This week I’d planned to share some pattern ideas with you, but instead I thought I’d look at some final colour schemes for you – this time with Stylecraft Yarn’s ‘Tomato’ shade. If you fancy catching up on previous colour scheme ideas, I’ve listed the post links below for you.
- A first look at Stylecraft Yarn’s limited edition pack
- Colour scheme ideas for Stylecraft Yarn’s Special DK collection (part 1)
- Colour scheme ideas for Stylecraft Yarn’s Special DK collection (part 2)
Onto ‘Tomato’ and I’ve got to ask – where did this new shade come from? Alongside the launch of the then limited edition packs, Tomato seemed to just appear out of nowhere! I don’t remember seeing a build up about it, just its arrival. That aside, obviously I wanted to get my hands on it as soon as I could.
Reds aren’t usually my kind of colours; you may have seen in previous posts that I love pinks and yellows and even blues – warmer colours, and red feels outside of my comfort zone. I don’t tend to wear red clothing either. So I knew this post would be a challenge – but playing with colours you wouldn’t normally work with has been part of the fun and I wanted to step outside the comfort zone and see how Tomato fits into the rest of Stylecraft’s collection.
Colour scheme ideas for Stylecraft Yarn’s ‘Tomato’ shade
So here goes; in the following five ideas I’ve kept Tomato the constant but all other shades only appear once – I wanted to avoid repeating colours and use as many shades as I could.
1. Lipstick, Lime, Tomato, Storm Blue and Apricot. The first idea I put together; there was something about Storm Blue teamed with Apricot and Tomato that I really liked. It almost feels a bit Cath Kidston, don’t you think? Lipstick compliments the red of Tomato and I feel like Lime is also a good match for this shade (and I love green and pinks together!).
2. Saffron, Spice, Tomato, Copper and Dark Brown. I love the rainbow affect of these colours together; it feels like they get darker as it progresses. Saffron and Spice is already a great combination so I was naturally drawn to those two with Tomato. Copper and Dark Brown add further warmth to this colour collection.
3. Cream, Gold, Tomato, Pistachio and Walnut. Like with Lime, as soon as I got my hands on Tomato I wanted to see how it worked with Gold; in all honesty not as well as I’d hoped, but then again once you add in Cream I quite like it. Plus the Walnut adds to it, as does Pistachio. Pistachio could also be swapped for a deeper green, but I like the lightness it adds to this collection of colours.
4. Sunshine, Mustard, Tomato, Teal and Sage. This collection of colours feels closest to my comfort zone, I love how bright it is without being garish and I kind of like that Tomato almost clashes with the blue/green of Teal and Sage but works because of the combinations with the yellows of Sunshine and Mustard. Again, I think there’s a bit of a gradient going on here, which seems to work with the Tomato shade.
5. Soft Peach, Bottle, Tomato, Silver and Claret. I realised recently that I really like Bottle, it’s so rich and when it’s combined with a red like Tomato or Claret it seems to come to life and add depth to the shade. Here Soft Peach and Silver soften the colours. For some reason I was desperate to combine Tomato with a grey shade; I tried Graphite but it didn’t seem to work, but I think Silver works when added alongside Claret and Bottle.
What do you think? Any favourites that spring to mind? Surprinsingly number two is my favourite, followed by four. While four are more ‘my’ colours, I struggle to think how it’d work as a blanket, cushion etc. Whereas two could be used in lots of ways.
Thank you for reading – I hope this gives you some ideas for how to use Stylecraft’s newest colour! See you next week for some crafty ideas on how to put these colours to good use…