Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Since the weather isn't cooperating, I turned to Pantone's 2013 Fall Color Palette to give me some fall inspiration this week, and I wasn't disappointed. These colors are cool, inviting, and ready to tailgate!
Played yesterday with some Kambaba jasper which came to mind when I saw the "Deep Lichen Green," "Linden Green," and "Turbulence." Great combination.
Our little "Miss Abby" would be very happy to see her two favorite colors here - pink and purple - "Vivacious" and "Acai." I'm excited to work with a few of my favorite stones - amethyst, rose quartz, crazy lace agate, lavender agate, cherry jade.
"Koi" is the perfect autumn color and would be wonderful for carnelian or if working with "Carafe" as well, numerous beautiful jaspers.
My other favorite color is blue, especially the brilliant tint of "Mykonos Blue." I'm thinking sodalite, lapis lazuli, so many brilliant Swarovski colors.
I'm also glad to see a carry-over from spring in "Emerald" (for some reason I look pretty good in this color, if I do say so myself, lol). No, unfortunately, I don't have any lose emeralds about to work with for this, but the "aqua" shade for fall brings to mind the green that can be found in some chrysocolla - have to look for these special pieces, but they are so pretty and worth the look. And I like the idea that chrysocolla is associated with bringing serenity, clarity, and peace.
So, warm me up some cider, bring me my soccer game blanket and bead board, and let's get this fall moving!