from the what i wore posts, it’s pretty obvious that you know that my love for colors is deep and unending, like my love for sneezing pandas or oberweis chocolate milkshakes. but i do get it: color is SCARY. and figuring out which colors go with which can be a process that can make you want to rip your hair out and wear black for the rest of your life.
but never fear! i have a handy-dandy list of resources that can help you – yes, you! – conquer your fears and dip your toe into a whole new world of fashion possibilities. and the best part is that these resources are great for a shot of instant inspiration too.
every season, pantone releases a spiffy little booklet of upcoming color trends and how designers will be rockin’ them on the runway. for example, fall 2009′s color report features:
the nifty color report not only shows you some beautiful sketches of next season’s designs, but it also tells you how to pair those colors to create some awesome combinations:
“Pairing Honey Yellow with its color wheel opposite, Purple Heart, will surely add a surprising flair. Or, for a more typical fall combination, group Honey Yellow with Burnt Sienna and Iron.”
want to be ahead of the game? pantone just released its spring 2010 color report… take a gander at the colors featured and start stocking up!
have you seen colourlovers? because it is sort of awesome. a whole community of people who love and work with colors in real life post their color palettes, patterns and combos for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. it’s kind of the shit.
3. wear palettes
i place wear palettes firmly in the realm of GENIUS IDEAS. mostly because it’s GENIUS. wear palettes collaborates with lookbook.nu to create color palettes from selected real-life street style photos, so you can see how those colors work together on a real person.
4. your very own fellow cyber fashionistas
speaking of genius and real life, your fellow bloggers can be an endless source of inspiration! the academichics had a comprehensive color series going on that you can see here, and street style sites like weardrobe, the wardrobe remix group on flickr, and lookbook.nu are full of stylish, creative people rockin’ that color combo you never even thought of – never underestimate the power of seeing real people pull off a fantastic outfit!
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so there you have it. i send you off now on your own color journey, with the stipulation that you show me your own fabulous experiments so that YOU can become MY inspiration! what color combos are you rocking this season? what resources do you use to inspire you?