Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pantone Color Report Spring 2010: Splashes of Sunshine

This is the Pantone Color Report for Spring 2010. As you can see, the colors are bright and fun, Summery and remind me of a nice Caribbean vacation but with a few muted and earthy tones mixed in. These are perfect colors to work with and as it turns out, I had just about every color in my bead stash.
I had fun putting them all together into a bead organizer. See below!

Then I went back through my stash and pulled out some art beads that would go with the color choices here. I labeled them for your convenience.


Just writing up this post was inspiring and I really wish I could stay home and bead.
But I'm keeping these out so that when my muse hits, they'll be at an easy reach.
I hope that you feel inspired to put together some fun and bright designs using
these color ideas. I think they'd even go well all together in once piece.
Okay don't get crazy, Lorelei.
:)

14 comments:

Alice said...

These colors are a breath of fresh air. The snow has melted here leaving behind a ton of muck and mud, which gets tracked in our house. Also, I can't remember ever having so many days of fog--it has been around for nearly two weeks with no signs of letting up. Thanks for the pick-me-up with these great colors!

I'm drooling over your artist focal beads and would love to see what you do with them.

kelleysbeads said...

LOVE how you pulled all the colors together in art beads. I think you're right, they would all go well together in one piece :)

SummersStudio said...

Thanks, Lorelei. For some reason, I am especially attracted to the rose and deep lavender colours. I may have to do some things this next firing in those. It is a nice tropical mix isn't it?

Jean Hutter said...

Very inspiring and I love the colors - I need spring!!! Love the focals

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a great report Lorelei! Thanks for sharing that! I am inspired to use more bright colors in my work this year. I have a tendency to run dark and neutral. No more! I just ordered some bright fibers and I am inspired to find ribbons in these fun loving colors. Thanks for brightening my corner of the world today. Enjoy the day! Erin

Tracy Smith said...

Thanks for highlighting the Spring colours, I'll definitely bear them in mind for my new designs :D

Azure Islands Designs said...

Gorgeous colors...very tropical!!! I've already ordered beads with those colors in mind...

Cheers

Michelle Mach said...

I DARE you to put them all together in one piece! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks so much Lorelei! Great post and pretty colors to work with this season. All ready with some of these in my latest designs - this is going to be a fun and colorful season!

Silver Parrot said...

Oooh...I need that Keith O'Connor shell!

Jeannie said...

Great Inspiration pieces. I'm with Michelle..I dare ya.

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks for the input, it was very inspiring!! I love that pendant by Gaea, Lotus flower? Gorgeous!!

Marie

Laurel said...

Wonderful report, Lorelei! It just happens to include lots of my all-time faves - very cool!

Tania - Jet Designs said...

Thanks for the wonderful colour selections!