Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pantone Madness

When I was a graphic designer, I lived and died by the Pantone books. The color swatches were used for every book cover and color scheme. it was the only way to be sure that the colors were going to print properly.

When I first started making jewelry, I worked mostly in metal with very little color. It has taken me some time to get back to color in any kind of meaningful way.

A few months ago I purchased an e-book of Pantone spring and fall color forecasts from craftsbyChris, I dutifully made all the samples and then ignored them all summer.

Well, it is time to get involved with color again. I chose Honeysuckle and Coffee Liqueur to begin my adventure. Since pink is a color I don't usually use, I started with that. I love it with the Coffee Liqueur. I love saying those names. Much more interesting than just saying "brown".

I really like Chris's formulas. I know that I did all of Maggie Maggios color tests and exercises, but I really like these formulas. I don't want to have to think about what colors will make what. I just want to pick some colors and run with it. That way I can just focus on the design.

If you are interested in buying Chris's formulas, you can find her here. She really gets the colors spot on. She does all the hard work so that we don't have to.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Thanks Roberta! I love saying the color names too. :o)

Chris said...

And your earrings are lovely! Great color combo.

Roberta said...

Thanks Chris!

MÂȘ Reyes said...

Es precioso, me encantan tus obras, y tus explicaciones son estupendas. Besos