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    Help with colour

    Wanting to a braid quilt in selection of fat quarters in orange what color would I use as a contrast? TIA

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    Blues and turquoise are the compliment to orange and make a wonderful contrast. This site has some pretty examples: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&....0.pyAGuCF9vcw

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    I've not seen it in quilts, but orange and purple work in flower arranging.

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    If you want a lighter, summery look you could use pink.

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    Not sure what you are going for in terms of brightness but brown and yellow would make a pretty braid. I don't care for brown all that much but next to orange it's very appealing.
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    My first thought, too, Jan.
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    I used navy blue & gray with Orange that made a striking quilt. It was a baby quilt I made to go with the nursery colors and in spite of my original misgivings, it was really lovely.

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    I don't follow the color wheel. I usually pick a print and pick colors out of it. I am not into modern type quilts and colors.
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    Turquoise blue.

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    Navy blue makes the orange pop...I have a quilt my great grandmother made using navy, bright orange, and ivory. It’s my favorite quilt.
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    I'm not in favor of brown with orange. It reminds me of the 70's but not in a good way!
    I like what the others said- blues, turquoise, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Turquoise blue.

    Think of Howard Johnsons Restaurants. Shades of turquoise and orange are perfect.
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    I saw one done with spring greens that was gorgeous.

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    Google "orange quilts" and then click "images". You will find some serious eye candy there, with many different gorgeous color combos!

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