ColorPlay: Modern Building

ColorPlay: Modern Building - Original
ColorPlay: Modern Building – Original

There is a lot of building going on near my office. Barely moving my head, I can see at least 5 cranes when I get off the train without having to turn my head. The sound of jackhammers, hammering and other construction noises fill the air all day.

I walk around at lunch trying to get to know the neighborhood. It is hard, because it is changing rapidly. The other day I across this building. I love the windows and thought it would be great for this exercise. It is so whimsical.

ColorPlay: Modern Building-default
ColorPlay: Modern Building-default

I wanted to stop at this default palette. The blues are great, even without any turquoise and the Pewter makes a nice background. It is almost a perfect palette. Looking at it, however, I see that that green wasn’t touched or the orange.

ColorPlay: Modern Building 2
ColorPlay: Modern Building 2

I had to do another monochromatic palette to see how many blues I could include. I moved the circles, but some of the colors chosen are the same as the previous palette.

I admit that it isn’t quite monchromatic, but it is analgous. That green with the brighter blues looks really good.

ColorPlay: Modern Building-2
ColorPlay: Modern Building-2

I couldn’t avoid the orange. It is clearly some kind of construction fencing, which are, traditionally, that super bright orange. No matter where I moved the circles the brightest I could get was the Mango. I decided to embrace the vagaries of the computer and see what happened. This isn’t a palette I would have put together myself, but I think it works. It is definitely interesting.

ColorPlay: Modern Building-3
ColorPlay: Modern Building-3

I liked the Mango and wanted to keep it in. I also liked the green and turquoise, so I kept those. The others aren’t as successful this time. All extra grey, even the Graphite, which my eyes tell me is actually blue.

Let me know what you think of these palettes and if you make anything.

 

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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