Thursday, 31 March 2011

Copper And Colour

I'm having fun playing with some copper seed beads this week.
Of course using a trusty colour wheel and contrasting/ complementary colours I have paired them with blues.

After my posting about disliking blue I seem to be using a lot of it recently- but I keep managing to sneak in that touch of contrast!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Got the blues

I posted recently on my blog about not liking using certain colours.

There are some that just don't do it for me:
-wishy-washy blue
-plain baby blue
-hideous bright white
-nothing crystal
-dull baby pink

I guess my dislike of them is obvious from the "names" I give them!

Thinking more about the colours I don't like, and their similarities, makes me realise that what I don't like is the subtle, clear, absense of colour type colours- if that makes sense.

Imagine some crystals - shiny but with such little colour they look clear. That is what I try to avoid.

It's not necessarily one specific colour but I guess it's more obvious with pastels.
I hate when summer fashions come into shops and they're all pastels. I don't mind pastels but there's something about the thought of dressing head to toe in them that sends chills down my spine.

In fact I don't mind pastels or subtle colours- look at some of these gorgeous pastel colour palettes:
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Color by COLOURlovers

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Color by COLOURlovers

Now add a touch of spice, contrast or something stronger, and pastels can even make my heart race:

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Color by COLOURlovers

Color by COLOURlovers

Color by COLOURlovers

Color by COLOURlovers

I guess on a screen it's impossible to represent that clear, absence of colour which is why I like these palettes. Turn them into almost clear crystals and suddently I want nothing to do with them!

What colours just don't do it for you?