One of the things I look forward to each year is the unveiling of Pantone's color report and their color of the year. While 2015 was focused on saucy Marsala, which I personally like paired with spicy compliments, I am pleasantly surprised by this year's soft colors: 'Rose Quartz' and 'Serenity.' I think of soft sunsets, cool breezes and gentle waves on a lake with these two colors. While each stands on their own or blended together as Pantone suggests in their cover statement, they are spectacular when tied together with other found-in-nature colors.
(see Pantone's full write up and color pairings here)
As the artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements, Louis Comfort Tiffany was a master of color. Most often, we associate his work with stained glass, however, he possessed a diverse skill set using multiple mediums of tile mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, enamels, metalwork and, yes, the most amazing jewelry. Without further adieu, here are a few Tiffany masterpieces including Rose Quartz and Serenity to inspire you in 2016!
- Pantone Color of the Year. 2016, digital image. (Image courtesy of Pantone Color Institute)
- Louis Comfort Tiffany. 1911, by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, oil on canvas, 150.5 x 225.5 cm. (Image courtesy of Media Center for Art History at Columbia University, New York, NY)
- Pushing Off the Boat at Sea Bright, New Jersey. 1887, oil on canvas, 23 x 35 inches. (Photo courtesy of Nassau County Museum via Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Phoenix, AZ)
- Landscape with Evening Sky. 1880, watercolor on laid paper on brown board, 8 x 11-3/4 inches. (Photo courtesy of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, FL)
- Favrile Glass Peacock Feather Vase, 1900. (Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY)
- Stained Glass Skylight. Chicago Cultural Center, IL. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Marlow)
- Garden Landscape and Fountain. 1905-1915, Favrile glass and cement, 8' 7-1/2" by 9' 6". (Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY)
- Peacock Necklace. 1903-1906, enamel, opal, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, demantoid garnet, emerald, chrysoberyl, pearl, gold. (Photo courtesy of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, FL)
- Pond Lily Lamp. 1900-1902, brass, 18 blown glass shades. (Photo courtesy of Select Light)