Posts Tagged ‘color’

Color Inspirations – Blue Ruin

Add a little bit of grunge to the otherwise elegant with this Blue Ruin color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Add a little antique to your week! This week’s color scheme takes inspiration from the beauty in the ruin of once fine things. There’s beauty in decay, especially when a little of the previous glory can still peek through. Use this Blue Ruin color scheme to add an earthy and aged sophistication to your designs. You can still go bold and bright with blues, but tone down the background with cool, greenish browns and grungy tones. You can even give your embroidery a grungy background to love on by adding a few swipes of paint first. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Glimmer & Peach

Try out this elegantly glam Glimmer & Peach color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Get warm and glam with this week’s Glimmer & Peach color inspiration. Rustic hues get a pop of sophistication with gold accents, and stay warm and friendly with a bright bold peach. Use your gold accents sparingly to keep them soft and not garish. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Northern Lights

Try out this winter inspired Norther Lights color scheme on your embroidery designs for something cooler during summer.

Summer is starting to give way to cooler nights and shorter days, and there’s no better time to get in the spirit of the beauty of night. Get inspired by those coming cold stars with this classically cool Northern Lights color scheme.  Deep dark hues play magically with blinding bright greens and blues, that seem to glow on top of the dark fabric. Stitch your outlines in white to add to the ethereal effect. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Nature’s Paintbrush

Try out this natural yet colorful Nature's Paintbrush color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Sometimes nature offers up some truly unexpected colors on its palette. Try out this colorful and soft Nature’s Paintbrush color scheme and find a more natural way to incorporate some pinks and greens into your work. Keeping the tones soft and balanced lets you play with colors that might otherwise seem too contrasting. Pair it with a nice neutral fabric with echoes of your colors to keep everything on the more elegant, subtle side. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Sand & Aqua

Try this Sand & Aqua color scheme out on your embroidery designs for a bright, Caribbean feel to your projects.

Life’s a beach! Sometimes you don’t need an off-the-wall or unexpected color scheme. The gorgeous hues of the ocean are always a good place to find inspiration, especially with already beachy designs! With this Sand & Aqua color scheme, super bright blues bring to mind the waters of the Caribbean, which is never a bad thing. Keep your blues bright and let everything else sit in a neutral tone of sand. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Neon Flash

Try this on-trend Neon Flash color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

This color inspiration comes straight from the pages of fashion magazines and summer street trends. Pairing stark black and white with a pop of neon color has become quite the thing in the fashion world, so this Neon Flash color scheme is one way to make your designs extra trendy. Obviously, to add some interest, you can introduce shades of grey as well (and maybe even some metallics, for that extra fashionable flash of silver) but then you finale is always a pop of neon. The fun thing about this scheme is the neon can be anything… pink, green, yellow. Whatever neon you like! Everything looks good with black and white. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Summer Sunrise

Try out this warm and glowing Summer Sunrise color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Even though we were all about summer last week… well, we just don’t get enough of it around here in Minnesota. So I figured we might as well stay full into warm month celebrations with this Summer Sunrise color scheme. It’s warm colors all the way, mixing soft glowing pinks in with rusty oranges and reds. Pick a pink or an orange with a lot of saturation to let your design really shine with warmth. For an extra summery flair, stitch it on a bohemian tie dye fabric of similar colors. You could even dye the fabric yourself! See how it compares to the original.

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