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Pantone Colors for Fall 2012

Posted by Ali on August 16 at 02:00 pm

Alright Lima Beaders! We’re ready to delve into this magical and mystical thing called Fashion Week. “What? This is a beading website!” you might be thinking, but Fashion Week does have a certain relevance to our humble age-old craft: color schemes.

Fall Fashions: Pantone Color Report

New York Fashion Week was way back in February, but at the time we had no intention of thinking about the Fall. Ew, here in Michigan with all its sloppy, soupy snow in February (it was a mild winter, but winter nonetheless) if anything, we were dreaming of Spring. But now the Autumn season is upon us. (I know because I’ve started buying all the back-to-school pencil cases, lunch boxes, and back packs for Payton.) And now I feel it’s an appropriate time to start matching the new Fall Fashion colors with some of our offerings here at Lima Beads.

I wanted to be really selective when matching these colors. For example, when you see Bright Chartreuse in the Pantone chart, you’re not going to see every green thing we carry. You’re going to find the best components for creating something with this color scheme in mind. I also tried to group some of our multi-colored beads conveniently so you can instantly recognize how hip these beads will be in your new Fall creations.

New Designs

My sense of design and style drew me in to these Pantone colors because of the versatility of the colors. There are some great accent shades–Tangerine Tango? Pink Flambé? Some wonderful neutrals (“blendy” as Payton might say)– French Roast and Titanium. As well as some “cool” yet bold hues to work with– Ultramarine Green and Rhapsody.

Lately when designing, I’ve been really drawn to the raku by XAZ. It’s going to pair extremely well with the Ultramarine Green, Titanium and Honey Gold. Of course I would need to throw in a Turquoise and few rusty harvest colors to make it pop – maybe from some boro glass beads of Sea Shore Glass or some carnelian and amber. It’s always fun to have something new to play with and I feel like the possibilities suggested by Fashion Week 2012 for the Fall are nearly endless. What strikes your fancy? I’d love to see some ideas from you! Fresh Picks anyone?

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    Calling all Fresh Pickers!!! Add your Pantone-inspired picks to the Fall Pantone page. Here’s how: after you make your Fresh Pick and share it, go to your “My Fresh Picks” page and specify a seasonal promo of “Fall Pantones 2012″ for that pick. Easy peasy!


  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    As always, THANK YOU LB!, for yet another great way to “play with beadies”! I sense all sorts of new ideas coming to the fore.

    Ali, school??? for Payton already??? Wow, how time flies.

  3. Kirsi L
    Kirsi L says:

    I love the bead color charts, the pantone charts don’t really say that much to me, but these collections bring the colors alive – so inspiring!

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Maybe I am dense? How do you get to the Fall Pantones choices? Only thru the Blog section?

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Elis Mom, The only way I’ve found to get to the Pantone chart is through this blog and click on ‘get inspired’. Wish there was a more direct route…..

    I have to say, I agree with Kirsi. LB has presented the Pantone chart in such a fun way! This is the first time it has been of any interest to me as well.
    Thank you Lima for making it so much fun! :-D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ha! I am blind! 8O
    Just noticed the Pantone chart on LB’s front page! Sheesh! :|

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