Color Inspiration: Emerald, Black, and Gold

Here at Josiah’s, creating mood boards or inspiration boards is kind of a regular thing. We love taking the challenge of styling new themes for our clients, and putting together an inspiration board is always our first step. We scour the web and Pinterest for color palettes, design elements and typography, and use these as our styling guide in creating unique weddings and events.

Apparently, designing a website is no different. With the help of our website designer, we put together this inspiration board to visualize the overall look and feel that we wanted to aim for as we relaunched

Color Inspiration: Emerald, Black and Gold

Don’t you think this can be a beautiful wedding motif too? :)

Here are our website colors, and what they mean to us: 

“Josiah Green”

Josiah’s brand color has always been a special shade of green that’s somewhere between apple green and crayola green. It has been our brand color from the beginning; in fact, some of our friends and colleagues call this shade of green “Josiah green“. Needless to say, we want our online branding to maintain the same colors that have become associated with Josiah’s Catering’s name for the past 20 years.

Emerald Green

Emerald is last year’s Pantone color but we believe that this elegant color is simply timeless. We have not seen a lot of brides pick this color to be their wedding motif, and we feel that the few ones who do are the brave ones. Anyone getting married with this color motif soon?


Everywhere we look in Pinterest we find the color gold. We couldn’t help ourselves–there’s got to be gold in this website! But more than just this color being an “in” thing lately, we love what the color gold represents. It’s the color of abundance, prosperity, luxury and quality, elegance, and extravagance. There’s definitely room for this luxurious color in this space!

Mint, Moss, and Black

The color mint balances out the stronger colors above, bringing in peace and calm into the mix. Moss adds balance to the combination, and classic black is the glue that holds everything together.

On a totally related note, this color combination reminds me of this concept design we put together last year:

See more pics here.

And there you go, our online branding colors for 2014 and beyond. Like it? Feel free to leave a comment, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Have a great day!

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