I have to admit, when I first saw Pantone’s colors for Fall 2012, my first reaction was… meh. That’s kind of why it’s taken me so long to comment on them; I just didn’t think I had a whole lot to say.
But then I started really looking, and when I started looking, I started playing. Most people probably aren’t going to use so many trend colors in one go, but I enjoyed playing around with them as a group.
Individually, I’m loving the vividness of Ultramarine Green, and the quieter colors of French Roast, Titanium, and Rose Smoke. Rose Smoke was a surprise – it’s not a color I normally gravitate to. But the soft, dusky pinkish purple looks great with so many colors. I also had a hard time not overusing the chocolately gray-brown French Roast; it, too, looks fantastic paired with every other fall pick.
The more I look at them, the more I really dig Pantone’s picks this season. Even Tangerine Tango is winning me over; I’m loving the way it looks in the first and sixth palettes, how about you?
What do you think about this fall’s picks? Which color or combo would you use?