What inspires you to choose the colors you do for your projects?
Second, my personal preferences. I can't knit or crochet with colors I hate. I can't knit or crochet with colors I can't see (black comes to mind at this stage of life). I can usually bend my choices to the recipient's likes and dislikes.
Third, season of the year is a big part of my color selection. In winter, I feel a need to work with blacks, grays, whites, blues of an icy nature and red.
|Lots of gray, white and cold blues here|
|The red maple has pinky purple leaves in the background and the tri color beech is pink|
|Here are the saturated colors of spring|
Summer brings all colors of the rainbow in fruits and vegetables and flowers. There are very few color pairings from this selection I don't like. I'm even happy about the beige that reminds me of sand and I usually can't stand beige of any kind. I will usually separate my palettes by what I consider beach-y, garden-y, floral, camping type colors and so on. I don't mix my palettes either.
|In perpetual summertime|
|The gardens in this Mission are amazing|
|Flowers and weeds, like bushes and trees can have many color facets|
|Autumn harvests and thanksgiving are 2 favorites of mine for color|
|I find this very inspirational|
Holidays will also inspire me and summer brings a host of red, white and blue to my work. I am a traditionalist with most of my other holiday hues as well.
So I ask again, what inspires your color choices?