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February '18

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38 a-e-mag.com • A&E FEBRUARY 2018 COLOR BREAKDOWN Let's start with the Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. A royal shade of purple with complex values of reds and blues makes this magical hue. Meadowlark looks like it was poured from the sun. This bright yellow may be inspired by the beautiful yellow on the chest of the Meadowlark bird. Cherry Tomato is a bright, "poppy" red with lots of heat and high energy. This is a great option to use as a secondary color in a palette. Little Boy Blue is a powder blue shade that you might imagine being worn by Little Boy Blue from the classic fairy tale poem. You could go the mono-color route and pair it with Sailor Blue, a traditional route with Warm Sand, or go bold and let it shine with Meadowlark. Chili Oil is an earthen-tinted red that can be the unexpected dark color in a palette. P i n k L a ve n d e r i s n o t t h e o n l y floral inspiration in this lineup. A soft, romantic mix of pink and lavender per- fectly explains this charming color. Blooming Dahlia is a subtle peach tone that has an "understated appeal" according to Pantone. Arcadia and Blooming Dahlia become their own vibrant combination when used together. Arcadia is a color to ponder over: Is it retro? Is it modern? Is it a green with blue undertones or a blue with green tones? Either way, it's a great color to use to attract attention or for a pop of color. E m p e r a d o r i s a r i c h , c h o c o l a t e brownie of a hue that can add more strength than sweetness when used with some of the brighter and softer colors in this palette. Almost Mauve is not what I expected it to be. A delicate, warm, off-white color, it is an alternative to a bright white in your projects. A Meadowlark bird, with a brilliant yellow hue on its chest. Chili Oil is a strong hue. Ultra Violet is the Color of the Year. Spring Crocus is described by Pantone as "witty and expressive, Spring Crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade that summons you in with its beguiling charm." Lime Punch can be described as a "striking citrus" that brings in an almost neon hue. Bright without being bossy, this color hits a fun attitude chord. Sailor Blue is a strong navy that can be a great anchor for any palette. If you need a dark color for a project, give this shade a whirl. Harbor Mist reminds of you the light gray fog that rolls in. It's a neutral gray shade that can work with any color arrangement. Warm Sand will give you a sandy, safari feel for a beige color. Warm Sand can easily connect seasons together being used with spring tones or fall/winter hues. Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the spring 2018 season.

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