Shades of Ivory: Picking the Right Hue For Your Custom Wedding Shoes
You say po-ta-to, I say po-tat-o. Very frequently we have brides that are seeking to have custom wedding shoes made in ivory-a color that we've come to think of as the word with a thousand definitions (ivory, dark ivory, light ivory, cream, pearl, oyster, bridal white)-and it's always a tricky question. What ivory is the right ivory? Generally, we think of light ivory, off white, and bridal white as very light shades of ivory. So light, in fact, that you might think that they're white. That is, until you hold them up against something that is white. We refer to ivory as a very classic shade that you would expect. Enough contrast to know that it's not a white shoe, but very light on any yellow or gray undertones. Cream, by comparison, often carries a heavier yellow undertones; while pearl and oyster, often have slight gray undertones. Of course, you also have dark options -- dark ivory and champagne -- are lovely if you're looking for a little contrast to your dress and don't want the hassle of trying to get an exact match. And blush is a beautiful way to add just the slightest hint of pink to your wedding day attire. To help decipher this endless list of color tones and to assist our brides in selecting their shade, we've put together a collection of our shoes in the various colors below. In addition, don't forget that we offer a custom color match service if you have a color you'd like us to match, or we can send you a sample of swatches that we have for you to match to your dress. To design your own wedding shoes, please check out our Design Studio! [gallery columns="5" size="full" ids="5198,5201,5200,5199,5197"] Ellie Wren offers brides a unique selection of custom wedding shoes. Each Ellie Wren wedding shoe is hand-decorated in the United States by Ellie’s carefully selected team of artisans. Satins, laces and adornments (including the option of Swarovski crystals and pearls) are specifically chosen for quality, color and style and every design can be further customized to suit the bride’s style–platform peep toes can be redesigned as flats and a traditional white wedding shoe can be transformed into rich rouges and brilliant blues.