I read through this blog post on Conspicous Style blog, illustrating Stacey's favorite Sherman Williams paint colors with photos of rooms, noticing which color palettes caught my eye and which made me move quickly to the next picture. About halfway through, I realized that if I stopped looking at the style of furniture and simply concentrated on the color palettes, my little brain started seeing cute baby hats and outfits in colors combinations I'd never thought of before.
It's so easy for us, as knitters, to pick color combos that we see a lot in the knitting patterns we choose or that we immediately think of as baby color combos because we've seen them before on other baby outfits but there are no specific colors or color combinations to be used. Pick what makes you happy, what makes you say "Wow", what colors and combos call out to you, because more than likely, if you like it, there will be other parents and NICU staff who will like those colors too.
So take a look at this post of her photos and save or jot down any color combos that strike you and then take that with you to your next yarn buying adventure. I bet that you, like me, will pick out some color combos you've never worked with before and have fun doing it.
Thank you, Stacey, for inspiring us.
Here are a few of my favorites that I don't usually work with:
Medium blue, red violet, and lavender, with accents of white and yellow gold.
Moss green, red violet, and lavender, with accents of black and cream.