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Studio Hemoy is an up and coming interior design group that has experience in property management and Interior Design. It’s always wonderful to be a graphic designer for a French team of interior designers. Check out their latest podcast “Les couleurs ont une influence sur notre humeur, notre performance, notre productivité, notre bien-être, notre qualité de travail Notre environnement immédiat influence l’esprit des gens. Que ce soit par l’aspect visible (rangé ou désorganisé), ou par l’aspect plus invisible à première vue comme les couleurs”
Here we have Aquamarine Color of the Year schemes, paints, palettes, combinations, gradients and color space conversions.
Pantone’s Aquamarine hexadecimal color code is #9dc3d4 this is a medium light shade of cyan. In the RGB color model #9dc3d4 is comprised of 61.57% red, 76.47% green and 83.14% blue. In the HSL color space #9dc3d4 has a hue of 199° (degrees), 39% saturation and 72% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 484.57 nm. The lead color for women for the Spring/Summer 2015 season, PANTONE 14-4313 Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel. Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel.
Matching Digital Colors to Actual Paint Colors
Have you ever seen the perfect color on your wanderings? Your next project is how to translate the color you found into interior house paint. I am asked as a designer to select paint colors for my clients based on a digital image emailed to me or found on a website. Factors like scale, lighting, reflection and existing items influence color selection making it a multi-step task. So how do you start? Let me share my findings for Aquamarine. Here is the closest match that I approve of 249-2 VERSAILLES Valspar Interior Paint.
Calm, cool, and delicate, warm tones describe the color trends this spring 2015 season, as mother nature brings so much beauty and a sense of relaxation. A relaxing and airy theme that Aquamarine Blue carries, washes away those winter blues and reinvents a new you; away from cold and into the sunshine.
An invigorating and powerful Scuba Blue that brings along the fun, resembles the clear waters of Greece. This cool shade brings you to paradise or at least makes you feel as though you are there, if you have been dreaming of Spring to finally be here.
The reflection of the faceted beads is stunning. You will stand out with this bracelet because of its visual impact of colors and materials. These bracelets consist of a memory wire that wraps around your wrist. Different materials for this bracelet include Sterling silver beads and bead caps. Gemstones, Swarovski faceted beads that are fire-polished, freshwater pearls, glass round and faceted beads, acrylic beads. Fits almost any wrist size.
Expressive, exotic 18-3224 Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth
Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, today announced Color of the Year PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Download the Pantone report for spring 2014
I’m excited by radiant orchid because this fuchsia pinky purple is one of my all time favorite colors! I’ve collected several radiant orchid beauty pieces to share with you.
This color of the year is bold, inspiring and fueled with adventure, its showing up on runways and into living rooms across the nation. Individuals drawn to this color are known to be imaginative, creative and original. While this bright hue may not be suited for the faint at heart, don’t feel intimidated to try it out, as it evokes sophistication and confidence. Bright colors like this can pop a punch into your everyday style you can try infusing the color into your look by painting your nails or tie your ensemble together with an orchid bracelet. My store nancystoreonline.com offers a variety of jewelry pieces, all accented with sparkling semi-precious gemstones. So whether you’re putting together an outfit, or combining it into other aspects of your life, remember to get inventive and have fun with it!
Fall 2013 Color Trends invokes colors that are rustic, warm but bright and dull all in one. It speaks of some of our favorite shades. The fashion color report for Fall 2013 has been unveiled by Pantone LLC. This vivacious palette gives us a direction to the overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections.
Released on the first day of New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Color Trends Report features the top 10 colors for women’s and men’s fashion for fall 2013, along with designer sketches, quotes, and headshots. The colors come together to create moods that range from sophisticated and structured to lively and vivid. They encapsulate our inherent need for wardrobe variety to reflect emotions that run from thoughtfully introspective to irrepressibly elated.
Multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate, bringing luxury and elegance to the palette, while yellow-toned Linden Green brings a lightness to the deeper shades of fall. Try pairing both with Mykonos Blue, a bold, meditative blue, for a classic and relaxed fall look. Exotic Acai adds mystery to the palette. Pair the elegant shade of purple with Emerald for a regal disposition, or spirited Samba red for an expressive and dramatic look. Koi, a decorative orange with dazzling and shimmering qualities, is a statement color that serves as a pick-me-up for your wardrobe. Vivacious, an unruly and wildly deep fuchsia, adds an ebullient sensuality to the palette.
Press Release PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald PANTONE 18-4434 Mykonos Blue PANTONE 15-0533 Linden Green PANTONE 19-3628 Acai PANTONE 19-1662 Samba PANTONE 17-1452 Koi PANTONE 18-0312 Deep Lichen Green PANTONE 19-2045 Vivacious PANTONE 19-4215 Turbulence PANTONE 19-1116 Carafe
I started using ASE (or Adobe Swatch Exchange) swatches working at a Graphics Print House in Chelsea, New York a few years back. I now use ASE swatch libraries for most of my client’s projects.
So what are ASE Swatch Libraries? ASE’s are customized color palettes in which you choose colors and export them to an original file format called ASE from Illustrator for future use in Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop. Importing the ASE files works very much like importing any other color swatch such as the preset Pantone® colors. Once imported the swatch will give you a dialog box palette window to hold your colors.
Import a ASE Color Swatch into Illustrator:
In an open or existing document click the drop down arrow on your Swatches Palette.
Select “Open Swatch Library>Other Library.
Select the ASE file you would like to import and click open.
A new palette box will appear with your imported colors.
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“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald is the Color of the Year for 2013.
Pantone announced the choice for color of the year for 2013 to #17-5641 – Emerald Green. The name was first used centuries back, in 1598. This green tone got its name after the emerald gemstone. The color was popular in the 1800s when artists have used it as paint. There are stunning examples of the color in artwork by Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne. The problem at that time was that the color contained arsenic which caused many health issues. Luckily today, emerald green is safe to use. Emerald will have a tremendous influence on fashion, beauty, interiors as well as weddings! A color that last peaked in the ’80s, Emerald Green has been making a comeback over the past few years.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement “It’s also the color of growth, renewal, and prosperity — no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.”
Below is my personal color breakdown for Emerald. When I’m working on site for a large company I often reference my own blog for quick color choices. The work that the following graphic would help me with is branding, logo choice color, website color scheme, and additional printed collateral.
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