Choosing the Right Gift with A Free Color Scheme Generator Program


Crochet Christmas

Crochet your Own Christmas Tree. Great for small places like hospital rooms and more.

I am sure I am not alone when it comes to gift giving. I stand in front of a store shelf confused, dazed and second guessing my thoughts to determine if the gift is appropriate. For me, either the gift is obvious to choose or I might as well close my eyes and reach for the first thing that is on the shelf.

Choosing the gifts of Christmas for this year’s series has been really tough. In fact, I have chosen only 7 of the 12 gifts so far. I am still searching for the right gifts for the series. I am trying to choose what I would like but also what is also doable on YouTube for teaching.

We have 1000’s of requests on file for video tutorials to be completed. What is definitely true is the fact that we each have a different vision of what Christmas means and appropriate gift giving items. I’m still mentally processing the gift in a 90’s Christmas when I got a plastic reindeer that poops chocolate raisins like a Pez dispenser.

Many  years ago I received a gift from a friend. When I opened the gift, I was so disappointed as the gift was meant to be given to me as a symbol of friendship but was a gift that I would never display in my home. I am not a trinket or collectible type of person. I am sure that they had the same mental block when standing in front of a store shelf trying to think what to give because it’s ‘expected’ by social pressure to buy something. Truth be told, having them come over for tea and spend an afternoon with me would have been more appropriate and meaningful.

When making homemade gifts or even buying store bought gifts, you need to be sensitive to the lifestyle of the person who is receiving the gift. Let’s not mistake they also be sensitive to your own creativity as well. A fan on Facebook last week revealed she had made an afghan for a friend. Only to discover the friend had gifted their dog the afghan. Horrified, she found the dog sleeping on it outside on the ground all filthy with holes.

Colour Choices

Colour Scheme Generator, Free Online Website To Find The Perfect Colours.

I found this online website, Color Scheme Designer. The trick to making gifts for someone is not to try to match their decor. They have a brown couch, don’t make a brown afghan. Make the afghan an accent colour that goes with brown. This will save you the embarrassment of them opening up the gift and realizing your brown yarn colour afghan doesn’t go with their brown couch as the colours aren’t working well together.

If you have photo shop! Here’s a tip to finding the accent colours without blowing too many brain cells.

  • Secretly take a photograph of someone’s home decor.
  • On Photo Shop, using the color selector. Choose an object in the photo to get the RGB color code.
  • Go to Color Scheme Designer and enter in the code and it will instantly give you all the information to go with the colour.
  • Choose from mono colours, accents or even complimentary colours. Play with it.
Mikey, Color Choice

Colour Scheme Generator. Using the Hot Pink I have been doing for my Christmas Decorations. I can find what colours compliments my choice.

I grabbed a photo of my latest Christmas Gift and found the RGB code on Photo Shop. I was able to determine what compliments the Hot Pink. To the left is the colours that it determined goes with my selection.

So if I really want to be creative and add more than Grey, White and Hot Pink that I have been doing, I can use the colours I see in the selector. The trick will be to find the yarn to closely match the colours. You may need to play with this or maybe even select a different object in the house to accent to instead.

Have fun with the generator as it may totally awaken the creativity within yourself and allow you to get outside of the traditional ideas of crochet and really create interesting and cool projects!

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About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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5 Responses to Choosing the Right Gift with A Free Color Scheme Generator Program

  1. Hello! I just would like to offer you a big thumbs up for your great info you have got here on this post. I am coming back to your site for more soon.

  2. katch73 says:

    Thanks for this information. Another color tip for those of us with a smartphone or tablet: get the Adobe Kuler app. (Free)
    It puts your picture into a colour scheme. You can do this with your own picture or one posted by the future recipient or a style you know they like.
    I love Autumn colors and it helped me pick some pretty ones.
    About crochet gifts. I started crocheting about a year ago and to be honest I can only now appreciate an afghan. The work and love that goes into it cannot be described.
    If I would ever have been gifted one (which never happened) it would have to have been spot on with color, texture, softness and weight for it to be seen as a nice thoughtfull gift.
    And yes it could have ended up as a gift for my cat: not out of hatred or dislike of the gift, but out of love for my cat and good dose of practicality.
    It is the art of giving. Giving your time: the planning, the buying, the making, the assembling of the crocheted project is an amazing gift. And big isn’t always better. A collector can be over the moon with a amigurumi of a small moose, and be coolly about a king size afghan in the color scheme of her mother in law. Someone else just loves and adores the pretty afghan to go with her newly bought four poster bed.
    Thank you Mikey for reminding us of the art of giving and receiving

  3. Debbie says:

    Mikey…maybe you are doing this anyway, but one of the “12 gifts of Christmas” could be a garland that looks like Christmas lights. I would love to make one, and truth be told, I will anyway even if you don’t have a tutorial on it…once I get these gifts finished. I’m getting pressed for time to complete them for shipping to my children and grand children. Merry Christmas Mikey…I am enjoying the videos so far.

  4. My feeling about afghans going to the dog is… at least it’s not hidden in a closet somewhere and someone is getting use out of it! Renee 🙂

  5. happycat13 says:

    Reblogged this on happycat13 and commented:
    This Color Scheme Designer posted by Mikey is AWESOME!! Great for anything, whether you are a “hooker”, interior designer or trying to put together a wardrobe! LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing such awesomeness!!

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