“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.