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Neon Done Right: Just Add White!

Bright pop colors have increased in popularity over the past few years. It's always fun to incorporate neons into your yarn crafting, but how can you create a bright project that's neutral enough for everyday use? The answer is simple: pair your neons with a neutral border! I like to use white for a clean, modern look. To illustrate this, I've made a few granny squares in the newest bright shades of Vanna's Choice: Radiant Orange, Radiant Yellow, and Radiant Lime.

Neon granny squares in Vanna's Choice

As you can see, the squares are super fun and vibrant, but maybe they're a touch too fluorescent for an everyday afghan.

Neon granny squares with white border

Here, I've added a border in the Buttermilk shade of Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend. The creamy white breaks up the neon and softens the brightness. I can absolutely see myself making an entire afghan out of this color combination!

What do you think of the neon trend? Let us know in the comments!

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LJBGT6Q7RSNR33MMF7WHE4LFMU Theresa

    I'm not impressed w/neon.

  • Luann

    I like it. Kids would like it. It sounds fun to do. Something new makes crocheting more interesting.

  • Cathy Kurtz

    How fun!  Can't wait to see the new colors in person!

  • http://blog.lionbrand.com/2012/09/10/how-to-determine-your-season-color-palette-plus-the-yarn-trends-youll-want-to-take-advantage-of/ How to Determine What "Season" You Are | Lion Brand Notebook

    [...] also talked about the return of neon colors, which will look great on [...]

  • http://blog.lionbrand.com/2013/03/29/on-trend-6-fun-knit-crochet-animal-accessories-for-kids/ On Trend: 6 Fun Knit & Crochet Animal Accessories for Kids | Lion Brand Notebook

    [...] Neon done Right: Just Add White [...]

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.roerdink Bonnie Roerdink

    I love granny squares and these colors are great!

  • http://blog.lionbrand.com/2014/04/15/yay-for-new-neons-in-hometown-usa/ Yay for New Neons! (In Hometown USA) | Lion Brand Notebook

    […] in the grey-to-black tone range. But, for a truly bright and summery feel, neons could also be paired with white. Below, I’ve rounded up our neon colors in Hometown USA, and have included a few neutral […]

  • Julie C

    I liked it better without the white