Colour Challenges

I love colour.  My wardrobe is full of pinks, blues, greens and oranges (obviously I have to have orange – I live in the Netherlands).  The trouble is, I don’t know how to put it together.  I tend to find one colour combo that works and stick to it because I just don’t have a clue if this colour will go with that colour.  I also have a tendency to buy what I like, forgetting to consider what I already have in my wardrobe that will match.

The problem has really spilled over to crochet.  I have hundreds of different shades of yarns, but struggle to put them together and make a colour palette.  It’s something that I’ve really been working on recently, trying to make easier, sensible choices.  And by sensible, I mean complementary!

Enter Kirsten.  We met at a blogger day in Tynaarlo of all places when we both went to visit the Scheepjeswol HQ in the summer (although it was the wettest summer day, ever).  Kirsten writes a beautiful blog: Haak Maar Raak and has just recently hit Publish on a post that I must share with you right now!

In the post there are four fantastic tips which will help even the most colour-challenged among us (myself, mainly), including – you gotta read it to get it – squinting!

Can’t wait to put all of the tips into practice!

Colours to base a project palette, via and

Image courtesy of Kirsten’s Pinterest Board, Pure Awesomeness. Originally from

Read the tips for yourself Here.

What are your favourite rules to live by when it comes to creating a colour palette?


One response to “Colour Challenges

  1. I enjoyed both yours and Kirsten’s posts about color. Great work! I love that Kirsten mentions Design Seeds. I have been receiving email “seeds” for about a year now and I think it’s helped me gain confidence in my own color selections.

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