Saturday, 26 September 2015

Pantone Autumn 2015: An Evolving Colour Landscape {Dried Herb}

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Autumn brings another run of colour boards inspired by a Pantone Fashion Colour Report, but this time, obviously, for Autumn 2015.

Much like the outside world right now, Pantone has become a little more muted with the Autumnal predictions and, oddly, removed the neutral tones they had in their Spring/Summer selection. Are neutrals a bad things in Autumn?

Also, I have a question for Pantone, why did summer get sixteen colours, while autumn only gets ten? Is the start of the colder weather taking it's toll on the Fashion Report team, making them need to cuddle up under a blanket for a nap and say, "Sod it, ten's enough, isn't it?"

Just seems a little odd to me. But anyway...

Dried Herb 17-0627, the first on their list of potentially fashionable autumnal colours, is that dimming green of the leaves on the trees, as they start of go prematurely auburn. Which, as I post more of the colours from the Fall Report, at least half of them you'll see can be taken directly from the colours of a rusting leaf before it falls from the trees.

I was thinking about it as I drove from town today and looked at the trees which flank the road home. Each of them has over the last few weeks turned from lush green to tinged with reds, yellows and oranges, which while beautiful, reminded me of two things. Firstly that in America, there is a phenomena known as leaf peeping, which basically means going on holiday, purposefully to see the leaves changing colour. Which I suppose if you live in the city, where there is little to no foliage to be seen, I can understand.

Secondly, it reminded me of Monty Python: The Meaning of Life and their Suicidal Leaves...

While the leaves haven't quite reached this extreme stage in their cycle, they have begun to dry, and change into their Pantone desired hues. Dried Herb, being the good old fashioned green tweed of the mix. It's traditional and a pretty safe bet for Autumn.

Link | Fall 2015 Pantone Fashion Colour Report: Dried Herb
Link | Leaf Peeping on Wikipedia

Listening: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - The White Stripes

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