Here we go, these are Pantone’s predictions for the Top 10 colors for Spring 2011 Women’s Fashion:
Looks like we’re in for a bright and pretty feminine color palette next spring. Let’s break them down and I’ll try to find some matching COE 104 colors.
Yes, let’s start with the most difficult one right away. Pinks and hot pinks are very difficult to match. I hope I found a couple of colors that work well .
I think Effetre Dark Pink Alabaster (591380) could be a good option.
How about Reichenbach Pearl Pink? It’s the pink here in these beads, and this glass has a great shampoo effect.
Just mentioning the color “Coral” to a lampworker can cause a controversy LOL. There are so many Corals out there, it’s not even funny anymore! And to find one that matches this Pantone color perfectly, could keep me seriously busy until Spring. So here are just two suggestions.
First picture shows Effetre Coral Sunburst Special (591420-SB). The upper row of beads is self colored, lower row is dusted with gold Mica powder.
Thinking about it, Effetre Candy Corn Odd (791803) would be a good fit too.
I did use it in the set on the left and loved that color a lot, especially because of the striations.
Now, this Pantone color doesn’t really look pea green to me. What do you think? Doesn’t it look more sea foam than pea green? My first suggestion is CIM Celadon. Definitely in the right color family, and I think it works a bit lighter than the example shows.
Maybe not quite right. But I think 591213 Effetre Grasshopper could be a great fit.
Now that’s an interesting color. Most probably not a great fashion color for my own skin & hair type – I look definitely sickly if I wear a color like this. But darker types might really enjoy Beeswax as a fashion color, who knows?
Effetre has a yellow which could work: 1414 Butternut. (pic on the left). It’s an opaque yellow with slight orange/coral tint. I found it to be not quite as dark as the paddle shows.
Last one for today. A very pretty, powdery pink and there are heaps of colors out there that would work well and some come pretty close to the Pantone color.
First off, on the left there’s CIM Chai Unique 511765-3. Isn’t this a super pretty color? Maybe not even pale enough to match Silver Peony.
I think CIM Butter Pecan works well too (see pic on the right). Even though I believe, in real life it’s a bit more peach than the paddle in this picture.
I also thought about Effetre Silver Pink Premium, but while the paddle looks great on the computer screen, in real life, when worked, I think Silver Pink is too close to a flesh color than a light pink.
But Effetre Light Bubblegum Pink could work well. Let’s see, here is an example of etched Bubblegum Pink spacers. Maybe a bit too blue-ish?
That’s all for today – I will work through the next 5 colors tomorrow. Let me know, what you think about the Spring 2011 colors. I am looking forward to your feedback and if you have some suggestions for other colors, that I overlooked, please post them here!