Friday, January 26, 2018

Pantone 2018 Spring & Summer Color Fun

Hi guys,

Pantone has released their top 12 colors for spring & summer of 2018; so now I have new colors to learn. And, well, what better way to learn them than to play with them :)? Today's update is all about mixing and matching and playing with tones to get a feel for the new palettes (London & New York): 21 sets of background papers featuring beer, tools, a butterfly damask, romantic butterflies and grunge flowers in both monotone and color combination styles. It's a veritable rainbow smorgasbord :)! 
As you can see, the palettes have quite a few colors in common but, there are also several notable differences. The colors they share are Cherry Tomato, Blooming Dahlia, Meadowlark, Lime Punch, Pink Lavender, Almost Mauve and, or course, the color of the year: Ultraviolet.  The differences lie in NY's Emperador (brown), Arcadia (teal), Little Boy Blue, Spring Crocus (pinkish purple) and Chili Oil (dark red) and London's Ash Mauve, Nile Green, Palace Blue, Rapture Rose (pink) and Spice Apple (dark red).

In creating the combination packs I tried to match up different sets of colors so that, if you buy both packs, you won't be getting many duplicates. You can see the combination packs in my shop.

The trending patterns for the warmer seasons are tropical prints, animal prints (which are apparently always in style hahahahahaha), glitter, satin, rainbow patterns, multi-directional stripes, monotone tartans and ginghams, and florals: soft, 60's style, and micro.  These are what I will be working on next.  After that I will start on St. Patrick's Day and whip up a few vintage beauties using a new style of card that I recently fell in love with before delving into Hindu inspiration, again.

Stationery and journaling sets will reemerge when I return to India :).  In the meantime, I hope you're able to use the papers in your cards, scrapbooks and other creations.

Happy Crafting :),

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