Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lagoon Color Story Giveaway

Congratulations!

Mercedes F. 
 
you're the winner for last week's 
giveaway
 please email your name and street address to:
info@michaelmillerfabrics.com


Now for today's color story:
This has been one of the most popular color stories ever.  It used to be known as "the money color " in  New York's  garment center/ dress business.  Whatever the latest color trends were, this winner would always be added to the lineup because it always sells. 

The whole range of blues, teals, emerald and turquoise with touches of lime.  The depth and intensity of the colors may change from year to year but it's attraction stays constant.  I think it's our  connection to nature that draws us to it.  The blues of the sky, the turquoise of water and the green shades of nature.
  Is this your go-to color story?  Does it resonate with you?
leave a comment, let me know and you could win a yard of each of the Lagoon color story prints pictured above.  
The random winner will be announced next wednesday.


And I'd like to say to all you east coast folks 
dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene;
this week's water theme color story is purely coincidental.
Here's to calmer times and the soothing effects of
natures' favorite 
blue and green palette. 

136 comments:

Hillary said...

Love the mixture of teals & greens! Beautiful collection :)

Beth said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for teals because way back when, twenty-six years ago, when I started dating my sweetheart, he referred to every color by its primary name except for "teal". He knew he liked teal, and once, in a moment of extreme daring, even wore a teal pocket square.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Kristy said...

Love this colorway! I have some of the strips and dots but would love to add this bundle to my collection! :) Thanks for the chance!

Janelle said...

I love this one. I love the fabric patterns, too -- the geometric shapes are perfect with the color story.

Jennifer said...

So pretty...these would look great in my daughters' room

BarbaraG said...

This colorway always attracts me - even across the room. Soooo soothing and a joy to sew!

Camilla C. said...

I love these colors combined in different shades, and they find their way into my home frequently!!! I think the reason why is exactly like you mentioned;reminders of nature. I love the ocean,beaches, meadows,peaceful places to go to to be refreshed!And that is how these colors work for me. Breezy, calm, and fresh;-)

Anonymous said...

I particularly like those polka dots. Beautiful colour story.
Judith.

Smriti said...

Love the blues and the greens!! And oh those polka dots are simply fabulous!

Marcia W. said...

Blues in all of their variations is my favorite color so Lagoon is my fave so far of the color stories. Thank you for the chance as I oh so want to make a blue quilt. This is ME - Blue Lagoon.

DianeY said...

Turquoise has always been a favorite of mine- it's a true water color here in Hawaii!

Grammasheri said...

You are so right! This colorway is always a winner! Here in the southwest desert, we pair it with copper, rust, sand colors and its gorgeous!

Tresann said...

Oh my goodness! I've been waiting for this to be the color story! Yes!!! I have loved these colors from the beginning of my life!

Katya said...

Hi Kathy,
I have always been a turquoise/emerald lover. Love how you threw in splashes of yellow. Great collection. I would love, love, love to win your giveaway!!!!
Katya.

odd duck said...

Love the colorstory!! So fresh and peaceful at the same time.
Kellye

BizzyMom said...

I love the colors of nature so these bright fabric colors are beautiful to me!

Sarah said...

I think this is such a modern, fun palate for a boy. Beautiful!

SHARIN MY SHABBY CHIC LIFE said...

OMG! This totally is my go to color.....here is why The lagoon(turquoise color) is my favorite because it is color everyone can wear. It has blue and red in it's composition
all skin tones look great it this color. I like it because I can team it up with lime black or even pink and it looks fabulous! It can be team up with almost any colors.
Hats off to a wonderful color combo.It feels and looks so fresh! Cant wait to get my creative hands on this...thanks so much.
Sharon Dryjanski
imabelieve@yahoo.com

The Paisley Abbey said...

This is my favorite color story when I am working on little boy gifts, and with 3 nephews I am doing that alot! I love to mix the some in with pinks or reds for girls too!
:)
Courtney
ThePaisleyAbbey@gmail.com

Magpie Mimi said...

Green is my go to colour at the moment and love teal accessories. Really liking the polka dots and flower prints here.

Lisa Marie said...

I have recently made at least 3 quilts with some or all of these colors. They seem so cool and refreshing to me. Besides loving the colors, I love these fabrics for the DOTS. Any fabric with dots always seems to appeal to me.

Debi said...

I have two quilts with teal/lime green and I am loving the color combinations. These fabrics are beautiful together.

