COLOR ISSUE- Art & Pantone Color Palettes, FW2017/18 Color Trends, Claire Picard Color Stories / by Chris V

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Color Trends

Color is truly my happy place. I blissfully painted the above using the Procreate App and Canva.com for the fonts showing my favorites for Fall 2017. So I am very pleased to be publishing an entire newsletter dedicated to color.  With New York Fashion Week in full swing, color is popping on  Twitter and Instagram like bulbs flashing on a camera.. I think I am as intrigued with how different designers use it as I am with color itself. Like different chefs wielding the same ingredients in different ways, designers have such interesting color stories which they combine with shape and form...

 

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Spot-On Artist- Claire Picard

Spot-On Artist of the week is Claire Picard. She is an artist/designer from the UK who has developed professional color trend forecaster techniques.  I had the pleasure of taking her course on Skillshare and it was life changing.   I have begun to see the world of art and design in a whole new light.  Below is an image of my favorite color story for fall from the journal that I learned to make in Claire's class.

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She has an Etsy shop where she sells her gorgeous collage style prints based on the color stories she puts together. They are truly stunning! I can't wait to see her color combos for the holidays. You can follow her Instagram and Pinterest if you would like up to stay up to date on Claire's color ideas. 

 

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The Pantone App

This is my favorite new tool!  I know I featured color palettes with my art before, but this is a new level entirely. Here's my Flamingo Party painting with the Pantone color palette. It's super fun to see at a glance the main colors used and their names, so I can quickly reference them for future use.  Also, it's super useful if I want to create a corresponding product in the same colors.  The app also gives you ideas on blending hues and tones for different color stories. You can check out the app here