The theme of the colors this year is meant to create a calm feeling.
"Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation."(1)
For the first time ever Pantone has chosen two colors to be the color of the year. They are Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue.
You can mix tube watercolors or pan watercolors to make to make any color you like if you have the basics. Mix water and the amount of pigment you'd like mixing and add a little more of each till you're happy, dip your brush, and paint!
1. Rose Quartz
warm red and adding a touch of white to lighten it.
2. Peach Echo
Peach Echo is a bright, friendly orange color with a hint of coral. To make a peach echo shade mix equal parts of a warm red & warm yellow.
3. Snorkel Blue
Snorkel blue is bright, vibrant, & regal. Snorkel Blue comes from deeply pigmented warm blues like ultramarine or Prussian blue.
4. Iced Coffee
Iced Coffee is a nuetral, earthy brown. To make ice coffee water down a brown like raw umber or burnt sienna.
5. Green Flash
Next week- Part 2!