Welcome Emerald – Colour of 2013
I’m a curious graphic designer and couldn’t help myself testing Pantone’s colour of 2013 – Emerald. So here is some great colour combinations and ways to use the colour on yourself or in your home – it also works really well on the web I think. Emerald is considered to be the talisman of the goddess Venus and it represents faith, goodness and kindness. They are traditionally thought to enhance the clairvoyance of their wearers. And Pantone describes it as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beaty that enchances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.
Images found here: Emerald necklace. Dress. Colour dots – free iphone download . Marni leather clutch. Interior.
Did you tango with tangerine in 2012? I sure did. Every year Pantone announces a new colour of the year – and Tangerine Tango was the colour of 2012. I must say that in my case they were quite spot on – this vivacious, magnetic orange that radiates heat and energy has really grown on me – and I now own both a lipstick, a nailpolish, a pair of jeans, a wollen scarf and a wollen cardigan in this colour. Working with colours in a professional way every day – I´m aware that it is not a coincidence! – it´s also the colour I wrote about a year ago in this blogpost. It´s funny how you can fall in and out of love with a special colour – I used to love all kind of blue tones but I´ve changed and I’m now leaning towards red, pink and orange. If you are curious to discover the colour of 2013 you can see it here.
Images form my Pinterest. 1. Old Sign. 2. Stockings. 3. Roasted carrot with cumin & lime. 4. Kimy Long Cardigan
Current Colour Crush
At the moment I’m completely smitten with the colours and details in Julia Rofman’s handwoven beaded bracelets. I’m just learning how to use a bead loom - but not sure I have the patience to add the last finishing touches like tassel ends and silver claps – so I’m also adding Julia’s creations to my wishlist – just in case!
Summer Colour Crush
Here´s my current Summer Colour Crush – and my favorite summer DIY. As a part of my sweet doing nothing this summer my daughter and I made quite a few of these bracelets. I found the instructions for the Hama bead bracelets at Juniorbusiness.dk – and if you feel inspired you can download a pdf.file with instructions here at Panduro´s website. It´s really not that complicated if you just mix & match – and it´s also quite addictive – Have fun!
Current Colour Crush
I´m so into Pinterest at the moment – it´s the perfect place to collect eye candy – and to keep track of your new finds. And it´s been quite surprising to discover that I´m liking a lot of orange tones at the moment – since it used to be one of my least favorite colours. But combined with grey, chalk and sand colours – it´s just a perfect combination – don´t you think?
All images found via Pinterest. 1. Red Ceiling by Magnus Anesund 2. Karen Walker A/W 11 outfit 3. Show Bird by Luke Stephenson