now? I'd love to hear!