cross-point color schemes – Winter

RED color schemes for Winter stitching

Room Setting - Warm Reds

From the many tones and hues of reds in the landscape, from flowers and fruit, from sunsets to fires, red is the color of life itself. In interiors, for me, red stands for “warmth” – no matter how gray or white it is outside, using red inside instantly creates a cozy and cheerful feeling and a splash of red, as in a stitched pillow, can reinvent a room and create a warm, enveloping scheme for the winter months.

As in nature, there are many different shades of red to work with in stitching. Pivoting around true red on the color wheel towards blue are cool reds like garnet while on the warm side towards yellow are brick, tomato and paprika reds.  The choice of reds depends only on personal preference. There is scarlet, vermillion, cardinal, magenta, carmine, crimson, Venetian red, blood red, ruby, claret, burgundy, Chinese lacquer red, brick, tomato, strawberry, raspberry – all the way to purple, plum and pinkish violet.

While an all red room is not for the timid, pillows can satisfy our desire for the warmth and seductive quality of red in our life without overwhelming. Pillows are, after all, accents in a room and the perfect accessory, whether they are a dramatic contrast to other colors or enhance and extend a red based overall scheme. Depending on the statement we wish to make, all reds combine beautifully with other colors. Red with black and white can be crisp, graphic and contemporary. Combined with navy, gold, camel or cream, or even grayed sage or washed-out or deep olive greens – very tried and true historic combinations – it can evoke tradition and luxury. Red on the yellow side of the color wheel blends beautifully with all spice colors, and, in the case of our popular Basilica in 03 colors (shown below), becomes almost a neutral complement.

Warm Reds – Brick, Paprika, Tomato and more – I

Herewith a selection of cross-point™ patterns in warm reds to inspire you:
Winter cross-point stitching in warm reds

top row left to right:
BASILICA 03 colors available in three sizes; #BASM-03 with #KAR-03;
and at right #BASM-03 blends with spice colors of #BERG-05 & Balouch Pillow Insert;
row 2, left to right:
PLAID #PLA-02; #BASM-03 with Morocco Stripe #MORBP-04; PISAC #PISA-04;
row 3, left to right:
PARMA available in both warm and cool reds for pillows and upholstery, shown here with FLEUR DE LIS 02 (on chair); below is our MEADOW pattern in 3 sizes in color 02;
(far right top) TURIN #TUR-02 all reds and TURIN #TUR-04 red on oatmeal;
row 4, left to right:
BALOUCH #BAL-03; TULIP STRIPE #TUST-05; #MEASM-02 with Game Board #GASM-03;
row 5, left to right:
New OAHU pattern available in three sizes, #OAHU-SQ-05 shown; MOROCCO STRIPE #MORST-06; KILIM STRIPE #KIST-01 and SMALL KILIM SQUARE #KISM-01;
bottom row, left to right:
group of color coordinated patterns: TABRIZ #TASM-01, SOUMAK #SOAC-05, and #SOBP-05; true red TOPKAPI #TOP-04, and TABRIZ #TAB-05;

COOL REDS – GARNET, RUBY, CRANBERRY & more – II

Herewith a selection of cross-point™ patterns in cool reds to inspire you:cross-point winter stitching in cool redstop row, left to right:
SHALIMAR #SHA-03; SMALL TABRIZ #TASM-03; ANATOLIA #ANA-01 (in 2 sizes);
row 2, left to right:
SOUMAK #SOSM-01 (4 sizes); PLAID #PLA-07; SMALL MOROCCO #MOSM-02;
row 3, left to right:
GREEK BORDER #GRE-04; SHALIMAR #SHA-04; MOGHUL 04 pattern group in 3 sizes
bottom row, left to right:
CARNATION #CARBP-04 (2 sizes); BERGAMA #BERG-04; FLEUR DE LIS #FLE-01;

 CLARET, RASPBERRY, PURPLE, PLUM & more – IIIPlum,Raspberry Purple Reds for cross-point winter stitching

top row, left to right:
HONEYCOMB with BORDER #HONB-07 shown with TULIP #TUL-06; MORVILLE #MORV-02 and MORVILLE ACCENT #MOAC-02; TOPKAPI #TOP-05;
row 2, left to right:
CHEVRON #CHSM-03 (2 sizes); MOROCCO STRIPE #MORST-03 (3 sizes);
BERBER STRIPE #BEBP-03 (5 sizes);
row 3, left to right:
NILOS #NIL & NISM-01; TULIP STRIPE #TUST-01; TULIP STRIPE #TUST-03;
bottom row, left to right:
PLAID #PLA-05; PISAC #PISA-02 (3 sizes); BALOUCH #BAL-05;
LOG CABIN #LOG-03;

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