Color Inspiration Thursday {1}

I love color. I’ve always loved color. There’s just something about bright, coordinating, complimenting, or even sometimes clashing color that makes me happy. I’m a very aesthetically driven person, so I often admire the color combinations that appear around me.

Colored pencils aesthetically arranged
You store your colored pencils in color order, too, right?

I’ve written before about the Palette Builder 2.1 on Play Crafts in my post Playing with Color Palettes, and I haven’t grown tired of playing with the Palette Builder to create unique palettes from my photographs. In fact, I’ve gathered quite a collection of color palettes. After a few gray sunless days, I need a burst of color to brighten my day. Both this need for color, and a recently found post called Weekly Inspiration on Nini & The Sea’s blog have inspired me to join in with the weekly inspiration idea.  Each week, I will post a color palette or two that I have created using the Play Crafts Palette Builder and my old photographs. I will include the corresponding Kona Cottons since that is one of the coolest features of the Palette Builder in my opinion.

My hope is that these palettes help inspire you, maybe spur an idea for a new quilt or sewing project, or even just brighten your day and trigger those happy aesthetically-driven feelings. Open up those synapses, because here comes color!

Autumnal color palette from a busy bee on a sunflower.
Bright autumnal color palette from a busy bee on a sunflower.

Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Seafoam, Cedar, Mahogany, Black, Wine, Lipstick.

I love this palette because it includes black AND a spot for low volume, both of which find their way into many of my quilts these days.

Summer blue color palette
Summer blues!

Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Lake, Cadet, Evening, Azure, Avocado, Moss.

I just love those blues, and this photo reminds me of summer evenings on the coast of Maine. I hope you enjoyed these bursts of happy color!

What is your favorite color combination?

5 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {1}”

  1. ohhh my that is so much fun to play with. I’ve already done four that I know I want to work with in the future. Thanks so much for showing this I’ve bookmarked it for future use. My favorite was this one

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    1. It’s SO good to hear that you hang your clothes in color order. Phew! I’m not the only color-crazed one here. There’s just something about congruent colors… bliss!

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