Ashes of Rose
Ashes of rose is a color name that has faded from view but was once celebrated in the sentimental English Victorian palette. It’s a blush pink toned down with a mild grey. And it’s an ubiquitous hue in every garden. I find it in the paler portion of my crab apple blossoms and my heirloom columbine flowers and everywhere in the Fall garden. But like many colors, it can be tricky to replicate out of a natural world context. If you are a particular vintage, you will remember that the sensational dress that Rachel Ward wore in an iconic scene in The Thorn Birds miniseries,was ashes of rose. That color was perfect, but then again, so was Rachel Ward. You have to have a specific skin tone to wear it in a substantial swath, so we amped up the pink and paired it with a mirrored indigo paisley to broaden its range and to balance out the sweetness. We are making this into a wrap for Valentine’s in a limited edition. Stay tuned and email us if you want to reserve one. Or email us anyway!
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