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Thread: What's your favorite color combination in Batiks?

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    Just curious what is your current favorite color mix for batiks? It might be a different combination than you would choose for printed fabrics, because of the way the dyes flow together and mix, in batiks.

    If you can't decide on just one... it's okay to list several favorites! :-)

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    Purple and green.

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    ditto!

    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    Purple and green.

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    right now i pull a batik i love, then pull a lighter shade to go with it. I only have green , turq and cream batiks so far, so guess those are my favs.

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    Blues, Purples & Greens. Pinks, Oranges, Yellows. Just about any actually! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    Purple and green.
    I always love purple and green together. I use it alot in the Civil War quilts and I also like chedder and blue together. I can't say that I have a certain favorite because when I go to look at fabric then it depends on the pattern and the colors all together. But purple and green are at the top of my list

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    blues and greens

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    Purple and green.
    ditto!

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    The autumn colors are my favorites.

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    First, you have asked a very hard questions. With that said, I am not a big fan of browns. So I would have to say anything except the browns. I can not narrow it down to just one combination :lol:

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    Purple and green

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    I haven't yet met a batik I didn't like. I like the fall colors, the fiery oranges and reds... the calm, cooling blues and purples. Most of my stash is in the blue/green family, but I have a few yards of three fabrics using golden yellows, purples, and hot reds - such a yummy combo I am saving it for something really special. Fugheddaboudit... I love it ALL!!!

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    The rich, rich clear jewel colors of the stained glass windows, no soft shades, no pastels, no greyed shades, no tones - just the jeweled hues.

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    I love batiks. My favorites are jewel tones, esp. blue, purple, teal, greens. I am just not really an earth tone kind of person, bu some of those colors are nice too. My least favorite is gold.

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    Ohhhh - they are all so beautiful, but guess the purples w/greens & blue combos would be favorites. Least favorites would be browns, but even some of those have been beautiful.

    Actually is there ANY fabric not a beauty when it's put in a quilt??? ;-) ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    If you can't decide on just one... it's okay to list several favorites! :-)
    The richer toned blues, greens, browns, reds, rusts, golds...
    Depending on the project, purples, pastels, blacks, pretty much anything else.

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    I'm always immediately drawn to the blues, greens, aquas, purples, whether it be batiks or anything else. However I like the other side of the color wheel too, most especially the bright or deep burgandys. I tend to consider the yellows and oranges as accent colors that I want to be there but not take center stage very often. My least favorites are the muddy colors/blends. But they have their place too. Oh let's face it I like 'em all!

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    It would have to be fall colors! It maybe because it is my favorite season... or the richness of the colors. They just go together .. naturally.
    That aside I am next drawn to teal , but it tough to get good corresponding batik fabrics... ( without resorting to the watercolors by Hoffman or Kaufman) so when I find one I buy it.. without hesitation.
    My batik stash is almost as large as any other "department" in my stash. I'm thinking I need to find a source for Retayne that sells in big bulk ... not tanker truck size .. but just short of it.

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    Ive found after using batiks a lot that I dont like real bright colors.
    A little goes a long way so dont use them much.
    I like earthy tones and fall colors with just a touch of brights.
    Here is an example of to many brights.
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    Purples and yellows
    turquoise and pinks

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    Purples and yellows

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    It's interesting that several people have chosen purple & green, or purple & yellow.

    I don't recall seeing any batik fabrics that combine purple and either yellow or green, within the same fabric.

    Maybe I'm not looking in the right places?

    I've seen periwinkle & celery, but that's about as close as it's been. Which is... not close at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    It's interesting that several people have chosen purple & green, or purple & yellow.

    I don't recall seeing any batik fabrics that combine purple and either yellow or green, within the same fabric.

    Maybe I'm not looking in the right places?

    I've seen periwinkle & celery, but that's about as close as it's been. Which is... not close at all!
    Oh, I thought the topic was what Batik colors do you like to use/see together! I do have some purple batiks though that have yellow and green in the same fabric
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    I absolutely love batiks. I would have to say my favorites are: purples, blues and aquas. They give so much versatility and depth to a project.

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    All of them.

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