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Fall Colors 2013

Pantones Fall 2013 Color Chart

Pantones Fall 2013 Color Chart

As you may know, Pantone is the well known authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color. It is one of the “go to” system used to help create consistency in color in a variety of industries, such as fashion, interiors and paint manufacturers. Designers communicate these color choices each season to the manufacturers, which then arrives to retailers and then to us as consumers. The numerical value for the exact colors helps to clearly define when words can’t do the job or maybe your computer screen shows a completely different blue than described. To learn more about the Pantone company and it’s services, click here. By the way, here is an online fabric store, Casual Elegance Fabrics that uses this system to help with color matching.

I find this chart as a great starting point (or continuation) of colors to incorporate into my wardrobe. As a sewer, I visit my stash and look at the forlorn fabrics waiting to be made up into something fabulous. Then I wander over to my bead supply and think about how I can incorporate some of the glistening, faceted beauties into new creations.

THE color for 2013
THE color for 2013

The color getting all the attention from this grouping is emerald, and it has been called the color of the year. This is a flattering color to many, if not most, complexions.  I happen to love this color so I will continue to seek it out in the way of fabrics, beads and trims as well as in scarves and other accessories this fall.

Another color grouping being emphasized for fall as the weather cools is the berry family and all of it’s plum colored friends. Somehow, this color slipped in without being on ‘the chart’, but it is shown in the color combination chart below. It will blend with all of your blacks, browns, grays, navy and cobalt blues, as well as deep green shades.
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So check this out….

Color Combinations To Consider

Color Combinations To Consider

So here are some great color combinations to look at and see what appeals to you. If you like seeing color combinations put together, another great site used for popular trending combinations is Kuler.

At a glance, do you see some of your basic wardrobe colors here? Are there some new colors you want to add?

So, what do you think ?