Light is changing. Evenings are cooler. Kids are back in school.
Fall must be on its way.
We think of color differently in the fall. We choose different colors to wear. White pants and shoes tend to head to the back of the closet.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® talks about the top 10 fall colors for women’s fashion. “There is a feminine mystique that is reflected throughout the (fall 2014) palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint.” Check out the color palette (intriguing names): Sangria, Aurora Red, Cognac; Radiant Orchid, Mauve Mist; Bright Cobalt, Royal Blue, and Aluminum. Fashion color is the touchstone, leading edge of color trending. Colors you first see on the runway and in clothing are in the beginning of their ‘life cycle’, filtering down to objects like home furnishings, paint and wall coverings a little later. Interesting to note that some colors, like various greens, are enjoying a longer color life cycle than usual. How long do you guess the “mauve” cycle will run? Color is relational, though. Pairing mauves with new, fresh color partners, such as cobalt or aluminum, can create an updated look.
I consider trends not something you follow mindlessly, but a fun way to bring colors into your awareness, inviting you to try something new. Or simply remind you of colors you love, but haven’t yet integrated into your life.
Try a new cobalt blue scarf or tie to spruce up your gray suit?
Could your kitchen use a little new energy? Paint the walls Aurora Red.
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