It’s pouring down with rain today in Birmingham so I’m cheering myself up with some colour therapy, putting together a colour combo for a crochet party I’m hosting in a couple of weeks.
A few of the trainee hookers on my workshops have asked how I put colours together, so I thought it might be useful to give a bit of an insight into my process.
One way to put colours together is to work with a colour wheel, as shown in the illustration below.
For a full explanation of how these colour combinations work, read this interesting article on colour theory by Tiger Colour.
Another way is to look to the colour combinations in nature. A great site for this is Design Seeds, which takes a photo and breaks it down into a colour palette you can use in your work.
If I come across an image online that inspires me, I pin it to my Pinterest board. That way I can come back to my colour inspiration board when I’m looking for a new palette.
I decided on the following combination for the crochet party: a mixture of lovely, fresh blues and greens, perfect for a Spring hen do.
And here are my chosen colours in Stylecraft Special DK!