Funny, I'd never say that blue was my favorite color, but this morning as I was straightening up, I noticed this little scenario on my bed:
I've got two blue quilts folded, ready to be put away on top of a blue quilt in a blue room. Wow! Maybe I better rethink what my favorite color is? I think a lot about color as a quilter, as I'm sure you do. I am always looking for color combinations that I think would be interesting to work with. I've noticed recently that I am falling back to blue over and over. I wonder what that says about me? With three teenage kids, my life is anything but peaceful. Maybe that's why I'm turning to blue in my art - the most peaceful and calming of the colors!
A fun place to get color inspiration is furniture/home dec stores. They are usually on top of what's trendy and current. I signed up for emails from a few of my favorite stores - Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn and Pier One. Instead of shopping for bargains, though, I'm looking at the colors they are touting as popular this season. It's a fun way to jump start some color ideas.