The trumpets have blared! ~~~~ for 2017, the Pantone color of the year is Greenery! I always look forward to learning about the chosen color of the year. First of all, it’s just fun to see and then to read about how these colorists and designers came up with their decision. Secondly, it is interesting to learn what is trendy in the world of color; this decision impacts many areas of design and fashion. And thirdly, I like to see if it is a color I would want to incorporate into my paintings.
In recent years, I have noticed that the chosen colors are more positive and lively. What color trends have you observed?
This year I found the video that shows the 2017 spring Pantone fashion color schemes as this relates to the color of greenery. I had not seen this before. It’s really interesting and fun to see. Hence, I wanted to share it with you. Why? Because the numerous color palettes for the color the year might be inspirational to you for possible paintings. Watch and see if there are any color schemes that you like.
I thought I would share with you some examples of what I mean. Below is my abstract painting “Spirit Dance,” that incorporates the green and pink/red color palette above.
This next color scheme from the fashion video (FYI, I paused the video and took a screen shot of the image). You can see how it is almost monochromatic; this along with the blues conveys a calm effect.
An example of this blue palette is seen in a small landscape of mine, entitled “Through the Passage.” What might you paint using this color palette?
These next two images are other screens shots I took of color palettes shown in the color of the year video. Have you completed paintings in the past that apply any of these color schemes? Perhaps they might inspire a future painting?
Did you notice that not all of these color schemes include Greenery, the color of the year? Yet, here is a helpful resource available from which to benefit.
The next time you are stuck on a color scheme or just out looking for inspiration, consider watching this color of the year video or perusing the Pantone website.
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