>How much influence do the color trends have on your work?
March 24, 2009 § 7 Comments
>I try very hard to control my ADHD-ish tendencies but I’m a little crazy in the studio as far as picking colors up on a whim. This week I’m going to go against my nature (hmm..could that really be a good thing??) and be diligent with my sketch book as well as researching out some color trends before I begin any work.
To that end, the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2009 has a site that is inspiring, maybe influencing? and just plain interesting to check in on every so often. The Spring season palette is dripping with brilliant fuchsia, sunny yellow and a mouth watering lime that they’re calling ‘Dark Citron’, great name~ and while those shades are not normally my comfort zone (to work in that is..Love to gaze at them) there is also a range of neutrals that calm my soul.
No yellow for me thank you very much. A little of that goes a long way in my book.
Personally, I really like the influence of metals that I’m seeing..works wonderfully with the metal clays that I want to get into more.
At any rate, this week I’m going to work differently.. I may even pull out some sunny school bus yellow.