Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good things

- Finding a copy of Frankie in the mailbox, with no recollection at all of having subscribed (!)

- Going to the beach for the weekend and playing in the shallows where the water is warm

- Talking to complete strangers on the telephone with surprising ease (I have never been much of a telephone person)

- Discovering a new favourite cheese - yum!!!

- Giveaways!!!


Fabric of all shapes and sizes (some misprinted bits but generally good), A/P gocco print on plain paper, gift labels and a letterpress card.

So go on - come out of the shadows so I can see you, and tell me you favourite colour combination (of anything) to go into the running :)

UPDATE - Okay at 159 comments (!!) entries are closed! I'm doing the random number generation right now :)

xo

162 comments:

Ohm and the Art of Applicque said...

I have a collection of your prints from Moo - I really like the patridge in the pear tree - that is blue and green with a white background. I also like the pale blue grey background of hte bare tree with white balls.
I don't like the cards so much with the mission brown backgrounds,
Liz in Sydney

lupinbunny said...

red and aqua. Very popular at the moment, I think. Also dirty pink and dirty acid/ grass green...

Belinda said...

I have a bit of a fixation with grey, I love grey and yellow, grey and aqua or any green,grey and black is always good, grey and red.
Grey and any other colour really!

Finding a surprise copy of Frankie in your letterbox would make any day a little sweeter :)

amy p said...

Orange, pink, yellow and green...have to include green after all the Sydney rain recently!

Adrienne said...

Favorite color combo...hmm...I love yellow, red, and blue so I'd say yellow and blue together and red and blue together. Ohh...this is trouble, I'm going to have to dig in my fabric stash and get sewing!

Miss M D said...

At the moment, it's red and orange together, which means I tend to leave the house wearing this combination and have to forceably remember to choose other colours. Next week though, I have a feeling it will be green and brown.

sam said...

Red & duck egg blue.

Love it.

Hollabee said...

Ow...you reminded me of boursin...summers in france...french stick on the beach with a good big chunk of boursin...booo I miss those days!!! (it's a unilever brand...Dutch ;)

Well to stick with the french theme...I'd go lavender and 'old' green..just like the lavender plant colours...

see ya!

Little Munchkins said...

I like red. It stands out and suits both genders.

twolimeleaves said...

OK, I'm de-lurking!!
I have so many favourites! Chinese Lacquer Red with French Blue or with Melon greens (let's face it - red with pretty much anything!); tangerine and clear pinks; acid greens with scarlet and black; lavender and chartreuse; scarlet and violet; apple green with crimson and white; chocolate brown and raspberry pink; icy blues, mint greens and dashes of tobacco brown.
I guess I like contrast, huh?

Megan said...

Love the fabrics! My favorite color combos? Yellow and Robin's egg blue...and robin's egg blue with a dark orange color. I like to see that same blue with bright pink and green as well.

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of grey and hot colours, like lemon yellow and pillar box red. But I also like tonal pairings, like turquoise and teal.

Claudia @ esmereldaknits.wordpress.com

Kate said...

Definitely red and aqua/light blue. Also a reddy colour and paler green.

LakeRuby said...

i love yellow and grey. well, actually, grey with most colors can be nice....although not so much at the end of winter. red and aqua (that you already use!) are lovely for spring. I like pumpkin & sage too-- those are the colors in my living room where one wall is pumpkin-colored and when the lamp is on against that wall it looks like the sun is shining in there.

Toni-Ann said...

de-lurking to share my love of lime and turquoise, brown and pastel pink and that lovely natural linen colour and deep vibrant red.

jen j-m said...

hi! i think you have a lovely sense of color.
right now i am really loving the combo of mustard yellow with medium gray + a little creamy off white accent.
also agree with above commenters, i am a fan of red + aquaish tones. they're bright and cheery.

adele said...

I'm always a fan of green (though I'm particular about it - no forest green for me) with neutral colors such as grey's and browns.

That said, you can never gone wrong with the classic chocolate brown and turquoise, duck egg or baby blue.

Mel said...

my favorite color combination now has to be dusty pink and heather gray! I have a couple of co-ordinates in those colors and I love it! The clincher was a pair of heather gray pumps I got this weekend. :)

sweetjessie@comcast.net said...

I love the colors you used in the Sia's village print. I have the PG-11, too, and I have to admit I'm overly concerned about using up my precious stash of screens and bulbs!

