Right before the month of August I get “Fall Fashion Fever” as I call it. I want to know what the hot colors are for autumn and what to expect in the stores when everyone else is still going to the beach and working on their tans. I also start browsing the online stores to see what their Fall Previews are like. In the stores, I try to find short-sleeved tee-shirts in autumn-like shades to wear under my suits to work or with jeans on the weekends as transition pieces. PANTONE®, the world-renowned authority on color has this to say about Fall Fashion Colors for 2007:
“Complex and exotic describe the intriguingly unusual and inviting color palette for Fall ‘07. The traditional neutral shades expected for autumn have been replaced this season with rich, nuanced hues, offering more opportunity for creativity with interesting and unexpected color combinations. Spicy Chili Pepper and exotic Lemon Curry stimulate the taste buds, entice the senses and enliven any wardrobe. Purple Wine, the ultimate expression of creativity, marries purple and wine, broadening the appeal of purple for fashion. The violet undertones of Dusk give gray a whole new dimension, making this fall’s neutral much more desirable. Carafe, a deep, espresso brown, adds contrast to the palette, providing a rich alternative to the usual black or charcoal.
Sumptuous Cashmere Rose is not only the perfect complement to any of fall’s colors, but also flatters any complexion. Many seasons have paid homage to nature, and Fall ‘07 is no exception. Shale Green takes the shade in a murky, blue/gray direction, while foliage-inspired Green Moss goes to the yellow side. Earthy Burnt Ochre is this autumn’s orange and sophisticated Stargazer continues the trend of turquoise, but with a deeper intensity. [more…]
The Housewife’s “Amethyst” says: Sounds like rich and luxurious shades to me! To view swatches of the colors mentioned above in their article and read the full report click here: www.pantone.com/fall2007
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