Just a quick post today about colors. I have been thinking about shop stocking and whatnot pretty often these days. I have a bunch of ideas in my head and needed some way of organizing them to actually be able to make the products. The solution I came up with to streamline my process is to use a specific color scheme.
So off to google I went, and found the Pantone Fashion Color Report: Fall 2012. I plan to use the 13 swatches to create products for the shop. This way, I can purchase specific colors of yarn and work from them only. It will really cut down on the whole choosing colors process I have (which takes a while).
These are the colors in the women's section.
These are the colors in the men's section. (sorry about the small picture, that's all that was on the site...)
So anyway, I went to Wal-mart & picked up paint chips in all the colors so that I have the ability to physically see the color combos together. Then I sat and made 25 different combos (10 2-color/ 10 3-color/ 5 4-color) with the women's colors. I still have to do the combos for the men's colors. I can't wait to start making things with the schemes. Now that I have my colors set for the season, I just have to nail down the patterns and get to work.
I think this is really going to be a big help motivation & design-wise for me! I'm excited to get going & I'm already researching colors for winter 2012! ^.^