No matter what happens, however, the process is great fun. I look for interesting colour schemes everywhere; I may or may not have once tried to photograph a bit of a stranger's jacket, it was that good. Looking around me for inspiration teaches me to think beyond my own comfort zone colours (grey+blue and maybe a hint of something warmer, as the palette of this blog will tell you!). When a certain combination captures me, it turns into an obsession. Before long I'll try to look for it everywhere, photograph it, make stuff with it, bring it into my designs and even look for socks that match (okay maybe not quite, but almost!).
To document these palettes I'm starting the Colour Obsessions series. Perhaps it will inspire you to try new combinations too, and if you're on Instagram feel free to use the #colourobsessions hashtag to show me your favourite colour schemes.
This week I'm starting off with a combination I'd never given much thought to but which I now love love LOVE:
Anyway, after the accidental coat+bag incident came my usual game of "spot that colour combo". Turns out shipyards are quite a good place for burnt orange and teal/turquoise.
I've recently gone over to the dark side and taken up knitting (I know!), and for my very first attempt at knitting something wearable I've chosen orange and indigo. I really like it, but how hilariously gappy is that casting-on row! I think I need a bit more practice at this too...
So there you have it, my first in a series of Colour obsessions: Burnt Orange & Teal