Do you get inspired by colors of blooming flowers?
After a recent visit to an iris farm in Salem, Oregon I was so inspired by great colors of irises that I had trouble falling asleep for several days. I enjoyed looking at photographs I made and imagining designs I could create using these colors. My artistic friends also expressed an interest in working with iris color palettes and using them in future art projects.
Would you find these color combination attractive? Imagine what you would do with them? String several strands of colorful beads? Make an abstract bead embroidery piece? Or maybe weave an iris flower just like the ones I displayed for you today? Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy looking at nature’s art and let it inspire you!
Iris Flower Color Palettes
I selected some of the Delica seed bead colors for you to make your bead selection easier. Some people prefer silver lined colors, some – opaque. To me, it all depends on a project. Feel free to play with similar colors and combine both: lined and opaque colors in the same project.
If you need more help with color palettes, discover how to get better at combining colors for your beading project.
Color Palette #1
Delica DB353 Opaque Antique Beige
Delica DB1502 Opaque Peaches and Cream Luster
Delica DB208 Opaque Tan
Delica DB629 Silver-Lined Lavender
Delica DB0455 Galvanized Dark Plum
Color Palette #2
Delica DB0352 Eggshell or
Delica DB0204 Medium Cream
Delica DB2102 Light Honey Mustard
Delica DB245 Ceylon Dark Pink
or try a darker color
Delica DB247 Fuchsia Lined Crystal
Delica DBM0611 Transparent Silver Lined Burgundy Wine
Color Palette #3
Delica DB883 Opaque Cream
Delica DB0732 Opaque Rich Cream
You can also add the following color to connect with orange better:
Delica DB651 Dyed Opaque Squash
Delica DB045 Silver Lined Orange
Delica DB161 Opaque Orange
Delica DB0249 Opaque Luster Light Purple
Or try similar color
Delica DB1345 Silver Lined Violet