Blue Luna – Color Palette

One of the key things that must be done when designing a needlepoint piece is cutting the millions of colors and shades in a photo down to a manageable palette of colors.  They must be different enough that the person stitching the design can tell them apart, but close enough that the color changes aren’t too dramatic.

I find that six shades of grey from white through black inclusive is about right.  Other colors can support a similar range of shades.

So I pick colors for the palette from the layout, keeping these guidelines in mind.   I arrange them in a grid so I can pick paint colors.

Blue-Luna-Color-Pallette by Carmen CS
Blue-Luna-Color-Pallette, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for the beauty and intricacy of creation.  Help her to appreciate Your work all around her.

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