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Color Inspirations – Softness & Shadow

Find the balance between darkness and light with this Softness & Shadow color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

A new year, and still more colors! This year, find the balance between darkness and light with this Softness & Shadow color inspiration. Just because you’re partial to light, soft tones doesn’t mean you can’t mix them with a little darkness now and then. Give your pastel hues and unexpected accent with a deep charcoal, like a shadowed tree against the soft white snow. You can further add to the sense of delicate age with softly patterned fabric or a splash of dark ink. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Cherry & Tin

Go bold without losing that beautiful vintage tone with this Cherry & Tin color inspiration on your embroidery designs.

Colors mean different things throughout the seasons. This close to Christmas, this Cherry & Tin color inspiration feels festive to me. At another time of year, it might make me think of something else. Those superb bright pops of super-saturated red always feel merry and bright, and they can really bring unexpected life to an otherwise vintage toned design. A touch of snow-white here and there also keeps it from getting too dark, as well as that one small twinkle of silver. None of that stops the red from being your true superstar of this design, which totally transforms it. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Turquoise & Tinsel

Get brave with your holiday colors on a design that is already influenced by the season with this Turquoise & Tinsel color inspiration.

The holiday color inspirations continue! The fun thing about holiday designs is a strong festive theme can usually carry a non-traditional color scheme pretty well, as the “holiday” part is already pretty clear. So get brave with your colors! Try some tinsel-inspired metallic silvers set next to earthy tones of browns and creams. Then give it that festive “pop” with a beautiful, saturated turquoise! See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Holiday Luxe

Get a new twist on your Christmas embroidery designs with this Holiday Luxe color inspiration.

Get a new twist on Christmas with this Holiday Luxe color inspiration. You don’t have to ditch all the classic colors, but rotate them a bit on the color wheel and see what happens. Deep reds become plums. Bright greens get a bluish, teal cast. Keep your glitzy golds to finish it off. It adds a royal look to any holiday design! See how it compares to the original.

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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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