Last time I said that I needed to find some brighter colors. My screen saver is the photos from the Alden Lane Outdoor Quilt Show. I went a few years ago and took lots of inspirational pictures. Recently I saw some of the non-quilt photos and thought of you!
Alden Lane is a nursery, so I wasn’t surprised to see this group of pots. I was also thrilled because this is the kind of photo you see in magazines. Real people don’t find artfully arranged and pretty pots laying around waiting for me to photograph them. 😉
They also are bright and cheerful and make a good color palette.
First is the palette the tool chose. I wonder if it tends to choose cool colors? I like the palette, though I think the quilt could end up being a preponderance of depressing neutrals. It is saved by the blue and green. I suppose you could control the depressing nature of the colors by adding in a lot more of the Kona Celery and the Kona Delft than the Kona Coal.
I rearranged the color selecting circles to get a few more warm colors. I was surprised to see Kona Cotton Rose show up. I wonder if it was like the other time where the tool couldn’t read the fuschias and this time the issues extended to orange?
I made one more just because this is so fun. On this palette I do like the Kona Wheat and the Kona Stratosphere. Those two colors together (nearly opposites on the color wheel) look fabulous together. I am not such a fan of the Kona Khaki and the Kona Leaf, but I think the leaf works. I might change out the Khaki. To what? I don’t know. I could, as mentioned above, just put in a little bit.
Keep reading these color posts, but try the Palette Builder tool with your own photos and see if you find a palette from which you want to make a quilt.