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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Ethereal Rhapsody’
Posted: December 9th, 2012

Pantone’s selection of tangerine stole the show in 2012, and the new year will be coming up green with Pantone’s choice of emerald as the color of 2013.

It’s the color of money and signifies growth. In fact, it’s a pretty shade for grass and pretty much every tree. What a great choice. I know the Girl Scouts are happy about the selection.

In honor of this announcement, I bought a green dress. I now have an excuse to buy more green stuff.

A few months ago, the PANTONE Color Institute posted its top 10 women’s fashion colors for Spring 2013. Glamour Magazine did a great piece on it. Read my blog on that topic here. Those colors include: Bright ChartreuseEthereal RhapsodyFrench Roastgrayed-down purpleHoney GoldOlympian BluePink FlambéTangerine TangoUltramarine GreenAfrican violetdusk blue and of course emeraldPantone’s colorists also told us how hot all greens would become in fashion for the next year. Read my blog on that here.

Right now, let’s all get out there and spend some green on something green.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: July 13th, 2012

Fashion magazines are pulling a nice mix of neutrals and vivid colors for fall, and one of my favorites is this blue blue-green dress — a lacey little number that can span seasons. The August issue of InStyle magazine offers some great ideas.

The Pantone Color Institute has a terrific article on how to transition colors from spring to fall. Here’s some of the article:

“As the season transitions from the heat of summer, Bright Chartreuse, a vital yellow-green, pays homage to a typical spring shade and creates a bridge into the cooling days of fall. Reminiscent of bright green foliage, it provides a perfect accent to every color in the palette.

Like the name implies, Pink Flambé is a delicious, vibrant pink with a bit of heat to it. Pair it with vivacious and enticing Tangerine Tango for an ongoing retro feeling. Or, to bring a calming element to the mix, combine these vibrant warm tones with Ultramarine Green, a deep, cooling blue-green. Ethereal Rhapsody is a grayed-down purple that also encourages comfort and serenity with its quiet, muted tone.

Honey Gold, a mellow, burnished yellow, suggests the soft-muted tones of sunlight to brighten a fall day. Pair it with sensible and strong Olympian Blue, a patriotic blue that will surely make its way into fall and winter athletic apparel.

Rich and robust, French Roast is a tasty, sophisticated hue that is a great alternative to the black and charcoal basics typically worn in the fall.”

I’m not wishing away summer, but I like the color combos and knowing that I can take a good portion of my closet into another season.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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