Monday, September 20, 2021

Pantone Fall 2021 Fashion Colors Mykonos Blue, Spring Lake and Rhodonite

I never thought I would ever say I looked forward to fall but this is one of those years!  Between the drought and extreme heat wave that broke records and lasted a good part of the summer, the more than 300 forest fires burning at one time over our province of British Colombia, and dealing with the heavy smoke from living in the center of it all, the rain and cool weather is a great relief.

So it has been very soothing to take my mind off things by mixing up the Pantone Fall colors and creating some new pieces with them.  I love these new colors as they are a lovely combination of fall, warmth, neutrals and rich, vibrant hues.

Silkscreened Buttons in Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

I already shared with you the clay recipes for the Pantone Colors of the year, Illuminating and Ultimate Gray.  You can find those in my previous blog post here.

These are extra color chips I made for myself in a larger size.  They work nicely for color inspiration, mixing and matching.  In my previous announcement, I will be doing a pop-up at Kelowna Yarn & Needlecrafts this coming Friday.  The owner, Cheryl, really liked my color chips and asked for a set for herself to use for dying her own yarn.  I realized that others might appreciate a set as well so I now have them listed in my online store here.

Polymer Clay Buttons in Mykonos Blue (left) and Spring Lake (right)

I thought I would start with the clay recipes for the three blues:  Mykonos Blue, Spring Lake and Rhodonite, which is actually a blue-based purple.  If you have been following my blog and the Pantone color recipes for some time, you might recognize the Mykonos Blue from several years ago -- Fall 2013 to be exact.  I am not sure what happened, but I have recently purchased a new updated set of the Pantone color chips and while matching this color I noticed quite a difference.  I really like the original color from earlier but also like this new updated shade as well so I have labelled this one my new Mykonos blue.

So here are the color recipes using Kato clay.  I know a lot of my followers out there have jumped ship and given up on using Kato clay.  It is still the main clay I prefer to use, at least for now.  I have started experimenting with the Cernit clay and considering reworking my recipes using it.  I will see how it goes and keep you posted.

Mykonos Blue

4 parts Kato Blue
1 part Kato Turquoise
1 part Kato Pearl
1/2 part Kato Black

Spring Lake

1 part Navy - Recipe # 9-7 *
1 part Kato Silver
3 parts White Mix # 1-2 *


1 part Purple Base # 10-2 *
1 part Navy - Recipe # 9-7

* 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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