orange flower color palette

Color Inspiration Thursday {55}

It’s time to share another color scavenger hunt! Today’s inspiration comes from the findings of the red-orange-yellow scavenger hunt around our July gardens and fields in rural Maine. Color palettes are made using Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1 and my photographs. Flowers were found by my five and three year old kiddos.

red orange yellow flower scavenger hunt color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Bella Lead, Bella Cayenne, Bella Clementine, Kona Grellow, Bella Acid Green, Kona Mint

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
1158 – Med Grey
2395 Pumpkin Spice

2390 – Cinnamon Toast
2975 – Brass
2120 – Canary
2886 – Lt Avocado

This was a very fun scavenger hunt, since the yellow flowers just kept multiplying. It was great to look at each new flower and try to decide whether it was one we already had, or if it was a different species. The environmental scientist in me was thrilled to see my daughter reason through similarities and differences in the flowers, and of course the quilter in me was thrilled to play with flower arranging layout once we retreated to the cool porch.

yellow flower color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Kona Steel, Kona Sunflower, Bella Sunflower, Kona Citrus, Bella Orange, Kona Gold

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2625 – Arctic Ice
2125 – Wheat

1135 – Pale Yellow
2120 – Canary
2975 – Brass
2155 – Cinnamon

Oh, these yellows! I will never cease to be amazed by the varied textures within flowers. It’s like a whole new world within the center of this tiny, dime-sized flower. Want to explore? Me, too!

orange flower color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Kona Pewter, Kona Nectarine, Kona Cayenne, Bella Clementine, Kona Persimmon, Bella Golden Wheat

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2620 – Stainless Steel
2215 – Peach

2395 – Pumpkin Spice
2350 – Copper
2150 – Pumpkin
6010 – Toast

The woman who originally planted our gardens LOVED lillies. There are such a wide variety of colors and species of lily, it’s impossible to capture them all. We chose two different flowers as a sampling, and this vibrant orange daylily is like a fiery volcano (you can thank my three year old son for that comparison; he’s all about hot lava these days). So gorgeous!

7 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {55}”

  1. I loooooove lilies! One side of my parents’ house is nothing but tiger lilies, it’s so pretty when they all bloom. Thanks for the color inspiration, I always look forward to the pretty colors and photographs each week. 🙂


  2. Wow I love the lilies – what is interesting is when you take these flowers out of the garden we really get a chance to see the variations in the colour palate. I read them quite differently in the garden when I would just label them orange.


  3. Your colour studies always make me smile… and make me want to spend more time outdoors! Our earliest day lilies are just getting going, so there’s no shortage of yellow in our yard too. I’ll have to post a couple pics once the flashy later ones get going!


  4. These are really nice color combos. I’m not a fan of lillies though since they give me headache. Their scent is just way too strong for me 🙂


  5. Beautiful pictures! I’ll have to remember to share them with *my* Lily 🙂
    (and I never had time to comment properly on your last post – but the pictures were gorgeous and I am so thrilled you got to have such an adventure – even if it was a short one)


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