A New Year a New Colour Pallette

There has been some chatter about the 2016 Pantone “Colour/s of the Year” so I thought it was time to “Auriflirt” with the colours of the year using our Baby Pink (2423) & Light Wedgewood (2725) thread colours.

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Or maybe, Light Rose (2430)  & Light Blue Violet (1128), it was difficult to make a decision.

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As you can see, this year Pantone have featured two colours and, on first glance, their colours, “Rose Quartz” & “Serenity”, could appear old fashioned.

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The fun begins when they are blended to generate a third colour

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Here we have used variegated Cotton Mako’ 3840 to show a possible result of blending our chosen pink & blue.

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A deeper purple Cotton Mako’ 6733 also makes a pleasing blending result.

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Choosing pink & blue is certainly a change from the brighter, stronger, colours of previous years but it will still be possible to add fresh colours to make up a clean modern quilt.

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It is even more fun to combine them with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink.

Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle and you have a modern colour way that will be very liveable.

I love blue, but have never been a fan of pink, so this has been an interesting exercise for me, and I am surprised to find that I could imagine using some of the combinations that we picked out.

See more colour pairings for 2016 on the Pantone website

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2 thoughts on “A New Year a New Colour Pallette

  1. Hi Nannette,
    Aurifil identifies the Cotton Mako’ thread weights by using different colours for the spindle & base of the spools.

    The thread packed on the green spindle & base is Cotton Mako’ 40, our favourite utility thread weight for piecing & quilting as it is just a little bit thicker than the Cotton Mako’ 50 which is packaged on orange spindles & bases.

    Regards, Threadwiseowl

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