There’s a playful zip to the Pantone Fashion Color Report this fall, with bold full colors providing a welcome change from the typical autumn palette.
Coffee inspired browns may be the biggest part of this color story, replacing the many shades of grey we’ve seen over the past few years. This autumn, browns are rich and lustrous, containing warm hints of pink or purple, with Pantone’s French Roast leading the way. Expect these browns to be contrasted by muted Honey Gold, hot Pink Flambe, Bright Chartreuse, Olympic Blue and Tangerine Tango, also in the Fall palette.
Featured on the gentle side of the color chart are wispy Rose Smoke, cool Titanium and Rhapsody, a hush-hush purple – precursors to the chalky French inspired pastels forecast for 2013.
Designer offerings include Schumacher’s Lizard Wallpaper in a lively textured Java and Lee Jofa’s Pavillon Silk Custard Drapery in lush honey gold. Sam Moore brings us the Annabelle Accent Chair in dashing Pink Flambe and in French Roast, the elegant Kirby Chair by Bradington-Young. The Kathleen Light Wood and Silver Foil Mirror by Arteriors Home is an opulent accent piece in shades of brown metallic from Clayton Gray.