“And just like that… winter opened cold bleary eyes to the newborn colors of spring.”
~ Ange Weiland-Crosby
The advent of springtime brings a welcomed refresher for the year! The flowers are in bloom. The birds are singing. The skies are bright and clear, and the cameras are out and ready. Spring is a beautiful time for photography (really, anytime is truthfully). This season of freshness, hope, and blooming fosters a creative spirit that gets those inspirations in mind, on to paper and behind the lens. Something that comes back during this time of year is a flurry of color. Bright, warm, and pastel.
When one thinks of spring, pink, yellow, and baby blue may come to mind with those of traditional Easter. Take your pick from the rainbow. While these familiar colors are perfect for the season, I want to throw in some colors that are atypical for spring. Compliments always work well, so I have paired some of my favorite colors that can work for photo, home, and personal styling.
Black and White
Black and white are neutral colors that come together perfectly in patterns, designs, or even in monochrome photographs. This is a timeless color pair that never disappoints and when properly implemented in fashion design can be perfect for spring.
Lavender and Daffodil Yellow
The lightness of lavender and the simplicity of daffodil yellow are a match made in heaven. Together they mix an air of luxury and elegance with a soft aesthetic allowing for subtle sophistication and refinement to any look.
Turquoise and Pink
This pairing whether pastel or neon is bright and airy carrying a sweetness and innocence that makes it a fun color pair to wear. With such bold colors, it’s important to play this color pair up with the right accessories.
Mountain Mist and Silver Pink
These colors are well-suited for spring and work brilliantly for painterly portraits. There’s a softness that isn’t quite pastel but certainly gives a soft fantastical aesthetic and feminine touch. Try these color pairs out if you want to add some main character and fairytale vibes to your look.
Orange and Blue
A set of rich and vibrant colors that are pulled right out of nature. When considering these colors, sunset and sunrise photo sessions come to mind as it’s during dusk and dawn that you can see the sky change as new colors are painted across the sky; notably that deep orange into blues in the sky or water.