Yesterday Pantone announced their color palette for spring and summer 2019. They call it “New Native” and cite “As people today move through life, they adopt and blend other cultures with their own. The result is a design direction that celebrates mixed influences and cross cultural fertilization. Increasingly nomadic, our urban centers already considered cultural melting pots, are becoming progressively more diverse.”
I’m finding this palette very interesting, especially for us as needlepointers. Look at it, above,
except for the bright blue and yellow, its all earth-tone neutrals. These colors, especially the lighter ones are not my favorites, but their predominance here is a new trend in color.
It also gives us some exciting options to freshen our stitching. Look at these neutral colors as great possibilities for backgrounds. I have a couple of bee ornaments in my stash that I’m going to pick Cadmium Yellow for the bees and barn red for one background and linen for the other.
You can do this too. Look to use the blue and yellow as accents and the other colors as potential backgrounds. These colors will freshen your needlepoint instantly