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!
Read the tips for yourself Here.
What are your favourite rules to live by when it comes to creating a colour palette?
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.