Briodag video class design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply

Colour Palette Ideas

The Briodag Set is available in our Hebridean 2 Ply. The design is made with one lighter or brighter pattern colour, and two darker harmonising background colours. Here you can see a Briodag made up in a pattern colour of Corncrake with background colours of Erica and Red Deer. This palette was inspired by the Lewis moorland on a sunlit winter day.

Below you can find a variety of colour palette ideas to help you visualise your own Briodag.

Briodag video class design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply
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Heather in full bloom inspires a palette with a pattern colour of Driftwood and background of Wild Orchid and Erica. Below left, the pale shade of fading heather bells suggest a pattern colour of Fulmar for working on background colours of Clover and Red Deer. Below right, the thistle pods are captured in Sea Ivory with background shades of Wild Orchid and Clover.

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The Hebridean moorland in Autumn inspires both bold and subtle palettes. Above, Golden Plover makes for a rich and striking pattern colour on a background of Kelpie and Mara. Below left, a Red Deer pattern choice works perfectly with a strong, dark background of Kelpie and Limpet, whilst below right, a Spindrift pattern colour on a background of Whin and Golden Plover will produce a light, soft and subtle take on the design.

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Soft, summery seascapes inspire some fresh and breezy palettes. Above, a Solan Goose pattern colour is perfect with background colours of Strabhann and Summertide. Below left, Spindrift on a background of Strabhann and Witch Flower evokes the summer seashore. Below right, Driftwood on a background of Shearwater and Storm Petrel softens the mood.

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The wild landscape of Skye provides some moodier palettes. Above, Pebble Beach on a background of Erica and Limpet. Below left, Sea Anemone on a background of Kelpie and Limpet. Below right, Pebble Beach on a background of Shearwater and Kelpie.

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Virtual Yarns: Home of Alice Starmore Yarns And Designs

Lichen-coloured rocks are a wonderful source of soft harmonies and subtle contrasts. Above, Solan Goose with a background of Machair and Corncrake. Below left, Pebble Beach with a background of Whin and Golden Plover. Below right, Solan Goose with a background of Corncrake and Golden Plover.

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Virtual Yarns: Home of Alice Starmore Yarns And Designs
Virtual Yarns: Home of Alice Starmore Yarns And Designs