Monday, January 25, 2016

Pantone Persuasion

When Pantone announced its color(s) of the year for 2016, I'll admit I had a moment of "huh?"

Soft pink and baby blue? I was not thrilled (as though the folks at the Pantone Institute had been holding their collective breath until I decided whether or not I approve).  Then I read this:

Lee_Eisemann Pantone Color of the Year 2016 ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

"Huh" turned into "Hmm.."  So the other day, while excavating the piles of beads in the workroom poking around in my bead stash, I found some lovely Czech lentils in rose quartz, and decided to play with them. A tube of Serenity colored seed beads, some soft pink druks, and a while later, this turned out.

 The colors are tricky for me, or at least my photographic skills, to capture perfectly.

Here's a close up, showing a little more detail of the flat spiral.

These aren't going to be my primary go-to hues, I don't think. But they're nice and calm and spring-like, and who can't use as much warmth and calm as we can find?

And how about you? What do you think of Pantone's choice this year?


Maryanne said...

I agree that Pantone colors this year don't get me excited but your necklace is beautiful!

Christine Altmiller said...

I don't like the choices this year, but I never follow trends anyway. What they wrote about it is nice, but still not compelling enough for me to embrace these colors. But I do like your necklace! Is that a flat spiral? It is a lovely, soft, feminine beauty.

AntiquityTravelers said...

the colors are a bit huh, but your necklace is a definite hmmmmm. It is soft and lovely and just grogeousness