LeeAnn said...

-Alright, can you see me yet?-

I found your blog through etsy a couple of weeks ago and have been reading ever since. Red and turquoise have been on my mind lately with a few projects in the works. This could be a very good thing this season!

muralimanohar said...

Red and green. Mostly green, with red setting it off. Love it.

sarah said...

Hi Lara! I love chocolate brown with aqua/turquoise blue...and I just bought some fabric in those colors to make a quilt (my first one). Your blue ginkgo fabric is going to be the focal point of the quilt...I love your fabric!

D'Rae said...

right now I am liking pink and brown and blues and browns together.

Chickadee said...

orange and green!

vanou said...

Bleu et Vert!
merci!

Hally said...

Hi Lara,

my favourite coulor combination is lavender and pale green. Always has been and always will be. Lavender and beige is also fabulous. I can just imagine some lavender and beige fabric, Mmm. Would love it.

Amy said...

We are in the middle of decorating a new bedroom for our very soon to be 3 year old daughter and my entire mindset has been red and orange (room colors) Although it may not be my all tme favorite right now I am loving them together!-plus I am so syked that we decided against pink and purple....woo whoo!

de vliegende koe said...

My favourite colour combination is blue and brown. I like orange with aqua too. It depends on what it’s for.

ArtShades said...

I'm into nature's pinks and greens at the moment since my hellebores and camellia 'blooms of the week'....

leslie said...

my favorite colour combination. red/pink and greeen. my favorite fruit.

Roberta J. said...

Favorite color combo... hmmm... so very tough to decide! Especially if you are a Gemini with a moon in Gemini like myself!!! :-D I simply love red and aqua, green and brown, and pink and brown! Cannot settle for one! :-D

Candy said...

Chocolate brown & light blue, with an accent of chartreuse. Yum!

cindy said...

I love color! I went through the stage of loving brown combinations--light aqua, a good lt. green, and the right pink. Although, in the moment, I am liking the basic primary and secondary colors: a good kelly green with a bright yellow..and if that is not enough, add a cherry red!

Anonymous said...

I am loving dark brown and pink at the moment! ;)

Lew
joannechng@yahoo.com

Nuya ~ said...

My current fav color is orange and turqoise! They go surprisingly well..

skona said...

all time favorite: red and aqua
currently: ochre and grey, charcoal and lavender (a little old lady/victorian but with the right textures feels fresh), shades of white.

Siew said...

It would have to be brown and blue right now. Loving that combination and its showing as we build our new house!

susank said...

My favorite is the grassy green and teal blue of the ginkgo print. My favorite color combination of all time would have to be dark grey with an eye-searing leaf green as accent. I like dark with some really bright, unexpected color to make it pop.

Ella said...

beautiful fabrics! Would i love some? yes. i just came over here from your shop and from there Flickr. i love your gingko designs, birch forest and riverside adventures and have seen many of your patterns in other people's projects. What stands out are Belinda's pillows.
Current favorite color combo is chocolate brown and mustardy yellow.

Kangaroopals said...

love them all, but brown is my favorite.

Mich said...

One of my favorite colour combos is light grey and a bright yellow. It just looks so happy to me!! I also love dark purple and light blue. :)

Stephanie said...

Lately I've been loving light blue and grey together.

Jessi said...

I love mustard yellow and bright red together, and also both paired with black.

Catherine UK said...

Hello Lara
I recently managed to purchase some of your moreish fabrics-I waited with baited breath for the alloted hour which was 10pm UK time on a Sunday night-my little girl in bed, kitchen tidied, watching the clock. I've been watching blogs for months and months but have been too shy to comment.
So I'm stepping out for the first time today!On Colour Combos..... I went to the Outer Hebrides a couple of years ago and
got obsessed by the Harris Tweed which I bought off little old guys in their sheds who'd been weaving away since they were young and I have to say that the olive green against heather purple is something that makes my mouth water again and again.
In Sweden last year the rich forest floor of lilac heathers and bright scarlet red berries against glaucous blue lichens had me snapping away with a frenzy. Finally chocolate with a dash of bright lilac is so luxurious, I saved up for some Joseph Frank Hawaii in brown from Svenskt Tenn just for the lilac moths fluttering over it. All rather Autumnal but it's pretty cold here right now.
I'm obviously loving your birch fabric and am making two photo album covers from the Swedish Holiday with it in the style of your loose journal cover. Best Wishes Catherine Beard UK
Look forward to more from your studio.

alissahaight said...

