Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cocoa Berry color story Giveaway

Congratulations!
Sally
you're the winner of last week's 
  please email your name and street address to:
info@michaelmillerfabrics.com

Now for today's color story:
The anchor color for this story is a deep rich chocolate brown. This warmer version of black makes all colors next to it sparkle and pop.
It's considered a basic today but around 2005 it was considered the radical  new "black".  Also, in case you're wondering, it's a trend that started on the streets of Paris - specifically with brown and pink. It sounds so silly now but it caused quite a stir, suddenly the new trend was causing a rise in handbag and shoe sales (after all you couldn't be caught wearing black shoes with brown pants!)  It also meant one more thing to think about when packing a suitcase- black pants? brown pants? 2 pairs of shoes?  decisions, decisions....
(that's one reason my purse is black and brown)


Now that brown is the accepted norm we're starting to see "white" as the "new" color to throw in the mix.
All the colors on this bed accentuate the others.
duvet cover designed by Marinda Stewart
            instructions coming soon on our website       


                       
   love polka dots!
Clear bright colors
contrast, contrast, contrast!
so, do you have a favorite anchor color for your wardrobe? quilting? home decor?
leave a comment, share your thoughts and you could win a yard of each of the Cocoa berry fabrics pictured above.
Winner to be announced next Wednesday!

132 comments:

Jill said...

Love, Love, Love the floral print. Fun colors! Bright and cheery!!

Simply Sara said...

I love the polka dots, would be a wonderful base for a tray I am working on!!

simplysara83@gmail.om

organicmommy said...

This is so much fun! Great colors!!!

Spice Berry Cottage said...

My favorite combo....What a great job of co-ordinating these cool prints.

Kristy said...

Wow! This is a GORGEOUS collection! As far as an anchor color....hmmm...I love sewing with lots of colors, but green is my favorite!
Thanks for the chance to win! Would love to!!! :)

Jennifer said...

I love brown! Cute fabric =)

Mrs.Pringle.Chip said...

L.o.v.e! Perfect for a little girls room!!!

Anastasia said...

Love it! Very happy!

Melinda said...

Love these prints! I find that without even thinking about it I am drawn to earthy green and blue combos. I actually have so many scraps of these that I started a quilt of just bits and pieces.

Mama4dots said...

Loving the vibrant colors! As always, another MM winning colection <3

Debra said...

i think my anchor color would be brown in the fall!

Magpie Mimi said...

My anchor colour is purple. You'd be surprised what I think it goes with! haha!

Carrie L said...

I guess denim would be the anchor color for my wardrobe! :) Love these bright colors!

ninjadesigns said...

i tend to have a lot of clothing that's purple... i have blond hair and green eyes, so purple looks really good on me (and purple makeup makes my eyes POP!)

Sarah Pod said...

I am loving these new colors!!

sewkalico said...

Love chocolate brown and wear a lot of it with black, but my anchor color that I always gravitate to is plum/fuscia/berry. I think it tones in so well with so many colours like olive green, navy, brown, cream, denim, grey...

Sarah said...

This palate says one thing loud and clear: FUN! I'm a big fan of brown - it's softer and more casual than black, and is a huge staple in my wardrobe.

Emily. said...

Brown is great and so versatile.

ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

margaret said...

I actually love lime green! I pair it with brown, navy, pink, fuschia, white (of course), denim and just about anything else. It just makes me feel bright and pulled together. GREAT collection - I'll get my wheels turning...

Vanda Caldeira said...

I love all colors! Love to combine bright and bold colors and flower pattens... Chocolate brown with pink, with green, with turquoise... Everything!
The Cocoa Berry Collection is one of my favorites!

tricialee said...

Such an awesome line. Perfect for little girls' rooms.

Sew a la Mode said...

I adore the colors! I have a thing for polka dots...and pink. Love this collection!!!

Melinda said...

My favorite anchor color for my wardrobe is camel. Looks great on me and looks nice with a lot of colors including brown!

Jamie Lynn said...

Love the colors! I like the polka dots/pink and the flower print! Too cute for a girls room!
Jamie
lovelongtime.blogspot.com

Scenic Pit Stops said...

These bright colors are fabulous! And paired with yummy chocolate brown, they're even more delicious! :)

Pontos da Flávia said...

I do love raspberry and all sorts of red! And also a bit of brown, to be sure to always be well dressed!

Emily Keaton said...

I love white as my color anchor!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

DianeY said...

Those bright colors were just made for each other!

Anonymous said...

