Friday, February 23, 2007

Raspberry Pink

Bright, shocking, eye-popping raspberry pink.
And bright canary yellow.

But that's too "girly cute" - I need something to balance out all the sugar and spice and everything saccarine... Besides of which, I've already got the triple irish chain variation in the works with raspberry, lime, lemon and bright fucking orange.

Somebody had trash bags at the curb this morning with different colored "cinch sack" pull-ties, bright pink and bright yellow. They looked so delicious waving in the cold breeze, and I want to use those two colors, with something else to give it "heft" for a quilt top. Something that isn't mint, turquoise or baby-yellow - my current 3 favorite colors to use.

I'm not usually a "pink" kind of person. There's some of it in my house, but I prefer yellow roses to pink or red - I prefer mint green to rose or pink sheets or pillows.

Pink yellow and mint is too infant-like. It needs something "meaty" - but not depressing. I don't do browns, although I'm sure those 2 colors would look nice with a tan or beige. Black is too hard to work with, and I'd worry about color bleeding.

Dark teal is a possibility, although that has color bleeding issues too. But that's pretty close to turquoise, and I'm trying to avoid that.

This is going to take more thought.

(Oh and for those of you who are about to make a snarky comment about this coming so soon after my post about UFO's - I already have the fabric!!)

716 days


BBC said...

I used to not think much of greens, maybe because there is so much of it in nature. But I'm okay with some greens now.

I wear a lot of blues. If I'm paying attention to what I'm wearing at all.

Pink yellow and mint sound okay if they are subtle.

Heck, I don't know, I haven't even painted my walls yet. I don't spend a lot of time criticizing my surroundings. Who looks at walls very much anyway.

Babble, babble, we're all crazy anyway. Visualize purple farts. LOL

Sewmouse said...

I'd rather visualize whirled peas

Peacechick Mary said...

Sounds like a good bright project for the gray days of winter. Very cheery. Go wild!

BBC said...

Hey, did I give you permission to take the week-end off from posting?