I still am on a big pink & brown kick but all of the red and aqua that I've been seeing around is inspiring! Oh and orange and brown! How can I limit it to one combo?!? I love so many!! Thanks for the give away. Fun!

monda-loves said...

I'm liking chocolate brown and lime green - it does actually work pretty well together.

I'd love to be lucky enough to have just a small scrap of your fabric - even one of the non so perfect ones.

Monda
x

Megan said...

Favorite color combo? This is a tough one for me. Black and white are classic, but I like chocolate and aqua or chocolate and green, too. Or maybe it's just the chocolate itself that I like :)

Julie said...

Well, I love the colors you use, so I can't think of any suggestions other than chocolate brown and any color -- maybe green. But you're doing fine without my help -- what do I know!

Tharvey said...

I don't think I can pick out a favorite combination anymore, but for a long time it was a dark eggplant purple with olive green.

Cass said...

I'm enjoying plum and lime green lately. it's a nice contrast.

Craft said...

MMmmmmm- yellow and grey!

Jesse said...

orange and grey - a slightly dirty yellowish orange and a medium warm grey....

Dana Lee said...

At this moment I'm in love with natural linen together with earthy greens and dirty blues, sometimes crisp white thrown in, hence my purchase of your village Gocco print and some ginkgo fabric last week. I've admired your work for a while and finally decided I just had to have it.

Tina said...

My fav color combos... I love the chocolate browns with the pinks or the choco browns with blues and greens. I guess I'm stuck in the past. I tend to choose these fabrics colors without noticing.

downstairs Designs said...

Pink and choclate brown riverstones... Grey and pale aqua...

Bishty said...

hello, delurking! I only discovered your blog very recently and am captivated by the goods you produce. My current fav colour combination is deep, dark red with deep, dark green against a backdrop of white - the single red rose my husband presented to me last week to commemorate our engagement day.
Many thanks?!

jennifer said...

hello,

i think i lost my last comment to you . . . love your blog, your designs are very inspirational to those of us who are in that sew-y mode . . . current favorite color combo is brown and orange. i love orange but cannot wear it, the richer the hue the better. close second is teal and orange.

cheers,

jennifer

Louise said...

I love your fabric designs and at xmas I made a lot of zipped purses as presents. My favourite colours at the moment are deep red and also chocolate brown. That is probably why I like your birch trees and also the red riverstones and the red bonsai designs! As far as colours combined go, favourites at the mo include chocolate brown with baby blue and deep red with a neutral (either grey, black or white).

ShiriMe! said...

for me, i have always loved purple, since elementary school i'd say, so that's been a fave color for 1.5 decades! and now i have a thing for all things robins egg blue. it reminds me of the blue vases from old chinese art. and i must say that these two colors combined aren't too bad. purple and blue have traditionally been such royal colors, but i dont like things to be all dark, so robins egg blue takes the place of royal blue. hee hee.

amy dawn rose said...

orange and aqua- i think you might be a fan too!

celina said...

I really like purple, blue and teal together. I wear those colors in combination in my clothes and my hair! Ooh, I miss my teal hair...

Sequana said...

Robin's egg blue with white and a small touch of red - so pleasing to my eye.

Jenn said...

first, I adore all of your work/fabric and second, I adore good things on days where you need them most. :)

third, my favorite color combo that I can't seem to shake is pretty much most of the fabrics in this photo. the blue, the red and white. it was even my Christmas theme this year! haha.

.xo. Jenn

Diane said...

Oh so many to choose from, at the moment... Pale aqua and chocolate brown, and deep pink toned burgandy with bright acid green. Yummy.

Julie said...

I love light blue and chocolate brown together as well as light blue and grey. Various shades of blue together is always good. I'm starting to inch towards blues and soft greens.

Sheridan said...

I have always loved yellow and purple, but I think that's a bit weird so I will stick to my other socially acceptable favourite combinations.
I love red and light blue, watermelon and lime green, pink and brown, and blue and green sea-like colours.

Mymsie said...

Lately I'm loving teal & brown together.

ansis said...

