Monday, June 28, 2010

Colour, colour, colour (or color if you're American!)

I don’t usually follow seasonal colour trends in my jewellery designs, preferring to make what feels right for the piece or working with or the colours in the feature bead(s) I’m using. But I happened across an article re summer colourways that are hot in the American and European fashion worlds and had to share. Hmmm… the Happy Hour range appeals, undecided about ‘Dawn’ and ‘Noon’! Would love to know your thoughts…..

Dawn Color Palettes - A tender yet strong color palette

Noon Color Palettes - Primary colors from bright white to jet black and crimson red

The primary scheme here telegraphs urgency, simplicity, effectiveness, and awareness. Crimson is the key color: a strong blast of rich red that clears the cobwebs away. Pairing Crimson with neutrals, especially Bright White and Jet Black, carries the simplicity and immediacy Noon speaks of.

Happy Hour Color Palettes - Traditional, Reliable colors

Previous bright palettes have suggested powerful, hallucinogenic effects. Happy Hour returns to the traditional, reliable intoxicant: the cocktail. The feeling is uncomplicated and happy rather than overly daring and flirting with danger. All of the colors in the palette are attractive and tangy, but Cherry Tomato and Hot Pink offer the most delicious experience, followed by Orange Popsicle. They are happy and amusing without going too far! Materials and inspirations within the palette suggest a similar feeling.

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Used with the permission of Pantone LLC. American jewellery design


  1. I definitely like the happy hour palettes. I think the dawn palettes would be nice for autumn/winter. I think I can feel a colour shift on my website happening :)

  2. These are so much fun, I think I like the dawn colour palette the best... I am not sure why, I just do.

  3. Glee Club resounds with me,grins and giggles, cheers Marie

  4. I love your new blog look Mel!!


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