colour palette : Celebrate Color special

Good morning!

Today I have not one but three yummy autumn/fall inspired colour palettes to share with you as part of the 'Celebrate Color' festivities. As you know I've been gathering lots of inspiring seasonal pins over on my Pinterest boards and have noticed three disctinct trends forming - 'Earthy neutrals', 'Seasonal brights' and 'Dark & cosy nights'...

colour palette : earthy neutrals, curated by Emma Lamb as part of Celebrate Color
Image credits, clockwise from top left: 1. Cath Kidston, 2. Liberty, 3. Cox & Cox, 4. Jane B*, 5. Doug McMillen Photography, 6. The House of Oliver

I'm having a real love affair with all shades of grey at the moment and am drawn to it's variety, whether it is tinged with mauve, slate, sage or taupe. I'm loving the earthy-ness of it. Although it can often be a colour associated with austere concrete environments for example, here it doesn't feel cold to me. By picking out the warm putty pinks from the Cath Kidston photo shoot, the ochre petals of Jane B*'s delicate photography and adding the pop of citrine and teal from Cox & Cox's pumpkin baubles it makes they grey feel warmer and more inviting just like those traditional tweedy fabrics.

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colour palette : seasonal brights, curated by Emma Lamb as part of Celebrate Color
Image credits, clockwise from top left: 1. Joules, 2. Zee❀Longenecker, 3. roseflower48, 4. Joules, 5. ForestDaydream

Of course I will always love these traditional autumn shades too, they are some of my all time favourites after all! Have I ever mentioned that I love teal and mustard together? Okay, that will be the zillionth time then? I guess the trick with this palette is to find a new angle, whether it is the combination or proportion of colours you work with or challenging yourself to introduce a shade that you wouldn't normally consider. The top row in this palette really appeals to me, as does the second and last coloumns, but they are kind of predictable and feel 'safe' to me. However the last row looks a wee bit more challenging. At first glance I wouldn't think of using such a buttey yellow with navy, it's just not me. But when mixed with that lovely warm pink, the dark taupe and ochre it brings them together. Hmmm, now I'm wondering if I have these colours in my yarn stash for a wee bit of experimenting?

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colour palette : dark & cosy nights, curated by Emma Lamb as part of Celebrate Color
Image credits, clockwise from top left: 1. Sweet Nellie, 2. Branch, 3. Stephanie Levy, 4. Amy Merrick

Oh yes, more deep dark shades of delicious greys! This time with sunset reds, russet, pinks and peach with a gorgeous pop of bright turquoise to lift this whole palette out of the duldrums. There's something quite indulgent about this palette and these beautiful images. I can't help but think of those dark autumn nights when all you want to do is wrap yourself up in a cosy blanket. Maybe with a spot of knitting or crochet or other wee crafting project, maybe with a (large) glass of red wine and a bar of your favourite chocolate or whatever your preferred tasty treat might be? All the while sat by by an open fire (Amy Merrick's floral arrangement reminds me of just that!). Haha, yes! Entirely self indulgent and probably something most of us don't have the time for but seriously need to make time for!

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So which one is your favourite? Which palette are you drawn to most and why? Out of the three which one is the most inspiring and has you itching to start a new crafty project, if any? I would love to know!

Oh, and remember there are a whole new bunch of fabulous prizes up for grabs at the end of October as part of Celebrate Color. Head on over to the main Celebrate Color page to find out more and to submit your crafty projects to be in with a chance of winning. There's also lots of inspiration and new tutorials being added regularly, such as this cute wee Felt Leaf Garland by Maureen Cracknell, definitely well worth a visit if you are in need of a wee bit of crafty inspiration!

Emma, x

24 comments :

  1. ooooo it has to be the cox & cox baubles for me...they are most lovely rxx

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  2. I love all these boards! So pretty!

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  3. Beautiful colour inspiration Emma. Autumn is my favourite time of year. Loving the autumn brights - teal is my favourite colour of all time!

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  4. I find all three palettes very inspiring and I LOVE those blue/grey pumpkins! I used to grow a type called Blue Hubbard. -Wonderful winter squash. But if I have to choose, I'm most drawn to the last, Dark and cozy nights palette, because of the reds I think.

    Have a lovely day!
    I'm heading outside soon to saw some wood I have behind my house in pieces so I have something to burn in my stove this winter. I'm sure it will be a cold one.

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  5. Three gorgeous palettes Emma, I'm drawn to all of them. I too love teal and mustard, I also love grey and I already have my eye on those baubles from Cox & Cox!
    The idea of knitting, crochet, chocolate, wine and an open fire is very appealing! Maybe tonight. ;)
    Vivienne x

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  6. I love the earthy neutrals colour palette!

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  7. teal and mustard gets me every time ;-) altho LOVE the whole collection of earthy neutrals ;-)

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  8. Like the top ones but LOVE the seasonal brights. Gorgeous!

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  9. Hi Emma I have popped over from Vivienne's blog...what a lovely blog you write with such inspiring colour palettes. I love the dark and cosy nights palettes... because it "does what it says on the tin", it makes me feel very autumnal and cozy plus the colours are not too "loud". I shall enjoy looking through some of your old posts too. Have a colourful weekend,
    Kind regards,Jane x

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  10. gorgeous gorgeous colour ways, pinterest is really taking up some time for me this week.

    ps I have that Joules dress bookmarked, I love it!

    happy weekend x

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  11. I am Earthy Neutrals completely. Love those colors put together the way you did. Yes I will print me a copy and I think that will be my inspiration for the crochet flower garland pdf I received from you. Perfect idea. Grey is my black. Thanks, Emma for the inspiration once again.

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  12. I think I'm drawn to the dark and cosy night palette most Emma, that's the one that I'm most at home with.
    But now I'm loving those other palettes and think a bit of experimenting might be in order!
    Have a good weekend

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  13. Oh, Emma. Oh, wow. What a treat to discover this on my return. I posted just now, thanks for your patience. My response about the colors is in my post!

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  14. Cozy nights! Ahhh I love those warm colors, but have to admit that I am having color issues right now.

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  15. Just popped over from Rachel's and am now in love with your blog. I'm having a palette quiltalong at the moment and wish I'd dicovered your site sooner - it's new to me - I'm ashamed I had to go to the US to discover a great palette and colour site here in the UK. Nice to meet you!

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  16. These are great, and I'm drawn to all of them. The colors I "live" with are Earthy neutrals.

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  17. The Dark and Cozy Nights palette is wonderful -- the colors in that flower arrangement make my heart sing.

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  18. I came over from "stitched in color". I like the cozy nights palette. Very subtle colors.

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  19. I love them all, but I"m especially drawn to the dark and cozy nights palette. Lovely!

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  20. Lovely. For 'true fall' I would have to say I love the brighter richer tones. But just for me I would pick a few from each to play around with...the deep gray and red of the dark/cozy, mustard warm brown rich cream and teal of the brights with the greens caramel and grays of the neutrals. This makes me want to go play with my stash and see what happens. :)
    -annabelle

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  21. Dark and cosy for me! Not sure why - the warmth I think!

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  22. All three palettes are gorgeous, but I'm drawn to dark and cosy. I just love those reds and pinks!

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  23. Hi Emma, I'm linking to you from my blog today. lilysquilts . blogspot . com X

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  24. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again.


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