As I design patterns and packaging I constantly keep an eye out for what color is arriving in stores and this fall we will be seeing a lot of reds. Fashion has embraced the self-assuredness of the hue, while in home decor this color will provide a strength and focus to spaces and in branding this hue expresses an air of expertise.
A return to red this fall in fashion has been forecasted by Elle as seen from the runways. Designers are rolling out the bold hue that expresses both attraction and fear.
The color forecasters looked to the runways when they selected Grenadine, Pantone 17-1558, as a lively, attention-getting red for the 2017 Pantone fall fashion forecast. As you can see above many designers have incorporated this hue, and variations of it, for their styles this fall.
Looking to upgrade you car? You are in luck as Race Red is one of two reds that are offered in the 2017 line up of Ford Mustangs.
For your interior design project you may want to take Pratt & Lambert's forecasted Chelsea Prize 4-14, a red with an infusion of orange and dusted slightly, to create this relaxing, sophisticated look.
It is always fun to look for new colors in wrapping paper and plastic storage to coordinate with our bold natures. The Container Store has both this fall, a large lego storage drawer and Nantucket Red treeless wrapping paper!
Reds are fun to add to surface pattern designs for fashion, home decor and paper goods. Here are some new red hued patterns fresh from my studio, Simple Modern Style.