I’ll admit — I’ve been holding on to that fabulous picture of Olivia Palermo since it was first published back in February! No palette is as definitively “spring” to me as pink and green. It’s the look of tennis courts, Masters jackets, freshly cut lawns, and graduation bouquets. (Did I mention preppy?) For interiors right now I’m loving an almost moss shade of green — especially in velvet against walnut and brass for a rich look. (Have you seen Tory Burch’s drawing room?) And fashion-wise, shades of apple and emerald green are great for fair-skinned girls like me. (Just one more reason to break out the SPF 50.) As the temperature inches higher, I hope you find a patio or garden to enjoy during these last few weeks of spring!

image sources {row 1} olivia palermo photographed by nacho alegre for marie claire spain, groomsmen with green jackets via pinterest (original source unknown), harrods london {row 2} axel vervoordt’s garden photographed for architectural digest, lauren santo domingo wearing zac posen via vogue.com, emerald wedding invitations by km paperie found via ruffled blog, green striped deck chairs by elizabeth dinkel design associates photographed by karyn millet {row 4} tory burch’s green living room found via habitually chic, green satin pillows from studio tullia on etsy, pink flowers found via pinterest (original source unknown)

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  1. 1
    Tabitha May 13, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Oh what a colour palette, it’s stunning, I used to be quite wary of green but it excites me no end these days.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Thank you, Tabitha! It’s always been one of my favorite hues.

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    Quinn Cooper May 13, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Awesome color!
    Great for spring. Love the hedges.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Thanks, Quinn!

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    Ashley May 13, 2013 at 7:02 am

    My absolute favorite color – glorious green! And ove the sophisticated palette you put together.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Thanks, Ashley! I love to hear from a reader when we’ve used their favorite color on Monochromatic Monday. My mom’s favorite color is green, so I associate that preference with good people. I found a fun little article here on what our favorite colors say about our personalities. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/favorite-color-personality.html?page=2 (Mine is blue, and the description is dead-on!)

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      • Ashley May 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

        Thanks for such a thoughtful response Jennifer. Just another reason why I adore all the Camille Styles gals!

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    Alyssa May 13, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Such a beautiful shade! Usually I’m not into green, but this is so luscious.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Thanks, Alyssa!

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    D May 13, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Oooh these palattes are always super pretty, but loving this one especially! Maybe it’s all the preppiness! Definitely gets me in the mood for summer dress!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Yes, we are SO excited for summer here at the office. (We’ve had some unusually late cold snaps here in Austin so it feels like we’ve had a “long winter.”) I’m happy to finally put my tights and sweaters away! Bring it on, summer.

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    kelsey May 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

    olivia’s outfit above is gorgeous! making me re-think green
    kw ladies in navy

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

      Right? I love the way that bodice is made with the one seam down the front. Gorgeous!

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    Katie O'Keefe May 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Love the green. Would love to paint a room in this color – thanks for sharing!

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    ciaocor May 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Stunning color. I just realize it goes fabulous against my skin tone. Now it’s one of my spring/summer colors.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks Ciaocor — it’s one of my go-to spring colors as well. I like wearing bright green to weddings!

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    Ruins May 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    This color is amazing. it’s now what I look for to wear during the spring & summer months. It’s color that blends so well with my skin tone, I couldn’t believe it and now, I’m slightly obsessed.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      I know — it can be surprisingly flattering!

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    Zoë May 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Olivia is so flawless! And this color is amazing. I love the wedding pieces!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Aren’t those great? So unexpected and fun! Thanks, Zoe!

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    Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls May 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    This is probably my favorite Monochromatic Monday palette so far! I’ve been obsessed with that beautiful picture, and I love the idea of creating an entire palette around it. Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Oh wow! Thank you so much, Ivana. I kept trying to figure out a way to use that photo on the site before it occurred to me to use for one of our Monday boards. Glad that I did!

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    Tiffany @ Savor Home May 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Green is just one of those colors for me that can make me happy on the craziest day. This MM is absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorite ones yet!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Awesome. Thank you so much, Tiffany. We all love working on this series. They’re fun to create!

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    Kmpaperie May 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    WOW! Thanks for featuring my wedding invitations! <3 This is a great eclectic and beautiful blog you have! I think I have a new daily 😉

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Wonderful! I loved browsing your site — beautiful work. I am in love with those green invitations. Gorgeous! Fun to meet you!

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      • Kmpaperie May 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Thank you so much Jennifer! If you ever want to work on a collab or shared feature let me know. 🙂

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    McKenzie May 15, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Olivia Palermo and Harrods! What a great way to start the week – even though I’m looking at this on wednesday! It really does brighten it!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 16, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Thanks, McKenzie! Harrods (and London in general) are dream destinations for me.

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    Andrea May 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Pink and green are my favorite colors. Love this Monochromatic Monday

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith May 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks, Andrea!

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    diane smith May 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Lovely! Not sure how I missed this.
    D

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