Monday, August 02, 2010

Mad for Monday - Frit!

I'm not a slave to fashion or anything but every so often, I figure I better check out what colors are in style. Honestly, if you've done any shopping lately, I don't know how you can miss the orchid, mauve, deep blue that is out there. Every shirt or blouse I've liked is either orchid or mauve. People have commented on it too, as if it were something I was trying to do. Heck, it's the only color available!

Sometimes I feel that way about glass too. The color palette is dictated by the glass manufacturing companies, meaning you only can get what they make. I don't think any of the factories take a look at the Pantone color palette when they make glass colors.

I add to the palette by using frit. I hopped on over Val Cox Frit to select a few frits that would match the Pantone fall color palette.

First, there's Bittersweet, a deep chocolate brown.

I contrast the Bittersweet with Fairydust, a cool greenish-blue.

Then I'd tie the colors all together using Champagne Rain, a mix of browns, tans and creams.

I'd put the frit on a neutral glass color like white, ivory, black or even taupe. What do you think of my color palette?


mairedodd said...

i think it sounds divine! i love to combine those colors - now i want to see something finished from you! :0)

Kim said...

I think it's beautiful!

Patti said...

Love it! Something good will come from this, I'm sure!

Sue Doran said...

I love the combination of brown and blue. In 1982 we bought a house with a very good quality chocolate brown carpet in the lounge, our soft furnishings were all in powder blue; I thought we would have to replace the carpet. Once the furniture was in, it worked beautifully and I've loved the combination ever since.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks Mary Jane, Kim, Patti and Sue for commenting. I love the colors and the more I re-read the post to proofread, the better I liked them! LOL! Glad you do too. And Sue, I bet the living room was gorgeous!


Tara P. said...

Oh wow - I love that combination of colors! I'm not normally much of a "brown" person, but when you add that blue, it just completely changes the whole tone!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Tara - yes it does. I've disliked brown for awhile since I grew up in the 60's and 70's when everything was "earth tones." Avocado, gold, brown, orange - groovy man! But the modern interpretation uses blues instead of the orange and it's lovely really. Made me love brown again (now where are those old brown corduroy pants? LOL!)