Argh! I thought I'd be an early commenter with only two hours between NZ and Oz but sort of forgot about the rest of the world up and about while I slept :D

I'm in love with your fabrics having discovered them last week, but I look at that picture and I dither, thinking "oh I love that ginko print with the green and blue, but wait, those birches are fantastic, on the other hand so is that blue rectangle one with the splashes of orange!" I don't know, it's too early in the morning to make such important decisions - I need another cup of tea ;)

molly said...

red and black. i'm a sucker for art deco!

lindamade said...

i love turquoise and anything. :) turquoise and red, or orange, or yellow.

j said...

love so many colors together, but blue/cream, blue/white, aqua/white, are probably the most common in my home.

that said, I have a picture of a quilt, made somewhere in the southern US in the 1930's; circles pieced of orange and blue. it's beautiful and electric, and reminds me of hot summer afternoons.

love that flying geese pattern. see it's all sold out, though.

Suki said...

I love the red and aqua combo and I also love your work.

megrje said...

I'm still really liking yellow/gray, and yesterday I really wanted to wear chartreuse/gray and just couldn't really pull it off. I always love royal blue, too.

l.y. said...

I particularly like greens and blues together, or blues and browns, but just this morning, had one of my kindergarteners point out another lovely combo I had never thought of - purple, orange, and peach/tan. He just picked those three markers and asked if I could draw some stripey lines for him, and they turned out surprisingly well! :)

Sharon said...

Hi! Love your combination of olive and aqua blue, I like most discordant colours with a flash of red or dirty yellow.

thornberry said...

I like brown and orange (but not the seventies shades), brown and turquoise, white and beige. So many nice combinations are possible!

pinkchook said...

I"m loving chocolate brown and red. Yep that has to be my fave combo at the moment.

Tee said...

Favorite color combination chocolate brown and almost any shade of blue, I even like lime green with brown, grey and brown etc. It is easier for me to state which colors I don't like and that would be kelly green with any other color.

Laydee Nitecap said...

Red and pink, closely followed by red and purple. It's funny (to me) 'cos when i was a kid I was very much of the opinion that red and pink together was a big no-no. then again, I didn't really get ito pink until my late 20s, so perhaps I'm just a late bloomer...

Anonymous said...

My favourite colour combination would have to be turquoise, green and fushia together... very fresh :D

Amy Fitz

Joyce said...

I'm really liking blue and brown right now. Been seeing it all over, and don't know what it is about the combo, but I love it!

Currently planning a spring coat I've got a dusty rose cotton fabric, and now I'm looking for some accent fabric to go with. =)

Nothing like a giveaway to bring the lurkers out of the shadows! Especially when the prize is some of your wonderful fabric, booboos or not.

Tan said...

Blues & chocolate browns lately! Maybe because winter is just around the corner :)

CurlyPops said...

I love chocolate brown and teal blue together. A nice big chocolate brown leather couch and some lovely soft teal blue cushions to go with it.....yum.

styler said...

I love grey, black and red. I wear them, I sew with them and to me they just have a natural affinity.

Your work is so inspiring. thanks for sharing it with us all.

Danelle said...

My favorite color combos are aqua and teal and turquoise and brown.

Oh, and Boursin is delicious! :)

Em said...

Ooohh - I love anything in chocolate and turquoise!!! BTW, what's Frankie???

Em (in the USA)
(EmandmikeyATaolDOTcom)

Kate said...

I am reading about the life of pottery artist Clarice Cliff and in 1931 she was using fantastic colour combinations. "In the autumn of 1931, Clarice Cliff told the Bristol Times. 'I love mixing bold tints - rich oranges, reds, greens, blues and mauves,' she told Millicent Hardiman. I love that they're called Clarice and Millicent. This was from Lynn Knight's book "Clarice Cliff". I think nearly 80 years ago Miss Cliff was onto something.
And, yikes, I think I've let my "Frankie" subscription lapse. Ai yi yi.

claudine said...

At the moment I'm loving red and cream and brown. Also love red and aqua, chocolate and aqua, and chocolate and lime green.

Spin Spin said...

Simple two-colour combos are my fave, usually a grey with a pale blue or pale yellow OR pale blue and maroonish red (a way overused combo by me). Beyond two colours things often get a bit too busy, I reckon!

jojoebi said...

ohhh difficult duck egg blue and red.
chocolate and pink
chocolate and lime
anything with green....

Georgia said...

Red and white is a classic.
Love the red and aqua combinations that are all over blog-land.
And...pink and green. Pale apple green with a musk-stick pink. Lovely and fresh.

