I got home from taiko early tonight, so I quickly decided that the new obi would look good with a couple of kimono. My first thought was a yukata and something dark: the turquoise spider mum yukata picks up the blue in it and the black wave Meisen for some needed contrast. I've added an obijime for each and a red shibori obiage for the Meisen ensemble. I think these combinations might just work!
I put sakura side out for the Meisen and the tachibana side out with the yukata. Just for a little extra color contrast. The obi really pops on the black kimono!