Sunday, January 5, 2020

My Choice for Color of the Year 2020

It's great that Pantone names its Color of the Year. You can read December's blog post here for info on that. But I've been thinking a little closer to home. Why can't I personally choose a favorite color for 2020?

For about eight years (can it be that long?) I've been designing Peppered Cottons (shot cottons) for StudioE Fabrics. We've been through about 80 shades so far. Use this link to see the present palette of Peppered Cottons.

Several colors of Peppered Cottons, introduced back when, are still selling well and thus have proved themselves favorites with the fabric-buying public. Among that top rank is Green Tea, #44. 

Green Tea is a combination of bright yellow green (weft) and a deep olive green (warp). 
As soon as I saw the swatch from the mill, I knew its name had to be Green Tea. Note: depending on your computer monitor, the shade may look more yellow or more green than what the fabric truly looks like in person.

I regard Green Tea as a staple and found that I'm always sticking it into compositions somewhere. Here it turned up as thin strips in a string-pieced Bars quilt I sent to a friend recovering from an accident.

Green Tea looks great beside hot pink, black and white. 

                                      It inspired me to make an apron I still wear.          

I'm working on projects right now that use Green Tea and I was so glad StudioE Fabrics also decided to issue it as a wide fabric (108")! Now I can back quilts using this favorite color without having to seam lengths of fabric!

One of my favorite uses of Green Tea was in the quilt called Flower Market that I made for Fresh Quilts magazine. 

Yep, Green Tea #44 is a keeper and is my pick for 2020 Color of the Year!


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Jenny's Wright Designs said...

I am super excited to find your Peppered Cottons! Ordered my first two pieces yesterday for a center medallion on a quilt that Im working on!