Well, in the chaos that was June, I forgot to write anything about Pantone’s fall colors at the summer solstice. Better late than never, right? Or, as I always wonder, would never also be okay? Do we gain from knowing the colors that Pantone says will be prominent this season? I also wonder if there’s similar marketing for the southern hemisphere as they head into spring, not fall.
Anyway, deciding yet again that it can’t hurt to write up one little post on color since color is always fun after all, this fall’s Pantone palette of colors is shown in the image above (which I adapted from here and here). They did a funny thing and switched the color order around between the women’s and men’s colors, which makes it look like there are lots of differences when there are not. The single difference between the two is that the women’s “Vivacious” has been swapped for the men’s “Beaujolais”.
“Emerald” is featured again from 2013 spring’s palette since it’s the 2013 color of the year. Now, before I go on, what do you think about this title? Is it deserved? Have you been seeing emerald everywhere? I can’t say that I have, but it could be that I don’t spend enough time in stores these days.
The season’s neutrals are “Turbulence” and “Carafe”, a slate gray and rich brown that they suggest pair well with the other colors.
The rest of the colors cover nearly the entire rainbow. There’s “Samba” red and “Koi” orange but no yellow. Instead, there are two greens in addition to “Emerald”. It seems like it’s quite a green season, and I do like my greens. The “Mykonos Blue” reminds me of my cornflower blue Alma, though not exactly. And, with Pantone I always wonder how exacting they want these colors interpreted. Rounding out the rainbow we have “Acai” purple and the split “Vivacious” and “Beaujolais” pinks.
Now, do I have any plans for these colors this season? I have been wondering about making another Vogue V1247 skirt (I have the navy one on as I write!), and I have a lovely gray/silver Mark Jacobs stripe in my stash that I got from FineFabrics.com ages ago. Maybe I’ll tackle that skirt and pretend the gray is close enough to the perfect turbulent neutral for the season?
How about you? Are you thinking about fall sewing yet, and if so, will any of these colors be making an appearance?