This month our colour feature is a bold and unique colour combination. Colour #165 is a blend of blue, red, yellow and rust. It provides various colour options for creating a palette for your needlework. It’s a departure from my classic colour selection, but I love how different this combination of colours is!

There are the occasional hints of green where the yellow and blue blend if you look closely. This colour combination is quite vibrant. While it’s ideal for fall colour palettes, I think you will see quite versatile demonstrated in the needlepoint sample above.

I have mentioned several times that I like to start creating a colour palette by choosing a variegated thread first.

To create a pleasing palette, I can then draw on the colours within the variegated thread in various values and threads. Since this colour combination has an orange/rust, we opted to add orange to the colour palette above, and instead of red, we chose a bold pink to give the overall palette more of a “pop.”

Using This Bold and Unique Colour Palette

The needlepoint sample above is stitched on an 18-count mono canvas with size 5 Perle cotton. The design is part of a pattern Winter Medley by Nancy’s Needle. What colours did we choose? The selection below draws the eyes in and complements Colour #165 quite well: 

It would have been a natural choice to select threads in blues, yellows, reds or rusts but choosing the bold pink and orange has given life to the sample.

Remember, you are only limited by your imagination! Next time you choose a palette for your needlework, be bold and try something different! Most importantly, have fun with your stitching.

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