Tuesday, July 14, 2015

52 Weeks of Color for Quilters :: Week 11 Tints

Hi there and welcome to another week of color fun! So up until now we've been using Pure Colors (these are the truest example of the color) for our discussion and examples but now we're going to branch out and include some more color variations. The photo above shows the back of the color wheel I've been using and the Pure Color is at the top followed by tints, tones and shades. We're starting at the top with tints and working our way down over the next few weeks.

A Tint is any color plus white. So pink is a tint of red and baby blue is a tint of blue and lavender is a tint of purple. Most people use the word "pastel" to describe tints. The more white you add the lighter the tint, the less white the darker. I used to help my little kids remember which color you added to create a tint by pointing out that Tint and White both have an "i" in them!

Here I've placed the True Colors on top of the Tints so you can see the difference! Tints are softer and "quieter" than True Colors.

My block for this week has a center square of Kona White (6.5") and the 12 tints that correspond with the color wheel around the edges (3.5" blocks). This block is 12.5" unfinished.

The Kona colors I used this week are (starting at the top left and going around clockwise):
- Carnation
- Salmon
- Mango
- Daffodil
- Lemon
- Cactus
- Cabbage
- Azure
- Stratosphere
- Periwinkle
- Wisteria
- Gumdrop

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