Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spring 2009 Color Forecast

by Betsy of Stonehouse Studio

Ever wonder what makes a color "in" for a particular season? Most people assume that designers have color epiphanies while looking at the sky or at a feather or whatever. Wrong. It's the color gurus over at Pantone who have the final say, and they've been doing it for the last 45 years. They actually forecast colors several years ahead of time. It amazes me that designers follow them so blindly, but that's a theme for another post.

Here is the 2009 color forecast. As Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said: "New York’s fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues address the need for stability in times of economic uncertainty.” I say "Pantone for President" - maybe color will solve all our economic woes!

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