NEW! Pantone Color Trends for Fall/Winter 2012 / 2013

image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2o12 – 2013

I just got off another exciting Pantone Color Trend Webinar, given by Laurie Pressman, VP-Fashion, Home + Interiors at Pantone. There’s ALLOT to share, and I want to bring this to you while it’s fresh in my mind – it’s almost too much to take in, so I omitted Men’s trends (sorry guys) which traditionally enjoy a bit less cross-over from fashion to housewares, although this year’s collection was the most androgynous I have yet seen.

Indoor foliage, meet ottoman – hmmmm….image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall – Winter 2012 – 2013

Housewares are going further down the green path, seeing new product offerings merging furniture with plants! I think there may be a better way…I am picturing accessibility to kids and cats – but who am I?

More Mushrooms! They make me hungry – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Natural themes continue, headed by mushrooms as the cliché in chachka trends, reinforced by a strong representation of said delicious fungi in food trends, where I continue to enjoy them most – again, just a personal preference.

More Vibrant Color – yeah! Image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Vibrant Color and pattern continue in strength into the New Year and beyond, with single-statement color, green materials, folds, and a variety of textures combined to create tension and interest.

A revolution of shape – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Vibrant color mixes with snake-skin and feathers on the runway, and this synergy makes its way into fashion for the home.

Black takes a back-seat in 2012 / 2013 but dark entertainment-driven themes continue, particularly black and feathers mix up finishes of matt, heavily oiled, and race-car lines.

Pink is back – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Honeysuckle persists! Captivating, stimulating, up-beat – impossible to ignore but morphs into Carmine pink for the winter – a gorgeous shade seen juxtaposed with marigold – simply arresting

Blue is big! image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Blues are at the forefront eternal, healing, quite, calming…ethereal

Pinks again; Pink uncharacteristically prominent in a winter pallet, they’re a force to be reckoned with for winter 2012 / 2013; Honeysuckle Pink – but also lobster bisque, and the exciting Carmine shade – a real winter boost!

Purple continues to be a force as well – “passionate, complex, exciting, enigmatic…”

Purple is still big – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Browns are huge for Fall/Winter, 2013 are leathers in varying finishes. “…earthy, impeccable, honest, respectful…understated…”

Chocolate Trends are yummy! image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Neutrals take center stage for Fall – Winter – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Neutrals are really emphasized in the winter 2012 / 2013 color trends  “upscale…understated, natural, modern…eternal” and the new pallet, “Composed” puts the idea of neutral as boring completely to rest!

Greens, fresh and unobtrusive are the over-riding key to the Fall/Winter  2012 / 2013 trends. Olive shades and oxidized surfaces are key, and were mentioned throughout the webinar

Gray – “quiet unassuming, classic…timeless. contemplative” is also a trend focus to reckon with, represented in a myriad of colors, textures and finishes – including that alluring oxidized finish seen so often in feathers.

Gray continues as a Classic for Winter – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

The 2012 / 2013 Pantone vision for the trends is “Refocus by Focusing” – “concentrating on one area that leads to focal point. Refocus, reset the spotlight, exploring new and different ways of thinking – breaking the from mundane and heading toward the unexpected.”

The Pallets are (Drum Roll):

Lodestar – vivid and vibrant, punctuated by a tranquil shade of aqua

The Vibrant Lodestar Pallet has fabulous potential for home – image from Pantone 2012 / 2013 FALL/Winter Color predictions Webinar

Surfaces refocus on: “Luminosity, color adding vibrancy, washed out fabrics, polish and matte, snake-skin – bright and energetic with a sense of confidence…”

Composed

Oxidized greens visit all aspect of product – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

“A Counterpoint to loadstar”, calming, well-worn and comfortable shades of khakis and chamois blue-greens…

Finishes refocused on: “Folds and drapes, purposeful simplicity and new modern classics – single color neutral statements – a fresh perspective on casual looks.”

Submerge:

Refocusing on the Earth is key to the Pantone’s Vision for new trends – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Emphasis on thought-provoking and tranquil blues – gray violets, relieved by the inclusion of an almond tone, focused on the precept that we cannot continue to turn away from environmentally significant weather trends and emergent storm patterns.

Submerge Pallet – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Shapes and textures combine into sculptural elements akin to the complex internal structures of nautiloid carapaces.

Image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

 

This feather and burlap drum pendant with Green irridescent feathers is trend-ready! image from MyHomeFaceLift.com

 

 

 

 

 

Surfaces combine hidden pattern with slick and glossy while shapes model the molded, sculptural shapes resembling or including feathers. (see this trend-setting feather pendant ay MyHomeFaceLift:

 http://www.homeaccessoryaccents.com/peacock-drum-pendant )

 

 

 

 

Radiate

Radiate Pallet – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Bright color combos fly in the face of overwhelming concerns, surfaces are glittery and tactile, fun as opposed to fashion, bright and playful.

Touchtone – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Touchtone embodies the – “honest humble discreet, noble”  moods. In homewares, wood grain tones resembling this moody pallet emerge beneath or in contrast to metallic surfaces, and quilting is the texture du jour.

Leathers are huge – mainly browns, but all surface treatments are welcome – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Traditional materials (like leather, in varying surfaces) are used and combined to create contemporary and in some cases futuristic shapes.

Aperture

Aperture Pallet - image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2112 - 2013

Names like color names such as Ashley, cloudburst are bandied about; surfaces visit bi-polar extremes from grills and wires, to the soft plush textures of mohair and velvets – grayish tones make monochromatic statements.

aperture – distinctive fading and gloss mark this pallet – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2112 – 2013image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013More Aperture Colors – image from Pantone Color Trends Webinar

Converge:

Converge.image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

“Metallic, oxidized, raw, rough-worn texture combined with soft comfort with rough texture” more of those yummy and complex oxidized green tones.

converge – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Facets are very big! “Jewel-like, mosaic, pleats, folds, stretch, geometric, quilting facets and folds create hidden complexity”

Geometric Shapes! image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

Peripheral

And my personal favorite – Peripheral

Peripheral – my personal favorite of the Pantone Color Trends for Fall/Winter 2012 – 2013

Luminous, passionate pastels, in intriguing hues combinations – not your Easter basket pastels!

Peripheral – image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2112 – 2013

The emphasis again, is on the folded and draped textural complexity – reminiscent of oragami, but the color although less dense in hue is absolutely opulent – as is the emphasis on finishes.

Pastels with Opulent finishes are 2012 – 2013 eye candy!image from Pantone Color Trends for Fall-Winter 2012 – 2013

I know what we are doing next week! More trend-talk to come….