I love how edgy indigo looks when paired with peony pink, caviar black, crisp white, and delphinium blue. This is a powerful color palette for sure — even with pink and light blue hues in the mix.
When my friend Alesya was designing her latest collection of leather laptop bags that don't look like laptop bags, the stand out color was a purplish-blue hue that we temporarily dubbed "don't call it blurple." She settled on "Indigo" as the final color name for two reasons. Number one: technically, indigo is the color between blue and violet on the visible spectrum — which the bag most certainly is. Number two: indigo is the name of a dye of the same color extracted from the Indigofera plant, a crop important to early South Carolina history.
I always love the colors Alesya brings to the table. Fingers crossed for a green in the next collection. Just sayin'.Continue reading
The Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 Colors that Pantone picked for its Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 fashion trends report are gorgeous. Not much of a surprise to y'all who know me at all: Ultramarine Green, Green Sheen and Military Olive (hello, any shade of green!!!) are my favorites. I'm also loving Peach Nougat, Sandstone, and Rose Tan. The palette is full of warm, richly pigmented earthy colors. Although this is the Fall/Winter palette, I think most of these colors work year round.
When you see the entire palette all together it seems a little … much. But take nearly any two or three and they play nicely together. For holiday 2021 color palette I'm feeling Samba, Rose Tan, and Ultramarine Green together … would look great with a pop of gold foil.
The current trend for weddings seems to be slowly pulling away from blush and peach, into richer reds like samba and fired brick. But I'm predicting 2021 and 2022 weddings will see a turn toward blue, including Pantone's 2020 color of the year: Classic Blue, paired with darker Blue Depths, Sleet, Military Olive, and Almond Oil.
Want more color and trend spotting? + Read my take on Pantone's Spring/Summer 2020 collection here + Check out my Pinterest board full of Color Inspiration + Check out my Pinterest board full of the latest trends.Continue reading
Wow! The 2020 Spring Colors that Pantone picked for its Spring - Summer 2020 fashion trends report are lovely, aren't they? Surprise ... Chive (hello, any shade of green!!!) is my fave ... but I'm also loving Coral Pink, Saffron, and Cinnamon. Based on what I'm seeing trending out in the fashion and home décor world, I'm predicting Coral Pink, Saffron, or Sunlight as the 2020 Color of the Year. But we'll just have to wait and see.
Sunlight (Pantone 13-0822) goes with everything, it's a lovely neutral that really does remind me of the morning sun that streams through my studio windows.
Some of my color combos use sunlight, saffron, and coral pink paired with a bold accent color (red? who am I?).
My take on holiday color combinations ... because I ALWAYS have Christmas on my mind. I think if you paired any of the above color combos with something a little sparkly they are super festive.
It's a blustery day here in the Lowcountry. The outer fringes of Hurricane Michael are blowing through, and I'm working from my home studio today. I thought you'd like a quick peek at what I have on my inspiration wall in my studio this month. If you guessed "A Study in Green," well, you'd be correct.
The "It's a Beautiful Day" art print that I designed for Revel Paper is one of my favorites. (It's 50% off right now!) I love the ad of the woman in the pond. I think it's a Marc Jacobs ad, and it reminds me of Ophelia. The watercolor painting to the right is something I made one day when I was thinking about jumping into that pond.
David Bowie was a genius. If you're a creative and you haven't watched "David Bowie: The Last Five Years" yet, please drop everything and watch it on HBO now.
Hot pink is a magical color. In my opinion it, like green and animal print, is a neutral. Really! It pretty much goes with anything and everything. This Prickly Pear mood board's vibe is vibrant, bold, fun ... and summery! Key colors are prickly pear pink, azure blue, spearmint green, rose pink, tangerine orange, kiwi green, and citron yellow. All these fun, bright colors remind me of Farmer's Markets in SoCal. I could go for one of those agua frescas now!