Would you like a free resource of colour combinations to try on your quilts?
Perhaps you have seen a fabulous quilt pattern but you don’t like the colours. Perhaps you do like the pattern’s colours, but the fabrics featured are already out of print (don’t you hate that!!). Or perhaps you just want to try something different to what everyone else is doing…… Colour Inspiration Tuesday is here to help.
On occasional Tuesdays I will post a photo and a corresponding colour palette using the photo as inspiration. You can follow along by subscribing to my blog. Or you can find all the related posts whenever you like by using the Colour Inspiration Tuesday category tag.
So let’s get started….. the very first Clever Chameleon Colour Inspiration Tuesday.
Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Butterfly Loves Red
The “Butterfly Loves Red” colour palette is crimson, fire brick red, peach, tan, slate, dark slate and dark olive. Use these different colours in different proportions to get the effect you want. Using mostly reds with sparing use of the dark colours for contrast will give you a very vivid, warm looking quilt. Predominately using the more neutral colours with the reds as highlights will give you a modern elegant look. There are no right or wrong combinations, just the ones you prefer and those you don’t.
Today’s stock photo is from Unsplash.com. Unsplash is a collection of free, high resolution, “do what you want with” photos. While there is no obligation for me to tell you where I got this photo thanks to their open community-minded licensing, I love to give credit where credit is due. So; this lovely photo was provided by Tung Minh via Unsplash.
I hope you will join me at Colour Inspiration Tuesday to explore new colour combinations you could try in your quilt projects. These suggestions are just the starting point…. have a look in your stash or in your local quilt store to see how you can translate these colours to fabrics. See what you can add or change to make it truly your own. Remember: choose the variation that you like the best…. it’s all about you or your recipient at this stage of the process……make sure you are quilting your own story!
P.S. If you would like to use this photo for your own projects, you can find all the Unsplash photos from Colour Inspiration Tuesday in one place in my Colour Inspiration Collection.