|Fall 2012 Designer Colors|
Fantasy and illusion are inspiring designers this fall season. With an unexpected mix of darks, brights and neutrals, the colors are meant 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®
|Chartreuse Pearl and French Roast Chalcedony Necklace|
As the season transitions from the heat of summer, Bright Chartreuse, a vital yellow-green, reates a bridge into the cooling days of fall. Reminiscent of bright green foliage, it provides a perfect accent to every color in the palette.
|Rhapsody & Rose Smoke Necklace with Sugilite and Rose Quartz|
Rhapsody is a grayed-down purple that also encourages comfort and serenity with its quiet, muted tone
|Pink Flambe Biwa Pearl Bracelet|
|Ultramarine Calsilica Jasper & Tangerine Tango Coral Necklace|
|Honey Gold and Titanium Graduated Gemstone Necklace|
Honey Gold, a mellow, burnished yellow,
suggests the soft-muted tones of sunlight to brighten a fall day. Pair it with sensible and strong Olympian Blue, a patriotic blue that will surely make its way into fall and winter athletic apparel.
Rich and robust, French Roast is a sophisticated hue that is a great alternative to the black and charcoal basics typically worn in the fall and winter. Other staple neutrals include elegant and versatile Titanium, a cool gray, and Rose Smoke, a veiled rose tone that pairs well with Rhapsody and Titanium.
For nearly 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2012.