The Spring Forecast is out. Is it really different from last year? The neutrals are essentially gray and tan, there’s a selection of blues, a mint green, an orange and a yellow, strawberry ice instead of cayenne, and no purples. We’re giving purple a rest, I guess.



Here’s fall. I haven’t yet begun my Fall 2014 SWAP, but are the colors so different from Fall 2013?




The neutrals were brown and gray, we have a berry, a green, a blue, a red. Some of the colors changed, actually — lots of purple in 2014, and no blue-green.


Some of the Pantone palette colors never did turn up in fabric stores. Cognac is changing to Marsala, Hemlock to Lucite, and I never did find Cognac or Hemlock, both of which I quite like.