Today's topic du jour is color.
Can you guess what my favorite color is?
A really grassy, spring-y green.
I am drawn to most shades of green... not so much darker shades like hunter green (which is odd since I was completely into that when I was younger) but most shades of green just make me really happy. I've noticed at times while looking at patterns that I take notice of those with pictures of them in a green shade more than any other color. A pattern I might usually pass up will suddenly be far more interesting to me if they show a finished item in green.
My taste in colors do change. Once upon a time I was very into dark jewel tones. Deep, dark blue and blood red are just amazing colors. But having a house full of little girls has influenced my taste. I have never been much of a girly-girl, but I gave birth to three of them. When they were little, I learned to love the soft baby shades. Now they love fun, bold colors and I find myself drawn to hot pink and lime green more than ever. I used to love silver above all else. If you've ever paid attention to the web address of my blog, you'll notice "silvertears" in there. I thought that was such a beautiful image... liquid silver drops.
Still do. =)
There are colors that I'm not fond of. Orange, for example. It has grown on me somewhat... I do think most colors have their place and purpose, but I certainly don't gravitate to it. There are shades of red that I don't like... mostly the orange-y ones. My least favorite is gold. I won't even wear yellow gold jewelry.
When I am working on crochet and sewing, I have to have good colors to work with. I tried to make a Special Olympics scarf this past winter and just couldn't get into the color combination (royal blue and cherry red). I'm picky about my fabrics, in fact, I don't really like a lot of the popular colorways out now. I'm even pickier about variegated yarn. I prefer solid color yarn and have found very few variegated yarns that don't make me a little nutty when I look at them. I might feel differently if I made more clothing or used some of the more expensive yarns. But I don't. =)
I will leave you with a few of the projects I've pinned that I was drawn to because of the colors....