I was kind of dreading this month because I know what a challenge this will be for me. But as some of you wonderful folks reminded me on Wednesday, sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective. Boring brown or luscious chocolate? Mmmm, chocolate...
|From Wikipedia - The brown and orange|
disks of color are objectively identical, in identical
gray surrounds, in this image; their
perceived color categories depend on what white
they are compared to.
Did you know it's the favourite colour for a lot of men? The Japanese do not have a specific word for brown, but rather use more descriptive names like "tea-color". In India, it's the colour of mourning. Oh, and if you dream of the colour brown, you will be lucky with money.
Brown is not a hue on the colour wheel, but forms the darker shades of red, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange and yellow. It's made by mixing black or grey with orange, red, rose, or yellow.
Dark brown is a good substitute for black and can be used as a neutral.
So I guess it's not such a bad colour after all, is it?
Here are a few online resources to read up on brown for yourself:
So what would you do with brown as your challenge colour?
Right now, I'm thinking of trying a curved quilt-as-you-go technique with values of brown or maybe do an ode to chocolate, my favourite food. We'll see...
Have a great weekend, all!