I am trying to decide on the palette for Book Four's styling, and I've hit a bit of a wall. I was sort of hoping that some of you out there in blog-land would be willing to offer up your opinions. Currently, all the designer colors are chosen and perfect. In order to show you the theme without giving it away, I didn't pull color card images but instead captured the 'ideal' color card the designers were given to work off of. As you can see, it's a fairly dark and moody palette, and I want to balance it out in the book one of two ways. Either by making all of the garments stand out by putting them against a background that is neutral, or by intensifying them and making each page of the book an explosion of color. I've put together a little grouping to help you all visualize this with me.
Here are images that I feel summarize the 'neutral' feel -- imagine them with pops of the colors in the palette. All of the colors would be paired with ensembles that would be cream, beige, brown, gray, with plenty of texture. The lighting would be bright and detailed.
In contrast, here are images I feel summarize the feel of intensity and moodiness. I feel like this is more the direction I would like the book to go, but I don't want to alienate the reason for a knitting book's pictures -- illustration of the final product -- from the images themselves.