I love white as an anchor colour.
Judith.

Boody Babies said...

YUM!!! My daughter would go gaga for pretty much anything I can make her from this group! ...I can see a jumper, a skirt, some room accessories....This fits her personality and her room to a t.

Sarah said...

I suppose my anchor colour would be grey - half the house has walls in some shade of grey, and I love putting it with all the bright fabrics I get my hands on!

James-Linda said...

HI KATHY! THIS IS ANOTHER SWEET GIVEAWAY! I WEAR ALOT OF BLACK+WHITE; BUT LOVE PINKS+REDS FOR QULTING!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING1

jldouglas@wispwest.net

robin said...

I'm presently particularly partial to red. (You thought I was going to say, pink, right?) ;)

helenmelonmoo said...

This would make an awesome addition to The rest of my Michael miller stash!

Marcia W. said...

My basic "bottom" colors are chocolate brown, khaki, and jeans denim. I pair with tops of turquoise/aqua, coral, orange, and a purply-plum colors. So, would love this weeks bundle color story! Thanks for the chance.

epban said...

I like to use brown with pink and a lime green, but my go to color in quilting tends to be turquoise!

Jovanna said...

I love using black in quilting and my wardrobe to make things pop. I seem to use white with aqua though. With my home, I paint the walls a great green color, kind of a sage/light mossy green, hard to describe, it's calming, everything goes with it because, like in a garden, flowers are in all colors and their leaves tend to be green. I also love plain maple color, it's in my flooring and cabinets. However, I do love my brights & black. :-)

Leslie Fitzgerald said...

I have always loved the combos of brown and green and brown and pink and it is exciting to see them so popular now. The brown really looks nice with all the bright colors and prints!

Lotte said...

wow - adorable!

Sequana said...

I'm beginning more and more to reach for dots and stripes for bindings. I could see any of these here being beautiful as that.

Not to mention that PRINT. Oh my gosh....that is SO gorgeous.

Eryn said...

Brown is my ultimate "go to" color. Whether it be decorating, clothes or quilting. It is the new black afterall...

Tanya said...

Just beautiful! Looking around at my home and myself, I'd say probablt my anchor color is navy.

Sara C said...

My anchor color is brown. Love these fabrics!

momxfive said...

simply awesome!! pick me ... pick me

haha

**Amanda** said...

I love these color combos! They are just so much fun!

cheryl said...

I guess my anchor color is anything vibrant. i lve the bright colors in the market today.

Michelle said...

I love polkadots! And the floral is adorable. These colors are so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ginger said...

I much prefer brown over black as an anchor in my wardrobe.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Angela said...

My anchor color its white. I love how it brings out patterns and colors and makes things that often blend in pop out. :) Great colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

mom said...

bright, cheerful, happy colors!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

My anchor color is blue. Those fabrics are awesome. I love the dotty ones and the bright vibrant colors.

erin said...

Love the big dot prints- such bright, fun colours.

Lisa Marie said...

Several years ago I needed some quilting fabrics in brown and they were so hard to find. Now they are everywhere, which is great. I love the bright colors put with the browns and whites. I have a variety of anchor colors. In my house I have a lot of taupe and blue. In quilting I use every color imaginable, but lately I buy a lot of greys because they go with almost everything. For my wardrobe it's denim blue!

Koujo Kakyuu said...

I have several quilt patterns just begging for a fun, bold fabric collection like this!

Michelle said...

Oh suck pretty colors! If you ask my students they will will you that purples and teals are my staple colors!

Brid said...

I use beige as a base colour for dressing, but when needing a bit of colour I pair red and orange.

M flynn said...

I have two anchor colors. Teal, or in the summer aqua and plum, and in the summer pink. i always get compliments when I wear these colors. Would love a chance to play with these fabrics - I love the bright colors!

b78ayers said...

I love this new line and am thinking a new quilt - maybe Perfect Ten - would be great for my granddaughter!

WandaFish said...

I was thinking that purple was my anchor colour but a quick look in my wardrobe shows that it's been replaced by loads of Grey - how can that be?!!
Love all the bright colours and spots in this collection. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Rachelle said...

My wardrobe anchor is teal, my home anchor is burgundy and I love all sorts of colours for quilts, but they have to go with teal and burgundy

Joey said...

Yellow and blue. Anything cheery too

Goosegirl said...

Pretty!! I think I wear lime green about every day. So, that is probably my anchor color. As to home decor, probably red. I love bright happy energetic colors. Thank you for the chance to win.