Jen said...

Wow, that's a lot of comments.

I'd have to go with the duck egg blue and chocolate combo, too. But I like to add a bit of raspberry red in there, too. Hmm. Raspberry and chocolate. Makes me hungry!

Sarah said...

duck egg blue and chocolate brown, red and turquoise/aqua.

Michelle said...

Ooh - good question! For clothing, I love black and red, and school uniform grey with teal. Also mashed pea green with just about anything.

When quilting, I always include red, and usually orange as well.

I love all colour - not a great fan of purple, although more of that colour has been creeping into my yarn stash lately!

sewfunky said...

I have a love/hate relationship with brown - sometimes I LOVE it and then other times not. I really like orange and red and when I was a kid green was my favourite colour!

I really love your blog and read it all the time!

Jenaveve said...

Red always sings to me - and I really love red on a natural linen color (or on grey). Also loving a bit of aqua or turquoise thrown in the mix - yum.

lindsey clare said...

ohhhhh my goodness. i love giveaways, what a great way to get people to come out of the woodwork!

Frankie is great, huh? i received a sub for my birthday last year and it has brought me immense pleasure seeing as i have had to stop buying magazines due to strict married-lady budgeting.

now, on colour combos: i am quite in love with brown/orange/cream at the moment, as that is the direction my lounge/living room is heading in. it is so autumn-y and cosy but can be freshened up with white or a spot of blue. i actually have a hankering to obtain one of your lamps (or make my own?) in one of your orange prints (if they ever happen again, hint hint).

Lourdes said...

This is so exciting. Well there are so many colors combinations that I am attracted to that it would be impossible to choose one. Here are some of my favorites right now. I am really loving yellow and grey. I know it is a popular combo these days, but what I can say, I really love those two paired together. Mustard (almost curry color) and brown, is also a lovely combination. Love, love pale blue and sage green (like the colors in your fabrics) which it has been a long time favorite. And last but not least, I am also loving orange and brown these days. And yes, I would love some of that gorgeous fabric.

of paper & thread said...

I love grey with yellow, also anything with orange & love red too... oh and olive green as well... mmm this is hard - I could go on forever but that will do!!

roisin said...

i seem to be fixated on many shades of green lately, and my current faroriie combinations are olive green with plum and aqua, as well as a pale chartreuse with teal and orange.

kayla_d said...

favorite combo--anything with grey. and right now, that's especially orange and grey.

and while i'm commenting, let me say that i love, love, love your fabric designs!

Alina said...

oh lordy...
I love aqua and red, along with purple and grey, or grey and lime, or brown and pink...

and brown and orange like my crazy grandma wore in the 70s

and bright colours with black and white thrown in with dots...

Elisapelle said...

"Red is Best"
... love that book.

Yes, candy apple red paired with avocado green, bubble gum pink or chocolate brown.

Fer said...

I love wearing black and brown together, apparently I can pull it off. For decorating fabric I go all gooey when I use red toile on an off-white background.

goddessjodi said...

hmmm - de-lurking too - my fav colour combo, that of rocky road - chocolate, pink and pistacho green..........hmmmmmm chocolate....and yes the green HAS to be pistacho green!!!!
Jxx

wonderlandq said...

mossy green and chocolate brown! or, mossy green and pretty much anything these days.

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

Let's see...color combos... maybe dark cherry with pale beige, or pumpkin with silver grey, or sapphire with golden brown, or lemon yellow with sea blue...

leslie said...

ooooh, i love all of paperseed's combinations above, so lovely. my favourites: any combinations of pale, muted, dusty hues - gey and pale yellow, pale aqua and muted red, faded pistachio and a light purplish grey...

deborah said...

i think i'd be happy with just about anything with a grey hue. it just always seems to balance things out for me. i like it as an everyday colour

but to think outside the box, i cannot go past an emerald green with little dusky copper. this colour combination caters to all things opulent.

jess said...

at the moment i am loving all neutrals with one bright color thrown in. like it almost looks like a mistake but it is so good it couldn't be.
beigey, white, light grey, dark grey and TOMATO RED. you get the idea.
:)

Claire said...

THis is the kind of question I always have trouble with. There are so many colours that I love. I tend to be very specific about colour though. A current favourite is the terracotta of our house bricks with a very dark slatey blue/grey colour, paired with the bright green of young grass. Vey suburban backyard actually.

