Today I picked a monochromatic colorway.
So what is monochromatic? Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones and shades) of a single hue.
Hmmm, still confused.
A hue is the base color.
A tint is the hue plus white.
A tone is the hue plus gray.
A shade is the hue plus black.
Basically monochromatic means choosing different lightness and darkness of the same color. But keep in mind that the closer the base hues are to being the same the better your colors will look together. This isn’t always easy with mass produced fiber since you might find, for example, a red that has a bluish base (cool) or a red with a orange base (warm). Here are some examples:
You can see that using all cool looks a bit nicer than mixing. Don’t let that stop ya’, be brave and experiment.
Here is this week’s colorway with yarn suggestions:
I often hear from fellow crafters that they wish they knew more about color and putting colors together. I thought I’d try offering different color combos with actual color names/numbers for two popular yarns so you can see how the color samples would translate into finding the yarn for your projects.
Here’s the first go at it! I’ve chosen a simple warm colorway since today is so cold and rainy here.
Let me know if you like it and what you would change!