I have to say that when it comes to color schemes I am a bit “challenged.” Sure, I have favorite colors, but none of them really seem to work together. Really, I like that irridescent, “color” of dragonfly wings! So completely intangible, and so beautiful… an yet, so not really a color in any sense of the word. Certainly, one can not decorate a house, at least not a real, grown up, people house, in a “fairy wing” color scheme! Though, I do hoard things that are that “color” beads, buttons, ribbons, crystals, opals, filmy fabrics… and this lovely stuff called “fantasy film” that doll makers use to make fairy wings.
I have have little imagination when it comes to color. I can’t seem to select combinations of my own outta thin air. I have to FIND something that combines the colors. Just last week my husband and finally hammered out the color scheme for our living room, based on a lovely Thank-You card sent to me by a dear friend. It’s a beautiful cream with chocolate, and just a touch of the palest, aqua blue. But see… I have to really SEE it first before I can like it, especially when it’s “grown up” colors.
A few days ago I completed a little bear made from vinatge long pile fabric in a gorgeous orangy-rust hue. Now… what to put WITH it as an accent color? I just hold up little beads and fibers and ribbons in various hues to my wee bear’s face and nothing looks right… <sigh> I look out the window wistfully and happen to see that exact same rusty color in the autumn leaves. It’s warm and brilliant, and looks so stunning in contrast to the azure of the sky…. <sigh> And that’s it! I’ve got it! Two colors I never would have paired together myself… and they look just perfect. Hopefully I’ll get my bear finished and photographed in the next day or so… but here’s a pic of the inspiration for the color scheme… right outside the window where I work….