100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 2

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Wow – it’s the end of another week of Colour Curation already…! It has been a super-busy few days for me, building up to a little family party at my house to celebrate what would have been my dad’s hundredth birthday. We had a lovely time sharing memories of our lovely dad and marvelling over the growth of various children (always a thing of endless fascination!).

But in spite of all the busy-ness I managed to put together another seven colour-curated fabric and haberdashery (and a few other bits and bobs that sneak in) mood-boards for my 100 Day Project (an Instagram art project – lots of people are doing it – check out #the100dayproject). My project is #100daysofcuratedcolour (and I’m trying not to feel annoyed that someone has piggybacked on my hashtag.. grump grump):

the100daysproject day 8

8/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Courtyard Hues

the100daysproject day 9

9/100: Design Seeds – Spring: Spring Tones

the100daysproject day 10

10/100: Design Seeds – Autumn: Color Harvest

the100daysproject day 11 of curated colour

11/100: Design Seeds – Heavenly Hues: Color Heaven

the100daysproject day 12 of curated colour

12/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage

the100daysproject day 13

13/100: Design Seeds – Makers Hues: Color Studio

the100daysproject day 14 of curated colour

14/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Color Paradise

11/100 was the favourite this week amongst my IG followers. It’s a little bit mid-century, a little bit North-Norfolk-weekend-getaway, a little bit John-Lewis-furniture-catalogue, so I am definitely up there with the fans! I think my favourite is 10/100 though – the collection I’m calling ‘Virgina Wolf’s Drawing Room’. I am a sucker for that dusty vintage feel, that’s why I love French General so much… The Umbel fabric from Liberty is also one of my favourites, so it’s pretty irresistible to me.

This week I’m learning that it’s not just about the colours, it’s about the balance of colours in the collections. Three or four times I’ve looked at the collection I’ve put together for the photo and despaired, but added just one more piece which has brought the whole lot together. I will try and take some Before and After photos of what I mean next week. But a couple of examples from this week – 9/100 was unimpressive until I added the little purple cotton reel, and in 13/100, the grey wool was a last minute addition that seemed to bring a much needed balance. I’m learning that when I am working with a palette, you don’t have to use equal quantities of each colour. Writing that down, I feel like this should have been obvious…! But as usual with me, it’s in the doing that I’m learning. 🙂

Which is your favourite this week?

9 thoughts on “100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 2

  1. What a wonderful idea for celebrating the memories of your Dad.
    I’m enjoying your lovely photos and the inspiring colour combinations. It’s number 9 for me this week, because I felt uplifted and refreshed when I studied that that one.

  2. I don’t have a favourite but I have enjoyed really looking at your collections, and thinking about them.

  3. Numbers 11 & 12 are my favourite, I love the freshness of the colours. I love seeing the various colour palettes it is so helpful as I always struggle with putting fabric colour & patterns together this will be very handy for me to refer too.
    I am now in the Ardeche region of France (my husband & I are working here for 5 months) and although still a bit chilly we wake up to sun everyday and the colours of our surroundings are stunning, deep greens, blue of the sky and cream blossom on the trees. Colours that lift the spirit and do the soul good😊

  4. Number 11 Heavenly was my favorite followed by 14 Paradise. Not sure why, and somehow the names add to it.

  5. These have been very fun to watch! I am looking forward to reading more of your thoughts about what you have learned from this exercise. I didn’t know that about not using equal colors in a palette. So if it’s not the equal colors that creates the balance, what does? 🙂

  6. Hi Ali they are all beautiful but I am drawn to 12/100 it is stunning. What a lovely idea to celebrate your Dad – I lost mine 15 years ago and miss him every day. Thank you for a fabulous post yet again.
    Big hugs
    Dorothy xxxx🙋🏻

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