Do you have an Eye For Colour? 

If not, let me help you. Make sure you watch the video above

Through the years I have received many questions about what colours might look good with others. I had the idea last year to start a new series featuring colour palettes to give customers ideas for needlework projects. It took me a bit of time to figure out how I wanted to do this. I hope to improve the videos in the future but I need to refine my skills first!

So, without further a do……

Introducing my new Eye For Colour series. My plan is to choose one colour each month from my colour combinations. This will be our “focus” colour. I will follow this with suggestions for a palette. Remember, these are intended as suggestions only!

It isn’t always easy to “show” the colours in an online business. Hopefully I will be able to provide a similar experience to selecting colours in a shop.

Let’s get started.

Colour Complements Colour #58. 

As some of you may know, I introduce three new “collections” of colours each year in the spring, summer and fall.  A minimum of three new colours are included in each collection and sometimes more. 

Colour #58 is one of my fall collection colours from 2019.  It is a blend of golden browns, purple and a very interesting blue/gray which leans towards a turquoise/teal shade – GORGEOUS. I think it offers many choices for a project.


Here are some ideas for a palette

I have selected two other Colour Complements Colours, Colour #191 which is a blend of muted yellow and yellow/green and Colour #51 which is a blend of various light to medium values of lavender and red violet. 

I like the idea of adding some silk perle such as Colour#1 (purples) AND some Kreinik Braid #4 (yellows)

What else would it be good to try?

How about some DMC perle cottons. I think #550 would be beautiful (rich purple). Next, let’s add #924 which is a deep teal. Numbers 501,502,503 are teal greens and 780,782,783 are muted yellows.

Now, let’s add some Rainbow Gallery products.

  • Neon Rays N07, N67, N09, N47, N49
  • Glisten G09
  • Entice E206, 276, 291
  • Sparkle Rays PS55

Have I inspired you with this palette? Will you give it a try with your next embroidery project? I hope so!

Stay tuned for more in my Eye for Colour series!

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