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It’s that time of year

No, not the holiday season.

 It’s Pantone’s color of the year announcement-time-of-year. This year’s choice is not my favorite color. How ’bout you?

Of course, I wasn’t crazy about last year’s (a baby blue and pink, which of course, had a much better name than mine) choice either. I don’t object to green, nor do I object to this particular color–in small doses.

Maria Killam has a recent blog post about the new color of the year. I like the pictures she posted using this green. You’ll notice that in each picture there’s usually just a bit of this color, except for the wall of grass. That’s just an interesting wall and makes me wonder how they did that.

I do understand the sentiment expressed on this color image. Do you think greenery will solve all the unrest in the United States? Calm the seas, so to speak?


Using green

Squares Cubed, hand-dyed wool yarn, tapestry, 25 x 75 inches total, ┬ęSherri Coffey, private collection

Squares Triptych, commissioned

Your turn

So, it’s your turn. I want to hear from you. I’m really curious…what do you think of these “color pairings?” You can see the color of the year and all the various “color pairings” here.



Pantone time again

Until I saw the article in the WSJ this morning, I had totally forgotten about Pantone and its color of the year. How could that happen! There’s even a video. I wanted the graphic at the bottom of the print edition page, but alas, it was not to be. But in my search, I went to Pantone’s website. It’s worth a look to just see their slideshow of green things–ahem, emerald things. In addition, there is a link

to the Pinterest page. For someone who loves color, well, it’s wonderful. Color everywhere!RainbowI saw this on their products page, and was interested enough to go to Dick Blick and find out more. Sad to say that the reviews weren’t good.

I bought this last summer. Is it green? Turquoise? Was I ahead of the trend or still trailing behind?

What do you think of Emerald?