Friday, January 9, 2009

The Trendy Bead - Color Reports

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I don't know about you, but I'm craving some serious color this winter! I want oranges, pinks, purple, lush greens - the brighter, the better. I'm loving these photos from Indian markets of fabric and pigments. Pair your bright color beads with neutrals in wood, metal, smokey quartz, and labadorite - think grey and browns accented by a pop of color. THE color for spring? Purple is still reigning but in the softer shades of lavender for this season.
Here are some current resources for color trends for Spring/Summer 2009:
Spring/Summer 2009 Forecast from Fire Mountain Gems.

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Various color trend reports from Fashion Trendsetter for this season and beyond.

Download Pantone's Fashion Color Report of Spring 2009. Read about what is inspiring today's top designers.

4 comments:

Fab Fibers said...

Those are the exact colors I was seeing in that movie I was trying to tell you about. I've always been drawn to lots of bright colors...like a moth to a flame!

TeriB said...

Thanks for the information. As a designer, whether it's handbags, clothing, jewelry or accessories, we need to know what customers will be wanting months ahead of time, in order to find the correct vendors, prints, items, etc to be ready. This makes the color palette info very important to all of us! Teri Twitter: Teri_B http://sandtcreations.etsy.com
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Barbara said...

I think it's part of winter. All those colors just look summery and DELICIOUS!

Thanks for posting the color forecast. It's always helped me pick beads for matching to next season's wardrobe.

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