Colour Theory with Emily Green – Violet Necklace

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 11th August 2011

Today is your last chance to enter this week’s exceptionally popular Guest Blog giveaway, one lucky winner will soon have their own Emily Green Audrey Necklace! Make sure you leave your comment before 10pm tonight, the winner will be announced tomorrow! – Jenny x

Colour palette for Violet Necklace

  1. A photograph that I took a couple of years ago of some Paris street art. Even their graffiti is elegant!
  2. A grid drawing I had fun doing – experimenting with different colour combinations.
  3. A gorgeous vintage postcard that I found at Camberwell market. Beautiful contrast between the vibrant flowers and the neutral background.
  4. A watercolor study of hair.
  5. Another play with watercolours.
  6. I recently re-discovered Hama beads. Such fun to create patterns with!
  7. A section of vintage art deco fabric. Such a lively combination of colour, shape and pattern.

em X

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 11th August 2011


  • kath 5 years ago

    divine! love this colour palette. xx

  • Mads 5 years ago

    Love Emily’s work ALOT!
    Please count me in for this excellent giveaway. Thanks!

  • V 5 years ago


  • Bianca 5 years ago

    Loving all the warm purples in the photographs! I’m really enjoying your guest blog posts.

  • Jacinta - Pomegranate 5 years ago

    Ooo! I got one of these last week! Love it! Xx

  • handmaderomance 5 years ago

    so beautiful. absolutely loving this colourful week of guest blogging and really enjoying the snippets of inspiration being shared for each necklace colour combo! wonderful work miss emily!!

  • Mimi K 5 years ago

    Love your use of colour. Would love a necklace too.

  • Grace 5 years ago

    I love the unexpected colour combinations of Emily’s necklaces, they are beautiful and unusual. They are such joyful pieces :)

  • Ed 5 years ago

    My niece is Audrey and just as lovely as the Audrey necklace.

  • ilovelollies 5 years ago

    I changed my mind – this piece is my fav! All so beautiful it is hard to pick! Loving the colour inspiration

  • Ms Lolly 5 years ago

    So enjoying seeing your inspirations. I have stalked your pieces online several times and I think I have decided I need to buy one now! Thanks for showing the thought that goes into every piece. x

  • leah 5 years ago

    It’s so lovely to have such beautiful, colour-full jewellery to be adorned with…

  • Veronica Rickard 5 years ago

    Beautiful use of colour and probably my favourite combinations. Very easy on the eye!

  • Sarah Austin 5 years ago

    the necklace is so pretty, and i love the back story about the source of colours

  • Alice 5 years ago

    amazing colour palette inspiration! makes me want to paint watercolours.

  • Alice 5 years ago

    … and wear colourful necklaces :)

  • BusiChic 5 years ago

    succulent shape in luscious range of colours, sooo tasty.

  • daisy 5 years ago

    wow, the pink flowers against the grey background from the vintage postcard is really lovely as is the art deco fabric too!
    I’m totally loving that amazing orange popping out in the violet necklace above, and admire all the thought you put into the colours you use.
    Reading about the textures and patterns and colour choices that appeal to you has been fascinating this week.

  • BETH 5 years ago

    colour me up buttercup

  • Louisa Wilson 5 years ago

    One accessory that pulls together many an outfit. Love you work Emily Green.

  • mae 5 years ago

    i’ve looked forward to your daily blogs this week Emily. Your use of colour is wonderful. :)

  • sarah 5 years ago

    clever guestblogging format.. fresh! neat! xx

  • claudia 5 years ago

    Loving the colour palette

  • Cathg1g2 5 years ago

    Oh no…maybe Violet is my fave…

  • Meg J 5 years ago

    I love these funky necklaces. i can definately see myself wearing these gems with vintage clothes, a pair of bright clogs and a head scarf. the colours are so striking and would make any outfit stand out from the crowd…

  • elissa c 5 years ago

    This is my new favourite!

  • Jenny 5 years ago

    Once again, thanks Lucy for Emily’s guest blog appearance. I really love magenta, purple and grey together. Thanks Emily for opening up your inspiration sources for the colour matching and palette. Not sure where you sourced the deco fabric, but isn’t it ‘wild’! Love the playfulness and fun in your sources. How can we translate that into buildings/architecture/public spaces more? The juicy beads are a great start.

  • Camila 5 years ago

    I love the teal!

  • Penny 5 years ago

    Looks like glamorous like fruit tingles!!! :)

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