With the end of February, the Pantone Institute announced the colors that will dominate the runways in the upcoming fall-winter fashion collections. In two palettes, one for New York and the other for London, Pantone indicated the color trends in design for the upcoming fall.
What do you think about the Pantone Fall 2017 colors?
Katarzyna Duduś: There is no such thing as bad colors, only bad pairing. This is the thought that comes to mind when looking at the fall, earthy palette of Pantone colors. This is not an easy arrangement, but nonetheless an intriguing one. When we look at the entire palette, we see an unobvious combination. On the one hand we have colors that are appropriate for the fall, warm orange, brown-red, light brown hues, the colors of nature, the colors of the falling leaves such as: Maple, Butterum or Tawny Port. On the other hand we also have the pink Ballet Slipper and the cool, refreshing Marina, which definitely stands out from the rest.
Marina, Ballet Slipper and Golden Lime are refreshing colors, like the echo of the summer that has passed - a cloudless sky, flowers, the greenness of the grass. These are balancing tones, which go very well with dark, heavier colors by enlivening them.
The neutral colors take on new forms: grayness is cold and distinct, the brownish beige of Butterum is a variation of a classic, the deep navy color of Navy Peony and the wooden-spicy hue of the intensely red Port wine (Tawny Port) have become an alternative to black.
Which of the colors from the palette work best in interiors?
KD: It's all about the coordination. Even the least attractive color can look great in a well composed interior. See, for example, Pixers arrangements using the color Golden Lime. You just can't get enough, right? Nevertheless, the safest, trendy colors of the fall are Neutral Gray, Butterum, Ballet Slipper. If you like to experiment, take advantage of this season's original deep colors such as Tawny Port or Shaded Spruce.