Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chartreuse: Color Scheming on Etsy



Handpicked on Etsy
Chartreuse has come to mean a color about halfway between yellow and green, while traditionally it meant 'yellow with a green cast' after the French liquer of the same name. As a fashion color, designers bestow it with trendy color names including pear, pistacio, apple, and camouflage. In my design career, I've found chartreuse can offend the eye of some people, while others appreciate as I do how a touch of chartreuse can enliven a color scheme. How does chartreuse affect you? It typically makes me smile, and I hope that is your reaction to this showcase of handmade and vintage creations found on Etsy. Click on the pictures to go directly to these listings. Prices range from $5.00 to $110.00.
From top left to bottom right, today's featured artisans include: ara133photography, dkruegerbotanicart, ModernEraDesign, BrazanDesign, IndigoCrane, Station 1528, retrostop, ErinJade, KnotOriginal, RosyUndPosy

14 comments:

JLR Designs said...

Very cool picks!

Black Rose said...

Beautiful selection. I feel chartreuse is a warm vibrant colour - especially looking at the selection of items you have put together!

bagsofblessing said...

One of my very favorite colors! When I do things in this color, they seem to sell fast!
Amy - www.bagsofblessing.etsy.com

Cait Throop said...

Very beautiful and I love that scarf from KnotOriginal! Great layout of textures here as well!! and I'm off to check out all these amazing artists! xo Cait
http://www.barefootweaver.etsy.com

KnotOriginal said...

Thank you so much Andria, I'm delighted to see my scarf featured in the lounge! I only wish chartreuse didn't make my olive skin tones look seasick:-D

Mike and Linda said...

Fantastic picks. Chartreuse - nothing else like it. Nice picks.

Mike and Linda said...

Thanks...here is my blog
http://station1528.blogspot.com/

My Owl Barn said...

Love the color. I especially liked the booties.

dkruegerbotanicart said...

I also love this color. It feels fresh, like new spring growth!

Slumptown Glass said...

Beautiful, what a wonderfully fun color chartreuse is.

Rosina said...

What fantastic picks. I just love chartreuse especially when it's paired with a vibrant red :) Definitely eye catching *grin*. Thanks so much for including me in your collection :)

Andria said...

I'm enjoying the lively commentary this color is generating! Thanks to all who took the time to visit and chime in. My eyes are not yet tired of looing at this vibrant collection -- it was fun to curate and is still fun to look at.

Also: Welcome to new EtsyLounge followers! It is great to have you all here and I hope you'll continue to participate to boost each other's presence on Etsy. Remember to include your URL (link) whenever you comment, so that others will easily find their way to your site or store!

Gypsy Moon Designs said...

What a stunning collection! I find chartreuse to be so cheerful!

ara133photography said...

This is such a gorgeous collection! I love this color :) Makes me happy! Thank you SO much for including my clouds!! -amy