Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Colours Of The Year 2019

New year brings businesses launching products they hope will tempt us to spend our money in the forthcoming summer months and those dealing in shades of colour are no exception. Trade trends trickle down to yarn companies who are constantly on the look out for hues their customers may like. Could these colours be top of your knitting list this year whether its a throw, jumper, scarf or hat you're knitting?

Living Coral

Firstly, colour company Pantone declared its colour of the year to be 'living coral', which it describes as "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge".

Living Coral image courtesy of Pantone
Searching online businesses that sell British yarn A Woolly Yarn found the following shades that are similar to living coral:

West Yorkshire Spinners sells 'Fired Opal', a DK yarn made from 100% Wensleydale fleece. An 100g hank is £8.50 from your local yarn store.

Image courtesy of West Yorkshire Spinners
Jamiesons of Shetland, in its spindrift and DK range, sells the heathered hue 'Flame' for £3.15 per 25g ball plus P&P.

Image courtesy of Jamiesons of Shetland
Rowan's DK blend of 85% cotton and 15% cashmere includes the shade 'Coral Spice'. Slightly pinker than 'Living Coral', it's available from lots of yarn retailers and as an example costs £8.49 per 50g ball plus P&P from Wool Warehouse.
Image courtesy of Rowan

Spiced Honey

Meanwhile paint brand Dulux plumped for 'spiced honey'. The company says that spiced honey "reflects the new positive mood of the moment" and is a warm amber tone that "can be soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with". Could brown be the new black in 2019?

Spiced honey image courtesy of House Beautiful
This was a harder shade to find in yarn but we did spot these:

Three Bears Yarn Cotton DK, £3.50 plus P&P, in the shade 'Mango'

Mango image courtesy of Wild&Woolly and Three Bears Yarns
Yarn Stories Fine Merino and Baby Alpaca Aran yarn in 'Toffee', which retails for £7.95 per 50g ball plus P&P.

Toffee image courtesy of Yarn Stories

From Rennie in Scotland there's a variegated shade 'Pecan' from their Unique Shetland 4ply range at £5.95 per 50g ball plus P&P.

Pecan image courtesy of Rennie

Burnt Chocolate

Ideal Home magazine in its January issue tipped 'burnt chocolate' as an up-and-coming shade. This is a plus for yarn producers who sell wool made from natural dark brown fleeces. Try:

Daughter of a Shepherd's 4ply 75% Hebridean/25% Zwartbles, which costs £22 per 100g Skein plus P&P

Zwartbles image courtesy of Daughter of a Shepherd

Uradale's Jumper Weight Organic Undyed Yarn in the shade Graeff is £7 plus P&P for a 50g ball.

Graeff image courtesy of Cradle
Blacker Yarns Jacob 4ply Basalt undyed yarn also. comes in DK weight. It's £7.50 plus P&P for a 50g ball.

Basalt image courtesy of Blacker Yarns

Which colour do you predict to be on-trend in 2019? Tell us in the comments section below or on A Woolly Yarn's Facebook page.

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