Color Inspiration Thursday {5}

It’s peony time in my garden, so today’s inspiration comes entirely from those large, voluptuous flowers. There’s something about flowers that makes me reflect in awe about nature’s complexity. The petals are so soft, often symmetrical, yet abstractly swirling, the centers are a little universe of stamen and pistil, drawing the bees and butterflies into their little world to ensure the spread of future generations. It’s just flat out amazing!

Here are your color inspiration palettes for the week, created using Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1. I hope they inspire you in the creation of a new quilt or project, or even just to take an extra moment to pause, get close, and really look at the next flower you pass. You may be surprised at what a closer look reveals.

pink peony color paletteCorresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Coal, Steel, Magenta, Garnet, Raisin, Palm

bright pink peony color paletteCorresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Candy Pink, Azalea, Pomegranate, Kelly, Brick, Cerise

peach pink color palette

Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Salmon, Smoke, Sienna, Poppy, Gold, Grass Green

Can you think of anything more beautiful than a freshly blooming peony?

 

5 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {5}”

  1. I might be a little biased, since I’ve never seen a peony in real life, but I like roses more. I also used to grow roses, so that might explain a little bit. 😀 These are super lovely palettes though. Not my normal colors, but I might have to push myself one of these days 😀

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  2. Beautiful peonies! This is my first spring living in Florida and I’m really missing my flower gardens from when we lived in the midwest. I had a beautiful peony bush and 3 different lilac bushes (love them!), and tulips everywhere. I know that lilacs and tulips can’t grow here, guessing peonies can’t either with the heat.

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