The daffodils are sprouting, the light is increasing (even more after I re-set my clock tonight to daylight savings time), there are “new” birds singing…spring is on it’s way! Soon local asparagus will begin showing up in the markets. I spent part of the afternoon mixing springlike colors= more white, more fluorescent to brighten the colors.
You can download the Pantone Spring color forecast here… This color from the spring 2009 selections is called dark citron #16-0435 (I bet this is a color that Kim Cavender would like) =the starting pint is – 16 parts cadmium yellow, 8 parts fluorescent yellow, 6 parts ultramarine blue and 1 part fuchsia- after you have mixed this you can use it as is, or add 1/8 black to get a darkered valued version or 1/4 white to get a lighter valued version.
2009 Niche Award for Fashion Jewelry - my ruffle earrings in Citron green on niobium ear-wires. Photo by Hap Sakwa (an incredibly talented photographer)
And the soup I am making now=
Apartment Therapy and CB2 are sponsoring their fourth annual fall colors contest- where reader’s submit photos of their rooms that have been decorated with fall color inspirations. Even if you don’t opt to vote on line…it is fun to watch the contest results evolve.
Our Fall Colors Contest is a contest for all color lovers, worldwide. In October, we’re looking for the most colorful, most beautiful home on the planet.
Color is one of the most powerful ingredients of successful interior design and the most affordable way to change a room, but few feel comfortable using it. To inspire confidence and improve homes, we’re inviting readers to share their colorful homes, tips and sources. “