Going Modern with Decorative Pillows

When I think modern, two colours pop into my mind: black and grey. Right now, grey seems to be a go-to colour in home décor and is being paired with everything from warm coppers and oranges, to striking bright pinks and vibrant greens. Black, of course, is a classic that instantly modernizes any room and is popular due to its versatility, and there’s a lot of excitement about “chalkboard” décor right now.

So with all this in mind, it was time to add the modern flair of grey and versatility of black to our Embroider Buddy® Home pillow collection. We’re excited about these new colours because their neutrality makes the options for coordinating embroidery colours endless.

Embroider Buddy® Home pillow collection

If you are looking for inspiration, here are a few designs and colours palettes that we curated from some talented bloggers and embroiderers.

Urban Threads used a piece of art to inspire this colour palette and design, which looks gorgeous on a black canvas.

Urban Threads

This pattern from Wild Olive is trendy in its simplicity and would look beautifully modern on either our black or grey pillow. Tip: use one colour for the pattern, but add a pop of brightness for the star.

Wild Olive

Now here’s an Instagrammer worth following: Sarah Milligan of @iheartstitchart. She shows off all her hand-stitched patterns on Instagram and sells them in her Etsy shop. How cute is this green bicycle with flowers on grey fabric?


I couldn’t resist sharing one more from Urban Threads. The combination of bright, fresh blues and purples with the black and grey brings iridescence to the design. This pillow would be showstopper—almost too nice to use!

Urban Threads

Just like all our pillows, these new colours will be Easy as 1-2-3! to embroider with hidden Velcro, a removable pouch, exquisite material and fine detailing.

We look forward to seeing how you bring a modern and elegant touch to these sharp new colours. Be sure to share your designs on our Facebook customer gallery.