Decoding Color

Taking note in preparation of the color trends predicted from Patone List.
Taking note in preparation of the color trends predicted from Pantone List.

Welcome to Club Creative Studio’s blog. If you have not been informed and are not in tune with the color trend that is just around the corner in 2013, this post is for your information.

Popular 2013 color trends are incorporated in expressive hand-made art from Club Creative Studio.
Popular 2013 color trends are incorporated in expressive hand-made art from Club Creative Studio.

Women’s palette: What’s the color code assigned to 2013?

It has already been predicted. This season designers and other creative people have taken note of consumers and their desires to be awaken by color.  Green is going to be the popular go-to color trend that we will express energy and nature. There are going to be interesting complimentary color combinations assigned to the color green as well. Looking toward the color wheel you an expect to see orange and green combine and that my friends, is one example of an exciting color combo!

Many shades of GREEN will be the hot trend to wear in 2013.
Many shades of GREEN will be the hot trend to wear in 2013. Do you have anything in emerald-green?

Along with the green hues, you can expect to see a variety of green. Vibrant yellow greens, subtle jade tones, greens with grey undertones. Gem-stone emerald-green and all nature inspired green tones will adorn clothing, make-up, jewelry accessories, fabrics, interior designs/home decor and more.

There are also great colors combinations that will introduce themselves as statement colors such as the colors deep violet, bright poppy red, nectarine/citrus, and refreshing lemon tones.

For evenings, the highlighted colors are dusty blues, and warm neutrals.

Looking forward to the predicted color trends of 2013.
Looking forward to the predicted color trends of 2013.

Do you have items ready to fill the bill of the color green explosion?  Have you thought about how you can combine the bright statement colors that will also be popular?  If you are not sure about how some of these colors look together, be brave and try the different color combinations, I know I will in my future art creations.

Happily, I am ahead of the curve in creating some items that already have these combinations incorporated.  To view and purchase jewelry art that is fashionable and on-trend, as well as hand-made, please browse the Club Creative Studio website. You will certainly view Art That Sets You Apart.

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On-Trend: the color combo here touches the popular trend of violet and poppy orange.
On-Trend: the color combo here touches the popular trend of violet and poppy orange.
On Trend: art that incorporates great color combos into the designs of hand-made art.
On Trend: art that incorporates great color combos into the designs of hand-made art.

Green with envy?

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>Our Compliments to Complementary Colors

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Contrasting complementary colors are what liven up our work.  It’s elementary to Club Creative Studio.   It’s natural and second nature to mix our art clays in contrasting colors within our hand-rolled clay beads and within our hand-torched glass beads.   Complementary colors are what brings the eye forward to reveal the “pop” of brilliance when presented together.  Complementary colors are the colors that appear directly opposite one another on the color wheel.  It is found in the dynamic contrast in hues within our art clay color mixing sessions, and glass application choices in our glass beads.

I have taken this visual test and recall sharing this art test of sorts to my art students and it works: stare at a single color for a few minutes and then close your eyes, its complement may appear in your mind as an after image.  It is because the human mind craves the balance that the complementary color provides.  When our art clay colors are being mixed, it is never from a “recipe” of adding  a specific measurement of this color and a specific measurement of this color to end up with said color.  I guess that is where the word natural comes into play to describe my color mixing technique.  I feel that I must have a natural skill to combine colors together in correct proportions to be able to come out with strong color schemes, usually on the first try.  After mixing the color combinations I then begin with the layering of the clays into my workable canes of colors and designs.  The color wheel reference is used from time to time to try different combinations.

Mixing colors with my art clay is a balance of using contrasting colors, determining the amount of each color I want to use and considerations of the values and intensity of each color I want to use in the entire bead design. If I am satisfied with one batch or swatch, I can set it aside to use a pinch of it in other combinations.  By mixing a lighter or darker version I can change the complements.  I am also able to enjoy experimenting with different saturation for intensity changes.

The colors of choice for my hand-torched glass beads are a bit more straight forward since I rely on the initial glass rod color interactions and some of the combinations are beyond my control.  I am in control however, of the color combinations to use together.  When I begin, I keep in mind contrasting color areas for the contrasts I desire by partnering vivid colors with low-intensity tones of their complement.  It is a carefully planned yet  and instinctual calculation of proportioned color schemes combined to liven up and reflect on the color wheel.

If you are stuck for finding inspiration with complementary colors…look toward nature and the colors you will enjoy there in a flower garden.  Notice purple flowers with yellow centers, reds and pink hues against green foliage, and a backdrop of blue sky behind brown and orange tinted rocks or pebbles.

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