When I started with the knitted roses, I had in mind some sort of flower garden scarf. Since then, I've done 14 crochet flowers and counting, but I still haven't quite decided quite what it's going to be. Something wearable, perhaps it will be a scarf, perhaps not.
Once I started the crochet flowers, I decided that I should put together a colour palette for my flowers and their eventual leaves. I found Design Seeds some time ago, and loved the way that five or six (sometimes more) colours in toning and contrasting shades were picked out of interesting photos to create colour palettes. (The pic on the left is an edited screenshot of the Google search results for Design Seeds and orange.)
(I've worked out how to do a photo montage, too.)
Inspired by this, I put together a basket of orange-peach-pink-yellow and greens which I thought went well, and these are the colours I shall use for the knit and crochet flowers and leaves, a sub-project of my Flower a Day project.
It's been a bit grey and murky recently, so I had to sit the basket on the back doorstep in order to take a photo. The colours are fairly accurate. Unfortunately the orange for the marigolds and flower centres is a rather bright and luminous, like the peach. Hopefully the cool bluey-greens will tone them down a bit.