April 6, 2012
Color’s message may be subliminal, but it’s always there to create an effect and to color your decisions, your moods, and your world. This notion was recently explored by one of my former students, Lara Serbin. She is an architect and full service color consultant living in Arizona. Her love of color has been expressed in many different creative fields including fashion, interior design, personal color consultations and architecture. As Lara has taken both my online training program in personal image color consulting (the Color Clock™ theory) and the “in-person” Color Design program, she is truly a “full service” color consultant.
Lara is currently working on a project for The Center for the Arts. In coming up with a color story for the center, Lara and the director, Joseph Benesh have created a harmonious color palette that includes two colors, Pantone Sunlight 13-0822 and Pantone Beaujolais 18-2027 from the Crossover palette that I explain in my book More Alive With Color. Crossover Colors are nature’s most versatile colors and are those that occur most frequently in nature. Your eye is accustomed to seeing them in combination with many other colors. Which is why pairing the Sunlight with Beaujolais was a smart move.
Lara has this to say about why she picked Sunlight: “Sunlight is a yellow that is the perfect background for any color. Sunlight is also a complementary color to purple. Sunlight wakes this whole color board up with happiness!”
I couldn’t agree more, Lara. Living here in the Pacific Northwest we know the importance of a little Sunlight. Still, we have ideal lighting for color matching, so there is always Column A against Column B!
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