Seasonal Inspiration: Blue (& GOLD)

That's a wrap! New York Fashion Week is complete, and while it gives us a forecast for spring wear, there are a few immediate takeaways in the design world. We're also looking to cues on color. Bold and beautiful statement colors pepper the spring catalog, but right now we're concentrating on that cozy fall palette that calm the soul. 

On the top of many lists is Stormy Weather. It's exactly what it sounds like: the sky on a gray, overcast day when you're curled up with a book on the couch. It's a powerful color that's strong and protective. And, because it's a constant it's safe to use in most settings. We recently used a version of it in a downtown project and adore the look against the mountain backdrop. 

Let's also note the blue chair in this project. Blue is always in, but this fall, it's really in. Different shades of the color are popping up, from Biscay Blue (like the color of a Caribbean seaport) to Reflecting Pond (a dark, ethereal hue that implies infinity). We went with the tried and tested Navy Blue in this case, a timeless tone that signifies elegance and class with a touch of edge. 

On the runway, those shades are making appearances in all lines of fashion, from luxury coats to elegant dresses. It's easy to see why blue is a perennial favorite in haute couture. 

And of course, as the leaves start to change around Aspen, we turn to the outdoors for natural inspiration. Currently trending: lime and lemon. Next up: gold and butterscotch. 


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