I love the limited colour palette design challenges put on by Spoonflower! This week’s “Classic Blue Limited Color Palette” Design Challenge includes the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year "Classic Blue" (which I really, really like!) and 3 other blue shades. I re-coloured my “Mahal” pattern design which was inspired by my travels in India using only the 4 gorgeous shades of blue, and may inspire me to re-colour more of the designs in my "Palace Walls" pattern collection! If you would like to see this week’s entries, be sure to check out the Voting Page!
Pantone is not the only one to announce a Color of the Year (their "Classic Blue" is getting a lot of buzz though!) Many paint and wallpaper companies also make their trend predictions. I researched a bunch of them and it looks like blue, blush and green are the colours to watch in 2020. Then I couldn't resist raiding my pattern design archive to find matching designs for each colour! Enjoy! Do you have a favourite??!
Pantone just announced its choice for Pantone Color of the Year 2020: CLASSIC BLUE! Here is how they describe it: "Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era". I must admit a soft spot for blue and have designed many all-blue patterns and illustrations over the years. So I couldn't resist, I had to dig into my pattern archive and see what I could find! While I don't always get the choices for Color of the Year, this one I do like! I have many, many ideas now...stay tuned!
I thought you might all be very excited by this! Nerida Hansen has just launched her inspiring Pantone Trend Guide 2019! The guide includes a comprehensive list of the recommended Pantone TPX codes, with beautiful patterns from some of her favourite surface and textile artists! For the next 7 days, use Code Trend30 for a 30% DISCOUNT! Check it out HERE!
This week we were tasked with coming up with a positive message for girl's apparel. Here is my "Make A Difference" design on apparel! Hope you like it!
Although this week was all about lettering, I really had fun designing patterns for my ceramics collection! Onwards next week for designing for wood products!
I just finished Week 3 of the MATS Creating Collections for Home Decor course. So much fun, super hard work, and all very inspiring. Here is the presentation board that I did for it. I think I can see improvement over the last 3 weeks! I think!
I just participated in the 2017 New Year New Collections art challenge offered by artlicensingshow.com! My Farmers Market Collection was included in the challenge along with artwork by lots of other ALSC members. Have a look at all the great new designs on the ALSC Blog!
Very pleased to announce that I am included in Emily Kiddy's brand new Kidswear Trend Publication for Autumn 18/19 released March 13. It has over 100 pages of trend information! Have a look at Emily Kiddy's Blog and maybe purchase her Trend Report for your own business!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio