Color Inspiration Thursday: Spring Buds


Clockwise from Top Left: Spirit Trail Nona in “Spring Buds,” budding trees in Rappahannock County, VA, Bouquet, Fun Shoes, Oak Tree Bud, Pretty Dress

New for Spring / Summer, and making its debut at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, is a muted neutral named Spring Buds.

Light greens and yellow-greens are the colors typically associated with Spring leaves and budding trees, but living here in the woods it becomes very apparent that many trees bud out in a range of colors that are decidedly not green. Brett tells me these are predominantly maples and oaks, of which our forest has an abundance.

This year, I kept noticing all these other colors popping out, pulling my attention away from all the other colors of Spring ~ muted apricot, tawny peach, pale bronze, soft tan. The spring greens were there, but they came later in the season. And, of course, all the flowers. But once the buds form and leaves sprout, these subtle colors of Spring disappear until next year.

As often happens, colors catch hold of me and end up being translated onto yarn. I think Spring Buds is a lovely neutral color ~ a blend of those muted apricots, peaches and tans with just a hint of pale bronze. It’s a fabulous color for those who can wear it on its own (I am NOT one of those people). For me, I envision it as part of a color scheme that could include a deep color, like brown, or red, or charcoal.

Luckily, I dyed a bunch of those colors, too. You’ll see them at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, and up in the Spirit Trail Fiberworks shop once we get home.

P.S. I think I need those shoes.



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