Now before you tune out for the Thanksgiving weekend, we have our Wedding Indulgence Wednesday recap on color palettes today. Color seems like such an easy concept for event design and yet there is ample attention these days on which color palettes yield the most powerful results. Wedding design is so much more than choosing blue and white or purple and yellow. Ask any event professional to describe their idea of "pink" and you could wind up with anything from blush to raspberry.

A very simple way to ensure all your event vendors know exactly what color palette to be working with for your wedding design, provide each of them with samples of ribbon or paint card samples from a home improvement store. If you want to get really technical, choose Pantone colors to accurately define your color vision.

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My fave this week is this pretty feature on Glamour and Grace Blog. The bold pops of blue make for a very well-styled reception. From the ceremony chair pads to the blue-glass bottles at the reception, this couple did a great job of using blue to create a cohesive design without making it look too forced or intentional. The unique plates and glassware also add a special element to the table design. When working with your color palette, remember that it's not necessary to cover every surface with your chosen color(s). Moving forward in 2012, current application trends show color being used as a pop, rather than a base.

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Anything but dull, this inspiration shoot from Grey Likes Weddings perfectly captures the sweater warmth of a gold and the opulent pop of burgundy. To avoid too much contrast, the designers chose a soft silver and pale lavender to link the two more dominate colors for this look. For more images of this shoot, click on the photos.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!