Color Moods

Do you go through periods of time when you are drawn to certain colors and the moods they evoke?  Lately, every time I go to choose fabrics I end up with a soft, serene palette.  None of my often-used high contrast schemes appeal right now.  I seem to crave gentle and peaceful colors.

The fabrics in the picture are from my newest quilt (to be a pattern later this fall).  I had originally thought I might use a bright white background (one of my favorites) and some clear blues for the contrasting fabrics.  As I got closer to making the actual quilt, I chose a creamier white and these soft aquas.

I wonder if it is a reflection of my busy summer with a graduation, wedding and college departure – or if my brain just wants something a little different than my usual.  It doesn’t really matter – as long as I love what I’m working on while I’m doing it, that is what is important.

What is your favorite color mood these days?

  • Paige
    Posted at 00:25h, 24 August Reply

    Can't wait to see the finish! Right now I'm working with brights for a guild challenge.

  • Lucinda Miller
    Posted at 19:18h, 22 August Reply

    Happens to me. And worse, I then want to redecorate a room around the new colors drawing me in!

  • Anne / Springleaf Studios
    Posted at 15:45h, 21 August Reply

    I usually work in clear bright hues but have been playing with a low volume quilt for my newly claimed guest room now that we have an empty nest. I also have been toying with new color combinations. Still clear and fairly bright but not primary. I realized I've done a lot of rainbow type quilts and want newer combinations that are less primary, a little more push within the color wheel.

  • Sarah @ Georgia Girl Quilts
    Posted at 11:51h, 21 August Reply

    This is exactly how I'm feeling right now. I'm usually drawn to rich, saturated jewel tones or brights and now all I want to do is make a quilt filled with neutrals on a creamy background. I've started pulling fabrics…now, if I can just motor through the six quilts I've got to get done for other people. Love those aquas, by the way!

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