Fall, 2012 Pantone Fashion Color Trends...

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I realize that the air is still saturated with the scents of summer, but I love the cooler months so it goes without saying that I was anxious to see what the fashion colors of Fall, 2012.  So the source of all sources for this information is PANTONE®, the Authority of Color.  PANTONE® has identified 10 shades for the Fall of 2012.  

The polish addict in me had to see which polishes I already own and which I still need to acquire to have my nails set for Fall, 2012.  You will quickly see, some colors, I still need to do some shopping while others, I am more than ready for the season.

"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."
L - R: ChG Ingrid, SC Winterberry, OPI You Don't Know Jacques!

I still need to pick up a couple more for the French Roast category, maybe a shimmer or two.  Any suggestions?

"Honey Gold, a mellow, burnished yellow, suggests the soft-muted tones of sunlight to brighten a fall day."
L - R: Orly Glitz, Pure Ice Bite Me, OPI Rising Star

All I have in this category are shimmers, or metallics.  I need a cream gold or honey shade. Have you ever seen such a polish?

"Like the name implies, Pink FlambĂ© is a delicious, vibrant pink with a bit of heat to it."
L - R: Essie Big Spender, Essie Super Bossa Nova, Orly Frolic, Orly Hawaiian Punch

L - R: Icing Purple Passion, ChG Fuchsia Fanatic, SC Cream Pink, OPI Ate Berries In The Canaries

I think I am set for Pink FlambĂ©.  I couldn't even limited my selection for this post. LOL!

"...vivacious and enticing Tangerine Tango for an ongoing retro feeling."
L - R: ChG Riveting, Nina Pro Evening Sun, Zoya Myra, SC Big Daddy

Earlier this year, Tangerine Tango was identified as the Color of the Year, I have been gathering polishes since.  I even blogged about this color back in April. Click Here for blog post.

"to bring a calming element to the mix, ...Ultramarine Green, a deep, cooling blue-green. "
L - R: SH Real Teal, Orly Green With Envy, SC Rise & Shine, ChG Exotic Encounters

I am surprised just how many Ultramarine Greens I own and like. I think I am set unless there is a new release that I can't live without.


"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."
L - R: FP Guggen I'm Lime, SC Happy Endings, WnW I Gotta a New Com-Pewter, FP Sexy Sundress

When I first read that Chartreuse was one of the colors, I thought I wouldn't have any in my collection and would need to add this color to my shopping list, but to my surprise, I am set.
"...sensible and strong Olympian Blue, a patriotic blue that will surely make its way into fall and winter athletic apparel."  
L - R: SC Blue By You, Orly Royal Navy, Essie Mesmerized, WnW Grew Up In Cobalt-Imore

L - R: ChG Frostbite, ChG Blue Sparrow, Pure Ice French Kiss

If you have followed my blog for more than 10 minutes, you know that Blue and Purple would not be an issue for me.  I found these and some but limited myself to these blues above.
" Other staple neutrals include elegant and versatile Titanium, the quintessential cool gray, "
L - R: SC Slate, Orly Decoded, Loreal VIP Status, ChG Hologram

I remember, the first time I saw someone wearing a gray polish, it was so different but so pretty. I have been looking for that perfect gray for my skin tone (warm).
"...Ethereal Rhapsody is a grayed-down purple that also encourages comfort and serenity with its quiet, muted tone."
L - R: SC Amethyst, ChG Gothic Lolita, ChG Spontaneous, AA African Violet 

L - R: Orly Charged Up, OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI, Zoya Tru

Purple, need I say any more? If I must, dusty purple is a welcomed shade for the fall season.
"and Rose Smoke, a veiled rose tone that pairs well with Rhapsody and Titanium."
L - R: Orly Your Blushing, Orly Prelude to a Kiss, SC Star Fish

This Rose Smoke was probably to most difficult to find matches in my collection. I am more of one who likes bold colors.  I did find these three in my collection.

So, according to PANTONE® , these are the colors for the 2012, Fall season. Surprisingly,  PANTONE®  didn't include the typical fall colors, like deep burgundy, green, rust, and red.  Are you ready, or do you still have some shopping to do?  What polishes are on your list to get?

Grace, Peace, & Blessings.





* FTC: Most of these products were bought with my own monies, however, some were sent to me for review consideration by the PR department of the Manufacturer.  These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by any of these companies. This is not a sponsored post.

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