It is everywhere you look now, ” 50 shades of grey ” with a huge amount of intimate detail ( and soon to be chick flick ) and then we had ” 50 shades darker”, ah I admit to hearing about it but confess I did not read any of it ( well a smidge ) …….then I penned my “50 shades of fabric”, now that is a passion of mine, which is my version for the newest line of economic fabrics to arrive from company Froca and Rioma, with a rather nice looking chap in the ad I must add, could he be a Mr Gray???, so what are we doing for the Autumn with fashion and the home in the colour arena ? do we have 50 shades for home and fashion???
The quirky color combinations of early ‘60s interior decorations — think Olive refrigerator and Pink walls
We are using two color stories that use bold contrast colors to really make our prints pop: Tangerine Pink and Black Polka dots on a Midnight Slate background or Citron Lime and Aqua dots on a Light Rust background
We are using bright accent colors, such as Tangerine Pink, in prints as well as color blocking details to add pops of color while keeping the palette warm and dark for fall
A ‘60s inspired wool swing coat in an unexpected color such as Light Rust
Bright lips in Berry Citrus colors complement the accent colors sprinkled throughout the collection
I love looking at interiors for fabric and color inspiration: I have a picture on my mood board of a room with Mint Green walls, Antique Gold accents and a very cool Bright Orange velvet chair; I also have an amazing picture of Helena Rubinstein’s bedroom — the walls are Bright Orange, the bedcover is Purple-ish Blue and the headboard is Gothic Black — love it!
Sour Citrus Yellow paired with Rich Jade Green and Fiery Red Orange — these bright tones are the perfect foil for the Medium Heather Gray and Camel neutral tones we are showing for fall; I am also pairing Fiery Orange with a Luminous Violet — it’s very baroque
Fiery Orange! — it is lively and delicious and brightens everything it touches
A printed pencil skirt — I am loving this skirt right now and I want to wear colored and patterned bottoms
I will keep the cosmetics pretty neutral this season to play off the bright colored clothing; the fingernails will be metallic!
The Oba print slip dress — it’s influenced by geometric tribal patterns and features our most important color, Deep Emerald Green, with highlights of Cool Gray,
Sandy Camel and Insignia Blue
— Charlotte Ronson