Monday, August 31, 2009

Gearing Up for Fall

I can't believe it—the girls are going back to school in just two days! It's amazing how quickly the summer has flown by, but I'm looking forward to the Fall season, which is one of my favorite times of the year. I love wearing a cozy sweater on a bright day when all the leaves are changing colors! So what do I do to prepare myself for the upcoming season? I check out the Pantone color trend forecast, of course! I started using Pantone forecasts waaaaay back when I first started out as a graphic designer, and have continued to use them for my home remodeling projects and hobbies like scrapbooking and jewelry design. It's a wonderful resource for planning color combinations and to jumpstart your creative juices if you're feeling stumped (and I like looking at all the yummy colors anyway! ;-D).

You can download the PDF version of their report for this Fall by clicking here. Another great resource I've recently discovered is a website called Fashion Trendsetter, which has several other color trend forecasts you might want to check out. After looking at all the gorgeous color swatches, I'm excited to start working on some new glass bead combinations this week. I hope they inspire you to work on something new and colorful too!

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