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Topic: Picking Colors ... Red and ?  (Read 400 times)
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« on: February 01, 2013 05:15:52 PM »

This may be a really stupid question, especially since I have never in my life had this issue.. But when making something in multiple colors how the heck do you decide what goes together?

When my step son saw the yoyos I was using to practice crocheting and I told him they were going to be  a blanket for his sister, he asked me to make him one.

What better practice than my kids? LoL!

Anyway, I took him yarn shopping tonight and he picked RED. He also wants a second and third color but neither of us could decide at the store so we put the red back and are going to peruse afghans online and muck around in photoshop.

In the meantime how do YOU decide what colors go with your "main" color?

I am thinking that I'm going to make plain red granny hexes 3 rounds, then a fourth round of white then go around every square in black, stitch them together in black and edge it in black. Not sure I like that though. Personal preference is to have something in there that's unexpected but totally works - but I am not a fan of red so I'm drawing a blank. Luckily he is pretty much willing to go with whatever I pick as long as there is RED.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013 05:31:43 PM »

If you have a paint-type program in your computer you can play around with colors that way, or go to the local hardware store and see if they have paint color selection chips. I know in the USA they have decent size chips, in NZ the size is about the same as a nail polish sample!
I also take my wool with me to the shops to find matching colors. I generally have a sample swatch I carry around with me when choosing my border colors
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