Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Colour us happy this winter

As we paint our way through February, we have seen temperatures drop along with the occasional snow flurry and ice.  Even though the sun is bright, our days have been somewhat grey here in Yorkshire and so we have been escaping in to a world of colour and creating a little happiness and sunshine at Folky HQ.  

When painting, we often tell our followers to make a note of the colours they use so that, if they find something they love they can use it again....in the same way, if they find a colour they do not like or feel a little uncomfortable with a colour scheme they have chosen, they can avoid it.  As you move through your journey, you can look back at projects and colours you loved and become inspired all over again.  This week, we decided to look through our archives and be inspired by projects old and new and here is what we found. From deep rich palettes to bright ones with a tropical feel, we almost forgot it was still winter :) 

We hope you enjoy them... 

Happy Folking x 

PS If you would like to discover more about the theory of colour and how to develop your colour mixing skills, check out our Colour theory posts here

Vintage roses can be painted in any colour, including this gorgeous tropical inspired colour palette



Cherry blossom inspired colour palette - perfect for a spot of upcycling



Dusky pinks and deep burgundy's work so well together in this colour palette


A classic colour palette inspired by the Canal boat art of England



Vintage inspired colour palette characterised by rich reds, deep blues and soft greens



Rich yellows and browns look beautiful together in this folk art inspired colour palette



Folk art poppies painted in earthy tones with a pop of orange.  A beautiful colour palette with a bit of a retro feel.



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