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, they cleverly manipulate reality to transport consumers to an enchanting place, free from the stresses of everyday life.Hmmm. Sounds a little overblown to me, but here is Pantone's color outlook for women:
The only color I'm not crazy about is Tangerine Tango but that's mostly because I can't wear it. Dark-haired, pasty-white, northern Europe descendants just can't rock tangerine and chartreuse. My blonde GFs will love it though.
So what's up for men this autumn? Can't see them wearing tangerine and chartreuse, can you? Well, according to Pantone, we're wrong. Men will be finding lots of neon orange and lime clothes at the mall, too.
No man I know will buy those bright colors, but Tom would like the Olympian Blue. After 16 years as a self-employed graphic designer, I know that almost every man's favorite color is blue. They all want blue logos, every single one. And blue shirts, too.
My favorite palette is as follows. Don't know about you, but I'd rather have that pretty Rhubarb over the Pink Flambe any day. My colors look like variations on the same theme, but they appeal to me.
What appeals to you?