How Do These Colors Work Together?

Decorating By Parable Updated 16 Jul 2010 , 5:07am by hollyml

Parable Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:28am
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I like the pink background with the brown border but my daughter says she doesn't. It is not for her (21). It is for a 3 year old. What do you think?

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dsilvest Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:45am
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I like it. Can you make the writing in brown tones also since it looks like rope?

Jesa Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:45am
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I like pink and brown together but as with everything, it often depends on the shades for how well things go. I like darker brown to go with brighter pinks.

Sun11598 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:49am
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I think if the pink were lighter or the brown darker I'd like it better...and you could tie it together a bit more with a few horseshoes or something else in brown in the open pink areas.

nana_marta Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:50am
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The three year old isn't going to care what border it is, she just wants Jessie on the cake! I think the brown is great with the horse, and rope embellishments. Can you do some embossing and/or highlighting to make it look like wood? This is gonna be a cute cake! icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:07am
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Pink and brown are awesome together. If she has any doubt, show her Peggy Porschen's books -- those are her signature colors!

Parable Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:08am
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Thanks guys! I am planning on the brown border and rope writing being darker. Hoping the lettering will look like rope as well as the rest of the lasso. This was just a rough draft using Publisher to see what the colors looked like together. Sun, I like the idea of the horseshoes too!

Bakingangel Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:49am
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A rustic wood fence around the side of the cake would be so cute. Sharon Zambito sells a cutter set she used on her Sheetcake DVD on a western theme. (

Sorry to get off topic. I like the pink and brown too.

hollyml Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 5:07am
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The pink border is great with the brown, but IMO it doesn't look so good with Jesse's red hat. Something about the particular shade of pink. I would just go a bit lighter with the pink and it should look fabulous.

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