Perhaps I have just really miss seeing the merchandising desk report so, let’s talk color. If you are a color lover like I am, you should enjoy the release of the Fall Color Trends from Pantone. Perhaps more interesting than that are the combined color combos from within this group. Sure, in the past I have always thought of a Pantone color – let’s say tangerine, the color of the year – and paired it with a neutral beige or white, etc. What I am seeing in this year’s Fall fashions and home decor trends are these colors mixed within their group for striking contrast….tangerine with pink flambe for example.
So while you are creating your themed fall treasuries, why not emphasize the “Pantone Combo”? I know it sounds like food but just go with it.
Why not think of these color combo’s when creating jewelery Christmas gifts, snapping photographs, painting , upcycling, creating live plant arrangements, planning your wedding, decorating your home and even cooking in the kitchen?
Look at these lovely fresh, young, spirited colors Pantone has designated as the biggest trend colors for this fall.
So how about our monthly challenge – feeling up to one? We thought it would be fun to create October themed treasuries featuring any TWO Fall Pantone colors in these categories AND titles:
Yielding the Harvest (rustic farm planting autumn canning vintage )
Autumn Bride & Groom ( fashion, parties, showers, gifts )
Haunting Stories ( for Halloween – BUT you can not use tangerine and French toast together)
Bright Lights, Big City ( urban legends – portrayal of any myth or expression that has been around a long time believed to be true …or…living in the city- fashion, home decor, trendy and chic )
Recap of the Challenge Rules:
1. You must chose a minimum of TWO Pantone Fall colors for your treasury for a combo (note on Haunting Stories that the combo tangerine and French toast is too much like the classic traditional expectation and we want to see something different)
2. You must choose ONE of the FOUR listed categories above for your theme AND title of your treasury
3. You must tag the treasury TPT, PANTONE COLORS & THE COLORS YOU CHOSE
4. You may enter ONE treasury for EACH of the categories if you wish.
5. You must post your treasury on our special Challenge thread
6. Challenge will run from Sept 24-Sept 30 midnight EST
Winners will be chosen on the beauty of the treasury, the uniqueness of items found in the colors chosen and overall creativity. The winners will receive a month ad for their shop on our blog plus be featured in an article on our blog.
Here are some search tips. Most people do not tag their items with Pantone color names so you have to try several combinations in Etsy to find the colors you want. For example, if you are looking for Honey Gold, try searching under light yellow, honey, pollen, yellow, gold, antique gold. For chartreuse, use light green, lime green yellow green, pear green, light green and so forth.
We will be on the lookout too for team members who have items who have items in relevant colors schemes to post our our challenge thread as well!
So good luck and have loads of fun!
Here are our Leader’s inspiration to get you thinking. Special recognition to our newest leader Denise who took a front page with her Mr. and Mrs. Pantone treasury!