Two thoughts before beginning this post’s color feature:
First, JWD Publishing changed servers last week due to the amount of space I am using on this blog (much too much I have been told). We ran into difficulties during the transfer process, so I have been unable to access our blog until now. Patience has been the word of the week for me. I thank you for your patience.
Secondly, thanks to all of you who left comments in a variety of places about which patterns you like on the quilt rotation located on our JWD homepage. Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about the homepage, the quilts, and what brings a smile to your face. We want to send complimentary patterns to Barbara Bryan, Frances Hague, Peggy Hatch, Sarah Stevens, Laura McGrath, and Evelyn O’brien. If you are one of these people, please email me your address.
WARM SHADE TRANSFORMATION
In this post I’d like to focus on the shades from the warmest of all pure colors: yellow, golden-yellow, and chartreuse. If you have not had a chance to read the initial post about shades or the following post about cool shades, you might want to visit these posts before reading this post.
Whereas cool shades become darker versions of their own pure colors, the majority of warm shades differ greatly from their original pure color. Most warm pure colors make surprising changes when black is added. Because these shades differ greatly from their parent color, their names rarely include their pure-color parent. Therefore, eye recognition is an important factor when working with warm shades (using the color tool can be a handy substitute for eye recogniation). It’s helpful to know a shade’s color origin when the shade is featured in a work of art or a room setting, This knowledge allows you to make the best additional color selections for your project. That’s a huge benefit.
This post features the shades of the three warmest pure colors—golden-yellow, yellow, and chartreuse (yellow is the warmest of all). These three colors can be seen in the color wheel illustration below.