Danielle said...

Ooooo, I love these colors. I love the connection to the plants and grass-so summery and breezy.

epban said...

These colors remind me the sea and the many hours I spent at the beach! I love the gray and black mixed with the turquoise & green.

Lotte said...

I love green, I Love dots, I love stripes and I love flowers....I LOVE THIS

The Atomic Mom said...

This has always been a favorite of mine. I never knew I was so with it in the fabrics! :)

Joe and Julianne said...

Teal and green speak to me! Love these color combos.

Emily. said...

Love this color story. :)

ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Amanda O. said...

This is my go-to color story for decorating my house!

Brid said...

So modern! Really refreshing.

crotterrn said...

Love this collection! I have made several bags with it and everyone loves them!

Boody Babies said...

I LOVE that color combination!!! It is so relaxing and can gon either way...something for my son or something for my daughter! :0)
Jamie
boodybabies [at] comcast [dot] net

Mandy said...

Love it! So fresh looking!

Melissa said...

so Pretty! Wonderfully cool and fresh looking! I am always drawn to the greens and blues. Love them!
gramiekins @ yahoo.com

Michele said...

By far my favorite! I have always loved black and turquoise together!

Tracy said...

This is my all time favorite color combo!! I did my craft area in these colors and it just kind of spilled over into the rest of the basement :)

Creative Mom said...

I love this color combo. I have been planning a wedding quilt for my sister in law with this palette in mind these would be perfect!!

Jenny said...

I love this color combination so much that I've been working on redoing my kitchen in these colors. Oh please pick me!

jmojmo24 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jill said...

I find more and more of these colors sneaking into my wardrobe. And the quilt prints coordinate with so many others. And Lagoon makes me think of being on a tropical island-so yay for this color story!

michelle r said...

I would LOVE this bundle!! Our carribean ocean inspired room could benifit greatly from the lovely colors of this grouping! I envision throw pillows, runners for the dressers. a lamp shade covering amongst other accessories to pull the room together with an attached bathroom!

Debbie T said...

This would definitely go great in my bedroom that I'm trying to redecorate. I love those colors!

Darlene said...

My first thought seeing these colors was "I wish I were in the carribean right now". Those colors are so relaxing but energizing at the same time. Beautiful!

Mary said...

beautiful colors and patterns! love it!

Michelle said...

Love these colors, they would totally go in my bedroom.

Tiff said...

I absolutely love this line! These are some of my favorite colors!!

Sequana said...

I'm a sucker for every one of these Color Stories;absolutely every one.

You guys have done such a great job of putting these together.

Jovanna said...

Wow, it's been awhile since I've seen teal. I'm super excited to see it coming out. :-) I also love anything with black too.

Anonymous said...

So uplifting and good for the soul as all nature is.

Elaine

elaineridley@btinternet.com

Bec Clarke said...

The combinations of Blues and Greens don't just speak to me, they shout out loud at me, they always have. It's an earth thing, grass, tress, sky & water, all mixed together.

b78ayers said...

I use these colors all the time and love them! And you can even throw in a color from across the wheel and have something spectacular.

Charmaine McLaughlin said...

Oh these colors definately sing to me! Especially love the pops of black!!

Dave and Brianna said...

Hoping to win! As I lOVE this color combo!! -Brianna!

James-Linda said...

LOVE THE BLUES+GREENS; ESPECIALLY LOVE THE DOTS! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

Linda said...

I love this colorway, and With that touch of black, it just makes it modern and fresh!

Julie Eggleston said...

I love these colors and prints.

JoyceM said...

Teal has always been one of my favorite colors. Combining it with turquoise & lime & other blues is brilliant. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cheryl said...

This fabric is like a little vacation! Gorgeous!!

karen serna said...

these are two of my favorite colors! love them! :)

Amy said...

It's the perfect colorway for our Florida home. Keep us cool and fresh no matter the temperature!

Amy
quiltzy at pandahenry dot com

Cindyrella said...

Always love polka dots! The colors make me want to go somewhere with clear blue ocean water!

Upside Down Girl said...

It's always my go-to color for fashion or decor accents. It makes me happy.

Kat (dot) lally (at) g mail (dot) com

Alana said...

These are all the colors I'm using in my new-to-me 1960s California ranch. They're so fresh and fun!

all you need is love said...

holy smokes...those colors are amazing!

Bethany said...

Something so serene and soothing about teal and green. Love teal colors especially on little kids.

