Feeling green today on this St. Patty’s Day. Here is my version of a green palette.
Bright colors, prints, and pattern mixing have been on the high the last few years. The colour black laid low. Black has regained its status, and its not just an accent color any longer. You’ll find monochromatic looks, and fashion statements made with a singular colour…black. I love the above statement, because black has made a comeback, but it’s no longer just black. It tells a story of style, intensity, and evokes a lifestyle. It’s minimalist, tenacious, and sexy.
Several weeks ago I posted some concepts on the blog here inspired from a beautiful lace dress I bought at Shareen Vintage. Before I started to sketch, I put together a color board for direction. I pulled images that inspired me, and saw a pattern of perhaps what I was feeling that day. Enchanting| Quixotic | Esoteric | Demure | Flirtatious. The colors turned out to be an array of purples, a rich fuchsia, and a deep charcoal that almost looks black.
I called this palette Heliotrope Dreams because of its purple offspring and the dreamy feel from the images. I wrote a little blurb for the board: A landscape of marvel beauty. An existence of richness, femininity, and intensity. I think it fits perfectly…
Here are actual TPX Pantone colors for the palette:
Honeysuckle 18-2120TPX, Plum Purple 19-3218 TPX, Paisley Purple 17-3730 TPX, Thistle 14-3907TPX, Sparkling Grape 19-3336 TPX, Nine Iron 19-3908TPX
While I was putting a few color boards together, I found myself inspired by creams, pale yellows, grays, silver, gold, mixed in with browns, and even some wood. These colors feel demure and ladylike, but also youthful with an edge. I like this as a Spring color palette. Spring doesn’t have to always be brights or prints. There is something to be said about keeping it neutral. A color scheme like this evokes both richness and simplicity. It’s not just nude and neutrals but a derivative of it. I’m excited about it, what do you think?
Here are some pantone references in case you were interested. Friar Brown 19-1230TPX, Desert Taupe 17-1311TPX, Humus 15-1304 TPX, Micro Chip 14-4015TPX, Alloy 16-3915TPX, Silver Metallic, Gold Metallic, and I thought while perusing the pantone book, lets add a super pale yellow… Anise Flower 12-0717.
It’s been hectic few weeks with traveling and projects. I haven’t been able to blog at all. It’s definitely been on my mind. This week, I will definitely be sharing some things I’ve been working on. A slew of sketches, mood boards, new pics that you will see on the new website and blog , and some color inspiration board.
Here are some images I collected on Pinterest, and realized I really love this small color palette. In case you wanted the Pantone TPX, here are some for you to reference from left to right, Methly Blue 18-4537TPX, Rose Violet 17-2624TPX, Blazing Yellow 12-0463TPX, and Porcelain Rose 17-1643TPX. Cheers!