Color Inspirations – Shadow Petals

Take your usual bright colors and place them in the romance of darkness with this Shadow Petals color inspirationAlan Shapiro via flickr

Take your usual bright colors and place them in the romance of darkness with this Shadow Petals color inspiration. Bright colors can still exist in the darker places, if you know how to tone them down. Add richness with deep pinks and purple tones, and add boldness with a pop of yellow. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Venerable Blue

Add a bold blue look to your projects with this Venerable Blue color inspirationTerry Hall via Pinterest

With age, comes beauty! Ok, maybe not in everyone’s opinion, but you can find inspiration in the delight of worn and beautiful things, like in this Venerable Blue color inspiration. Bring a design to life with all the saturated blues you can find, then place it on a soft worn brown tone to let them really pop. To play up the fun folksy, vintage vibe, why not accent with bright painted lace? See how it compares to the original.

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Volume 2 – Issue 1 Lookbook Out Now

Urban Threads Lookbook Vol 2 Issue 1. Get ideas for how to organize your studio, update your look with embroidery, take a peek at a featured customer project, try some easy Valentine's Day ideas, dive into the trend of monogramming, and MORE! - all in addition to a look at the newest collections. click to browse

The lookbook is new and improved! Dig into this year’s new magazine-style content.

Get ideas for how to organize your studio, update your look with embroidery, take a peek at a featured customer project, try some easy Valentine’s Day ideas, dive into the trend of monogramming, and MORE! – all in addition to a look at the newest collections. Read the latest issue here.

Urban Thread’s full lookbook series is available through Issuu, you can see all the past editions right here and never miss out on fresh inspiration.

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Color Inspirations – Frozen Dawn

Find inspiration in the soft and dazzling tones of cold morning light with this Frozen Dawn color inspiration.via Alex Ugalnikov

We’ve had a frozen sunset, now we have a frozen dawn! Bright and bold colors are beautiful, but sometimes the subtle soft tones can be just as stunning. Find inspiration in the soft and dazzling tones of cold morning light with this Frozen Dawn color inspiration. When working with pastels like this, try dark navy blues as outlines instead of black, in order to work more harmoniously with your scheme. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Violet & Spice

Add a warmer look to your projects with this Violet and Spice color inspiration.via mycraftwork

Sometimes a design just needs a few small changes to find a fresh new look. With this Violet and Spice color inspiration, spicy browns bring a warmer look to your design, will still giving a dramatic pop of purple. It’s not a huge change from the original, but enough to bring it some new flavor. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Roses & Soft Rain

Add a little romance to your projects with this Roses & Soft Rain color inspiration.via tumblr

It’s still January, but the romance of Valentine’s Day can be a great escape from the colder months. Warm up your projects with this Roses & Soft Rain color inspiration, using the soft brown tones of vintage romance movies and the saturated reds of rose petals. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Sea Foam & Gold

Take your color inspiration for projects any way you can find it (even on cake!) with this Sea Foam & Gold color inspiration.image via Miso Bakes

A cake might seem like a strange place to get color inspiration, but designers are adept at adding beauty to pretty much anything that allows a little bit of artistic liberty. Take the cues from a creative cake designer and find beauty in soft sea foam colors and stunning delicate gold swirls. See how it compares to the original.

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