Ginger said...

Love it! Reminds me of a local spa.

ginger c at gmail dot com

April @ Sewing Novice said...

I think it's calming, but also in regards to the actual color it's gender neutral.

Swinky Binky said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE COLOURS!! Im so obsessed with teal and gray and the rest is just the cherry on top....ooooh I hope lady luck is on my side for this one :D

Tanis said...

I love teals!!!
tanisanderson at shaw dot ca

domoli said...

Just beautiful! No more words necessary.

veronica said...

everyone, knows, i mean everyone! knows blue/green is my color combo!
at work, those are the only 2 highlighters i use.
my kitchen: blue and green.
my bedroom: blue and green.
my husband finally told me: "enough with the blue & green"
lol.

Marlene said...

I can see why these are so popular. They are just beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

toadstooldots said...

I just love all these ocean colours.

Rachelle said...

much as I've loved some of the other combinations, this is very much me. My wardrobe is full of turquoise!

M flynn said...

I love love love these colors. They remind me of the crisp cool days ahead. Teal is an amazing color, sophisticated and fun. Would love a chance to work with these fabrics

hueisei said...

I love the polka dots :)
lovely fabrics, thanks for a chance to win!!

SewMe said...

Your Lagoon color story is the perfect solution for a patchwork quilt in our bedroom. Beautifully balanced, fresh and calming.

Jill said...

Love it!! Actually I love all your fabric. Green is my favorite.

Melinda said...

The second quilt I ever started was all different shades of blues and greens like this. It is still unfinished somewhere...

Natalie said...

ooh I love love love teal and green! two of my favorite colors

Anonymous said...

Me, Me, Me! These are the colors I love. Apparently I am not as unique as I thought I was ;)

Em said...

I love (LOVE!) the combination of blue and green together. The colors in my sewing room are blue and green. Lagoon is a beautiful variation of the wonderful match.

Missus Vonkysmeed said...

Love, love, love these colors! So bright and refreshing and would be perfect for adults, kids, boy or girl.

Darlene said...

The best way to describe this color combo is "striking". The colors complement each other and the black ties it all together. I can picture a quilt made with these fabrics!

Noelia said...

Beatitul colors. They remind me a boat journey near the Mediterranean sea, where I live.
Thank you

ninjadesigns said...

i really like the blue and black, but not so much the green. strangely though, i love the guitars in lagoon, which isn't in your picture.

Surviving Modern Motherhood said...

Love this color story....teal is my fav color at the moment and it pops when paired with the greem and black....LOVE IT!

Denny Aleckson said...

So...COOL!!!!! At the moment...aqua or teals are my favorite colors...I have been pairing them with browns and lime greens,I never thought about putting the black with it! Looks great though! Thanks for the chance!

sewkalico said...

I can see why it sells, I don't think I know anyone who doesn't like this color combo. It's very summery to me and makes me think of sandy beaches and sun kissed skin.

Kynha D said...

I love turquoise and lime! This fabric would make some great purses.

HARK said...

If I could get my husband to agree to it. My whole house would be in this color pallet. I would definitely have no trouble puting this color sceme to good use.

Amy in VA said...

Modern and yet a tad schosh retro. Love the color combo. The color story would look great as pillows on my too bland furniture.
And we finally have power post Irene!

ROBBIN S said...

Love the colors, anything that reminds me of sunflowers makes its way into my home. Robbin

Mercedes F. said...

Colors that describe a trip to an island in the Caribbean, standing on white sand at a beach and looking at the ocean move with those blues,greens,whites,gray colors and savoring the moment.

And, those are my favorite colors....

Catskill Quilter said...

Yes, this color is one of my old and new favorites! I think your addition of the lime green gives it a very fresh, modern feel!

Suzanne Morrison said...

Yes and yes. The teal is so popular right now and the green, especially that hue is a classic. Have a bolt anyone? Yes please.

Laurhyn said...

The colour combination is extraordinary... I love these colours...

mary/sy lake said...

I love these colors-- they say 'summer' and they would be so nice to work with all fall and winter.

SewSuzie said...

The old rules used to state 'Blue and green should never be seen' I say oh yes they should.

**Amanda** said...

I love this color combo!!!

vickie said...

ADORE lime green!! Love this combo--blue is soothing to me but can also be energizing. I have dusty greyish purple in my den and use bits of lime green w/it. Looks great in the accessories. I also love this color combo because I would add tiny bits of orange w/it, which is my 2nd fave color!!! Not to mention the polka dots.