Jenny said...

i am embarrassed to admit i wear a white shirt nearly everyday. definitely my comfort zone.

Beth said...

The "base" color at our house is brown. We have a big brown velvet couch, and no matter which quilt I drape across it, it "goes". I've learned a lot about color from our couch, and no matter what changes we make, the couch stays the same. (We just keep reupholstering it.)

Thanks for another great giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Ally said...

My anchor color in my wardrobe is black and I think my anchor color in my quilting is white probably...Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Tanis said...

What a fun collection! So happy and bright!!
love it!

tanisanderson at shaw dot ca

Swinky Binky said...

My anchour colour is a mcdonalds milkshake brown. I just love how it goes with everything....though Im favouring grey lately....Love this colour combo!

April @ Sewing Novice said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one!!! This would be perfect to redo my daughter's room into a "big girl" room. She is just over two and will soon be transferring to a toddler bed.

Again, thanks for all of the giveaway opportunities!

Mel said...

Blue is my go to. Any shade. I love yellow too... ;) This is a lovely collection.

Allison C said...

Black or aqua are my anchor colors

Kristy B said...

Pink is my favorite color, and I love polka dots!

Barb in Mi said...

My anchor color would be black for wardrobe; white, grey or brown for quilting. Cocoa Berry looks definitely yummy, especially when thinking of the (white) winter months...! Thanks so much!

Melissa said...

Love white...it makes everything look so fresh and bright ;)

♥Duff said...

My anchor color was always brown to accentuate my chestnut hair. Now, though, I'm mostly grey-haired so it's changed to black, a color I rarely wore. I'm actually okay with it because it complements my blue eyes nicely. This has led me to rethink a lot of the accent colors for quilts--I'm loving black with polka dots as a neutral!!

Grammasheri said...

Dark brown has a personality! Black, not so much. And bring on the clear brights! Away with the tea-dyed look and get to REAL color! Yeah!

Carolyn said...

WOWOWOW!! What an awesome giveaway! The colors are so pretty and bright. Man oh man, would I love to have those in my stash!

Red is one of my favorite colors that I use in decorating, and have lately started adding some turquoise in with the red. Love it! Thank you for the chance. :)

It's A Wonderful said...

I do love brown. It's a very versatile color. These are very lovely combinations...rich and vibrant.

Domestic Artisan said...

Love a chocolate brown!

Mary said...

Right now I'm loving Fall colors, but it changes with the season :)
Would love to win the beautiful fabrics...thank you!

My Two Cents said...

Polka dots have always been my favorite, but I am digging these stripes. Best attribute overall is the bright colors!!

Erin said...

Absolutely LOVE the PoLkA dOtS!!!!

Jenny said...

My base color would be brown. What fun fabrics!

jmojmo24 [at] gmail [dot] com

Noelia said...

Brown and turquoise. Those colors give a lot of contrast as the cocoa fabrics. Colorfull and brigth. Thank you.

Henria O. said...

I wear black with everything! I'm trying to add more color though. :)

Bev Longford said...

Brown has never been one of my colour choices but this dark brown is so vibrant. Love it!
bev

Little Munchkins said...

White! White goes with everything.

ssmith said...

I love love love polka dots and stripes! Thay are so fun and both make such a great binding for quilts. What fun, sunny colors!

deede said...

I love this! I'd have to say my anchor color is red; not the orangey red, but a nice blue-red. It always seems to create interest!

Mrs.Fitz said...

My anchor color is brown, I just love it! Your fabric is always so nice.

Christina said...

My anchor color is blue, but I have a lot of brown and camel in my winter wardrobe. I love the combination of brown with blue in a quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

My wardrobe anchors consist of mostly travel friendly neutrals - grey, black and brown. The quilt I just finished was a purple/grey mix with a reissued mid-century fabric on one side and vintage Japanese silk on the other. Next projects include door draft snakes, and sleeping masks. Perfect for adding a splash of cheerful color during the winter season! I love the 'flower power' fabric! :)

Hillary H. said...

I think my anchor color is usually blue. I do have a lot of green/earthy colors for home decor.

This is gorgeous!!!!! I will definitely be purchasing some of these fabrics <3

Tresann said...

Love these!!!!!

Em said...

I am so impressed with the variety you all have created in these color stories. It's really wonderful. Truly, something for everyone. And this one, is for me! These have just the feel that I tend to lean toward in fabric.

As for my wardrobe: my anchor color used to be black, but I've been making an attempt to brighten things up lately.

