Friday, May 21, 2021

Pantone Fashion Colors for Spring & Summer 2021 -- Better Late than Never?

I hope this is better late than never . . .  I was rather frustrated last year with the lack of feedback on this blog as well as my facebook page but sometimes you wonder if anyone is actually out there reading this or most followers are just "lurkers".  I did have a few diehards comment how much they really appreciate the new clay recipes from the Pantone Color Collection.  It was very encouraging to hear from you!

So I did finally get around to mixing up the new Spring & Summer Pantone Colors.  I had planned to do this a while ago but life just kept getting in the way.  I have still been working on updates to my new condo apartment and I am nearly done!  Just a few more things to finish yet and I will post some photos soon.

In the meantime, I hope you find these new colors and the recipes inspiring.  Some of the recipes are already in your collection that was included in my Clay Color System tutorial.  If you do not have my Color System yet, check it out on my website.  I have it on sale right now at 30% off -- but only until Monday evening.   I have also put it on sale in my Etsy shop -- just keep in mind the price difference is Canadian prices on my website and US prices in the Etsy shop.

I usually post the clay recipes over a period of time as I mix them up and experiment but since this is so late, I want to post them all here so you can have some fun and inspiring colors to play with over the weekend.  (It is a long weekend here in Canada).  You will also find the recipe cards at the end that you can download and print out onto 4x6 index cards.  So here goes!

Pantone Colors of the Year - 2021

Yes you read that right!  Pantone has 2 colors of the year for the first time instead of the usual single color.  Here are the clay recipes for the Pantone Spring & Summer Colors using Kato clay.


10 parts Kato Yellow
1 part Kato White
1/4 part Lime Punch

Ultimate Gray

Use Kato Silver


5 parts Kato Yellow
1 part Orange Base #5-2 *


1 part Kato Blue
1/2 part Kato Violet
1 part Kato Silver
7 parts White Mix #1-2 *


Same as Clay Recipe #2-15 *
(Shiny Copper)

French Blue

5 parts Kato Blue
2 parts White Mix #1-2 *

Green Ash

1/2 part Cilantro #7-3 *
2 parts Kato Green
1 part Kato Yellow
10 parts White Mix #1-2 *

Burnt Coral

1 part Kato Magenta
1 part Kato Orange
2 parts Kato Yellow
10 parts White Mix #1-2 *


Same as Clay Recipe #7-5 *
(Christmas Green)

Amethyst Orchid

Same as Clay Recipe #10-5 *

Raspberry Sorbet

10 parts Kato Magenta
1 part Kato Orange
5 parts White Mix #1-2 *


Use Kato Black


Use Recipe #1-2 *
(White Mix)

Desert Mist

Same as Clay Recipe #2-8 *
(Ecru Mix)


Same as Clay Recipe #7-8 *
(Olive Green)

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

If you would like some recipe cards for these clay colors, you can click here to download them.  They are ready to print out on 4" x 6" index cards (instructions included) so you can glue your baked color chips on them for easy reference.