Choosing colours for your next crochet project can sometimes seem so daunting.
There are hundreds of different brands of yarn and a gazillion different colours to choose from….
If you would like to understand more about colour theory then please take a look at this post…..
A World of Colour.
So where to start?
Some simple questions can help…
Who is it for?
Where is the item going to be used?
What is the surrounding colour scheme?
What effect do you want the item to have?
How do you want to feel when you look at the item?
Yes, the last two questions there are crucial to the success of your project, colour has a massive impact on our mood and behaviour.
Soft, gentle colours will help us to relax and unwind, where as strong, bold, bright colours will energize us.
Children’s toys in bright, lively colours will help to inspire their creativity in play. But for rest or nap time a gentle relaxing hue will be far more productive!
There are some wonderful colour generator sites out there on the internet, use them to help you.
One of my favourites is Design Seeds. Once you have had a good look through you will start to “get your eye in” and be able to take a photo and make up your own colour pallets.
So lets look at some colour combinations…..
There are two basic groups of neutrals.
Warm neutrals which have a yellow undertone and will harmonize with any colours on the warm [yellow/red] side of the colour wheel.
Cool neutrals which will harmonize with any colours on the cool [blue] side of the colour wheel.