Look for inspiration everywhere. Books, nature, photos, Pinterest. One of my favorite baby blankets of all time was inspired by this book. I’ve also used color palettes on Pinterest, flowers, and clothes as inspiration. Just be sure to take pictures or notes of what you think would make a wonderful combo so you can refer to it later.
Add white between every color. Sometimes you’ll find that colors don’t look as nice side by side as you’d anticipated. They still match, but they just look muddy when they’re together. Try throwing white or cream between them. The blanket pictured above is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are stunning and eye catching. Put the brown and turquoise next to each other? You certainly wouldn’t have the same stunning effect.
Be willing to frog your work. Sometimes you’ll be a ways into your project and you’ll realize that your project isn’t turning out the way you’d hoped. It’s okay to undo your work. Yes, it’s going to take lots of time, but consider the final product. Will it bother you later that you didn’t take the time to make it perfect? I was working on a blanket once and I added and removed purple two or three times before finally deciding whether it worked or not.
Do you have any surefire ways you use to come up with beautiful color schemes?
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