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Fall 2011/2012 Color Musings ...

“Designers take a painterly approach to fall 2011 by artfully combining bright colors with staple neutrals, reminiscent of how an artist would construct a stunning work of art,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Much like a painter's masterpiece, there is a certain romance to this season's palette.”

What great colors!  I love the combination of glowing brights and muted cool/warm tones.  I'm no slave to "expert trends" but I'm very happy to get behind these colors.  Over the next few weeks, I'll take a stab at combining them in unexpected ways.  Here's one bright/warm combination I'm going to try soon on a handbag with some fabric I found at The Economy Shop in Oak Park:

It will be a mix of textures instead of my usual prints: mustard yellow corduroy on one side and burgundy linen on the other with a turqouise/teal felt flower.  I'm excited to put it together!

And on the subject of a "painterly approach" to color forecasting ... I stumbled upon the Sherwin-Williams 2012 Color Forecast.  According to them, 2012 is going to be a beautiful year.

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