Saturday, March 15, 2014

Silk Indulgence - Crazy Patch - Colours Choices

Silk Indulgence - Crazy Patch

Colours I have used and a little bit about them
Pink is a softer, less violent red. Pink is the sweet side of red. Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming.  I have used pink on this piece to convey playfulness.
Purple is said to be the colour of good judgment. Purple is the colour to have around you if you are looking for peace of mind. Over time magic and mystery has been associated with purple.
Green is life and renewal. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. Green is a restful colour. Because of all the green in nature the colour is reminiscent of spring. Green is a colour that has warming and cooling effect. The colour green denotes balance, harmony, and stability.
Yellow is a cheerful, sunshine colour. It is a warm colour that signifies hope and happiness Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future.  Yellow is a colour that stimulates the nervous system, activates the memory and encourages communication. 
Blue is a calming colour.   In many cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs. It is thought to brings peace, and  is believed to keep the bad spirits away.  Blue conveys importance and confidence True blue - someone loyal and faithful. 
Beige is a chameleon, taking on some of the attributes of stronger warm or cool colours it accompanies.  Beige is a neutral colour with a bit of the warmth of brown and the crisp, coolness of white.  I have used the colour beige to provide a calm, relaxing touch to my colours in hand stitching.

As well as being a symbol of good health, gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, known as the symbol for wealth and success.  It is a positive colour, usually favoured by people who are optimistic.    Gold is related to the gods associated with the Sun.

Neutral / Ivory
Ivory is a soft neutral color that isn't quite white and has some of the earthiness of light browns. It is a calming colour that conveys some of the same softness and pureness of white, but is a little richer and warmer.  Ivory represents quiet, pleasantness with a touch of luster.



  1. Interesting! I especially like "pink is a less violent red" - very descriptive.

    1. Thank you. I do find the theory of how colour effects us quite interesting.