NEW! Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012 – image from Pantone’s website

Well, here it is! Just a quick and dirty preview preview to wet your color appetites for more in depth thoughts over the next few days. Pantone released the 2012 Fashion Color Report for Fall 2012 about 3 hours ago.

There are as always some interesting parallels between the fashion trade’s colors and the Home + Interiors Report, which should be out very soon.

There are particularly similarities between what I see here and Color Pulse 2013, which we have been focusing on this week.

Here’s what Pantone has to say:

From love potions and the magical hour of sunset to witches and warlocks, fantasy and illusion are inspiring designers this fall season. With an unexpected mix of darks, brights and neutrals, designers cleverly manipulate reality to transport consumers to an enchanting place, free from the stresses of everyday life.

“By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals, and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

So what color will elate you this fall? Rose Smoke, Titanium and Rhapsody are just some of the enchanting hues of the season.”

In fashion, we are seeing “French Toast” and in Color Pulse Flow, we have “Pancake Syrup” paint color, which is as yummy as it sounds!

Let’s compare and contrast the Fashion Report with Color Pulse 2013:

Cycle’s Fall Harvest looks a bit like Tangerine Tango – maybe a bit on the safer side.

CONNECT Offers greys, an orange and a key lime shade

There are definitely some conclusions to draw about Fall 2012 and the year to come – more on that tomorrow and in the week to come!