You remember these guys, right? They’re the colors that Pantone assured us would be the BIG colors for this fall and winter.Well, I’ve seen a lot of Marsala in the windows at Ferragamo. Other than that, I can’t say that, in my hours and hours spent each day looking at clothing and accessories, I have seen any of these in large quantities. And for what it’s worth, I had to do some serious hard-core digging to find some of the goodies shown below.
I think we can conclude that Pantone’s either not as accurate as they would like to be, or that the market is much less dependent upon their advice than they once were. This is a real annoyance if you fell madly in love with one of the colors that was supposed to be “hot”, but it’s a great relief for anyone who really doesn’t like to have corporations dictating the range of colors available in stores. Maybe, someday, a wider range of colors will be available, all the time. (yes, I’m pretty idealistic!)
But I always think that this is a good time of year to spice up your core wardrobe of timeless, elegant classics with some new accessories, and using one of these 10 colors as a leitmotif for some beautiful accessories could NEVER be a bad idea.Bear in mind three things: (1) you don’t have to break the bank on these items – if you don’t plan to make this accent color a permanent part of your wardrobe, you needn’t go overboard… (2) these items don’t have to be “dye-lot” or RGB matched to perfection – that leads to madness… and (3) if you DO really adore one of these colors, there’s no reason in the world to treat these purchases as “short-term”; invest, enjoy, and wear for decades.
We shall not be dictated to, especially where colors are concerned!
If you like soft, warm colors, take a look at this scarf. It’s very lovely…
I have to admit that if I weren’t hoarding every penny for upcoming travel, I’d be tempted to buy all of the Cashmere Rose items! Especially that ring, which just delights me, for no reason I can clearly identify…Which color sings to your inner self?
PS – You can find the latest Pantone Color Planner and other documents in the Planning Documents section of the website.