POSTS BY Kelley Walters

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In honor of New York Fashion Week, which kicked off today, Pantone announced its Fashion Color Report for Fall 2011.

Pantone 2011 Fall Color Report

Honeysuckle, the 2011 Color of the Year, makes an appearance, along with rich tones like Deep Teal and Coffee Liqueur. I’m loving the bright pops of color — Phlox, Emberglow — with the warm neutrals. This is a palette I can live with! But what about you?

Ever wondered how Pantone picks its colors? Check out NPR’s story: Color Fashion Trends

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When talking color for February, red, pink and white are always at the top of the list—thanks to Valentine’s Day. What I really want for February isn’t a romantic cliche but a mood brightener, something to balance out these gray, cold days.

We kicked off this month’s debate with three strong contenders: sunny yellow, springy violet and a citrusy tangerine.

Since so many of our editors were traveling during our scheduled meeting time, we took the conversation to email — and the lack of face-to-face time let the gloves come off. After days of impassioned arguments, gorgeous images and lots of emails that started out like, “Well, Lonny said…”, it came down to a tie between yellow and tangerine.

yellow and tangerine paint swatches

To break the tie, I turned to our pal Brian Patrick Flynn, sending him images of the paint swatches. Here’s what he said.

This Month’s Color Behind the Cut

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The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it’s ditching the color-coded terror alert system that was put in place after Sept. 11. Instead it’s going to a two-tiered system that’s supposed to be more concise and (probably) scarier than stoplight colors ever hoped to be.

Homeland Security Terror Alert System

Which made me wonder…what will happen to those poor colors, now that they’re out of a job?
How About Sending Them To…

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We’re heading out to the Altitude Design Summit tomorrow, with our pals Erin Loechner and Brian Patrick Flynn.

(Don’t worry, though; we’ll still be posting all week. We’ve got a great What The…? and Freebie Fridays for you while we’re gone.)

Raise your hand if you’re going to Alt, too! And if you are, stop by our party on Friday night and say hi. We’ll be in the Milano room at the Grand Hotel from 7-10 PM, where there’ll be a couple of chocolate fountains, plenty of free drinks and great music.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Are you as sick of the snow as we are? Well, grab your favorite blanket, curl up on the couch and join us on facebook.com/HGTV for a Snow Day Viewing Party. We’re talking design, telling our favorite snow-day stories and sharing snow-day pics (like this one from Facebooker Barbara Adams Graham).

Here’s what we’re watching and chatting about:

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