2017 Pantone Color Formulas using Nunn Design 2-Part Resin and Opaque Pigments

Creating colorized resin is a fairly easy process. Creating a certain Pantone Color of colorized resin is not easy to create consistently. Is anyone out there shaking their head right now?

During our last Nunn Design quarterly art day, Heather took on a special project of coming up with formulas to create the 2017 Summer Pantone Colors. Heather mixed batch after batch of Nunn Design Resin with Castin’ Craft Opaque Pigments to come up with the following formulas.

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Learn How!

Supplies Needed:
Nunn Design 2-Part Resin Kit
Resin Mixing Cups
Resin Stir Stick Narrow
Resin Stir Stick Wide
Castin’ Crafts Opaque Pigments

Plastic bag for work surface
Plastic gloves

Step 1:
Read the resin instructions for safety concerns regarding the Nunn Design Resin.
When I work with resin, I always:

  • Place a large plastic bag over my work surface and tape it down.
  • I make sure I have ventilation in my workroom.
  • I wear gloves.
  • I wear glasses (readers because I can’t see anymore. Plus it protects my eyes!).
  • I have a pile of wet wipes handy.
  • This is a great blog post that covers 20 Habits for Successfully Using Nunn Design 2-Part Epoxy Resin. Even if you are a seasoned resin mixer, this might be worth a read.

Step 2:
Place one cup (included in the Nunn Design Resin Kit) onto your table. For curing purposes, it is very important that the resin be an exact 1 to 1 ratio of Part A and Part B. I suggest getting your eyes level with the resin so you can see the lines on the measuring cup. Pour Part A of your resin kit up to the ½ fluid ounce mark on your measuring cup. Pour Part B of your resin kit into the same cup until it is filled to the 1 fluid ounce mark. It is important to pour Part A first and then Part B. It is some chemical thing about the part A being heavier or something.

Step 3:

Set your timer for 2 minutes. Using the stir stick from your kit (a popsicle stick or coffee stir stick will work great too), slowly and carefully stir your resin scraping the sides as you stir. Stir for a minimum of 2 minutes. If your resin is still cloudy continue to mix until clear. After mixing is complete and your resin is clear, scrape both sides of your stir stick on the edge of your resin filled cup.

Step 4:
Once your resin is fully mixed, pour the resin into a resin mixing cup up to the 1 teaspoon line.

Step 5:
Squeeze a little of the Castin’ Crafts Opaque Pigments onto a plastic bag. To prevent your Castin’ Crafts Opaque Pigments from being contaminated with mixed resin, you will want to use a fresh toothpick with each “toothpick tip” worth.  I cut my toothpicks in half so I could easily use both ends. 

Step 6:
The Castin’ Craft Opaque Pigments are very potent. Let’s define what a “tiny toothpick tip” and a “toothpick tip” amount of colorant should look like. This is not an exact science. If you don’t get the exact amount, your color will still come out fairly close.

A “tiny toothpick tip” should look like this.

A “toothpick tip” should looks like this.

Step 7:
Add the required amount of Castin’ Crafts Opaque Pigment to the mixed resin following the formulas for each of the Pantone colors. If you want to make more of any one color, double the batch!

Step 8:
Once all of the Castin’ Crafts Opaque Pigments are added into the resin, stir everything together with a stir stick until fully mixed.

Download the Pantone Color Nunn Design Resin Cheatsheet!

Here are the formulas for the 2017 Summer Pantone Colors:

Primrose Yellow

Pantone 13-0755 TPX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 2 toothpick tips Yellow
  • 1 toothpick tip White
  • 2 toothpick tips Brown

Pale Dogwood

Pantone 13-1404 TPX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 1 tiny toothpick tip Red
  • 8 toothpicks tips White
  • 5 toothpicks tips Brown

Island Paradise

Pantone 14-4620 TCX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 1 tiny toothpick tip Blue
  • 1 tiny toothpick tip Yellow
  • 4 toothpicks tips White


Pantone 17-1462 TPX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 1 toothpick Red
  • 2 toothpick Yellow
  • 1 toothpick White
  • 1 toothpick Brown

Pink Yarrow

Pantone 17-2034 TCX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 2 toothpick tips Red
  • 2 tiny toothpick tips Blue
  • 3 toothpick tips White


Pantone 17-4123 TPX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 1 toothpick tip Blue
  • 3 toothpick tips Black
  • 3 toothpick tips White


Pantone 18-0107 TCX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 4 toothpick tips Yellow
  • 1 tiny toothpick tip Blue
  • 2 toothpick tips Black
  • 1 toothpick tip White

Lapis Blue

Pantone 19-4045 TCX


  • 1 tsp Nunn Design Resin
  • 3 toothpick tips Blue
  • 1 toothpick tip White
  • 1 toothpick tip Black

Learn How With Videos!

Here are two videos we did with fusionbeads.com on preparing Nunn Design 2-Part Resin, and colorizing it!

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9 thoughts on “2017 Pantone Color Formulas using Nunn Design 2-Part Resin and Opaque Pigments

  1. Barbara Beck says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your formulas. I forgot to write them down at the retreat, Will save me from tearing out what’s left of my hair!

  2. Gloria Beachey says:

    Is there someplace I can get additional formulas? I really like these and would also like one in a periwinkle.
    I made some pendants with the pale dogwood. The color was great, but I didn’t wait long enough and the organics sank into the resin a little bit. It was a kind of nice effect, but I’ll wait longer next time.

    • beckynunn says:

      Gloria, I don’t know of any other place to find formulas like this. I do have intentions to add more. Do you have a PMS number for the periwinkle color that you are looking for?

    • beckynunn says:

      More coming! Heather here in the office has it dialed in now so she was able to figure the formulas out fairly quickly for our next batch. Nothing like starting a project and getting bogged down with “what colors should I try to make”.

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