Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And let the FUN begin....

Marny illustrating color selection.

Taking shape.

While the rest of the booth remains a puzzle, I'll make just a few comments on the Color Marketing Group at  It's a fun website to check in on every now and then.  Of course, the group forecasts, not dictates, color trends in industry and media.  Cars, interiors, and tabletops see the changes before fabric.  Certain areas like NYC and the west coast see the changes faster than the midwest.  I guess we like the tried and true.
It seams that colors will remain warmer (hopeful for the weather, too).  The reds are earthier with copper metalics emphasized. There is influence of China and India in these hues. The newest arriaval is "Honey Moon": mellow, golden, toned with hints of orange.  I'm anxious to see that one on a car!

Don't you just love the names they come up with?  One of the interior paint schemes on HGTV's site is named pumpkin and asparagus; brings back haunts of harvest gold and avocado green.  We've come full circle.  I guess that dates me.  I swore I'd never use that gold again but maybe its been long enough.  It seems to be creeping into my palates.

So pay attention to the colors around you.  I see glimmers of navy returning but it's still hard to find in fabric.  The two most difficult fabric hues for me to find are true yellow and blue violet.  Let me know if you spot them.  Polka dots and plaids, straight clean lines and green are still in.  One forecaster says that what makes colors different from year to year is how you put them together in fresh innovative ways.  It's our job, quilters!

Come check us out!
Till next Tuesday....


  1. Love the carpet layout.

    I know what you mean about the harvest gold and avocado green. A few years ago lots of yellow green started sneaking its way into my quilts. I'm sure it is much prettier than avocado :)

  2. I'll use golds and avacado colors in quilts but I won't buy a toilet or sink in those colors.

    Have a great time. I can't wait to see the new samples and hear all about market.


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