Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cedar - Pantone Fall 2011 Color

Cedar is a sort of olive green which is an excellent fall color.  It is pretty much exactly the same as the Woodbine recipe # 7-4 in my Clay Color System tutorial.  Woodbine was one of the Pantone colors for fall of last year and it combines very nicely with some of the new colors for this season.
You will notice how the color appears to be more muted and lighter on the Pantone site (above photo) than what is actually shown on my Pantone color chip (shown below).  This is why I do not rely on color matching using a computer screen but rather a set of Pantone color cards I purchased a few years ago that gives me a more accurate color sample.


Anonymous said...

Can you tell us where you got your pantone color cards?

2 Good Claymates said...

I will post a link to where you can buy them. There are quite a few types and they can be rather expensive. I was fortunate to buy them at a better price 5 years ago and since the Pantone has become popular the prices went up quite a bit but they have more types you can choose from now too.