This is going to sound very odd, but I have trouble with picking gorgeous colors. Oh, sure. I can find a single color and it’ll be gorgeous. But ask me to add another color to it when crocheting or whatever? Uh, it’s sort of hit or miss. It’ll never be far off, but it probably won’t be a color combo you’d run out and brag about.
And I’ve read so many people talk about how nature inspires them to find their color palettes. I thought that was a cheesy cop out.
Until this week.
Several days ago, I saw a photo I had taken years ago of the aspens. Only instead of all being yellow, there were some oranges and greens involved, too. And all I could think was, “Wow! Those colors would be amazing together when crocheting something!” I’d tried to put those colors together before, but the ones I saw on the screen were a little different – and were stunning together.
The first thing I looked at for inspiration? The tulips I’d gotten to brighten up the house.
I think I’ll know what to do now to find inspiration for colors – just look around me outside! Well, maybe night RIGHT outside unless I like white and brown – snow and dirt. Although those two would look lovely together, wouldn’t they?
What inspires you for color? Have you looked to nature or do you just have an eye for it?