This was a tough one for me. As beautiful as this shade is, it’s not a color I use in my personal palettes often and isn’t what you typically see for autumn. However, I did find some beautiful items in this shade of vibrant purple orchid from the Pantone’s Fall 2010 color forecast. I adore this purple floating jewel necklace with a neutral cocktail dress or this slouchy tee with dark skinny jeans, flats and a charcoal gray knit beret.
Tomorrow I’ll have a Lagoon collection for you tomorrow! Lots of mellow turquoise blue items.
So, today is the first color in my Pantone’s Fall 2010 color forecast series that I have been a little less faithful to the character of the color. Today is Lipstick Red and instead of going sultry and sassy, I took is to a more autumnal place by pairing it with browns and warm beige. I love the idea of bringing a little red into a shirt dress by tying a lipstick red ribbon around your waist, or even securing a ponytail with a simple red ribbon (bonus points if it’s a red velvet ribbon).
I apologize for a pricier collection today. I’ll try to bring you some deals next week (though that handmade leather bag is quite a deal at $75).
On Monday I’ll be bringing you a sophisticated Purple Orchid collection!
Yummy! Today’s installment of my Pantone Fall 2010 forecast series is “Living Coral”! And I have to say, I love this color. For autumn I love it paired with gold or in wool. I think it’s a wonderful way to bring some pop to the usual rich, warm pallets of fall and see it mixing in with rustic oranges, reds and browns beautifully (doesn’t that sounds like the most gorgeous fall wedding palette?).
There were SO many items I wanted to include in this collection and I packed as many in as I could. Ultimately I couldn’t resist including that coral, diamond and 18k gold ring, despite the hefty price tag.
Tomorrow’s color is Lipstick Red! I’m doing my own take on it and I’m pretty excited about this one.
Today’s installment in my Pantone’s Fall 2010 color forecast post series I bring you Golden Glow. Next to yesterday’s Endive this is a much easier to grasp hue for autumn. It reminds me of lanterns, pumpkins and warm spiced orange cider. I love this color in knit hats, scarves and gloves and in soft leathers. For the home this shade would be beautiful as a knit or wool throw and of course in fall mums for the garden and table.
Did I mention, it’s also about the shade of our dog’s orange eyes? He’s so fashion forward.
Tomorrow’s color is “Living Coral”. I’ve already started putting it together and it should be lovely. Stay tuned!
I find myself more and more fixated lately on the idea of a brightly colored front door on our first home. And recently I have been stuck on the idea of an orange door with antique brass hardware. It’s probably a good thing we are in a rental right now, otherwise our front door would be orange by Monday and I’m not sure how Jared (or our neighbors) would feel about that.
Pantone releases their colors for each season at least a year in advance. Since fall is just around the corner (can you believe it?!) I have decided to do a series of posts devoted to the upcoming season’s beautiful pallet. You can view Pantone’s full report to see what colors I’ll be doing next.
Today, the “freshest” of fall’s colors, Endive. A beautiful, mellow yellow-green. Not typically what you would think of for autumn, I’ve paired it with moody charcoal gray and a warmer ocher (golden glow also made the list). I love endive to wake up an outfit as a bright accessory or to liven up a room as an accent pillow or in art. You just need a little to go a long way (or a lot if you like. How wonderful is that coat?).
If any color reads August to me it’s sunset orange and gold. It’s warm, light and feels like the end of summer. Ranging from peach to soft melon to golden yellow it encompasses all the colors of a summer sunset.
Photo by Ally231 via flickr.
Bring a slice of sunset orange this fall to adorn your body and home. I felt like I needed to put together a really girly collection today, so please excuse the petals, ruffles and frills.
EDIT :: I’m loving this color so much I made a treasury to honor it as well, with some of these items and more. Check it out and leave some love for the sellers.
I’m not usually a huge fan of Rainbow Cake. The unnaturally bright layers of cake are just a little too… unnatural for me to eat. When I spotted this cake on i am baker I was pleasantly surprised. The layers are colored by just a couple drops of food coloring and natural fruits. I think the colors are so much more beautiful and it’s probably so tasty. Simple syrup is brushed between each layer and the whole thing is covered in whipped cream so it’s perfectly light and summery.
Check out full direction and more information over at i am baker.
The hot color for fashion week this spring was coral, ranging from bright neon orange coral to soft pale peaches. I personally love a soft warm coral somewhere between pink and orange for this summer. I think it the perfect accent to khaki, gray, denim, etc. JCrew has nailed this color for me and has found shades that flatter about any complexion.
We have a tiny little front porch on our apartment and since the weather is getting nicer we wanted to find a little dining set so we could have dinners outside, sit and read or just hang out with a drink. I found this bistro set from Target online that I think would be perfect! Compact, easy to fold and store or move, on SALE and has some pop (and a cute perforated design in the enameled metal top!).
So, how would you accessorize it? What plants, lanterns, etc? I’ll show you my picks later.