“…if the Sun’s Light consisted of but one sort of Rays, there would be but one Colour in the whole World...” – Sir Isaac Newton, Optiks

Why do I love Spring?  Because after a white and grey Winter, the sun comes out.  I love that the grass grows greener every week, and the blooming of a Lilac bush welcomes in months of color.  Suddenly, wearing pastels and bright flower prints are acceptable, they make you happy, in fact.  I have been in a color rut lately, so this month I am dedicating Fridays as color days.  We will be exploring the principles of color and how to bring more beautiful hues in your crochet.

“Colour are light’s suffering and joy.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let’s talk about the Color Wheel

The left side of the wheel are considered warm colors, the reds, orange and some yellows.    Warm colors can express passion, happiness, enthusiasm and energy.

The right side of the color wheel are considered cool colors, purples/violets, blues, greens, and some yellows.  Cool colors can express calm and comforting vibes.

You can use the color wheel to find colors to work well together.  Here are a few different ways.

Analogous – These colors are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.


Triad – These colors are equally spaced around the color wheel.

Complementary – These colors are aligned opposite each other on the color wheel.

Tetrad – two sets of complementary colors.

Have you ever used a color wheel when choosing yarn colors?  This is the first time I have examined one and let me tell you, it took a lot of thinking!  Sometimes, when you have to think too much on a color scheme it can backfire.  But, if you are stuck in a color rut, like I am, the color wheel can be a good place to start!

Happy Crocheting!

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