For every fabric diva there needs to be a supporting chorus and that is where low volume fabrics come in. Low volume fabrics are fabrics that read as a light solid or nearly solid in a black and white photo. They can be tone on tone of black and white or have a little colour on them. Generally speaking they have a neutral background - white, cream, taupe, grey. They can be used instead of a plain solid colour and are fantastic for making those bright and colourful fabrics pop in a quilt.