Textiles- 2017 Color Review & Ideas

I’ve been on the hunt for the Spring and Summer Pantone colors for the year and of course I found them.  I was expecting to see something more exciting, but the colors are so calming and as some of you know my style is sometimes a bit in your face! Color combination ideas are a process and sometimes you revert back those you’ve seen before.


I ‘ve been planning my spring/summer textiles and handbag release so there are a lot of moving parts to get things rolling.  Most important to me are the color choices and style is second, but well discuss that later. Before I start to paint I like to play around with some of the colors to mix it up a bit to see how I will combine them.  So far it’s been a tough decision and I’m looking for combinations to jump off the page.

I thought a different take on dots would be nice, but my program didn’t like my green and changed it to white.



I gave the stamp look a try with some of the colors:



  Then I had a thought of a border print.


I may need a bit more time then I thought to figure this out and several extra minds to bounce ideas around!

So what’s your favorite color? What color combination stand out to you?


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie Ward says:

    well my fav colors are purples & greens! I’ve said before I’m not a fan of orange however once again I find myself drawn to the orange print & I find that is the one that pops for me. I also like the blue print. I like the green print but I feel it needs another color added to make it pop more.

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you, Debbie! I think I really need to spend more time playing around with the colors. 😊 I will work on adding more purple too. I think I only have one purple print and I will need your help on the purple colors and patterns since purple is not one of my favorite colors. 😊

  2. I love purple, so this is a natural choice for me. Your orange and green pattern are very nice.

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you, Irene! I didn’t know that purple is your favorite color. I’ll keep you in mind for the purple weigh-in committee!

      1. Thank you, Sheila 🙂

  3. I think my favorite color is green, if I have to pick:-) And I liked your green print, but I think your blue print popped more for me.

  4. These are beautiful! I can’t wait to see your purples! Maybe purple & fuchsia or lavender?

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! I’m giving them a try.☺

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