Posts Tagged ‘color’

Color Inspirations – Sunset Aqua

Find unexpected color combinations in nature with this  Sunset Aqua color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

This week, find the unexpected color combinations in nature. A blazing amber sunset over rustic fields combines unexpectedly with an aqua sky as it transitions from blue to gold. Bring these unusual tones into your own designs by combining the rustic with the unexpected. A dark, rich leather is the perfect backdrop to set in a golden tone, and then bring it to life with the aqua hues of the sunset. Those bright blue-greens and yellows will really pop! See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Succulent Hues

Find illumination in the vibrancy of nature with this  Succulent Hues color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Find illumination in the vibrancy of nature with this Succulent Hues color inspiration. The bright, unexpected jewel tones of natural succulents brings a glorious ombre blend to your embroidery designs. Find a design that already incorporated an ombre transition into its color scheme, or totally transform one into something fresh and new by adding this chic transition. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Silver & Dusk

Find the duskier elegance in cool, dark colors with this Silver and Dusk color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Butterflies and bright designs don’t always have to be neon and pinks. Find the duskier elegance in cool, dark colors with this Silver and Dusk color inspiration. Dark, dusty tones have a soft touch when done in blues. Mix in deep blacks for mystery, and a hint of purple to keep it from being too gloomy. It’s a great way to transform otherwise too-cheery designs into something more elegant. See how it compares to the original.

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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 – 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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