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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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2012 fall color alert – tangerine tango is here to stay!

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I have been holding this info for  a while.  I find sometimes it scares my readers to give out to much info early. I am pleased to see Tangerine Tango and Olympian Blue there.  So bright and cheery together.  Also nice that there is a deeper green.  I am a personal fan of green, makes me smile.  Initially I was worried it would be all dark and drab but I think they married colorful bright choices with some staple backdrop colors.

With an unexpected mix of darks, brights and neutrals, colors for Fall 2012 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.

fall 2012 women's colors

fall 2012 women’s colors

The top colors for women’s fashion for fall 2012 are:
PANTONE 19-1012 French Roast
PANTONE 15-1142 Honey Gold
PANTONE 18-2133 Pink Flambé
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango
PANTONE 18-5338 Ultramarine Green
PANTONE 14-0445 Bright Chartreuse
PANTONE 19-4056 Olympian Blue
PANTONE 17-4014 Titanium
PANTONE 16-3817 Rhapsody
PANTONE 14-1506 Rose Smoke

After looking at many pictures these color trends will be hot.

Cerulean — Move over, Tiffany-box blue, there’s a new turquoise in town. This bright blue shade is youthful and fresh-feeling, and looks just right with a splash of sparkle.

Venetian Red —  a deep, rust-red scarlet.

Primrose Yellow — This mustard-y yellow is a welcome change to last season’s acid-neon yellow. wear it as a print, or color block.  Works fab with black.

Deep Teal — In rich textures like velvet, crepe silk, and satin, an inky teal is a lovely option for nighttime dressing.

Peach —More badass than last season’s pale pink and less in-your-face than hot pink, peach is going to be the new neutral this fall.

Royal Blue — This striking, true blue is still a designer favorite — but who can blame ’em? This super-saturated hue provides a beautiful contrast to black basics.

Eggplant — Though deep purple lipsticks have been a trend for years now, the color is now making waves on the runways as well.

Burnt Orange — Not quite as vibrant as the oranges of seasons past, we’re kind of feeling this softer, dustier orange that so sharp, paired with black accents.