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Color Inspiration – Summer Color Combos

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Hello! I hope you all are having a great summer so far! I have been spending some time relaxing with my family, and recently hubby and I put together a craft table for my “crochet room” in the house! I’m also brainstorming some yarn storage ideas currently, and if I come up with anything useful I will be sure to share it with all of you!

Memorial Day usually marks the “beginning” of summer around here. All the pools open, the lakes start getting crowded, and people generally get into the hot weather mood. Where I live it feels like it rained for entire month!

I was tired of the gray skies, so I wanted to look around for a few “summery” images to find some new color combinations. I’m always looking for new ways to group colors together (you never know what awesome combo you will end up loving)!

Here I’ve included a few photos, as well as the recommended yarn colors to match. Hopefully these will help you if you need a little bit of inspiration!

All the photos I found seemed to be kind of romantic, so I’m calling this the “Summer Love” series!

Yarn Colors
(from left to right)

Medium Purple
Butterscotch
Fern
Soft Sage
Aruba Sea

Isn’t this floral centerpiece absolutely gorgeous! I bet that was a beautiful party!
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Color Inspiration for Summer

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Summer is definitely in full swing here in Tennessee! It’s been crazy hot and humid lately! Once it’s over 90 degrees I want to be near a pool and that is all! We got a bit of a break today with some pop up rain showers, which has helped cool it off considerably.

Feeling the heat did give me a bit of inspiration, though! I realized that there are some great color combinations that you can get from “summery” things! I wanted to share with you a few of the photos that have inspired me to create a few summertime color palettes.

Below each photo I have linked the closest yarn color I could find to match these photos. I hope they inspire you to create something wonderful!

 


These sea shells truly show all the amazing colors you can find near the ocean! I think this color pattern would be fun for a summery project!

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Color Inspiration for Spring

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Color Inspiration for Spring

 Spring has sprung and everything is in full bloom here in Tennessee! I love this time of year because everywhere you look there is so much color and beauty! I take a lot of pictures this time of year so I can remember all these gorgeous color palettes next time I am shopping for yarn for a new project!


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In honor of spring, I will share some pictures from nature that really inspire me. I have also pulled the standout colors from each photo and linked to the closest yarn colors I could find! I hope this helps you find a new color combination to try on a future project!

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I always know it is truly spring when the flowers start to bloom! I love all the vibrant colors in nature!

Yarn Colors (from left to right):
Cherry
Arbor Rose
Soft Taupe
Deep Forest
Fern


I live about an hour from the Appalachian Mountains. When you take a drive into North Carolina early in the morning you can see the most stunning sights! They smartly include lots of overlooks along the side of the road because the views are truly breathtaking!

Yarn Colors (from left to right)
Butterscotch
Gold
Cafe
Amethyst
Lavender
Coffee


I love the way photos of the night sky look! This streak of stars has some great pops of color!

Yarn Colors (from left to right):
Pumpkin
Arbor Rose
Teal
Real Teal
Amethyst

I hope some of these images have inspired you! Share you color combinations with me on Instagram, or join me in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group!

If you haven’t already, check out the Crochet Along! We are currently up to Week 3! Week 4 will be out on May 22nd!

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Color Inspiration for Spring

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I hope you all are getting excited about the Crochet Along starting Monday, April 10th! I know I am.
I cannot wait to see all the wonderful things you all are going to make!

I know everyone approaches a new project differently, but one constant thing in crochet is picking out your yarn colors!! Sometimes I know before I start exactly what colors I want to use. Other times I feel like I stand in the yarn aisles for hours going crazy over just the riiiight shade of green. Does that ever happen to you?!

When I get stumped on a color palette I start looking for inspiration everywhere! One of my go to places for inspiration are color photographs. Photography is so detailed and vivid and can really give you an quick snapshot of how colors are going to complement one another on a larger scale.


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I thought it might be fun to share some of the pictures that inspire me! I also pulled the standout colors from each photo and linked to the closest yarn colors I could find! I hope this helps you if you are having trouble deciding which colors to use! And if you already know which colors you are using now, maybe these will give you some awesome ideas for your next project!

 

Spring has sprung (even if it is a bit wintry here in Tennessee today)!
You might look at this picture and see marshmallows, but I see a springtime color explosion!

Yarn colors (from left to right):
Petal Pink
Pale Yellow
Turquoise
Aruba Sea
Lavender

 

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Can’t you see a finished blanket in all these beautiful shades of blue? I think it would be amazing on the mixed stitch blanket.

Yarn colors (from left to right):
Navy
Blue Suede
Brite Sky Blue
Teal
Turquoise
Soft Sage

 

Or maybe you are interested in a bolder color palette. Check out this candy colored combo!

I think these colors really pop! I could see them on a super cute blanket for a kids’ bedroom!

Yarn colors (from left to right):
Cherry Red
Butterscotch
Brite Sky Blue
Kelly Green
Medium Purple

I hope I’ve given you some new ideas! I will try to post color inspiration photos from time to time. Until then, do your own search for some photo inspiration. See what you find. You never know where your next inspiration might come from!z

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