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Thread: WIP needs a pop of a third color

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    WIP needs a pop of a third color

    I am making a dark brown and pale pink quilt. It needs a pop of a bright color. I am thinking of a lime green. Any opinions/suggestions ?? The pattern is a twisted 4 patch. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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    Do you have a pic you can post?
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    A yellow might really work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    Do you have a pic you can post?
    ditto!!
    picture of the fabrics, the quilt, the pattern

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    Lime sounds like a winner to me!
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    lime green sounds great to me
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    The lime green sounds great! Do hope we can see pics too!
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    Lime green sound good to me!

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    What about turquoise?
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    I like the idea of yellow!
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    Turquoise blue seems to be the trend with brown these days

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    It entirely depends on the mood you want the quilt to have.

    Brown, pink, and yellow would be a soft, warm, calm analogous scheme (colors next to each other on the color wheel). Brown is actually just a saturated orange.

    Brown, pink and green would be a more contrasting complementary scheme (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) which has added zip.

    Brown, pink, and turquoise is straight from the 50's and would give the quilt a very retro feel.
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    Next time i have a color question - i'm PMing you ghostrider !!!!! Your analysis was perfect !
    That said...my choice would be turquoise.
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    lime greens is a good choice. or turquoise. I love lime green. just found a UFO top and it has a lime border already. I like it, so i may finish it!

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    Thanks everyone...I just bought some lime green and I am not sure it is going to work but if it doesn't, then I will use the turquoise. I am not good at posting pictures but I will try again when this quilt is finished. Thanks again. These board members are sooooo helpful.

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    I think orange would be a good color. But of course a pic of the pattern and fabrics would help with suggestions.
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    i think lime would work really well
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    How about hot pink?

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    Maybe even a brighter pink as a third color.

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    A rich teal color would be really pretty and make your quilt pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfosa421 View Post
    Turquoise blue seems to be the trend with brown these days
    I go for turquoise also.

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    Try aqua, it works well with both the pink & brown.
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    The first color that popped in my head is turquoise.

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    If you have a color wheel, the color opposite of the one you are using usually makes a good color to use..I was thinking of a bright teal or aqua, that would go good with both of those colors. LOL i just read the two post b4 mine and see great minds work alike.

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    I would make it a bright color, for sure. Either turquoise, bright yellow, lime or orange.

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