September Color Lover

September Color Lover

Color Lover

Southern California is having a sever drought. It has been going on for years. When I left in December of ’08, we were having a drought. And now that I am back, we are still having a drought. It’s just worse.

Apparently, roses are low-water plants and grow well on 10-minutes of drip irrigation 2x a week. Many of my neighbors have them. Here is one that I found on a recent walk.

Fall Rose

Fall Rose

Sep 20, 2015
PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

Color Palette

This year’s PANTONE Fashion Color Report came out this past February. I have been thinking about it for a while. Let’s check it out.

PANTONE Fashion Color Report: Fall 2015

PANTONE Fashion Color Report: Fall 2015

At first, I really didn’t care for any of these colors. I am generally attracted to bright, intense jewel-like colors, so these colors seemed dull and grey to me. But, after working with these colors in Photoshop, I think that I have changed my mind about at least a few of them.

In particular, I am drawn to Biskay Bay (why not Biskay-N, with an “N”??) and Reflecting Pond. I love blues. It would be terrific to make another Sobretto top with these two colors. One could be the main fashion fabric, and the other could be used for the binding. But, now that I am looking at them, I think that you could take any two of these colors and combine them into a Sobretto. For tops, I would choose any of these colors. But, for pants and skirts, I would choose Stormy Weather (thinking of Lena Horne here) and Reflecting Pond.

What do you think of these colors?

According to the PANTONE press release:

PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Fall 2015, a comprehensive overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections. Released to coincide with New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report features the top 10 colors for women’s and men’s fashion for Fall 2015, along with designer sketches and inspiration. The complete report is available at

“Juxtaposition of color from opposite sides of the spectrum emphasizes poise and confidence on the runway,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “The Fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men’s and women’s fashion; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette.”
This Fall, designers pay homage to progressive moments in American history – from the seductive ‘20s to the bohemian hippie and modernists of the ‘60s and ‘70s – while stringing together an affection for colors and styling that are innately easy to wear by both men and women.
The top colors for men’s and women’s fashion for Fall 2015 are:
PANTONE 16-0110 Desert Sage
PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather
PANTONE 16-1144 Oak Buff
PANTONE 17-0627 Dried Herb
PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala
PANTONE 18-4726 Biscay Bay
PANTONE 15-1340 Cadmium Orange
PANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose
PANTONE 19-4326 Reflecting Pond
PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid

Just for fun, here is Lena Horne singing Stormy Weather.

May 5, 2015

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