Amazing Ivory {Creating Color Palettes}

If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a color lover.  Nothing makes me happier than to be surrounded by pretty colors.  Not too long ago, while surfing Pinterest, I ran across this beautiful printable from Sweet Coconut Lime.  EVERYTHING about it appealed to me but most of all, I LOVED the color palette.  I couldn’t wait to recreate it for a cookie project, and now that I have, I’ll show you how.

Sometimes ivory is called “off-white”.  Since I created these colors by adding ivory to basic colors, I call these “off-colors”.   A
drop or two of ivory added to any color can transform it completely, giving it a vintage-y feel.

Believe it or not, this little bottle is the key to perfect “off-colors”.

 These were the colors I happened to need for the project I was working on, but this tip can be used for almost any color.  The originals used to create the off-color palette below are indicated on each color. {For gray I actually used a touch of Super Black}

I made my chevron cookies using the off-colors above.  Pretty, right?

Ivory also makes a WONDERFUL flesh tone, which you can learn about HERE.

To get your own ivory gel paste, click  HERE.

For tips on coloring and preparing royal icing, click HERE.


The next time you mix colors, try adding a drop or two of ivory gel paste.  You may be surprised with the results.  I used this trick for my Halloween cookies this year…I can’t wait to show you how they turned out.

I feel a great week coming on. Glad you stopped by!  Have a happy Monday, y’all!

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    Lorraine says:

    I love ivory too. I made my Vintage Fourth of July cookies using ivory too to all my colors. It is a great tip for Halloween cookies too. Cannot wait to see your new creations!

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  2. 32
    Melissa says:

    Hi! I am so glad you liked my printable so much! I love the cookies- what a cute & fun idea! I’ll have to try it soon, but then I’m afraid I won’t want to eat them because they look so good. :)

    Oh, I have another fun printable you might like with chevron pattern. :)
    here it is
    Thanks again!

  3. 33
    brenda says:

    thanks so much for that information. Great colors BTW.

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    Tasty Bites says:

    Great tip…..I will get a bottle of Ivory this weekend…..I have a coupon for Michael’s :)

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    Holly says:

    Because of you, I have started adding ivory to my icing~ thank you so much for the tip!! Looooove your cookies, wow! :)

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    Kelly says:

    They should give you commission because I just bought several colors from Global Sugar Art! Thanks for the tips!

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    Jennifer Ellis says:

    Does this trick also work with homemade marshmallow fondant?

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    Jackie Tyson says:

    I am so please to have find you.

    I have a wedding on Saturday and the whole color schemes is Salmon and white.

    Now I know were to come to when I am stuck.




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