Colour Palettes

We’ve all got colours that we love and feel good wearing. Pulling those colours together into a wardrobe colour palette can really help unify your me-made clothes and make sure that fabric you buy will get made into clothes you love and wear!

Here are some of my posts about building my own wardrobe colour palette, and how you can create one for yourself!

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6 thoughts on “Colour Palettes

  1. How do you stick to your color palette when shopping online? The only fabric store within 50 miles that sells apparel fabric is Jo-Ann’s , so I often purchase fabric online. Because screen displays and color descriptions very it can be hard to know what you’re getting. I’ve ordered swatches and had the fabric sell out before I could order fabric. Sales don’t allow for swatching either. I’ve used things like the design wall at fabric.com before ordering and had fabrics not go together (including items that only had black/grey/white combinations). Do you have any tricks or tips you can share for shopping a palette? Any advice would be helpful.

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    1. Oooh, interesting question! I have done a lot of online shopping in the past, and it’s worked out well, colour-wise… I think it helps to be accepting of a bit of range within each colour. I tend to make dresses or tops from a single print, then wear then with solid colours, so it doesn’t matter to much the exact shade of turquoise or red, etc… but if you are mixing prints, then maybe buying within the same manufacturer line would help? (An art gallery solid with an art gallery print, for example!)

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      1. Sticking to solid print combos could work. I tried the same line through the design wall and it was a bust, but it was probably only because they were heavily patterned flannels. Thanks for the tips.

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  2. This is where using Pantone colours would be invaluable – however getting everyone on board using this system and then everyone spending the money to get a colour deck are both huge challenges.
    Pantone is the answer – unfortunately money is the limiting factor.

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