We are all artists. We use our supplies be they fiber, yarn, beads or whatever to create pieces that express our vision. This vision can have texture or color. Let’s talk about color.
Feel free to answer in the comments or if you’re answering on your blog leave a link so we can all read about your opinions on color and how it pertains to your crafting.
- What is your favorite color? How is this color reflected in your crafting?
- Do you prefer bright colors or more subdued shades?
- Does your color mood shift with the seasons? Do you carry one color all year and just change the accent color?
- Is there a color you avoid? Or maybe it’s underrepresented in your crafting?
- When you pick out your crafting supplies how important is color to you? Is it the first thing you consider or is it a bit further down the list?
- Do you ever consciously choose a different color palette just for the change?
Here are my answers.
- I love all shades of blue though the dusty middle shades are my favorite. I do buy blue yarn but not as much as I used to. I buy way more gray than any other shade. It is a neutral that fits well into my closet.
- I prefer more subdued colors for clothing, except socks. I want my socks to be as wildly colorful as possible.
- My color choices are pretty much the same all year round but I do find myself reaching for extra bright colors in January and February when the days are shorter and darker in my area.
- I think all colors have a place but I find that I don’t reach for yellow very often. When I do it is a very soft buttery shade.
- I would say that color is often the first thing I notice when looking at patterns. If the color catches my eye I’ll give the pattern a look. I have passed on something because the color in the pattern turns me off but later I see someone else’s version and I revisit the pattern. Color is second when I pick out yarn. I’m all about the way the yarn feels first.
- I’m trying to be more open to bright colors for accessories like shawls and cowls. They’re a nice way to add a pop of color to an outfit without committing to a hot pink or lime green sweater. I’m not ready to go there, yet.
Do you have any other thoughts on color? It’s such a huge topic. We’ll have to revisit it again in the future.