One thing that I have learned about color, is that it is much like drinking tea.
I used to think that I didn’t like camomile tea or green tea as they were too strong and astringent for my tastes. And then I tried steeping them for only a few seconds or a few dunks. What a revelation! The happy ending is that now I love both of the aforementioned teas. A lot. I am so glad that I gave them a second try. As it turns out, just a light infusion is perfect for me.
This is my color story too. As I find some colors, namely orange and yellows, quite difficult for me to choose when I am hooking a rug. The fiery strength of those hues just never seemed to fit in with the timeworn vintage palette that I use. I set out to find versions of them that suited me — less intense and more subtle.
And come to find out, I do like tertiary oranges on my kitchen shelves. I love the way they bring out turquoise and white! I also enjoy using these stronger colors in small bits in other crafts, such as crochet.
I think that we all have our own color sensibilities. And I believe that there is the right color for every taste.
I encourage you to go on your own color journey. I challenge you to think of a color that you may not like, and find a version of it that you do like. You may even find that this new color brings out your other favorite colors.
I think that it must be time for another cup of tea, as I immerse myself in studying some colors that inspire me!
Happy new year!
Have a creative day ~ Karen