100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 3

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Well it’s the end of week 3 of my colourful contribution to #the100dayproject over on Instagram. As most of you regular readers will know by now, my project is #100daysofcuratedcolour – I am taking a palette from Design Seeds every day, and curating a collection of fabrics and haberdashery, gathered up from home/studio, using the colours from the palette I’ve chosen. Here are the 7 I’ve created this week:

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - blues

15/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Mental Vacation

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - green

16/100: Design Seeds – Succulents: Succulent Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - pink

17/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Color Love

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - green peach pink

18/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Paper Strawberries

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - blue teal brown

19/100: Design Seeds – Nature Made: Nested Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - blue purple

20/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Color Create

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - brown grey

21/100: Design Seeds – Winter: Color Chirp

Over on Instagram on my #100daysofcuratedcolour feed, 15/100 is the favourite this week. Personally I have a sneaking fondness for 16/100 because I thought I would hate it – green is not a colour that does much for me! But I think my favourite 19/100 – I absolutely cannot resist that combination of teal and brown. Often when I run swaps, loads of people will put ‘I hate brown’ in their ‘likes and dislikes’ information, which I think is such a shame, I think brown can be so beautiful, especially when combined with blue and grey shades – and what about with that lovely pop of rusty brown/orange in the last pic! I am imagining a grey dress with an orange belt and brown jacket. Speaking of dresses, that brown polka dot fabric always reminds me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

As I’m putting the palettes together I am so struck by how hard it is to find the ‘right’ shade or tone of each colour, and how important it is sometimes to get it just right. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, but other times, it looks pretty dreadful. I’m also realising what a difference it can make where I put different elements in the palette and am trying to spend more time arranging them in alternate ways, just to see what works best. And, as I mentioned last week, I continue to gain more insight into the fact that a balanced colour palette doesn’t have to have similar amounts of each colour, shade or tone. So, for example, in the last picture, the browns and greys predominate, with just a couple of blasts of the lovely orange/rust colour. I’m hoping to find time, in the week ahead, to do some reading about colour theory.. something I’ve rather put off in the past.

Enough waffle – do you have a favourite this week?

7 thoughts on “100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 3

  1. 15 and 19 are my favourites. In 19 every colour element sits so well and it looks really polished, but 15 has the edge for me as it is more interesting to look at after first glance and the lovely buttons, I am so distracted in this by pattern and texture!

  2. 16 is so restful but I do like 20 as my parents decorated our kitchen using big florals in this palette in the 70s.

  3. Before I read your article and looked at the colours, I would always say pink, no 17 would have been my favourite but looking again no 19 draws my eyes. It’s so calming. I looked at all the shades before reading your piece and I went back when you mentioned no 21. I had never seen the greys first time round because I think the Browns dominated it. The greys are very subtle.

  4. Hi Ali my you have worked so hard and the results are stunning. It is really difficult to choose – no 17 has a tiny edge for me. They are all gorgeous though. A great post as always Ali thanks so much. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Big hugs
    Dorothy xxxx🙋🏻

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