Grayed Jade or Dusty Shale Bridesmaid Dress
Dusty Shale One Shoulder Dress Kylie Dress in Silk Chiffon by J.Crew / SkyEmpress Drops BaubleBar / Rose and Gold Tone Crystal Bracelet by White House Black Market / T Strap Sandals by Lori's Shoes / Bouquet and image by Weddings by Image3 via Wedding Wire
As we begin to close out 2013, Grayed Jade was one of my favorite colors - and was listed by Pantone as one of the top colors for the year. It's so easy to see why this subtle and sophisticated color appeals to so many -- this shade is not quite mint, not quite blue, not quite gray but just a mist of a color somewhere in between those hues. This was the exact color I wanted for my bridesmaid dresses back when I got married, and I had the hardest time finding and describing this shade. I called it everything from mint, blue-gray, to pale seafoam, and ended up having to dye the dresses my nieces wore to something close to this color. ( I'll tell that full story someday!) Well, thank goodness J.Crew has come to the rescue for other brides who want this color by offering this shade which they call Dusty Shale. It's offered in many dress styles including strapless, one shoulder - like this one - and long column gowns.
It's such a wonderful color because it plays well with light blue, a touch of pale green, gold, silver and my favorite pairing right now - a pale blush. Think of this color as a neutral with cool, beachy undertones. While this is always the first color I think of for a beach wedding, it also has a hint of winter color to it too. I particularly love how it looks with pink flowers and a bit of dusty miller in a bouquet. I hope this color speaks (or whispers) to you! I certainly couldn't let 2013 go by without showing you this pretty color.
For more Grayed Jade Wedding ideas check out these posts by some of my favorite blogs:
Tidewater and Tulle launches with a feature that shows a pretty grayed jade dress
Burnett's Boards offers some beautiful Grayed Jade Inspiration
Fab You Bliss shows this lovely Seaglass and Mist wedding inspiration
The Perfect Palette shows all sorts of love for the Grayed Jade color
Amy ✈ Fly Away Bride says
"Dusty shale" is such a great name! I can see how it would be a dream to accessorize with this color.
Lovely - and I really like that you added a bouquet to the mix. And of course thank you for the sweet shout out!
Tamika | Bajan Wed says
I really love this one-shoulder dress style from J.Crew and I am also a big fan of the 'grayed jade'/'dusty shale' trend! Really nice styling options.
Belle The Magazine says
I am pretty sure I just initiated a love affair with those earrings!
Jen Ocon says
The dress is so pretty, it looks perfect for a spring or summer wedding. I think Grayed Jade fits it well - I have a jade bracelet that's very similar to the hue, such a lovely color.