Monday, January 22, 2018

Compare C-Lon Bead Cord Colors - The Blue Greens Range

Compare C-Lon Bead Cord Colors


I often get emails with someone is asking me to describe the difference between two colors. And yes, colors can be described but a picture is worth a thousand words...

Here is the blue green range compared with bluer colors on the left, greener ones on the right:

CY Cyan is the bluest.

AQ Aqua is a bit lighter and a bit less blue.

IB Ice Blue is lighter and greener.

TL Teal is the darkest tone in this range.

TQ Turquoise is the lightest color in this group.

SG Sage is a bit darker, greener, and more muted.

CEL Celadon is a touch lighter, greener, and even more muted.

For more pictures and other color, visit these posts:

> Compare C-Lon, Chinese Knotting Cord, and Kanagawa and Fujix Tire Silk 

> C-Lon New 2015 Colors

> C-Lon Bead Cord Colors - This is a series of posts on C-Lon Bead Cord Colors. It includes this post plus the two listed here above. 

The large photos on these posts will help you choose C-Lon colors for your next project!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year + Spring Color Predictions

Pantone Color of the Year 2018


Hey, purple is back... This time with a blue based purple named Ultra Violet. It is the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year. Here are some suggestions for cord and silk thread colors in the same purple blue hues.  


C-Lon Bead Cord, Silk, and Chinese Knotting Cord equivalent to Pantone Color of the Year 2018


From left to right:

Chinese Knotting Cord Size E is a braided nylon cord with a central core great for tassels, square knot bracelets, and bead crochet. French Lilac fits into the Ultra Violet spectrum. > Chinese Knotting Cord Size E

Consider Medium Purple and Purple in C-Lon Bead Cord line, a bonded nylon 3-ply cord, available in 4 sizes. > C-Lon Bead Cord

Interested in silks? Look at Fujix Tire Buttonhole Silk #16, color 57, and Kanagawa 100 Denier Embroidery Silk, color 24. > Kanagawa and Fujix Tire Silks


Pantone Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette


C-Lon Bead Cord Pantone Spring 2018 Top 12 Colors

Lemon or Lemongrass, Shanghai Red, Blue Morning, and Mahogany - also look at Sienna and Venetian Red as alternatives. 

Pantone Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette

C-Lon Bead Cord Pantone Spring 2018 Top 12 Colors



Petal, Pink Lemonade, Turquoise, and Medium Purple - also look at Chinese Coral and Purple as alternatives. 



Pantone Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette
C-Lon Bead Cord Pantone Spring 2018 Top 12 Colors


Brown, Peach Glow, Azalea, and Chartreuse. Look at Mahogany, Oyster as potential candidates. 


Pantone Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette


Pantone Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette
C-Lon Bead Cord Pantone Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette


Look for these super classic C-Lon colors: Navy, Argentum, Latte, and White, and all 116 C-Lon Bead Cord Colors. > C-Lon Bead Cord

References


Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year and Tools for Designers
This page is interesting as it has some really great palettes to look at and to use as inspirations. Make sure to scroll down the page. I especially love Purple Haze and Quietude. 

Pantone Spring 2018 Fashion Colors