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Color Inspirations – Christmas Morning

Transform regular embroidery designs into holiday wonders with this Christmas Morning color inspiration.

Happy Thanksgiving Urban Threadsters!

It’s a lot of fun to play with traditional holiday designs and mix them up with unusual color schemes, but what about the other way around? Can you turn a non-Christmas design festive, just with color? Darn skippy you can. This carousel horse was originally quite a dark design, but with this Christmas Morning color scheme, bright sunny golds and classic Christmas colors turn it right around. Don’t believe me? See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Crimson & Frost

Add a touch of cool elegance with this Crimson and Frost color inspiration.

During this season, it’s easy to get lost in either reds or greens or all the cold colors of the season. But winter is still working its way upon us, and in this transitional season, let a touch of radiant color bloom through your colder tones with this Crimson & Frost color scheme. Icy tones can be your main focus, but let winter leave a little color yet untouched by frost. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Sterling Christmas

Find a new and elegant color palette for your holiday embroidery designs with this Sterling Christmas color inspiration.

This week, try a new take on Christmas. Bright and bold reds and greens are always a classic, but sometimes something different can add a new and unexpectedly elegant look to the season. Silver and gold tones bring an understated and refreshing new take on Christmas designs, and reflect the cool and calming colors of the natural season. Try it with metallics for an even more luxurious feel. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Twilight City

Add some glowing tones to your embroidery designs with this City Twilight color inspiration.

The skies might be falling darker every day with the changing of the seasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some inspiration in it. Find the beauty in the fading light with this Twilight City color inspiration. Deep, rich navy blues and hints of teal lets your pinks and purples glow brilliantly like a fading sunset. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Deep Sea Luster

Add some shimmering depth to your embroidery designs with this Deep Sea Luster color inspiration.

This week, find inspiration in the depths with this Deep Sea Luster color inspiration.Deep mottled blues and greens make a wonderfully rich setting for simple gold embroidery. You can paint up your own fabric with this effect using dyes and salt. Then just take a favorite, simple design, and try it all in gold. It makes a rich statement in color without being too overbearing. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Vintage & Violet Radiance

Add some bold hues to your embroidery palette with this Vintage & Violet Radiance color inspiration.

This week, add some bold hues to your palette. Subtle vintage tones and soft whites get a bold swipe of color with this Vintage & Violet Radiance color scheme. This would really work with any vintage palette and suitably neon-bright tones, but there’s something wonderful about that blazing pink/purple combination. Add some sass to that class. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Autumn Gold

Add a touch of elegance to your seasonal embroidery designs with this Autumn Gold color scheme.

We’ve spent some time in past Color Inspirations showing you how you can turn a regular design into something spooky for the season with color, but what about the other way around? This week, take something ghoulish and make it glam with this Autumn Gold color scheme. Ditch the usual dark tones of the season and go subtle and chic with metallics and warm tones on a simple off-white background. It’s a classy way to make seasonal designs suit a more elegant theme, like an autumn wedding! See how it compares to the original.

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