I find it actually kind of funny to post something that makes me think of summer in the middle of winter. But isn’t that what most people do? When it’s cold they wish it was warm, when it’s warm, they wish it was cool? Yeah. Me too.
JANUARY 9th – CREAMSICLE
Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is CREAMSICLE. Its an orangey-vanilla-peachy creamy type of color that makes me think of summer. But truthfully, I really used to love orange creamsicles, but we never seemed to be able to get them where we lived and I always felt a little short-changed by that. Even if you went to the grocery store, it was (if you’ll pardon the term) a crap-shoot if you even found them in the frozen food aisle.
But putting food aside for a moment…. yeah… that’s hard for me too. Let’s talk a little bit about the kind of colors that would pair very well with this creamy soft orange color. Yep. You guessed it. Ranges of blue. Probably not necessarily a navy type of blue and not really a royal blue, but somewhere in the mid-range of blues. See on the color wheel, blue and orange are considered complementary colors because they fall opposite each other on the wheel. A little color theory here… the primary colors are blue, yellow and red. Everyone knows that by mixing some of those colors together you get the secondary colors on the color wheel, orange, green and purple. Well, each color has a complementary one opposite on the wheel, hence, red and green, blue and orange and yellow and purple. And of course, mix all those colors together and you’d get black… but that non-color was several days ago.
Anyway, so if you mix this creamy orange with a neutral such as cream, off-white, linen, light beige or something like that and like a nautical blue… you can’t go wrong.
Never be afraid to experiment. Wouldn’t it be fun to have the creamsicle or the blue as the background color to a quilt? Why not?? Be bold, be daring!
I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun color!