December 18, 2011

Cindy's Color Chat - Neutral Stripes

Neutral Stripe Pillow Cindy Grisdela

In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes it's nice to focus on neutral colors for a little tranquility. Remember that neutral doesn't have to be boring. The pillow pictured above uses mostly beige, tan and ecru in the design, plus a hint of taupe. Then I pushed the edge of neutral just a little bit with some pink, lavender and gold, which gives a some punch. The stripes are irregular in width as well. I've wavered about whether the middle stripe with a very light neutral on the top portion works with the peachy tones of the bottom portion, but decided it's more interesting that way because it's unexpected. Sometimes it's good to create just a little tension between what the eye expects to see and what it actually gets!

Check out these other TAFA Member shops on Etsy for neutrals--interesting that a search for neutral, cream or beige turns up a variety of items, but not as many as searches for other colors. Enjoy!

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