Fall Colors Are Here Already!

Yesterday marked the end of another New York Fashion Week. For most people who follow the semi-annual event, Fashion Week is about catwalks, models, and the latest styles from the industry's leading designers. For me, it's about color. Twice a year, Pantone releases a Fashion Color Report based on the hottest hues that strutted down the runway at New York Fashion Week. In the Spring issue of Jewelry Stringing, we asked some of our frequent contributors to design necklaces around the ten tones in the 2012 Spring Fashion Color Report (see the stunning results below).

We had a ton of fun playing with color in our last issue, and we couldn't wait to dive into the recently released Fall 2012 Fashion Color Report! Below is a snapshot of each of the colors in the new collection from the Pantone website.

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 Flambé is a delicious, vibrant pink with a bit of heat to it.
Pair Pink Flambé with vivacious and enticing Tangerine Tango for an ongoing retro feeling.
Bring a calming element to the mix by combining 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.
Sensible and strong, Olympian Blue is a patriotic blue.
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.

To browse the entire report and for sample color combinations from fashion designers, visit the Pantone website.

Spring has not even sprung, and I am already itching to experiment with these delicious fall colors. Aren't you?


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