Sunday, July 29, 2018

Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion Colors Summary and Clay Recipe Cards

Here is a review of the Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion colors.  Click on the photos below to see the clay recipes using Kato clay.  If you would like to see more clay recipes for the past Pantone fashion colors, go to the color recipe page at the top of this blog.







Would you like some recipe cards with these Pantone colors ready to print out on 4" x 6" index cards?  They have the colored dots on them but are ready to add your own baked clay chip samples.

If so, click here to download and print out by following the instructions included.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Russet Orange and Meerkat - Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion Colors

The last two color recipes I will be sharing with you today are Russet Orange and Meerkat.  Generally there are 12 colors Pantone selects for each season, however this time there are only 10 plus five colors in a Classic palette.  Meerkat is one of those colors and I decided to include the clay recipe for it as it fits in nicely with the other fall colors.  Meerkat is also a lighter version of the Autumn Maple that was one of the Pantone Fall 2017 fashion colors.


Here are the recipes for the Pantone Fall 2018 fashion colors Russet Orange and Meerkat using Kato clay:


Russet Orange
3 parts Kato Orange
1/2 part Kato Gold
1 part Kato Pearl

Meerkat
1 part Kato Brown
1 part Kato Copper
1 part Kato Gold
1 part White Mix # 1-2

* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System. (which is still on sale until the end of this week)

I have been playing with different color combinations from these new fall colors and if you would like to see some of them for more inspiration, you might want to follow my Facebook page here.  And you may want to click the like button or comment every so often so you will continue getting up to date posts.

My next post will include a summary of all the clay recipes and you can download the cards to print out if you would like.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sargasso Sea and Nebulas Blue - Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion Colors

There are two shades of blue in this year's Pantone Fall color palette.  Nebulas Blue is rich and saturated with color.  If you have my Clay Color System, then you already have the recipe which is #9-3 (Blueberry).


Typically there are 12 major colors in the Pantone seasonal color selection but this palette consists of only 10 plus a "Classic Color Palette" which includes 5 neutrals.  One of the colors from this group is Sargasso Sea, a beautiful shade of Navy and still a popular neutral color that is considered to be "the other black".  The added pearl in the clay recipe not only gives it the perfect shade but also adds a bit of shimmer and depth.

So here are the recipes for the Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion colors Sargasso Sea and Nebulas Blue using Kato clay:


Sargasso Sea
8 parts Kato Blue
1 part Kato Black
1 part Kato Pearl

Nebulas Blue
Same as recipe #9-3 Blueberry *

* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System. (which is still on sale this week)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Red Pear and Valiant Poppy - Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion Colors

There are two shades of red in this year's fall palette.  Red Pear is a blue-red with a brown undertone where Valiant Poppy is an orange-red with a gold undertone.  Both shades are very rich and bold and closely related to other shades from the past.  Red Pear is similar to Tawny Port from last years fall color with with a bit more red and Valiant Poppy also has a bit more red than the previous Aurora Red.


Here are the recipes for the Pantone Fall 2018 colors Red Pear and Valiant Poppy using Kato clay:

Red Pear
7 parts Kato Red
1 part Kato Blue
2 parts Kato Pearl

Valiant Poppy
6 parts Kato Red
1/2 part Kato Gold

Monday, July 23, 2018

Quetzal Green and Limelight - Pantone Fall 2018 Colors

Pantone describes Quetzal Green as a deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.  I have found purple and teals to be a very popular combination and this blue-green shade combines well with the Ultra violet and Crocus Petal.

Pantone describes Limelight as a pungent yellow-green, however, I  see it more as a pure yellow and having a difficult time trying to make it fit in with the remainder of the fall palette colors.  It does pair well with the Quetzal Green and I will do more experimenting which you will eventually see in some samples later on.


In the meantime, here are the recipes for the Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion colors Quetzal Green and Limelight using Kato clay.


Quetzal Green
4 parts Kato Turquoise
2 parts Kato Green
1 part Kato Pearl 

Limelight
2 parts yellow
1 part White Mix # 1-2 *

* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System which is still on sale until the end of this week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Martini Olive and Ceylon Yellow - Pantone Fall 2018 Colors

When I started looking up the new Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion colors, I had a real blast from the past.  The colors Martini Olive and Ceylon Yellow are two shades that especially took me back in time to the Pantone 2017 Fall Colors - Moss Green and Lemon Curry.  This was the year when I ordered my set of Pantone Color Cards and mixed up my first Pantone colors for fall.



As a matter of fact, I was also into making bangle bracelets back then and here are some in this color combination:



While this year's fall color Ceylon Yellow is a perfect match for the Lemon Curry in 2007, the Martini Olive is a bit richer than the previous Moss green.


Here are recipes for the Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion colors Martini Olive and Ceylon Yellow using Kato clay:

Martini Olive
Follow recipe # 7-9* for Olive Green
Add 1 part Kato Black

Ceylon Yellow
Same recipe as Lemon Curry
Recipe # 6-4 *

* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System. (which is on sale this week)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ultra Violet and Crocus Petal - Pantone Colors for Fall 2018

So I will start off the Fall 2018 Pantone Fashion Colors with Ultra Violet and Crocus Petal.  Ultra Violet is actually the Pantone Color of the Year and so was also included in the latest Spring collection.  Crocus Petal is pretty much a lighter shade of the Ultra Violet and therefore the colors combine well.



So here are the recipes for these two colors using Kato Clay:

Ultra Violet
4 parts Kato Violet
1 part Kato Pearl

Crocus Petal
1 part Kato Violet
8 parts Kato Pearl

Friday, July 6, 2018

Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion Colors

I have been away for a bit visiting family and celebrating my dad's 90th birthday.  It was a good break but with so many things to do and catch up on, it is time to get back into my regular routine at home.

I was putting off mixing up the Pantone fall fashion colors again as usual, as it is difficult to think about fall when summer is just barely starting.  As I am in several shows this fall, I am making up those new items right now.  I really loved the colors for this last spring which makes it even harder to switch gears but I decided to  carry some of them through into the fall as they fit in well with this new palette.


A few of the new fall colors are closely related to ones in the past and just needed a bit of tweaking here and there.  For instance, Red Pear is very similar to the Tawny Port from last year but has a slight more red tone.  Ultra Violet of course is included again as it is the Pantone Color of the Year.


So you will see some of these new colors popping up soon in my work which will hopefully inspire you.  If you are working with clay yourself and have my Clay Color System, I will be sharing these new clay color recipes next week.


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