Outside of the printing world, Pantone releases a semi-annual colour chart predicting which hues will be popular in women's fashion for the upcoming season, driven mainly by New York fashion designers. This is important to jewelry makers since we'd like to create harmonious pieces to go with what women will be wearing, right?
Every person likes something different because of their brain chemistry. Their perception of any colour is essentially a chemical reaction between the eye and the brain, with perhaps some life experience thrown in the mix. Suffice it to say, that colour is deeply personal and highly individualized. No two people will discern, react or experience colour in the same way.
Artists and fashion/jewelry designers can create harmony, calm, energy, excitement, or any other feeling through their prudent use of colour. By learning all you can about colour, you'll be able to predict how people might feel when they see your work.
Here are the Spring 2011 colour trends, according to Pantone and New York fashion designers…