Dark and Light: The “Twang” of Contrast

“Twang.”  You know.  That  sound that reverberates in your being like the pluck of a bass guitar. Strong color contrasts have visual “twang”  – that sudden impact that leaves a resounding impression. Quilters call it “pop,” and that  is the reason that Amish quilts have such perennial appeal.  The dark background and the bright primary colors are memorable and dramatic.

Check out this gorgeous color combo of dark forest green behind hot tropical colors.  The “Corona Lanterns” pattern is done in “Bird of Paradise” Tonga Strips from Timeless Treasures. The pattern is designed by Amelie Scott Designs. Fabric, strip packs, and kits  are available at www.fabricnnotions.com.

Don’t think that dark is depressing or dreary. It’s anything BUT when paired with brights. It does, indeed, have “twang.”



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