May 18, 2010

Ivory: Understated Elegance

Ivory is a color that is closely associated with white, however, it should be considered its own unique color. While from a distance, Ivory can be mistaken for white, however it is a completely different color upon closer inspection. Ivory is not as bright as white because it has more neutral, earthy tones than white does. Ivory represents much of the same things that the color white does. These include softness, pureness and cleanliness, but the difference is that ivory does so in a much warmer and elegant way. The earthy and neutral tones within the color ivory make it a calming color.

It is becoming very popular for brides to wear beautiful gowns of ivory instead of white. This also carries over to their flowers, invitations and wedding d├ęcor. The reason is because it has an understated elegance associated with it. It isn’t as bright as white, and therefore, it isn’t quite as bold – it has almost a creamy look to it that appears to be very elegant. If you are looking for a color to compliment another color that is more elegant than white, then ivory is what you’re looking for. Ivory works well with a variety of colors including orange, brown, turquoise and sage.