Jennie said...

I wish I had an anchor color, maybe black. How boring is that.
First time here, but count me in for the drawing. :-)

Bethany said...

Fantastic collection and colors especially the fuschia dots. For home I prefere earthy tones with bright colors in accents and for personal wardrobe always light and bright colors with cheery prints.

Jen @ Pippichick said...

I have some of the Cocoa Peace Swirl and Cocoa Peace Buttons. I *love* them! I think I may have to check out Daisy Rose or Daisy Sprinkles, you know.....since they're coordinates. /sigh

ROBBIN S said...

Just love this combination! Robbin

Karen said...

These patterns and fabrics make me want to be a little girl again and eat as much candy as I want and NOT feel the least bit guilty!

I think my anchor color for my house would definately be brown/ natural colors...my wardrobe, black...it is slimming after all...and quilting, well I am just learning, so I can not say. :)

Jany said...

Love the polka dots!

all you need is love said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Charmaine McLaughlin said...

Polka dots are my FAVE (thus the name of my business)!! Black is always my "go-to" anchor color and I love to contrast it with lots of brights. I always have different blacks on hand for sewing and in my decorating!

Denny Aleckson said...

Pink! Anything with pink in it! I think everyroom should have a little bit of pink in it! Ha! But I am a COLOR person... I just LOVE LOTS of COLOR! Thanks for the chance!

Christina said...

Beautiful bright colors! Love <3

sylvaine said...

magnifiques couleurs...
the stripes and dots with those contrasts!
i love it
Thank you

karen serna said...

loving the bright colors! :)

Amanda O. said...

I have to say my anchor color is heather grey, so boring. I need to change it up a bit.

Carina said...

My anchor color seems to be blue or purple. I think that you can match just about anything with the color purple. I enjoy this color scheme very much!

moonsword said...

My favorite is rich brilliant yellowish green...like the color of sunlight streaming through the trees' leaves in summer.
Cheers!

Missus Vonkysmeed said...

Brown is my basic, black just doesn't look that great on me being blonde with hazel eyes. I adore this new collections, the brights look fantastic with the dark brown and white!

lovemygirls said...

Gray is definitely my anchor color, and fuchsia too! I love these colors! They look so yummy, I could eat them! What a fun and cheerful way to brighten up your wardrobe or your home. Love it - you guys are brilliant!

Jill McIntosh said...

My anchor color depends on the season, so for Fall it's greens and browns - but the purple hues are great too!

Gay said...

My wardrobe anchor color is salmon but the 2 colors I use most in quilting are blue and hot pink. Crazy.

Creative Diva said...

I love to play with color and I cant say I have an anchor color! I used to wear lots of brown and black but now I love color and mixing prints!

Jaime Hebert said...

My Anchor color is def. brown. For sewing project. Otherwise Denim blue! I tend to wear jeans on a daily basis :)

KatheG said...

What an exciting group of fabric - makes one want to jump for joy! My usual anchor color is blue. Thanks.

Cora Buehler said...

Love the bright colors! Beautiful new fabric colors!

Debi said...

My anchor color is grey and I love these fabrics.

dakotaessence said...

I for one was incredibly glad to see brown come in and stay in. Wearing black depresses me, but a deep, rich chocolate (or navy) as an anchor makes me happy. Love seeing this bright color scheme around the brown. I don't ever get enough of the whimsy of polka dots or stripes!

~Jillian

Mandy said...

Love to surround myself with rich, bright colors!! They make my day!

LeslieFreeman said...

LOVE polka dots!!

~Leslie

Jeremy and Shari Pue said...

Love the fabric! So cheerful! I have been using white as a base colour a lot lately.

Keri said...

Polka dots make me happy! Although, we tend to wear a lot of stripes here. Lots of blues, browns and reds. In the decor & our wardrobes! Thanks for the chance to win such a happy selection!!

Anonymous said...

I am happier now...my heart sings for these colors!

On the Go Designs said...

Love this color scheme! I don't have any of the fabrics in this collection! Gonna have to do some shopping!

Marlene said...

These are such bright and happy colors. I would love to make a quilt with them

James-Linda said...

WOW! SWEET+BRIGHT!
LOVE THESE FABRICS!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Brianna said...

FUN FUN FUN!! Love all the colors! I would make my daughter and a few nieces some skirts! They'd have a lot of fun twirling!

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saim said...

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It sounds so silly now but it caused quite a stir, suddenly the new trend was causing a rise in handbag and shoe sales.