Friday, 8 August 2008

2008 Fall Colour Forecast

by margarida - Ei! Kumpel

Because Pantone is such an authority when it comes to colour, everytime I create a new season's collection, I always make my colours choices based on Pantone's forecast. Pantone never disappoints and if great designers use this palette, why shouldn't we?

Almost everyone expects that Fall colours would be cozy, quiet and very serious. However, this season's Pantone Colour Palette brings us so much more than that. It's a season of change, althought not a radical one. Some traditionally Fall colours are still present, like chocolate brown, gray and other autumn shades.
Blues, greens and purples will be much seen next season but, as for spring / summer, reds continue to be strong and present. The palette is rich, sophisticated and elegant and colours are bright and beautiful. The featured colours are exciting and they add a splash of energy to the sometimes boring fall's colours.

Artists and creators have a great solid base to work, using these wonderful and beautiful colours. Potential combinations could be green and grey, red and black and mustard and blue.
Remember that colour trends are not everything, they are just guidelines, not rules... Push yourself forward, open your mind to new colour combos and start playing with colour. It can be so much fun!

margarida

10 comments:

Terri said...

Great post! I'll start making my jewelry around it..

DAINTYCROCHETBYALY said...

great!! I believe very much, grey is going to be a nice color combination this fall, especially when it comes to buy like an investment piece, people think about a color that offer many possibilities and they can match with other things, grey and moss is going to be those colors that could be easily combined with others, and of course black and red, they are always in style!! ;-) thanks margarida!! :-)

Beth said...

Fabulous post! Love all the possibilities!

Angelia said...

I love those blues.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing the fall color palette with us. I can't wait to make jewelry with these beautiful colors!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the info! I've been working on some of my fall pieces and I've been right on track so far, but I have a lot of work left to do and this gives me some color combos to let roll around in my head!!

AshleySpatula said...

Very informative! Thank you for posting this, it is really something to consider when looking into the next season. Thanks again!

EVY Designs said...

What a great post, I love all of these colours.

ZENABU said...

Thanks for the heads up. I live in South Africa so we are a season behind. We are getting ready for summer 2008/2009 so with this post I can know be ahead of the game!

Sherryl said...

Thanks for informing. I will start to work on that as soon as possible, of course it feels like fall here in STL already.
Love your blog.