Costom Order Scarves - color options

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This is the second part in my series of blog posts about planning a custom order satin or velvet devore scarf from either my Etsy or ArtFire shop.  Pattern options are found HERE.  I have a series of colorways that are well established in my studio and fairly easy to reproduce consistently. Customers may either choose from these colorways or suggest their own color combinations.

Custom color suggestions can be as vague as "I want something that has a lot of pink and purple" or as specific as listing a Pantone color or DMC embroidery floss color number you would like me to aim for.  The most sucessful colorways are made up of 3 or 4 analogous colors, which means that they remain in one quadrant of the colorwheel.  The color scheme designer is a good tool for playing with color schemes if you are not sure where to start or you can visit COLOURlovers and generate a color sceme and send me a link to the colors so that I have a strong sense of what color tones you are seeking.  Complimentary colorways can sometimes be successful if I use a blending color, like Ivory or Grey.


Here are my established colorways with photos:  (remember that with any colorway, Satin scarves will end up paler than Velvet.)  Colorway titles and descriptions are below the photos.

Oread - a sunny sea inspired colorway with blues, purples and aquamarine.

 Cebola Church - inspired by a Georgia O'Keeffe painting, this scarf has Sage Greens, Ivory and Dusty Yellow

Iced Poppies - Cherry Charcoal, Pale Pink and Firey red

Pink Hills - another Georgia inspired colorway with Palomino Yellow,Ivory and  Coral

Helmsman - a stormy sea palette of Deep Ocean Blue, Storm Grey and Aquamarine


I'm also working on some new colorways that still need good photographs and experimentation but are producing some good results:

Bacchus is a colorway that includes burgundy, red wine and purple.  (You can see it on velvet in the opening photo of this post.)

Maenad is also very purpley but leans further blue, starting from indigo and going through purple to reach orchid.

Watermelon Tourmaline is a colorway based on pale, gemmy tomes of amethyst, citrine and peridot.  It is pretty soft on satin but a bit bold on velvet.

Peacock is a colorway that includes a deep indigo, orchid and lots of rich brown.  It works beautifully on the swirl velvet pattern as a peacock eye pattern.    Photos coming soon!

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