Anyone familiar with Shibui knows how wonderful their expansive color palette is. It’s like choosing from a box of crayons—there are just so many color options! Get ready for even more variety.
Shibui just released four gorgeous new colors in Baby Alpaca, Cima, Maai, Silk Cloud, and Staccato. They are: Imperial, Cove, Tango, and Brownstone. The four colors are all great additions to the palette, and also work well with existing colors for exciting mixing opportunities.
There is a lot to love about Shibui, but one of my favorite things is the color consistency throughout their different yarn bases. It’s quite enjoyable to experiment with color and texture to create a unique yarn blend. There are so many options with the new colors that I couldn’t help but put together a few project ideas for fall.
Raspberry, Velvet, and Imperial in Silk Cloud
Imperial is a brilliant plum/orchid. It brings a nice pop of color to a project and brightens up the more muted colors in the Shibui palette.
Imperial pairs well with many in the purple and pink color families, like Velvet, Bordeaux, and Raspberry. It also makes a nice contrast with Ash and Mineral, which take on beautiful purple casts when paired with it.
Silk Cloud and Cima for Mix no. 20 cowl, shown in Imperial, Velvet, and Mineral
Project Idea: Try the Shibui Mix No. 20 cowl, using Imperial as the bright pop of color, and Velvet and Mineral as the supporting colors in the stripes.
Fjord, Cove, and Pool in Silk Cloud
Cove is a dazzling jewel-toned teal. In the Shibui blue-green family, it easily nestles in between Fjord (left), and Pool (right). Bridging the gap between these colors, it would work well in a project with some tonal contrast, using either Fjord to darken it down or Pool to brighten it up.
The rich tones in Cove work well with neutrals. Combining it with a dark contrasting color like Tar, or lighter neutrals like Ash and Ivory, will add depth and intrigue to any project.
Maai in Cove and Tar for the Tempo Cowl
Project Idea: Try the Tempo cowl with Tar and Cove in Shibui Maai. The two colors have just the right amount of contrast and depth to bring out the playful spotted check pattern in the fluffy Maai yarn.
Tango, Trail, and Grounds in Silk Cloud
Tango is the color that red-loving Shibui fans have been waiting for (myself included)! It’s a true blue red that’s cooler than Brick and less purple than Bordeaux. I would call it a cherry red. Use Tango anywhere you want a vibrant streak of color. Pair it with Ash, Ivory, or Tar for bold contrast, or mix it with other colors in the red-orange family for subtle tonal variation.
Brownstone, Brass, and Flaxen in Silk Cloud
Brownstone is a warm caramel color that glows with excitement. In the Shibui gold/brown color family, it’s more brown than Brass and more saturated than Flaxen, and makes an excellent partner for Grounds. This is a bold, vivid neutral that plays well with both warm and cool colors. If I had to describe this color, I’d call it “Electric Camel.”
Silk Cloud in Rust, Brownstone, Grounds, and Flaxen for the Gradient Cowl