Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pantone Fall 2017 Colors Shaded Spruce and Golden Lime

The last two Pantone Fall 2017 fashion colors are Shaded Spruce and Golden Lime.  Both of these greens can be found in nature during the fall season.  Shaded Spruce is like a dark blue spruce and almost a deep teal.  Golden Lime is a more fall-like version of the Pantone color of the year, Greenery.

While these two colors look nice together their tone changed somewhat when combining the clay and they tended to fight against each other.  It is worth further experimenting later but in the mean time I decided to create some stenciled prints using these colors as a background.  Here a clay sheet of Shaded Spruce is combined with the Neutral Gray in the form of silver acrylic paint.

The metallic black paint really pops on the Golden Lime clay.  I was looking for a unique pattern and found this one among other stencils available at Shades of Clay.  Stencils can work similar to silk screens but can also be used in other ways making them more versatile.

So here are the recipes using Kato clay:

Shaded Spruce
7 parts Kato Turquoise
2 parts Kato Black
1 part Kato Pearl

Golden Lime
1 part Kato Green
6 parts Kato Yellow
1 part Kato Gold

* Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System.


Rozzhopp said...

Thank you, Carolyn. These are great colors! I recently started following you. Loving what I see so far. Keep up the good work. Continued success to you. ��

2 Good Claymates said...

Thanks Rosalyn. Nice to hear from you.