Aside from using it to perfectly match digital RGB hex codes to the printed color of a certain fabric type, did you know that our color maps also make for some pretty amazing sewing projects? Employees of Spoonflower know this better than anyone, as many of us have used our color maps to create everything from pillows to headbands and even guitar straps! Check out a few of our favorite projects below, and pick up a color map of your very own here. The color maps just got a new look with even bigger hex squares, so even if you already have a few laying around at home it may be time to upgrade or try one in a different fabric. Here are a few projects for all of you ultimate color nerds like us out there!
Computer monitors display millions of different colors. Since a blue color may be called teal by some and turquoise by others, there has to be a way to describe colors without being so subjective. In today's Bootcamp post, we're exploring hex codes – a combination of six numbers or letters that identify a specific color.Hex codes are often used in design software like Adobe Photoshop, and our Color Changer tool uses them too. Spoonflower color maps have their corresponding hex codes listed within each color chip as an easy reference. Color maps can be printed onto any of fabrics and wallpaper, so you’ll know what a specific hex code will look like on that particular substrate.
Here at Spoonflower we print in sRGB and identify colors using hex codes. If your heart is set on a particular color, like a Pantone color, for example, we strongly recommend that you find the closest equivalent hex code and order swatches to confirm the closest match. Test swatches are the best way to confirm how colors will look on the fabric or wallpaper you plan to use.
Welcome to Day Six of the 12 Days of Giveaways in which we eschew geese-a-laying in favor of something much more practical: color maps. We're offering a full set of Spoonflower color maps, one on each of the different types of fabric we offer.
A color map is an essential tool for using a digital design service like Spoonflower because it provides a reference for how colors on your computer screen look in the real world when they're printed using Spoonflower printers and Spoonflower inks.
Just for fun we'll also send the winner a copy of a nifty book called Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay. This one is on our Christmas list, too!
As we've said on prior days, to participate in the drawing you can leave a comment on this post or on the corresponding link on our Facebook page. We'll accept entries that come in up until 7 am EST on Dec. 7th, but please be sure to leave us enough information to be able to track you down by listing your Spoonflower username in your comment. We'll choose one winner and announce the results tomorrow, December 7th, around 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.
Congratulations to San Francisco designer Gergana Mollova, winner of yesterday's Day 5 giveaway. She will receive a copy of Diane Gilleland's Kanzashi in Bloom: 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give as well as a fat quarter bundle of fabrics selected by SisterDiane herself. Thanks to all of you who are participating in our 12 Days drawings!