Monday, September 19, 2011

Quarry - Pantone Fall 2011 Color

Quarry is a very soft muted shade of blue that is similar to a faded denim.

To mix up this soft denim-like color, combine one part of Navy (recipe Mix # 9-7 in my Clay Color System) and 4 parts of Ecru Base Mix # 2-8 (see my Clay Color System).

So there you have the recipes for the top ten Pantone Fall 2011 colors.  I will share next with you some of the combinations I created with these colors.  If anyone has been following our blog and experimenting with their new colors and would like to share, please feel free to leave a comment with a link.

Click on the names below to go to the links for the other clay color recipes from this series:

(plus free tutorial to make disc earrings)

Quarry  (see above on this post)

I've had several requests for where I purchased our Pantone color cards.  Pantone has all types of color cards -- from plastic to cloth swatches.  You can even purchase them as an app for your ipod or iphone.

Pantone even has a cool gadget called a "Capsure" where you can hold it over almost any type of surface and it will match it to a Pantone Color.

At more than $600, I will have to pass on buying one for now, however.

We just have the "paper" set which are nice and compact and look like the paint chips you get in a paint store but in a sort of book style.  A much more practical tool for us.

We purchased our set over 5 years ago at a much better price so I am glad we invested in a set when we did.


Roberta Warshaw said...

Here are some links to my Pantone color experiments:

2 Good Claymates said...

Very nice Roberta. Thanks so much for sharing!

Are you using Kato clay or is that another brand? Just curious...