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!