Roseanne M said...

I'm in love with these colors--I pretty much buy every fabric I see in this colorway! Especially chartreuse!

dakotaessence said...

I love this color combo. I am energized by lime-y colors. But, right now I'm SO comforted by aqua-teal colors--am re-doing my bedroom with these as accent colors, on a base of quiet beiges. (Need a place to soothe the mind.)

~Jillian~

It's A Wonderful said...

Beautiful color combination! It does make one think of blue waters...

WanderwithWendi said...

Yummy, Yummy, Tummy. I love the movement of everything.

Rachelle Lorentz said...

I love these! I make lots of baby items from this line. Would love to win this one :)

Janice said...

Can these fabrics and colours get any better! I just love them.

Lisa said...

Love turquoise and lime green together!!

Christina said...

perfect for my new bathroom! Perfect!

cheryl said...

Love this color combo. I can think of so many things to make

Debra said...

This is like the beach vacation I never had!

KatheG said...

So cool and refreshing - love this group!

Tamara said...

beautiful fabrics and i had never thought that yeah, its always popular!

Kristy B said...

I'd love to make a quilt out of these fabrics.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous

Mamarot said...

Love these colors. Soothing but fun in these prints. Just the colors for a quilt for my guest room.

Alicia said...

My favorite colors are the greens, blues, teals and combinations. Love the lime and black infusions too! Another winner in my book!

Sylvaine said...

thanks for your blog... I did the cloth shoes for my twins, this tutorial is "superbe" !

and lagoon is ME... and my boys !
the twins wear turquoise and green all the time, I have painted their bedroom with sky, water and grass colors...
nature and energy, this color smells like the hair of my kids and sounds like their laugh.

bonsoir et merci

sewing_lil_roses said...

Having just gone through hurricane irene, I appreciate the calmer side of nature and I love the calm colors of a bright sunny days the sweet shades of turquiose and calm shades of greeny trees blowing gently in the breeze. I think some nice throw pillows to remind me of such days when the weather has changed will keep me happy all winter.

Domestic Artisan said...

I love this colourway. Im Happy to know a name for it. So much in my life has these colours through it, but the biggest link for me is it reminds me of my best friend. These are definatley her colours!

Ally Waddle said...

I adore these colors! very aesthetically pleasing!

Carina said...

A beautiful color combination! It's no surprise that its such a go-to pallette for so many.

Erin said...

Super cute fabric! Would love to win!

Papa C said...

As always, Michael Miller fabrics does it again... I use more MMF prints than any other line!

Trujillo family said...

Love the fabric! Like you said the colors bring me back to nature...

amie said...

These colors are awesome

Karen's Fabric Collection said...

love the ocean theme....makes me relax just looking at them. Awesome combination...

Kellie said...

I love this colourway! Bright and gender neutral, what a great collection :)

Janet said...

Just found your site...and am stuck in the middle of the country...no oceans...but have a one acre pond with frogs and pond algea, lovely cat tails and bluegreen water surrounded by lush greens against a bright blue sky...I have traveled with moves in a military family...more moves than I care to count...traveling from sea to shining sea and then overseas to distant shores...I love sea glass...and I recently renovated my master bath from the dingy pink mauve colored stained carpet to a fresh linen colored italian tile with dark aqua(teal) colored walls...It is dreamy and serene...I am excited about this whole colorline and am pleased to be a new reader addition to your blog!

Keri said...

We just dealt with Irene out here, but the power is back and water has receded. And these aquas and limes are my go to colors! Just today my kids & I were talking about favorites colors and they said "we know your mom, blue & green!" they know we well. And so do you it seems....PLEASE pick me! I could use some of these colors to calm me...with school starting and lots to clean from Irene.... ; )

Barbara said...

I have always loved these colors and I'd would dearly love to pass them on to the grandchild we're expecting in April! They are neither boy nor girl, but they are certainly very cool and I want to do something very cool for this new little one.

ssmith said...

Love the polka dots! And the flower/starburst is really amazing.

Karen said...

LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!! Just bought a bunch of it for crib bedding for my baby on the way. I spent 3 days searching for fabric and came across this color story and instantly fell in love! LOVE IT!!!

awobrien said...

I am a hot pink girl by nature - but when I need to really think and just be calm - I head to my bedroom - my oasis in blues, greens and creme.

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