2012 Warms Up

While Pantone have chosen Tangerine Tango to be their Colour of the Year for 2012,  Dulux opted for a lively juicy red but Crown paints have launched a whole new colour palette, New Directions ,which is intended to encourage us to mix traditional colour groupings together i.e pastels with neons, brights with neutrals, neutrals with pastels (but all still under pinned by neutral grey). So it looks like 2012, Apocalypse or not, is going to be a colourful year with plenty of trending hues emerging from the warm side of the spectrum.

Back blogging on January 5th

It will be interesting to see what iconic Danish brand Vipp will choose for 2012 as their 2011 colour was ‘rising red’ – I will tell you as soon as they announce it but I have a feeling we may see something with a violet tone to it.

Anyway, lots to look forward to but most of all I would like to take this opportunity to thank all subscribers and readers of my blog for being so supportive and jumping in with brilliant comments throughout the year. As all bloggers know, receiving feedback is what it’s all about, so thank you all very much indeed and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to catching up with you around the 5th of January 2012 for another colourful year.

A Collision of Red and Blue

I couldn’t resist buying these crazy little turnips today because they look like someone has sprayed Pantone 16-3520 (aka African Violet) ink at them.

A hue that looks oddly synthetic with “parentage” stemming from both the hot (red) and cold (blue) ends of the spectrum, this form of purple can be difficult to work with.

However, knock some sense into this violent colour with the introduction of  a slab of grey plus a small slice of khaki and you will discover that our purple is instantly anchored and kept right under control by its sensible guards.