After the semi-completion of the 2013 Me-Made May challenge, I committed myself to exploring my wardrobe color palette, as Gillian at Crafting A Rainbow and Morgan at at Crab & Bee have previously done. This is what I discovered:
Me-Made May (or Springtime in Autumnal hues)
Thanks to the wonders of photo editing software, I was able to capture the colors of all my Me-Made May outfits…
…and produce this color block mosaic:
Each square represents a time I wore a color, so some color blocks are duplicates but they show the frequency with which I wore certain colors. Immediately I noticed how much red[-dish] colors I wore. I used to have no red in my wardrobe, but now it seems to go with everything. The blues, grays, and black were not surprising.
I did think I wore more green, since it is my favorite color, but apparently not.
After this first color exploration, I took all of my clothes out of the closet. I wanted to see how this me-made set of outfits compared with my overall wardrobe.
So these two photos show most of my wardrobe (minus the paint-splattered grubby clothes). As soon as I started laying out my clothes by color family, I could see that I had a lot of grays (light and charcoal), bright blues, deep blues (mostly denim), purples, mauves, fuchsia/maroon, and browns. Greens are present in the small pile of teal and olive.
Now my challenge is to keep these colors in mind when I plan my sewing projects in 2014
3 thoughts on “Colors of the Wardrobe”
What a satisfying palette. It’s so pleasant to look at! It’s a bit labor-intensive, documenting the colors you actually wear, but I’ll bet you’ll find it useful. I’m excited to see what role the palette plays in 2014!
Cool. This is about the palette I would envision for you, if I needed to conjure one up. Certainly all these colors look good on you, but I’ve always thought everything does.