Of course, there’s no such thing, but I always like to spend some time looking at the colors, and trying to see if I can find them represented anywhere in the world of merchandise. Gone are the days when these colors dominated retail offerings!
While a couple of these colors are nothing more than cleverly named neutrals (the grey and the taupe), the other 8 might serve as a fun new accent color for a season or two. With that in mind, I looked at accessories, nail polish, and a few tee shirts, to see if anything was tempting…. And don’t forget that canvas shoes are available in about a billion different colors, too!
I could easily see adding some of this first color to most wardrobes – it’s very close to denim in color, and thus would look great with black, grey, beige, or olive – anyplace you you wear denim.
This color is really pretty, but it’s not functionally all that different from the light blue – Serenity – that is one of the 2016 colors of the year. Serenity is a bit more purple, where this is more grey… Nonetheless, it’s a color that could be flattering on a lot of women, particularly if you have blue eyes.
It’s just dark grey. Seriously. I love grey, but it’s hard to get terribly carried away by a color that’s a core neutral for a lot of people.
This color looks a bit warm, and a bit dusky, making it sufficiently subtle and unusual that it’s almost impossible to locate! When you’re looking for offbeat colors, always check leather accessories – bags and shoes. Leather takes color in interesting ways, and makes those hard-to-find colors more likely.
Sigh… it’s just warm taupe. I love taupe; I think it looks subtle and rich, but I don’t know if it’s something that qualifies as a “new” color. But if you currently wear navy or grey, taupe could be a great accent to try. Or black – that bag just cries out for a black dress…
It surprises me that there are 2 colors so very similar – the Aurora Red, and this. This color is a bit cooler, and really quite pretty, but madly difficult to find. When I couldn’t find nail polish that captured the subtlety that I was seeking, I decided to settle on this beautiful paler shade instead. Light Dusty Cedar?
I grew up in the country, and I’ve lived in Ireland, and I’ve STILL never see a meadow this color. But this is beautiful – and I love the idea of a scarf that should be a winter scarf (dark plaid) in a chiffon. Those kinds of shifts of weight or texture in fabric keep things interesting.
And if you’re looking for moderately priced jewelry in a wide variety of colors (that’s SHOPPABLE by color!), look at Kendra Scott. Yes, her jewelry is everywhere, but she carries a really wide range of styles and colors, so you’re still not likely to see yourself coming and going…
Oy. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – if you look good in yellow, wear it, and wear it often, because you’ve got an advantage over the majority of women in the world! This is particularly tough color for warm weather – it just feels, to me, like it ought to be a big fluffy sweater. But, maybe, a bikini? But I think you’d need a tan, and we all know better than to do that, don’t we?
If you like this color, but don’t think it flatters you, the bracelet, handbag, or a pedicure, might be something to consider. Keeping unflattering colors away from your face can be a game-changer!
I love this color – I call it copper… We can understand why I don’t work for Pantone, eh?
There could not POSSIBLE be a color name that I could dislike more than I dislike this. Bodacious sounds, to me, like a blowsy, loud, slightly obnoxious woman who’s making a spectacle of herself…
But if you want to call it bright orchid, it feels much better. And this scarf could certainly brighten up almost any winter coat – navy, grey, black, brown…
More “1 at a Time” wardrobes are in the works… I still have a LONG list of color schemes!
PS – You can find the latest Pantone Color Planner and other documents in the Planning Documents section of the website.