Penny said...

I love raspberry syrup on vanilla icecream - when it's just been poured on, before the icecream melts too much.

So, raspberry & cream?

I am excited about new Frankie too!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lara, OOoo, it's got to be that natural linen colour and green of any shade, yummy, makes me feel so peaceful and grounded. You are such a generous soul, thank you.
Smileykylie :)

Nicole said...

Grey, Red with a touch of White

(The loot looks amazing!)

Nancy said...

I'm loving red and blue at the moment. The colors just pop and look so happy.

Stephanie said...

I'm moving soon so thinking about colour combinations for our new place! I like a grey-brown with yellow and white. I just love your fabrics and would love to use them in our new house!

j said...

hey- you need one more comment. :) I subscribed to comments, and my box was very, very, full. note: don't subscribe on giveaway posts.

except, I saw an intriguing name: paperseed, so I read the comment- she has lovely combinations; really lovely.

posy press said...

i can never get enough of the avocado green and poolish blue. {which you do quite well!}

Melissa H said...

I really love your house print. I've just started reading your blog and it's inspired me to print some fabric of my own. I've known how to silk screen for years but never thought to create my own yardage (or inchage as the case may be for me). I'm working on designs this month and plan to print in March.

Thanks for the inspiration!

megsie said...

light grey and buttercup yellow but it changes rapidly from one day to the next.

how lucky to find Frankie in your mailbox! Off to search it out in the newsagents now :)

amy said...

coral orange and turquoise blue. I love it!

Lorien said...

Blues and oranges if done right, can be very vintage and bold. I would love to do a room in blues and browns with orange accents.

Pina said...

At the moment my favorites are violet and green. I also like light blue with bronze brown. Brown with light yellow. Orange and violet for the flower bed. This year I started to like red again. With white or beige.

selena said...

another de-lurker here!

what a hard decision. here are my favorite combinations:
1. red and aqua (mollybirds, anyone?)
2. red with pops of yellow
3. grey and clementine orange
4. eggplant purple with leaf green

can't wait for your new fabrics to come!

three buttons said...

Umm, favourite colour combo is chocolate brown with magenta pink! Hmmm YUM!!

Wish I could find a Frankie in my mailbox!

That girl from that blog said...

Ooooo! Chocolate brown and duck egg blue
Charcoal grey and fawn
Charcoal grey and mustard yellow
Navy and rusty orange

Ulla said...

It's "tomorrow morning" here now, I hope I'm not too late:
My favourite colour combination is dark brown with olive green or pink, but I also like sage green with heather.

Brierley & Clover said...

Wow, look at all the comments - it's great!

My fave combo is charcoal with any dirty colour - pink, pale blue, celadon - anything. It's the mist and age that makes them so appealing.

MissK said...

mustard and grey for our upcoming autumn/winter season

meshell said...

Oh good question :)

Grey with anything, especially pink and blue. and brown with pink or blue too, yum.

Not Your Average said...

Red, blue and creamy white is currently my favourite. I'm coveting a bolt of fabric at the local fabric store with this colour combo.

Natalie said...

I designed all my wedding stuff (fabrics, dresses, invitations, reception + ceremony et al) when I was infatuated with deep red, chocolate, cream and coffee colours but now I'm in love with green and brown, and pale pastel blue and brown!!

Anonymous said...

Purple and orange - had it for my 21st and still love it 21 years later.
Kerry

Anna Laura said...

Heheh I think my comment will be swamped!

Okay a colour combo I just found is grey and red. I found this great grey fabric, kind of like Bainsdale Technical College uniform from the late 70s. I used a red which is really warm on it and I'm happy with how it turned out, so that is my favourite at the moment.

Kaija said...

Lovely surprises in your blog! We've almost finished packing and in a couple of days we can start unpacking too!

Right now I have a thing for dark brown with dusty pink. They're just perfect.

picciolo said...

my very favourite combination is the robins egg blue with the limey/leaf green, delicious!!
: )

marisalouise said...

aha!
A rich, royal feeling purple and maybe grey. Or purple and an ageing, greying green. Or purple and a washed out yellow. Or mauvey purple and a french blue. Well, purple and anything really (it often doesn't seem to get much of a look in does purple)
Happy comment reading!

sheetal patel said...

i love a strong robin's egg blue and brown together!

Meghan said...

