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Pantone Color Forecast – Fall/Winter 2012/2013: REFOCUS

PANTONE, the biggest and universally famous color authority is a reliable source of color information for all design professionals. From large retailers to small design studios, everyone follows Pantone. Like every year, this year too, Pantone color experts have predicted the influential colors for Fall/Winter 2012/2013.

I was lucky enough to check out the Pantone Webinar to catch the fresh view of color forecasts by Pantone for Fall/Winter 2012/2013, so thought of sharing some clips of the same with you all. Here it goes.

Forecast Courtesy: 2011 Press Releases -Pantone

Color Trends: Fall/Winter 2012/2013 by Pantone

Choose Your Viewpoint and Alter Your Perspective: This multi-discipline Forecast, called REFOCUS, provides Global Color Direction across Fashion, Cosmetics, Lifestyle, Graphics and Industrial Design by showcasing key color palettes for the Fall/Winter 2012/2013.

PANTONE VIEW Color Planner Fall/Winter 2012/2013 pushes individuals to refocus by encouraging a break from the “usual” or mundane into something more abstract and unexpected – often improving original intent. Exploring the different ways we feel and look at things can inform the way we innovate with color. When we see something for the first time, we impose an expectation, almost before we really look at it. The idea of looking outwards and seeing another way of being and doing holds a fascination as well as the chance to take advantage of new possibilities.

“Color is a critical factor in engaging consumers and motivating purchasing decisions. Knowing that, it is important for designers to continue to innovate and experiment with new approaches to color in their product lines,” said Laurie Pressman, vice-president of fashion, home and interiors at Pantone. “The PANTONE VIEW Color Planner forecast provides a fresh point of view with unexpected color combinations that spark the imagination, refocus attention and stimulate new thinking to capture consumers’ attention.”

PANTONE VIEW Color Planner Fall/Winter 2012/2013 contains the following eight palettes:

Lodestar – Follow your personal star!
A range of vivid and vibrant tones, which strongly stimulate your optic nerve and allow you to “see” the world.

Lodestar by Pantone

Composed – Something new comes out of the shadows!
A series of color crescendos from muted warm or cool browns to foggy grayed greens, as well as turquoise and khaki, finishing with a dark coda of chocolate and graphite.

Composed by Pantone

Submerge – The world turned upside down!
A scale of oxygenated and salty blues descends to blackened ink, stone and moss. An underwater garden beneath an underwater sky.

Submerge by Pantone

Radiate – Break the rules! Use the force of aesthetics!
Radiate is pure happiness, and very colorful. Do not be scared by shades of bright reds, embarrassing violets and vulgar oranges. Be brave and mix them all together.

Radiate by Pantone

Touchstone – Take pleasure in things that are old and loved!
Traditional colors take the limelight: brown-black, mahogany, sandalwood, saddle, mid and dark tan, midnight, glossy navy – balanced by a trusty neutral.

Touchstone by Pantone

Aperture – New ways of perceiving the universe!
A range, which includes the luminous and the somber, hot and cold, a centrifugal force and a centripetal force, the macro and the micro, the atom and the universe.

Aperture by Pantone

Converge – Reconnect to your natural power!
Converge is about deep, informed colors gathered together at a central point and then merged in a new creative way.

Converge by Pantone

Peripheral – Appreciate the small elements!
Using honest, flat, uncomplicated, warm color, we slowly build complex forms as we appreciate how little elements work together to produce great things.

Peripheral by Pantone

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jamileena #

    Thanks! Once again you have saved me! We walk a few shows each year, but I look to your site to help find out what is going on at other shows. I also like to check your recipes – inventive!

    September 14, 2011
  2. Clara #

    It´s great! I LOVE your information 🙂 It´s the best!

    October 18, 2011
  3. abhiruchi #

    very informative….thank you

    November 6, 2011

    Thanks!!!! I look to your site is perfect, it help me so much, I LOVE IT, thanks againt for your information.

    November 16, 2011
  5. I’m an upcoming designer, hoping to have my first collection up fall 2012. I looked to your site for color concept.

    November 24, 2011
    • Alice #

      Hey I was wondering if you have a webpage to see your work or like a blog, I love to know more about upcoming designers, like ther process of design, bumps along the road, things learnd 🙂

      January 18, 2012
  6. Lisette #

    I am a fashion student: thanks you very much for your very interesting post!!

    December 19, 2011
    • Alice #

      Hi! In your opinion what are the most important books for a fashion student? I already have books on draping an pattern cutting, some on fashion and business… any recomendations?

      January 18, 2012
  7. Sashiprabha #

    Informative!!! Thank you..

    January 19, 2012
  8. Tarangini Suresh #

    Extremely useful information here. Especially for those of us who’re small start-ups with limited resources, your blog is a godsend! Keep up the good work.

    February 1, 2012
  9. Hi Nidhi
    I always enjoy your valued information. Do you have any pantones for Kids Fall/Winter 2012/2013 and Spring/Summer 2013?
    Thank you!

    June 11, 2012
    • Thank you for your comments.

      Sure, will get back to you shortly.

      June 11, 2012
      • Manoj Sharma #

        Hi Nidhi ,

        Extremely useful information here ,I am working as Product Development Head-Rugs in a emerging company and your concept is very much clear.I was also percepting these colors. new color schemes.

        July 3, 2012
  10. fashion magazine #

    It’s nearly impossible to find well-informed people for this topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

    July 29, 2013
  11. i am working a product doveloper,thank to color scheme

    November 22, 2013

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