Think Spring – Color Trends for Spring 2011
While we are in the midst of “the storm of the century”, buried in ice and snow, why not think about Spring colors? Pantone has a Spring 2011 color-trend chart:
Consider the stones you can use for these colors:
Honeysuckle and Silver Peony: rhodochrosite, rhodonite, agates and jaspers.
Coral Rose, Russet and Silver Peony: coral, fire opals, mookaite and tourmaline.
Beeswax and Russet: amber, aragonite, calcite, rutilated quartz, and tigereye.
Peapod: adventurine, bloodstone, malachite, moldavite, jaspers and agates.
Regatta and Blue Curacao: amazonite, chrysocolla, gaspeite, topaz and turquoise.
Lavender: amethyst, charoite, agates and jaspers.
Silver Cloud: labradorite, moonstone, pearls and snowflake obsidian.
How can you work these colors into your bead stringing and beadweaving? What new things might you come up with if you select a color you haven’t tried before?
Several of these color will be great into summer, also: Honeysuckle, Coral Rose, Blue Curacao and Regatta would be my choices for colors to wear in Spring and Summer.
I don’t know about you, but I feel warmer already just contemplating these bright colors and the fun Spring and Summer pieces I’m eager to get started on.
Julie Hunkar – Guide to Beadwork