If you are like me, and just buy individual fabrics, rather than buying several prints--or all the prints--in a collection, when it comes time to put together a quilt it can be a challenge to figure out what color scheme you want to use!
I don't know much about color theory and tend to just wing it. In the past, picking one print with lots of colors and then using it as the basis for the rest of color scheme has been my method. But it was still very challenging, and there were always lots of doubts and swapping out of various prints. I don't like to get bogged down in the details of fabric selection too much, or I tend to get bored and wander off to another project.
If you stop by pinterest regularly, or perhaps obsessively, you've probably noticed lots of pins for color palettes. They are lovely to look at, and they are also awesome for color scheme inspiration. By the shear number of color palette pins, I'm sure I'm not the only one using them for quilting! You can see my color board here.
For this quilt I used the Design Seeds "wooded tones" color palette to give me some direction:
I really like how this quilt turned out. The color mix is interesting, and pairing these fabrics would not have come to me naturally.