pink peony color palette

Color Inspiration Thursday {51}

Irises and peonies took center stage in my garden this week, so pinks and purples dominate this week’s color inspiration. Color palettes are created using Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1 and my photographs.

purple iris color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Kona Eggplant, Bella Royal, Kona Shadow, Bella Baby Blue, Kona Crocus, Bella Purple

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
4225 – Eggplant
2581 – Dk Dusty Grape

2600 – Dove
2562 – Lilac
2524 – Grey Violet
4225 – Eggplant

I like to get up close and personal with flowers. There’s a whole new world of fuzzy, fluffy, intricate detail that is revealed once you get within a few inches. From afar, sure–flowers are pretty. Once you put your nose inside it and take a look around, you see the tiny details that make each flower unique, and an intricate new world blossoms.

pink peony color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Bella Petal Pink, Bella Bunny Hill Pink, Kona Putty, Bella Thistle, Bella Magenta, Kona Garnet

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2566 – Wisteria
2564 – Pale Lilac

2314 – Beige
2566 – Wisteria
4030 – Plum
2568 – Mulberry

Peonies. For some reason, this species of peony makes me feel like I’m watching a ballet, each petal a dancer deftly arcing and twirling in unison with the others, yet bringing her own personality to the dance. Typically, I love the symmetry found in flowers, but with peonies I appreciate the organized chaos, the improvisational beauty.

pink peony color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Bella Lead, Kona Magenta, Kona Cerise, Bella Deep Burgundy, Kona Petunia, Kona Lupine

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
1246 – Grey
2535 – Magenta

4030 – Plum
2568 – Mulberry
2564 – Pale Lilac
2479 – Med Orchid

This time of year, my daughter brings in flowers daily to replenish the vase on our kitchen table. From wild daisies to voluptuous peonies, our table always has a burst of color right in the center. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

6 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {51}”

  1. Just gorgeous. I had fun with the palette making tool and pictures of my kiddos the other days. We are on the verge of our first peonie! We bought the plant 3 years ago. It was so small. They said it could take up to 5 years for our first bloom. Looks like we may get as many as 3 this year. We are so anxiously waiting. πŸ™‚

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  2. Thanks, Kitty! I see a quilt in that beautiful iris palette. Your Color Inspiration photos are so crisp–I try taking shots with my little Canon elph and never get such terrific close-ups. Probably need to buy something with a special lens–is that how you pull off such gorgeousness? Oh–your MOST beautiful pics are still, definitely, Finn!

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  3. All of your pictures are simply beautiful! Your color palettes you pull out of them are so inspiring! They make me want to run to my sewing room and play (I guess right after I spend a few hours cleaning it up πŸ™‚

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