Whenever I'm designing a lot, I watch the movie Amelie over and over. It's so lovely visually and creative and inspiring. One of my very favorite things about is is the color palette, especially the combination of mint green and dark red. It manages to be contrast-y but soft and not at all Christmas-y. Pretty pretty pretty.
[caption id="attachment_447" align="aligncenter" width="365" caption="the woman wearing this actually crocheted it herself. sooooo pretty."][/caption]