Almond makes a classic and sophisticated statement without any of the over-the-top vibrancy and brightness that other colors display. Its subtle and timeless elegance can be seen in Kate Hudson’s 2003 sparkly Atelier Versace gown that she wore to the Oscars.
How the color is made: To make Almond, mix very soft orange with white, the resulting color will be the cream hue of a blanched almond nut.
History: Almond has historically been a color of innocence and youth. Its pure pigment made it a color that was well-suited to be used when painting the pale complexions of young ladies and noble family portraits.
Color in Action
Almond colors can be seen in all types of fashion wear from puffer jackets and acetate sunglasses frames to silk slip dresses and leather purses. Even the Aldo shoe brand based in Montreal has incorporated Almond into its combat boots as a way to meld the dainty feminine with the robust masculine.
Use Almond colors in a living room area to bring light and spaciousness into the space because the hue has a natural lightness to it that makes it feel open and inviting. Amknd can also work well in a bathroom because of its warm undertone.
Colors that go with Almond
Match Almond with pale blue for a classic complementary color scheme, or try pairing it with grey, white, walnut, and vermilion for a snowy Christmas-inspired colored theme.
Almond Color Palettes and Schemes
For a vintage 1950s color palette use Almond with bright red, carmine, turquoise, white, silver, and powder blue. This palette feels fun and lively because of the combination of warm colors, cooler hues, and neutrals that are complemented by the metallic silver elements.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Plaid patterns with Almond, black, and white can feel traditional and familiar, while wallpapers with stripes in Almond, white, and brown can feel sophisticated