CiM have some more colours out: here’s my test results of a pair of rather nice neutrals.
Cardamom is a pale pastel green and linen is an opaque creamy beige.
The closest colour I have so far to cardamom is Effetre grasshopper green, shown on the left as a comparison. It is darker. I etched one of each pair of these spacers.
I decided to test cardamom against grasshopper green in terms of reactions. Many greens get a dark reaction line with yellows and reds: grasshopper green actually doesn’t.
The colours I used for the dots are: Effetre bright acid yellow, CiM creamsicle, Effetre light red, coral and light sky blue. You can see that only light sky blue reacted with grasshopper green, and none of them reacted with cardamom. Cardamom’s also a very nice uniform green – no streaks, and the colour dots sit very cleanly on it. There’s a bit of fuzziness around the edges of the light red on grasshopper, and the yellows and coral have slight rings in the centre on it, making them look a little untidy.
Here are linen and cardamom together.
This side of the bead has copper green stringer. This is the same bead as the one below, so the copper green probably developed slightly more grey reduction than it normally would, despite my best efforts to only reduce one side. The copper green is showing some of its haloing effect and both linen and cardamom show some streaks under it.
The other side of the bead has psyche stringer. The psyche has reduced better on top of linen: more purples and less brown. The silver glass has made the linen darken and the cardamom go yellower. There are some separation lines on both colours echoing the stringer lines, but they appear much cleaner than with the copper green. I wouldn’t really choose to use cardamom with silver glass based on this, but I love how clean it is with the dots above. One to appreciate for itself!