As many of you know, I am a little OCD (according to Jenni that is a lot OCD) and I keep all my cardstock, ink, etc. in rainbow (ROYGBIV) order. So when I received the new cardstock samples, I promptly set about determining what my new rainbow order would be after the retirement of 30 of our colors and the addition of our new and returning colors. It took a lot of time comparing my cardstock to the chart under a Daylight lamp, but I think I finally came up with what I would use. I thought I would share my new line-up with those of you who are also a little OCD about your color co-ordination.
Artists use a color chart that has a color/hue order that may appear out of place to some, as they consider how much yellow, red or blue is in a color. For example, most yellows are right in the middle of the greens with yellow-greens coming before the yellows and the rest of the greens after. If you are looking for how our colors fall in this exact hue chart, I did make one. Email me and I will send it to you.
I prefer to group colors together more while still staying close to the hue order of a color chart/table. Since more of our new/remaining "pink" colors fall in the red hue range, I am putting them just after the truer reds even though they traditionally follow the Violets (or precede the reds). Also, I didn't distinguish the Indigos as a separate group since most people no longer consider it a part of the "spectrum", but instead a particular color shade. Here is my Color Renovation line-up (I separated them into color groups to help you visualize the spectrum):
Riding Hood Red
Pretty in Pink
Not Quite Navy
Night of Navy
Of course, you could also just go dark to light within each group as well and not consider the exact hue. It's all up to your individual perception (or OCDness). If this rainbow order appeals to you, you may want to bookmark this for when the new colors begin on July 1.
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