I got so carried away mixing for this month that I added 3 extra weeks to February.  Relax! I couldn’t afford 3 extra weeks in the month either so I decided to double up some of the palettes.

feb2017-1I’m starting with one of my favorite black mixes: premo! Black and premo!  Cadmium Yellow Hue (commonly called Cad Yellow).  My boys mixed this cool acid green color about 20 years ago and brought it to me.  When I asked what they had mixed, they said “yellow and black”.  I thought that they were confused or kidding me.  But nope, I tried it, just the way they showed me and yellow and black make really pretty (and unusual) green colors. I adore every single one of these mix colors.  The two grey-toned colors (1:1 and 2:1) are probably the more on-trend colors right now, but I love me some mid-century avocado greens! Since I am a mid-century person, living in a mid-century home (that I grew up in), I’m perfectly at home with these color palettes.  They feel optimistic to me. They remind me of when homes were filled with design – even our toasters and TVs had design to them. They had to, they were also designed to be used for many, many years.  You fixed them if they broke, they weren’t just tossed.  I used to love to go to the repair shop with my dad and see all the appliances in various states of repair.  To look in the back of a TV with all tubes and wires in it was a wonder. Okay, stepping of my nostalgic soapbox..

Anyway, I’ve got some interesting mixes for you this month, including one that is going to be a BIG contender for my Mix of the Year award (yes,that I give myself and yes, it involves a jalapeno margarita at the local beach bar).

As always, the NCT color mix archive can be found at: https://www.sculpey.com/project/mixing-colors/ I’ve been doing some organizing on that page as well, so that you can find each month more easily. I update at the end of each month.

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