Pantone Color Report Spring 2010: Splashes of Sunshine

This is the Pantone Color Report for Spring 2010. As you can see, the colors are bright and fun, Summery and remind me of a nice Caribbean vacation but with a few muted and earthy tones mixed in. These are perfect colors to work with and as it turns out, I had just about every color in my bead stash.
I had fun putting them all together into a bead organizer. See below!

Then I went back through my stash and pulled out some art beads that would go with the color choices here. I labeled them for your convenience.

Just writing up this post was inspiring and I really wish I could stay home and bead.
But I’m keeping these out so that when my muse hits, they’ll be at an easy reach.
I hope that you feel inspired to put together some fun and bright designs using
these color ideas. I think they’d even go well all together in once piece.
Okay don’t get crazy, Lorelei.

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    January 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    These colors are a breath of fresh air. The snow has melted here leaving behind a ton of muck and mud, which gets tracked in our house. Also, I can't remember ever having so many days of fog–it has been around for nearly two weeks with no signs of letting up. Thanks for the pick-me-up with these great colors!

    I'm drooling over your artist focal beads and would love to see what you do with them.

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    January 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    LOVE how you pulled all the colors together in art beads. I think you're right, they would all go well together in one piece πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks, Lorelei. For some reason, I am especially attracted to the rose and deep lavender colours. I may have to do some things this next firing in those. It is a nice tropical mix isn't it?

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    Jean Hutter
    January 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Very inspiring and I love the colors – I need spring!!! Love the focals

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    January 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    That is a great report Lorelei! Thanks for sharing that! I am inspired to use more bright colors in my work this year. I have a tendency to run dark and neutral. No more! I just ordered some bright fibers and I am inspired to find ribbons in these fun loving colors. Thanks for brightening my corner of the world today. Enjoy the day! Erin

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    Tracy Smith
    January 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for highlighting the Spring colours, I'll definitely bear them in mind for my new designs πŸ˜€

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    Azure Islands Designs
    January 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Gorgeous colors…very tropical!!! I've already ordered beads with those colors in mind…


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    Michelle Mach
    January 19, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I DARE you to put them all together in one piece! πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks so much Lorelei! Great post and pretty colors to work with this season. All ready with some of these in my latest designs – this is going to be a fun and colorful season!

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    Silver Parrot
    January 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Oooh…I need that Keith O'Connor shell!

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    January 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Great Inspiration pieces. I'm with Michelle..I dare ya.

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    Marie Cramp
    January 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for the input, it was very inspiring!! I love that pendant by Gaea, Lotus flower? Gorgeous!!


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    January 19, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Wonderful report, Lorelei! It just happens to include lots of my all-time faves – very cool!

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    Tania - Jet Designs
    January 20, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Thanks for the wonderful colour selections!

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