Crazy for COLOR

Last month Pantone announced their 2017 Color of the Year – a rich mid-tone called “Greenery“.

Last week Robert Kaufman Fabrics announced their 2017 Color of the Year – Pink Flamingo. What fun!

Can you guess what these Tropical Mid-tone colors remind me of? Cuba!

If you read my posts and newsletters, you know that I am bullish on Cuba being a major color trend driver going forward. This is why I’ve gone to Cuba 3 times in the last 2 years, (and led 2 tour groups there)…because this whole MidCentury Tropical color vibe is just a force of Color Nature!

Other factors in this larger color trend – are the ever-escalating popularity of Retro Florida, Retro Southern California, Retro Southwest, and Retro Latin design trends.

The Kaufman Color of the Year is added to their palette of Kona Solids for one year only, so if you love Flamingo Pink as much as I do, stock up now! It goes very nicely with the Pantone “Greenery” which is a plus. They are decidedly happy colors, and with the state of the world today, I think we could all use some *HAPPY* to work with, don’t you?

The Kaufman Kona Solids have the largest variety of colors, (over 300!) and we stock every single color that is offered. We are committed to stocking solid yardage and pre-cuts, just in case you didn’t know…

We also stock TWO versions of the whole color card…
the Kona Cotton Color Card (actual fabric swatches) and the Digital Color Palette Panel.

Why? Because we know that sometimes you just have to have the Exact right color, and that means you have to choose from the largest range of colors to get it right.

ALSO – for all you fellow color-obsessed artists and designers – we stock the entire range of Hoffman 1895 Solid/Blender Hand-Dyes. (Over 250 colors!) When their new colors come out every year, we immediately stock every single color. (And the Digital 1895 Swatch Panel) You’re welcome! *smile*

I’ve been in the Color Marketing Group long enough that they are letting me put their logo, and the title “chairholder” on my business cards. I am really psyched about that, because it is an honor to be part of the CMG Color Tribe. I will continue to share my passion for Color with all of you, throughout 2017!

sharing your Passion for Fabric…
Luana

 

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