If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies!
Monday, September 18, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Monday, I started showing how to mix Pantone London's fall colors. Today, I'll finish them up.
Otter is a medium brown you could use you raw umber mixed with a small amount of water to lighten it.
A color also seen in New Yorks fall colors. Navy Peony is a deep warm blue.
I would've expected copper tan to be more like Otter but it is a little light.
Take your burnt sienna and add a little bit of brown and a warm yellow.
To make lemon curry take your light yellow and slowly add In little orange.
A strong, dark green. Mix a dark green and then add some extra yellow to it.
What colors stand out to you this season?
Monday, September 11, 2017
For the first time, pantone has released two color reports for fall. One based on New York's fashion week and one on London's.
Last week, I posted about how to mix New York colors and this week we'll mix London's colors.
Pantone describe the London choices as:
“Led by a vivid Flame Scarlet, the color palette for Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 is comprised of strong classics colors complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons,” noted Eiseman. “Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter Brown or Lemon Curry with Bluebell are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy.”
A soft & delicate pink there is two ways to mix primeose pink. Take a red and water it down or mix white and red for a pastel pink.
Take brown umbre and add a small amount of yellow ochre to lighten it some.
An aqua-like medium blue.
I always thought purple was a very regal color so it's cool to see it named royal but royal lilac isn't your typical lilac color. It is a medium purple.
Purple is made by mixing equal parts red & blue.
Thursday, the next five.
Thursday, the next five.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Monday, I talked about the first five colors in Pantone's fall color report. Today it's the last five.
Another neutral echoing navy peony. To mix gray take your black and gradually add white till you get the desired shade.
A deep, foresty green. Look for your darkest, warmest green.
A classic yellow-green shade.
To mix golden lime start with a warm yellow and slowly add bits of a warm blue.
This is the only cool color in the fall report. It's a cool, medium blue.
Autumn Maple is the color i think of when I think about fall. It's a russet-y Orange like the leaves changing on re trees.
To make autumn maple mix equal parts warm yellow and warm red. If you are daring add a teensy bit of a warm blue to spice it up.
What is your favorite color is the fall color report?
Monday, September 4, 2017
Every season Pantone releases colors that will define the season by examining colors used at fashion shows. They choose ten of the most popular to create the Pantone Color Report.
This year they have done something they have never done before, split the report into two sections, one for New York City and one for London.
This falls colors have a lot of warmth and there names are super fun.
The color of the fall is grenadine. At first look I think it seems like a deep coral, which I love. It is meant to be an attention grabbing red. Coral is a form of red though.
To make grenadine look for a deep, yellow red in your palette!
Sounds like it's be a brown, right? Tawny Port is in the red family. It is a very deep blue-red almost leaning towards purple.
To make tawny port find your warmest red and add a drop of warm blue. Add the blue slowly as too much blue will make purple and we want it to stay red.
So delicate, it's also a part of the red family but is a very light, blush pink. The other end of the spectrum of tawny port.
To make baller slipper water down your red or mix red and white which will make it more pastel.
Butterum is based in yellow ochre and maybe a hint, a very small hint of burnt umber.
Navy Peony is a classic dark blue that can be used instead of black.
What colors are you looking forward to?
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Kristin Billerbeck is the best selling author of numerous chick lit books and runs the laugh out loud blog GirlyGirl.
I love her books because they are lighthearted yet truthful and rooted in faith. I love her blog because it makes me laugh.