How To Find The Perfect Color Palette

Some of the most frequently asked questions I get are on the topic of color palettes. These inquiries usually surround the specifics of colors I've chosen to create a wall hanging, curate gallery art, or DIY an accessory. So I thought I'd give you some tips on how to find your own inspiration when it comes to colors and color combinations. Ideas, in general, don't just fall in my lap - I'm constantly and actively searching for them, whether it be in books, in art, or even on Pinterest. For example, I'm currently crushing on sepia, sienna, burnt oranges, and caramels, so I have a running mental note to save any color composite that might include those hues - a board on Pinterest is great for this! The stranger and more unexpected the combination, the better. Then, when I'm ready to create something, I'll try my best to match fabric, ribbons, yarn or art to those colors. It's really as straightforward as that. I hope that some of these beautiful color combinations will inspire you to continue searching, saving and making!

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  1. Rena wrote:

    You really know how to find a colour palette. Thanks for this helpful post.
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    2.7.19
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  2. These hues are gorgeous!

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  3. Book dragon wrote:

    I love this!!

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  4. nice

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  5. the cover photo of this article should be credited to PARLOUR Cincinnati and Brooke Shanesy. thanks!

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  6. Tiff wrote:

    Loving your site… Elated that I happened upon this researching boro! I cant wait to start trying all your diys! You have impeccable taste.. Really beautiful and unique.. I appreciate and respect that so much.. Thank you for sharing!

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