Sounds like a Dr. Seuss rhyme, huh?
I’m not sure if color blocking is on its way out or here to stay, but I really don’t care…I LOVE IT! If you’re not familiar with this trend, color blocking is simply pairing two or three totally different colors together to make a bold statement.
Whether it’s FURNISHINGS:
Or HOME ACCENTS
Color Blocking is a fun happy way to experiment with whacky color combinations!
Although my accent pillows aren’t too whacky or crazy, I think the orange fabric I used is pretty bold. To create my color block look I kept it simple and made what I have coined as my “Color Block | Pillow Sock” for our dining room chairs.
I found these down-filled pillow inserts at CB2 for $1.25 each on clearance (no joke!) so I ordered as many I could get my hands on. They are small and measure 15″ x 6″.
This is so simple. Grab some of your favorite fabric…my favorite color happens to be orange so this was an easy choice. Since my pillow is 6″ wide x 15″ long I cut a strip of fabric 13″ wide x 8.5″ long. I wanted to cover just half of the pillow (hence the “color block” look) and I allowed for a 1 inch allowance on each side.
Flip your fabric over so the unfinished side is facing up and fold in half. Now sew along two edges (my fabric happened to have a fringe-like edge so I kept that side untouched).
You know the rest…turn your little guy inside out, and slip it onto your pillow.
This is such a great idea for the ever-mind-changer. You can change out these little “socks” with the seasons or simply when you want a change. That means every other week around here!
For an added punch of color, I added a striped grosgrain ribbon around one of these pillows:
Fun and easy for the non-sewer that I am!