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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Color Trends of 2009 - series - vintage fabric and fabric

As a continuation of the blog series "Color Trends of 2009" let's talk about color trends of fabrics on the market right now. As goes popular trends for fabric colors and designs, often times will the tastes of collectors and designers that use vintage fabrics.

I've personally noticed here at Revival Fabrics there has been an upswing in interest of purple themed vintage fabrics.

Kim Kight at True Up tells me that fashion and fabric color trends for this year: "I'm seeing lots of purple and fuchsia. I think navy, black, and silvery gray are back in and brown is on the decline as the go-to neutral. I'm also seeing lots of mustard, avocado green, and orange ... the classic 70s kitchen colors. I'm slightly horrified to see the neon paint-splatter phase of the 80s come back in style, though I do get good nostalgic feeling from some retro 80s motifs and color combinations, if they're done right."

What goes around, come back around again, and at Like Totally 80s website, they agree that the 1980s have made a revival. As noted, Michael Kors used neon green for his Fall collection.

Fashion Trendsetters sees 2009 fabric color trends in the metal gray family along with cement, slate, and interestingly recycled paper color, and lastly white accents.

Catch the next part of the Color Trends of 2009 series as I discuss fabric color trends in the crafting world.


Shannon said...

I didn't realize that 80s-style neon splatter was making a comeback. It's one I don't think I'll contribute to. But purple and gray do sound lovely. :)

Nan Jaeger said...

I agree with you there, I won't be sporting neon splatter clothing either anytime soon. This too shall pass..... :o)

Get Go Retro said...

Love the retro fabrics ... have a fondness for Henry Alexander ... retro colors are hot right now and so are the patterns!

Nan Jaeger said...

Henry Alexander fabrics are such great quality, I'm also a huge fan. You can always count on artistic designs from Alexander prints, many you can actually use for framed artwork to hang on the wall.