Yellow and white. Either a mustardy-medium yellow tone, or a pale but not to pastely yellow.

flygirl said...

I'm a little fixated with blue and green at the moment. You know the whole "blue and green should never be seen" thing? I just love the fact that they are two colours that are kind of so wrong and so right when placed together. They enhance each other so well and contrast at the same time. They always make me think of water and weeds, trees and lakes.

Then there's red, of course. I have realised I have more pairs of red shoes than any "normal colour."

made in melbourne said...

I'm such a Melbourne cliche... I find I have to really 'try' to dress outside of a selection of black, black and black items. I'm not sooo bad when it comes to colour in other fabrics, but since moving to Perth I've had to redefine my idea of colour (for dressing and for everything else).
Perth has made me fall back in love with the darkest shades of blue and indigo that the sky turns in the early evening, but mostly it's opened my eyes up to the combination of bright white (it seems almost neon white if such a thing exists thanks to the bright light here) with sharp sea-green or yellow.

Lefa

Tina in Boston said...

Hi Lara! You know I love all your creations. One combination I've always been fond of is cream, brown, and brick red. I'm wearing it today, in fact!

Sandrine said...

MMMMMmmmmm mustard and light blue are my favourite colors for furniture fabrics for the moments and for clothes I'm in my grey-white-black period with one flashy color added. For example these 3 + flashy red or these 3 + flshy apple green, or yellow,... Just to say :"HEY look at this stunning color !!"

Anne said...

I love your stuff - it is so lovely.

I am enjoying lots of bright red at the moment, also dark grey with splashes of pink.

all those other combinations sound quite nice too though. :)

oamipie said...

Cream with gold, or deep tealy blue with blood red, or blue and grass green, bone with gold....colors are so delicious it's hard to choose!

hollye said...

ooh, I love gray and yellow! so lovely!!

ikkinlala said...

I love blue and black, or green and brown.

ia said...

red or brown with powder blue is one of my favorite combinations

bebemuddy said...

Waiting patiently for spring in the Northern Hemisphere my colour thoughts turn to pale pink of apple blossoms, electric green grass shoots and rich chocolate brown dirt! I feel warmer already...

tinger said...

green and brown. a lovely warm chocolate brown, but not too dark, and a bright green - not lime green and not kelly - somewhere in between...

Brianne Sheppard said...

definetly grey and yellow witha dash of silver or lilac. wowza!

Drewzel said...

Aqua and chocolate brown is my fave.
Anything (!) and lime green.
And orange and purple has always been a fave of mine...a bit 70's but no-one seems to do it much, so that's fun :P

Rodwellian said...

My favourite is brown and light blue. I love your designs, but obviously i'm not the only one :)

Cosy said...

I really like dirty-muddy versions of these colours:

Red, black & grey
Linen-y, red, aqua
Greeny-grey and yellow

It's very, very hard to choose!

boodely said...

Right now since it's winter here I'm into warm colors - combinations of red, rust, and brown.

Ashley said...

I really love pms 3262 and 381 - and turquoise and chartreuse so pretty!!

Corrie said...

oh my gosh I'm glad when I get 50 comments let alone 150!!!!

at the moment my favourite colour combo's are pink and red! but I'm also partial to duck egg blue and a fushcia pink which look great too! but I'm just a pink kind of person!

Corrie:)

Charlotte said...

My favourite would have to be brown and blue.

I also really love purple and green.

green and blue too.

Suzy said...

Getting a new copy of Frankie from the corner store yesterday made me happy, but having it magically turn up in your letterbox would be even better!
I had forgotten about Boursin cheese, we were totally addicted to it when we lived in the UK... it is awesome on toasted sourdough.
Favourite colour combinations:
Chocolate and orangey-red and pink
Grey and magenta and lilac

- Suzy

rubyalice said...

Love your fabrics & colours Lara. My fav combo is fire engine red & aqua (as any others do also!!) I renovated my kitchen last year in these colours & love them. As a redhead I also gravitate to any shade of green.

valentina said...

I have a new found thing for dark grey. It goes well with my brown boots, surprisingly.
But normally I'll go for purple and apple. Or bright orange and turquoise. Or red and white. Or Red and brown. Or green and brown. Or red and purple. Normally, I wear three colours, but you didn't ask for that.

vacuum queen said...

Ocean-y colors..but greyed down. Soft aqua with a deeper blue/green. Throw in a champage color with it and I"m all over it.