What are “your colors?” Do you have color schemes that you are just drawn to every single time? I know I do. But I also know that my favorites change over time. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s something that slowly changes over years.
From Fabric to Wall Colors…
Let me compare this change of favorites to the paint color in your living room. When you first painted it white, yellow, gray, blue, or whatever color it is, didn’t you just love that color?! Didn’t you think to yourself, “This is just the perfect color for this room! It matches everything so nicely!” Fast forward a few years (more or less) and now that color isn’t as perfect as you thought and you want to paint it another color? Well, I’m right there with you! I change the color of my living room walls every few years. (Right now I’m back to white walls, after years and years of painting it different shades of pastels and neutrals because I was sick of white. ha!)
I’m the same way with the colors of fabric I am drawn to and what I keep in my stash. Twenty-some years ago, I was obsessed with dark fall colors. The whole “fall” color scheme was my jam. I loved fall and everything about it! My quilts that I made with those fabric colors were beautiful! But I grew tired of them. Although I loved those colors, I found that I was also attracted to bright colors. Slowly, I bought less and less dark fabric and began buying and using bright colors. I had two little girls at the time and I bought lots of pinks and purples. I also loved to throw in a lot of black and white against those bright colors.
Scrappy and Loving It!
More time went by and fell in love with scrap quilts. Using up my stash of anything and everything was awesome. I threw it all together and created some beautiful scrap quilts. I was a-okay with the quilt not being in my favorite color schemes, because bits and pieces of those quilts were in there somewhere! I still love a scrappy quilt!
Jewel Tones, Please
More years passed and today my favorite color scheme is rich jewel tones. I love love love reds, purples, teal, and gold together. As much as I love these colors, I now know that one day my heart will fall in love with something else. There seems to be a pattern with me and color.
What About You?
So, what about you? Are you like this with color choices? I am betting we all are, at least a little bit. Or maybe there are some of you who are die-hard color lovers and never waver! Let me know in the comments if your favorite color schemes ebb and flow, change completely, or always stay the same. I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
‘Til next time,
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This is fun! My color “crushes” have changed a little over the years, but mostly I’ve decided more colors are all my favorites. There are a few I never use, and probably never will, although I’m not proud of my prejudices.
My fabric and clothing trends are the same. I find that one color will just be my perfect match for months or even a few years. BUT I always come back to my two favorites–deep blue and burnished gold. I dislike pink for me, but after having 2 granddaughters, I had to cave!