Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bella Parade '13 : Post # 5

Hi all, still having fun???

You were right, yesterday's color was Canary!!!


And moving on to today's color! Its a beautiful shade of red!!!

And here are the hints!
1. It is the name of a city that stands on a former island at the mouth of the a river by the same name on the Atlantic coast. The city's motto is "ferit aurum industria" which means "work brings wealth".
2. The diet using this hot ingredient was made famous by Beyonce Knowles
3. _ _ Y _ N _ _

So how would i use this color?

First up is my monochromatic scheme :

Using it with Pale Pink & Country Red gives me this wonderful color scheme!

Dont you just love it?

Now to pair it in a complementary scheme, I'd make it a Christmas combination using Emerald

And for a creative combination, I'd pair it with a couple of greys...

Zen Grey & Etchings Slate

It looks such a professional combination! I can imagine wearing a suit for a business meeting in these colors - formal, yet making a statement!

Now using it with prints!!!

I'd definitely use it in a Christmas combination

like A Merry Little Christmas by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs

Though, it is a floral color, I would not like to pair it with other red floral prints. It will be all too much for me!

But I'd pair it with some pale florals in neutral colors

Portico Fat Quarter BundleDear Stella Fabrics

And I'd sure play with some graphic prints

Colorful Paint Box Fat Quarter BundleCynthia Rowley for Michael Miller Fabrics 

 Newsprint Spot On Fat Quarter Bundle
Robert Kaufman Fabrics

 Draft Just My Type Fat Quarter Bundle
Patty Young for Michael Miller Fabrics

From the upcoming lines, I'd select

Hexi Print Fat Quarter BundleThe RBD Designers for Riley Blake Designs


Mixed Bag Fat Quarter BundleStudio M for Moda Fabrics

 To make a kids quilt, I'd go with the nautical theme for boys...

Barnegat Bay Fat Quarter BundleStudio 37 for Marcus Brothers Fabrics


Flats Fat Quarter BundleAngela Yosten for Moda Fabrics 

Did you like my selection???

What would you pair it with?

And would you like to win one yard of it?
Here's how to do that.
1. Mandatory entry. Guess the name of today's Color and leave a comment with the name.

2. For extra entries, you can post links to photos taken by you with the Color of the Day in it.
One entry per photo. You can enter as many as you want. They could be anywhere, your blog, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... Absolutely anywhere on the world wide web. The only condition is that IT MUST BE TAKEN BY YOU. If anyone is found to link to somebody else's photo, they will be banned from the event! To increase your chances to win, enter as many photos as you can. 1 comment per photo link.

Good luck & have a great day!!! 



  1. Cayenne? I love the color! Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

  2. Cayenne & your right, it's a beautiful shade of red :)

  3. Cayenne. pepper....I'm almost went to bed before you posted! I want them all, all 200+ of them .terrible, horrible shame I'm on fabric restriction (again)!

  4. Cayenne! I love this colour! So rich. So spicy!

  5. There's definitely some cayenne in this quilt I made for my son, not to mention the cayenne in my living room ...

  6. There's some cayenne in this quilt I made for my son's girlfriend, too ...

  7. Some cayenne in the roses on this quilt label ...

  8. I don't know what this flower is called but it grows in Uruguay ...

  9. These lilies grow in our backyard and are more cayenne than red ...

  10. Our cat (RIP Tito) in our living room with the cayenne cushions ...

  11. Our cat (RIP Olivia) in our daughter's gold, brown, and cayenne bedroom ...

  12. A shrine to my recently convocated son in our cayenne dining room ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5898838912065580882&oid=108670999800170702672

  13. My first hexagons featuring cayenne ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5840961865822328722&oid=108670999800170702672

  14. There's a lot of cayenne in the rug in our cayenne dining room ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5693648598865407042&oid=108670999800170702672

  15. I made a cayenne lined drawstring bag ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5693667036499312514&oid=108670999800170702672

  16. Some cayenne in my plate and even in the strawberry filling in my cookies ...,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5441619299261791522&oid=108670999800170702672





  21. Color of the day..... Cayenne.
    I would pair it with Red

  22. The flowers on this quilt are Cayenne red.

  23. Today's Colour is : CAYENNE

    Hope I win :)

  24. It's Cayenne. I would pair it with Mixed Bag.

  25. Cayenne is the colour.
    How have I missed Hexi Print??
    Thanks again for the great suggestions. They are really making me consider other colours and combinations for quilts.

  26. Cayenne. That is a pretty colour.

  27. Cayenne. I would pair it with flats

  28. Cayenne! One of our favorite ingredients around here! :)

  29. Today the color is cayenne. I have liked all the colors you have chosen !!

  30. I say cayenne.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com


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