Ever planning your fabric for a project and ask yourself:
How can I make this section POP?
Today we're talking about the magic little tool called temperature!
There are warm colors and cool colors. Warm colors (generally, yellow, orange, and red) will POP, while cool colors (blue, green, purples) will recede.
This is such a helpful tool to keep in mind for any type of quilt. Imagine you're making a star pattern block quilt, and you want the spokes of the star to really stand out. If you make the stars a warm color with a cool in the background, the stars will pop out while the background will visually recede.
In this quilt I made for our Broderie Perse Workshop in Meander, I started with the floral fabrics, and since they were all quite warm, I knew a cool color would really allow them to stand out. Also since they were a little on the lighter side, I chose a darker color to provide further contrast.
I love how that dark aqua really allows those flowers to pop!
If you'd like to dive into color deeply, we have a full Color Curriculum in Meander that is GOOD. We'd love to have you join our creative community, click here to learn more!
Now I'd love to hear from you! What is your biggest challenge when it comes to color? Do you have any favorite color combinations? Leave a comment below and let us know!