Playing Around with Pantones Colors for Spring 2018

A set if spring time paper doll clothing in color or black and white. Two tops, one sun dress and a pair of capri pants with a purse.

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I’ve stopped doing full paper doll sets with complex layouts, but I’ve found I missed the mix and match modern sets I used to create, specifically keeping to a limited color palette. So, I decided to create a little micro-summer wardrobe here for the A Pose paper dolls. These five pieces can all mix and match. They also share color from the Spring 2018 color report.

I love color. This should shock no one. One of my favorite things is looking at Pantones color reports each season to see what they’ve predicted for the coming season. The Spring 2018 color report had some really lovely colors in it. Ultra-violet is the Pantone 2018 color of the year. Since I love purple, I’m perfectly content with this choice. I’m not sure I buy all of Pantone’s hype about the color, but I think it’s pretty.

So, I used the Ulta-Violet color in every piece, except the pants (which I made one of Pantones suggested ‘classic’ colors) and the purse which is a very pale petal sort of mauve color. It looks white, I know, but I swear it’s a light pink. Very light pink.

I tried to be trendy as I could in these pieces. I’ve been seeing a lot of fringe on handbags and a lot of abstract, but almost tropical feeling florals. The off the shoulder top is still in, I think? And sleeve detail is still very hot. I enjoy sleeve detail, but I always worry I’m going to accidentally put a bell sleeve into my soup.

There’s a non-Pantone inspired color scheme over on my Patreon page. You can check that out here (it’s open to everyone.) 

So, I’ve been having trouble coming up with things to write in these blog posts lately (I dunno why). So, I am asking for help. If you have a question they have been wanting to ask, or a topic you’re curious about, write it the comments and I’ll answer it. 

Of course, you’re also welcome to just comment about today’s paper doll or any of the paper dolls. I love to hear from y’all. 

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3 comments

  1. I love this mini set. Color is definitely one of your strengths!

    As for topics….hmm… I’m always interested in process. How do you work, methodology, etc. Are your patterns individually drawn or do you make a pattern swatch? Do you only work in Photoshop or do you use other software? Sources of inspiration are always of interest, too. Especially since you’re always working on such diverse things (lolita, steampunk, contemporary, fantasy….etc). Just some of the things I know I’M interested in!

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