Color trend alert fall 2012

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Bold is beautiful. I love color! I think it is one of the things that separates us southern gals from the rest of the world. No drab black, gray or khaki for us. Instead you can often catch that business woman wearing a black suit with a fuchsia top underneath, or a khaki linen dress with a dashing tangerine orange scarf with yellow butterflies.
You can’t touch color per say (yes you can touch the fabric!) but color touches us every day in our lives. Put on a fabulously sunny yellow and a smile comes to the face. Or adorn a cool blue and serenity is yours. Wear the power red pump and be taken serious. You can’t feel color but color can change the way you are feeling. Many times color can identify a person.
Take my store uniforms or dress code. We all wear black and purple. Not lilac, or maroon or frosty purple but deep vibrant purple. I believe it helps to exude an individuality to my staff, a sense of confidence when selling and a feminine sexiness you don;t find in pink or lilac.

2012 fall color pallette


With fall 2012 now here with back to school, I am so pleased to say no dreary grays or neutrals. Instead we see deep teals, vibrant plums, cool blues and a burnt orange deeper and richer than the tangerine orange we saw so much of for spring. Look for the bright optimist pops of colors added to traditional fall tones. Look to see polka dots but not the traditional black on white. Instead smoky gray skirts with bold pink and cool blue dots. Also watch for geometric prints on white and cream backs.
For handbags, looks for patchwork, and bold vibrant pops of color. Don;t be afraid to twist that tangerine orange top and mix it with a smoky charcoal skirt. Take Bella Taylor’s new black paisley print with exhilarating emerald green, vibrant purple and sunny gold.

French Roast (Pantone 19-1012), Honey Gold (Pantone 15-1142), Pink Flambe (Pantone 18-2133), Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463)
Ultramarine Green (Pantone 18-5338), Bright Chartreuse (Pantone 14-0445), Olympian Blue (Pantone 19-4056), Titanium (Pantone 17-4014)
Rhapsody (Pantone 16-3817), Rose Smoke (Pantone 14-1506). With names like these, I feel a sense of boardroom power just when I hear them.

In this section, TFL displays the colour trends for leather garments, footwear, accessories and additionally for the upholstery industry. The colours are divided into “Wearing” and “Living”. Wearing comprises inspirations and colour trends for garments, footwear and accessories whereas Living presents all colours that will enhance next season’s interior design. I have focused on wearing. To me the colors are more natural, smoky and what I would expect to find in a smoke room. Good staple backtops for fall’s unexpectant pop of color in the warddrobe.

TFL color for leather, handbags and upholstery

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