purple and lime colors

Color Inspiration Thursday {50}

I promised some baby fingers and toes for this week’s color inspiration, but forgot how difficult it is to photograph a squirmy baby, especially the flailing limbs. This week I’ll be sharing one baby color palette, since I never tire of looking at this little miracle, and also a couple of palettes from photographs of the gorgeous flowers my brother and sister-in-law sent. Color palettes are made using Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1 and my photographs.

baby color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Kona Taupe, Kona Pale Flesh, Kona Iron, Kona Aqua, Kona Old Green, Bella Green

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2375 – Antique Blush
2420 – Fleshy Pink
5008 – Sugar Paper
5007 – Grey Blue
2850 – Med Juniper
5014 – Marine Water

I am still in the thick of newborn baby blissland, made sweeter by the fact that little Finn is actually sleeping fairly well now that my milk has come in. I attribute a lot of that to the fact that we co-sleep and he can snuggle me all night long, but whatever the case may be, I feel rested and in love. I know that there surely will be sleepless nights–probably many consecutive sleepless nights–but for now I’m enjoying this wonderful rested and full-hearted time.

pink flower color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Bella Wisteria, Kona Geranium, Bella Cherry, Bella Peony, Bella Plum, Bella Etchings Slate

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2524 – Grey Violet
4030 – Plum
1103 – Burgundy
2479 – Med Orchid
2566 – Wisteria
5004 – Grey Smoke

A few days after Finn was born, we received the sweetest delivery–a florist’s van dropped off a gorgeous vase and bouquet of flowers from my brother and sister-in-law in New Jersey. Their divine smell has been wrapping us in love daily, and the colors brighten the room.

purple and lime flower color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Kona Mulberry, Kona Magenta, Bella Purple, Kona Lavender, Kona Medium Grey, Kona Lime

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
4225 – Eggplant
2545 – Med Purple
2525 – Dusty Blue Violet
2520 – Violet
2625 – Arctic Ice
1231 – Spring Green

I absolutely love this palette! I’m not usually a big purple person, but that pop of lime green does it for me! I can see this being a really fun palette for a quilt for a purple-loving person. The grey adds some balance and the lime green adds interest. I might even lime-up the green a bit more–maybe Kona wasabi style?

8 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {50}”

  1. Beautiful color palettes, as usual–but the Baby Finn palette is the best! Wait till you’re out and about with Finn–you’ll be stopped constantly for him to be oohed and aahed over!


  2. Me again! I just googled this daisy and it’s called the Tahoka daisy and the town of Tahoka has a website about them. Next into my garden. . .


  3. Hi Kitty, so glad to hear you and Finn are doing well. I have four children and my third was my best sleeper by far. Hope he continues down this path for you! Enjoy he weekend with him. I bet his big brother and sister are loving him.


  4. I love the palettes you share, they are always so pretty! And I love the Finn inspired palette, he’s so adorable. 🙂


  5. We had someone come to our guild to talk about colour theory and she said when a palette just isn’t quite working or seems to be missing something, add lime green. Seems to work for your purple palette… though I’d stick with Kona Lime. Wasabi can get a little slimy in the wrong combo! 🙂
    P.S. Little Finn is a cutie!


  6. First timer here but wanted to say congratulations on the new baby and also congratulations on breastfeeding AND co-sleeping. In today’s society with the push to put baby in a separate bed/room and give a bottle so baby will get used to it, I commend you for doing what comes naturally. Obviously, I nursed and co-slept with all 5 of my kids until they weaned themselves (around age 2 1/2 both from nursing and co-sleeping). Kids grow up so fast! Enjoy the moments!!


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