Links We Love: Theme “Color”

Color is a topic quilters find endlessly fascinating (or frustrating). There are great online tools you may find helpful—or inspirational! Try these on for size.
Be sure to click around and see all the different things you can do with this tool. Check out each white circle near the top left, and move the dots around on the color wheel. It’s so much fun.

ColorSchemeDesigner thumb Links We Love: Theme Color

An example of what you'll find at

This blogger takes a photo and pulls colors from it to create a scheme. Ideas galore.

SummerBrights Links We Love: Theme Color

An example of what you'll find at


Why Are Things Colored?
Articles explaining the basic science behind color. A fascinating “webexhibit.”

Ed Austin, Herb Jones, yell Links We Love: Theme Color

An example of what you'll find in this webexhibit


What are your favorite online color tools? Leave us a comment with your answer. More tools = more learning = better quilts!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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3 Responses to Links We Love: Theme “Color”

  1. Pingback: Links We Love: Theme “Color” - Quiltmaker Magazine - Quilters Club of America

  2. I like searching for colors on Google image search or I’ve got a few different ‘boards’ on Pinterest with gorgeous examples of different colors. It’s fun to browse what other people have up too. Eventually I’ll have enough to useful in creating a quilt (I hope!)

  3. Toni Neilson says:

    thanks for a great post, I love the first website. I’m off now to check the others, have a great day.

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