Friday, August 3, 2012

2012 Fall Color Report

Lately, you may have noticed a vibrant trend in clothing and accessories. Pops of neon colors have been all the rage this season, particularly in women's fashion – from all over neon to a nice contrast of nudes and brights. 
And now, fall is nearly here. Along with it comes new styles in fashion, home, and more. For all the color lovers that have been basking in the summer's electric hues, the impending neutral palette of fall may seem drab and dreary.
Not so, for Fall 2012. 

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, released their Fashion Color Report for Fall 2012 and it includes some hues sure to please. Picks include input from some renowned fashion insiders and designers including Tommy Hilfiger, Hervé Léger of BCBG Max Azria, Betsy Johnson and many more. Pantone's fall palette includes a traditional rich "French Roast" brown, a "Titanium" gray, and "Honey Gold" not unfamiliar to the autumn scene. Mixed in are a "Pink Flambe", "Tangerine Tango", and, our favorite, "Bright Chartreuse". The potential combinations are truly exciting.    

Designer Tracy Reese is also excited about some unconventional fall color combos: "Sour Citrus Yellow paired with Rich Jade Green and Fiery Red Orange – these bright tones are the perfect foil for the Medium Heather Gray and Camel neutral tones we are showing for fall; I am also pairing Fiery Orange with a Luminous Violet." Reese's inspirations for her clothing lines come from a variety of sources, but she also loves "looking at interiors for fabric and color inspiration." 

Not a bad place to start. Why should your wardrobe have all the fun? We've looked inside for some colorful inspiration as well, following fashion's fall outlook, but for the home. Below are some of our top-selling products from sofas to office supplies that are sure to liven up your space with color as the hot summer season drifts into fall: (insert picture)

Not the type to change up your trusty fall wardrobe or living space? Have no fear. Pantone offers equally colorful coffee mugs and phone cases to brighten up your day-to-day!