you feel lik
can make you feel
mood you may feel.
olor Forecast for 2009
olors can create a world of difference in our lives.
righten your mood on a gloomy day by adding a splash o
ellow to your wardrobe. Wearing aquatic blue can mak
e you’re poolside on a beautiful summer day. Wearing red
sultry or bold. Basically, color is a great way to convey whatev
Many of us look to the fashion show runways to get inspiration for our wardrobes. But have you ever
wondered how designers choose the colors they want to
use for their collections? Some designers may turn to the
Pantone Color Forecast for inspiration.
In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone's founder, created an
innovative system of identifying, matching and
communicating colors to solve the problems associated with
producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts
community*. Since then, Pantone has rolled out its color
matching system to other industries to include digital
technology, textiles, plastics, architecture and paint.
So what are some of the hottest colors for 2009?
Pantone’s Spring Color Forecast balances vibrant and neutral colors. Colors that appear in this forecast
are Fuchsia Red, an elegant red with blue undertones; Salmon Rose, a soft and subtle orange; Super
Lemon, a bright and sunny yellow; and Palace Blue, a sparkling navy-like blue. Other colors which
appear in the spring forecast are Lavender, Slate Gray and Rose Dust**.
For Fall, Pantone selected American Beauty, a patriotic, true red; Purple Heart, a refined and
sumptuous purple; Iron, dubbed “the new black”, this color falls between gray and brown; and Crème
Brulee, a grayish beige. Other hot colors for Fall are Warm Olive, Honey Yellow and Burnt Sienna***.
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