Monday, March 9, 2009

fall 2009 colors and pantone love

Thank you to WWD and Pantone for sharing with us the colors for Fall 2009 (and thanks to FPD for sharing this news with the rest of the world). I am so excited to do two color posts in a row!

These colors are gorgeous and I can't wait to see them make an appearance next season. Burnt Sienna is one of my favorite watercolor paint tubes and Iron exactly matches the gray that I use for everything (and the nail color that I wore for the last six months!). I think Creme Brulee is going to be one of the most frequently seen colors for Spring and Fall because of the growing popularity of muted and nude tones.

For those of you who don't have experience with Pantone, I will offer more of a description. Pantone, Inc. is a company that was started 45 years ago to solve problems that the many areas of the design community constantly encountered involving difficulties in color matching. The Pantone Matching System is a book of standardized colors that was created to allow an ease of color communication across the design industries. The Pantone system allows areas like architecture, textiles, paint, plastics, and graphic images to easily create a color palette and share exact standardized colors to be used in different mediums. Pantone is constantly updating their mind-boggling immense color library that is available in a beautiful fan format. Thousands of colors samples are available to download on the Pantone website to be used with Adobe programs.

I sadly missed the Gap and Pantone collaboration at a Pop-Up shop in midtown in January. Gap produced a line of their classic tees in a selected Pantone color palette, with a special Mimosa tee, which is Pantone's color pick for 2009.

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