Green and Brown: Elegant Stationery

Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2005

Use this gentle, evocative color combination on your invitations to give guests a taste of the warm celebration to come, then repeat the colors to personalize other paper pieces and carry the theme throughout. Every element here combines the two hues in ink or, more unexpectedly, in decorative accents, such as envelope liners and ribbon.

1. A textured-paper envelope liner matches the green type on this invitation by William Arthur with brown satin ribbon.

2. A folded letterpress invitation by Julie Holcomb Printers.

3. This brown-and-green invitation by Manifesto Letterpress is lacy but not too girly.

4. Reply card by Oblation Papers and Press.

5. Coasters by Sesame Letterpress feature vintage botanicals.

6. Thank-you card by Peculiar Pair Press.

7. Menu by Sesame Letterpress.

8. We added green-tip matches to a matchbox by Madison Signatures.

9. Light-brown place card by Peculiar Pair Press gets green lettering; calligraphy by Deborah Delaney.

10. For an all-brown information card, like this one by Ecrie, slip in a green glassine liner.

11. Brown calligraphy, also by Deborah Delaney, on a place card from Carrot and Stick Press.

Perfect Palettes: Green and Brown

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