Friday, January 29, 2016

Pantone Spring 2016 Fashion Colors Lilac Gray and Iced Coffee

Lilac Gray and Iced Coffee are two neutral colors added to the Pantone Spring 2016 Fashion color palette.   Lilac Gray is a classic shade of gray with a light purple undertone where Iced Coffee is a much stronger neutral.  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains "With its natural earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee creates a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season's palette.    

I didn't have time to play around yet with the Lilac Gray but made some more "variegated clay yarn" using the Iced Coffee.

This time I used three colors to create my variegated mix with Iced Coffee as the main color.  For the lighter shade, I used the clay color Almond (*recipe #2-8) and the darker brown I used Chocolate Truffle (*recipe #3-5).  I made a clay log of each color and then cut each log into four.  I then reassembled the log as shown in Box #2 below. 

So here are the clay recipes for the Pantone Spring 2016 Fashion colors Lilac Gray and Iced Coffee using Kato clay.

* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System.

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