If you ask me: “Tierney what is your favorite color?” I would likely reply “Purple“.
There is very little purple in my recent art of utility quilts. There is very little Purple in my house. However, there is a lot of ORANGE.
I would never say that Orange is my favorite color but if you look at the background on my blog (which is a photo of a quilt I made based on an old tile floor); if you look at the quilts I have made over the past 5 – 6 years (art and utility quilts); and if you look in my fabric stash, you would think I was beholden to the color Orange.
Check out a photo of my living room area – notice a lot of “shades of orange” in the quilts on the wall?
I am not sure when my apparent and subconscious love of the color Orange began and I am not sure when it will end.
There was an article in the 2015 premiere issue of Room to Create magazine on “Color & Creativity” (page 8). In this article the publication discusses how color impacts mood. Here is an excerpt of what the article said on the color Orange:
Looking for excitement, energy and enthusiasm? Orange may be your soulmate.
I guess Orange is my “color soulmate”!
Do you have any color that keeps surprisingly appearing in your work?
I just realized that I had the quilt below on the wall of my living room for a number of years. I will be showing/selling it in this year’s Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The ORANGE is really strong and prevalent in this quilt!