Focus On: Fyrinnae Japan

Focus On is a work in progress. Have you ever talked yourself out of buying a product because the color was too odd, and you wondered how often you would really be able to use it? Or, you know those colors you LOVE because of some hidden versatility that you never imagined when you bought it? I do that ALL of the time. In the interests of loving what I HAVE, and learning its limitations, rather than relying on the influx of new colors, I will be doing this post every Saturday, focusing on a new color from my collection, with examples of past work, ideas for other uses. Please feel free to suggest colors you wish to see, or uses for the ones listed, or let me know what your favorites are for future posts.

Today’s swatch is of Fyrinnae Japan, a lovely rich color that’s somewhere between a Navy, a Teal, a Grey, and a Mossy Green.  Oh, and it has a hint of frost to it. Shown here, over Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy

Edit-As of 10/11/10, Fyrinnae does not list htis color on their website.  The description for Jaguar however, seems to say that this is the same color, or a VERY close dupe.  I’m not entirely sure which, but I will try Jaguar as soon as it ships, to make sure that it is close enough to work for this context.

Contrast with a pinkish wine, to bring out the blues, and brighten the pink.

pair with very very warm greens to bring out that tone.

Apply wet with other frosty blues, to take full advantage of the frosty sheen.

With softer olives and chartreuses, you can get a soft moss, by applying with a fluffier crease brush.

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