Today’s project uses a fun, colourful and bold, citrus coloured palette as inspiration.
If you have followed Colour Complements for some time then you will be aware I always like to showcase my new colour combinations with a variety of stitched samples. I personally always like to experiment with a colour combination to see how it looks when stitched. This is how I start to create a palette of colours for my needlework projects.
I’ve always felt it important to promote designers in our industry.
After all, where would we be without our designers! I chose Twilight designed by Stickideen Von Der Wiehenburg which was published in the March/April 2016 issue of Needlepoint Now.
Since we like to keep our stitch samples small, we opted to stitch only the centre section of this design measuring approximately 3 inches square on 18-count canvas. This allows you to see how the colours appear stitched but also allows you the opportunity to either stitch the full pattern or perhaps choose another design with the chosen colour combination.
How Did We Create This Citrus Colour Palette?
The inspiration for my summer collection this year was LIMES. I can’t help but think of margaritas once the warm weather arrives!
We chose a white 18-count mono canvas but the palette also lends itself to choosing a coloured canvas. You might like to try a yellow or even pale turquoise/aqua. I would experiment first to see what looks best. We used size 5 perle cotton for the sample above but naturally, you might like to combine floss in your palette.
What colours did we use? Here’s an overview so you can use it as inspiration for your project:
- Colour #80
- Colour #81
- Colour #82
- DMC Colour 907 (green)
So what do you think of our citrus colour palette? Has this inspired you to create something similar?