Spotlight on...Color by Margie Deeb - Autumn Browns and Chocolate Truffle

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Autumn Browns and Chocolate Truffle
by Margie Deeb

Autumn is here, and this is the time of year for those who love browns and earth tones. Organic, earthy colors (especially camels and browns) are the basis of fall fashion, on and off the runway. These tones ground us and keep us warm as we head into winter.

In The Beader's Guide to Color I write "We count on the colors of the earth to convey substance and realness. In raw or refined materials, shapes, and finishes, these colors are never pretentious.

If an assembly of earth toned beads is too dull, lacking texture or shine, the effect is predictably uninspiring-like sluggish mud. Earth tones often need lighter notes of cream and ivory to balance their substance. Add the sparkle of metals, especially warm golds, to lift the heaviness. Brown glass beads with a metallic iris finish are sumptuous."

Designer - Lori Mendenhall

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