Color Trends: Fall 2013

First if we are going to talk about color and fashion, we have to talk about PANTONE.  Which is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries.

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2013 Fall Color Story:
Emerald, Mykonos Blue, Linden Green, Acai, Samba, Koi, Deep Lichen Green, Vivacious, Turbulence, and Carafe

Let explore how to make these colors work together, now that we know a little more about color.

The following colors are in the same family, making them analogous:

  • Emerald, Mykonos Blue, and Linden Green
  • Samba, Koi, and Vivacious
  • Acai, Emerald, and Mykonos Blue
  • Vivacious, Acai, Mykonos Blue

The following colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, making them complementary:

  • Emerald and Samba
  • Acai and Koi
  • Koi and Mykonos Blue
  • Vivacious and Emerald

As for Linden Green, Turbulence, Deep Linchen Green, and Carefe they are on the muted side of the spectrum making them more neutral.  And as we know neutrals go with any saturation of color.

Examples:

Image Nanette Lepore Fall 2013 (analogous color story)

Image Nicole Miller Fall 2013 (complementary color story)

Definitions
color story
:  is a palette of colors used in a line or for visual merchandising in retail stores
analogous:  two or more colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel
complementary:  pairs of colors that sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel

Images: http://www.pantone.com

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