5 New Ways to Use Red-Violet in a Color Palette <ul><li>March 2010 Color of the Month </li></ul><ul><li>presented by Maria Peagler, author, Color Mastery </li></ul>
1. Friend the Color Wheel “ For ‘pop,’ use colors on the opposite end of the color wheel. The color diametrically opposed to red-violet is yellow-green (think "citron," "chartreuse," "apple greens," and "pea greens"). Don’t go too dark on the yellow-greens because the red-violets are already on the darker side of colors. If you prefer a more tonal palette, choose colors adjacent on the color wheel. Pinks, fuchsias and reds are all adjacent to red-violet and would make a great tonal quilt for a little girl's room.” — Patty Young, designer Flora & Fauna, Michael Miller Fabrics
2. Go for Fun! “ Red with violet is a bold color combination that's not for the wallflower. Try these varying tones of raspberry & plum when you want something fun & spirited, from quilts to fashion accessories!!” — Lisa Shepard Stewart Marketing Manager, Marcus Fabrics
3. Go Dramatic “ My goal for using the fuchsia City Blooms fabric was drama. On the Claire handbag, where the fuchsia meets the lime green creates instant drama, pronouncing the angled seams which define this bag's personality. The mini-stripe and the main fabric change places on the back of the bag for a whole different look. I chose a strong double fuchsia for the lining, visible from the back of the bag, to anchor the look and reinforce our starring color.” — Joan Hawley, LazyGirl Designs Claire handbag using Benartex Fabrics
4. Be an Artist “ I like to use red-violet in an analogous color palette. Mixed with red-reds, purples, violet, pinks, and even orange, the red-violet really shines.” — Michele Hardy , Mixed Media/Fiber Artist, Circles 18
5. Get a Vintage Look “ Kennesaw Mountain uses reproduction fabrics in red-violet, mustard-yellow, and yellow-green, for a palette that holds charm and an historical feel. This duller intensity of red-violet gives warm color without being too bright.” — Maria Peagler Kennesaw Mountain pattern & kit 2010 Color-of-the-Month series
For more information on using red-violet and the color wheel in your quilt’s color palette, check out Color Mastery: 10 Principles for Creating Stunning Quilts , available at your local quilt shop, Amazon , and my online store . http://quiltsandcreativity.com http://www.colormastery.com http://www.twitter.com/colormaster http://www.facebook/colormaster
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