Of course I don’t mean to flog a dead horse. But the Greenery dilemma made me very much want to look at how to work with tricky colours in a systematic way, rather than hoping inspiration strikes, and that I’m paying attention when it does.
Beads and pieces has a lovely brief intro, with pictures on how to use a colour wheel.
If we look at the Green segment, we can see various shades of green, all of which would work with Greenery (the darkest, outermost* hue in that segment), in a monochromatic palette.
We could combine our Greenery with the Blue-Green and the Yellow-Green neighbours, for an analogous palette.
We could look at Greenery’s complement on the opposite side of the wheel: mauve pinks (some colour wheels will give you red, but no one wants to look like the Ghost of Christmas Past, so we’ll go with mauve pink for now).
Another alternative would be to look at the split complementary colours. These are the direct neighbours of the complement: pink and mauve (for a red complement, red-violet and red-orange).
Or various tetrads (four colours), here we have Greenery and its complement on both ends, with two neighbours in the middle.
Another tetrad: three analogous colours plus the complement.
So what do you think? Do these combinations make Greenery more wearable? Or knittable?
Palette source: paletton.com
*Please note, apart from the monochromatic palette, I am referring to the colours in the outermost ring of the colourwheel.