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pantone colors

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the Pantone Color of the Year. This color choice actually brought out a few comments from you. Not everyone cared for the Radiant Orchid. Have you noticed its influence in the new items–fashions, housewares, garden departments–that are beginning to appear?

I recently read about the Pantone Spring Fashion palette and went to have a look. I will say, strictly from a quilter’s perspective, that those colors in the fashion palette are  showing up in many of the new fabric collections. Have you noticed the influence of grey everywhere? The light green tones? The palette of back up colors (neutrals some call them) is not strictly white and cream anymore. Have a look at the palette, and perhaps you’ll enjoy the 5 minute video explaining the choices. So amusing to me, listening to the artist/fashion designer’s choice of adjectives for these colors. (click here) While there, click in the menu on “downloads”. You’ll find a spot where you can vote for your favorite(s) in the palette, and then see how the voting is being distributed. My personal favorite? Dazzling Blue.

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  1. JoAnn Castigli says:

    First thought was, “interesting colors, but not for me.” Then I realized I just bought a blouse and sweater in cayenne and celosia!!!

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