Friday, August 17, 2012


I wasn't going to post this because I just don't want to admit that summer is coming to a close.   Even with all the back to school ads, falling temperatures, and a severe decline of Chicago street fests in the coming weeks, I was clinging to the illusion that summer would continue on indefinitely. 

That said, if anything was going to bring me back to reality it would be the 2012 Pantone Fashion Color Report! Look at all these wonderful colors!  Aren't they all gorgeous?  

Personally,  I cannot wait to combine that Pink Flame' with the 2012 color of the year - Tangerine Tango.
To do so, not only am I'm thinking of taking advantage of said back to school ads and going shopping {STAT!}, I also have some fun paper designs in mind.

Don't forget to check out the men's colors too { here } to make sure the fellas in your life look as spiffy as you.  Happy weekend everyone!

From the folks at Pantone - 

From love potions and the magical hour of sunset to witches and warlocks, fantasy and illusion are inspiring designers this fall season. With an unexpected mix of darks, brights and neutrals, they cleverly manipulate reality to transport consumers to an enchanting place, free from the stresses of everyday life.
“By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals, and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
As the season transitions from the heat of summer, Bright Chartreuse, a vital yellow-green, pays homage to a typical spring shade and creates a bridge into the cooling days of fall. Reminiscent of bright green foliage, it provides a perfect accent to every color in the palette.
Like the name implies, Pink Flamb√© is a delicious, vibrant pink with a bit of heat to it. Pair it with vivacious and enticing Tangerine Tango for an ongoing retro feeling. Or, to bring a calming element to the mix, combine these vibrant warm tones with Ultramarine Green, a deep, cooling blue-green. Ethereal Rhapsody is a grayed-down purple that also encourages comfort and serenity with its quiet, muted tone.
Honey Gold, a mellow, burnished yellow, suggests the soft-muted tones of sunlight to brighten a fall day. Pair it with sensible and strong Olympian Blue, a patriotic blue that will surely make its way into fall and winter athletic apparel.
Rich and robust, French Roast is a tasty, sophisticated hue that is a great alternative to the black and charcoal basics typically worn in the fall. Other staple neutrals include elegant and versatile Titanium, the quintessential cool gray, and Rose Smoke, a veiled rose tone that pairs well with Rhapsody and Titanium.
For nearly 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2012

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