Despite having learned crochet about 5 years ago and revelling in the beauty of yarns, years of sketching in black and white have left me useless at coordinating more than 2 colors on my own.
However, I do have very evident colors that I gravitate towards. For example, when I make a quick trip down the block to my local yarn shop, I am immediately drawn to anything in the light-vibrant-lime green range. A good recent example is my recently(ish) finished Owlings mitts:
The rest of my winter wardrobe also sports a similar color scheme, though as I stated earlier, I can’t match or coordinate to save my life, so I’ve got some bright green mitts, a darker, dustier green hat, and a green and blue scarf. Not quite a match made in heaven, but definitely cozy!
Whenever I can pull myself away from the greens, I usually find myself quickly pulled back into anything that’s a rich, vibrant, and/or deep color, even if I would never expect to like the color! For example, when I picked out the yellow Madeline Tosh that I’m using in my Catkin, I was surprising myself, because who would have guessed that I, who dabble in purple and green and blue and red, would fall for something so bright and cheery as yellow!
Though I do have my anxiety about trying to put too many colors together, I hope to one day pick out a beautiful rainbow palette like Lucy at Attic 24 and make some amazingly bright and cheery blanket. But for now I will stick to my two-color projects and stand back and admire those who have a better eye for color.