February 21, 2013

ombre ombre ombre ombre

in fashion, the term ombre refers to the graduation of color in a garment. The term usually refers to a garment that is monochromatic but has a graduated variation in the saturation of the color. For example, a green ombre dress may be very pale green at the hem. The fabric becomes deeper in color the as it reaches from the bottom hem to the shoulder straps at the top of the dress, where the color might be a very deep forest green.
there are a number of ways to create ombre fabrics. With current textile technology, it is possible to create a piece of ombre fabric by using numerous threads that range in color saturation or a single spool of thread that has been specifically dyed to create an ombre effect. This kind of effect can also be created by dipping fabric into a vat of dye and very slowly pulling it out. In so doing, the part of the garment that is in the dye for the longest will have the deepest color. The variation in color will depend on how long each section of the fabric is left to soak in the dye. via
however ombre does not just have to refer to textiles. we are now largely seeing it throughout home decorating ideas, food, hair and objects of all shape and form!
we personally think it has a great effect around the home, from cushions, candles, tablecloths, even painted mason jars (you know how obsessed we are with jars!)
check out some great inspiration.
time to pull out the paintbrush?