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Thread: Colors that go with salmon peachy pink

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    Colors that go with salmon peachy pink

    I ran into a wonderful deal on fleece at Walmart. Problems is - it's a salmon peachy pink color.

    I make quilts which are sold to raise funds so I like them to be a bit unisex to appeal to a wider audience. I'm mentally stuck on what color tops will go with this fleece which I'd love to use as a batting/backing combo.

    It's not a real pinky pink, the peachy salmon colors are stronger.

    I looked at a color wheel and I see the opposite colors are green and yellow which would be unisex.

    However I know that blue and orange also look nice together and I don't see that combo on the color wheel. So is there some other great combo that I'm not thinking of?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by KenmoreGal2; 01-13-2018 at 12:55 PM. Reason: I said purple and orange but should have said blue and orange

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    Royal blue, perhaps ? Grey .

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    i might try browns
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    Yes, a new blue. My grandmother made blocks with blue and different pink pinwheels. I found a salmon color that looked fantastic as cornerstones and an inner border.

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    I love royal and navy blue with peachy colors.
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    Great ideas!! I would not have thought of blue, gray or brown. Thanks!!

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    soft turquoise

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    Peach and turquoise go well together, think Florida colours or Southwest Pueblo colours.

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    some browns. most blue- greens and blues. possibly a reddish burgundy.

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    Oh, I love the turquoise idea! I have turquoise fabric too!!

    And reddish burgundy - I would not have come up with that myself!

    Great ideas here! Thanks.

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    I also was thinking of southwestern colors to go with it. If you look in a google search for those type of quilts, I am sure they would show a soft sage green and a sky blue too. Also perhaps a rusty orange clay color.
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    some purples would work, too.

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    You guys are great!! Thanks! I have so many options now - not just pink!

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    Purple and green go well. The purple I have used is kind of a plum color
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    I vote for auqa or a form of green

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    Salmon-y pinks go with a lot of things. Blues, either navy or a medium blue, turquoise, sage green, browns. Have fun!
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    Browns and teal

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    Depending on the shade, I would go with a teal or minty green. I just love how those go with peachy-colors!

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    The first thing that came to my mind was a photo I took of the sun rise over the ocean.....peachy salmon colors mixed with buttery golden colors, and various shades of deep blue mixed with lighter blues against the dark ocean water with the sun rays reflecting off the water. Google sunrise photos to see if that helps you with colors like I am describing. Sorry I don't have a digital photo to post.

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    Light grey is my new background color.
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    Thanks again for all the suggestions. I bought about 6 yards of this fleece and it's about 70 inches wide so I can do a lot of quilts with it. It was $ 1 a yard!! I can make one quilt with each color suggestion!!

    Keep them coming if you have more. I'm writing them all down and storing them with the fleece.

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    I don't exactly follow the color wheel. Just lay fabric by it and see what you like. Royal or navy blue and a bright lime green could be pretty. It all depends on the exact color of the Salmon.

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    I would think brown would go with pinky peach. Someone mentioned blue and orange too.
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    Navy blue would be my choice.
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    I would go with your gut. Go to a fabric store, OPEN UP BOLTS, lay your fabric across several fabrics and see which feel better. We are usually correct when we go with our first impressions. (Do not just hold up the edge of a fabric with the tiny bit showing at the edge of the bolt. There is too much other colors interfering with the view. Open the fabric up a bit and lay them out together.)

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