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De-Coding Gypset Colors

Posted on 31 August 2010

The truth is - I must beg your pardon.


  • The 'September Issue' has dropped.

  • Fall goods are in the stores.

  • DDR has already sold through several styles...

  • but I haven't de-coded fall's color palette for you yet!


So here it is...

. Building off of Julia Chaplin's inspirational book, Gypset Style, (see earlier post) I wanted the fall palette to be an innovative take on fundamental basics, but also wanted the colors to transport us and 'gypset' us around the world. I wanted the colors to conjure images of travel and adventure - rather real or imagined. Colors with names like: Shangrila Green, Manchurian Orange, and Chinese Lantern evoke strong images from the East, while colors named Arabian Red, Kashmir, and Turkish Tobacco conjure up hues from the Middle East.   Heaven, Champagne and Basic Black are also adventurous and anything but "basic". .. .

As always, one can never do justice to color by talking or writing about it - after all, color is COLOR!


So take a look.

. . . . . My dad use to give us girls "sussies" - little un-occasioned gifts. So here is a little sussie for you - your own personal color palette. Simply print, trim, and tuck inside your handbag so when you are out shopping you can reference the perfect shade of "Shangrila".



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  • Christin Miller: May 16, 2016

    I LOVE these colors! They are so rich and wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us Cheryl!

  • Jean Manning: May 16, 2016

    Like it :) thanks…

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    thanks Christin – which of the 3 combinations do you like best? My fav is the “Persian paisley” – at least for today, anyway!

  • shmuela padnos: May 16, 2016

    yeah baby i will be spending my green hooo haaa

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Cathryn – that is my favorite too!

  • Cathryn~The Farmer's Trophy Wife: May 16, 2016

    I LOVE the first look board…is that what they are called? Anyways…fab as always!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    you mean: you’ll be spending your “Shangrila”!

  • Penny Kling: May 16, 2016

    Loving the Persian Paisley – and I think you totally nailed the color for “Heaven”!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Penny – I thought that “heaven” was the perfect color name, too!

  • Robyn Beazley: May 16, 2016

    I LOVE this color board! Thank you SOOO much.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    They are yummy, aren’t they? I just love color!

  • Syndra Schulze: May 16, 2016

    Yum!! Love the colors! Sometimes there’s just too much brown and neutral in this world. Yea Double D for great color choices. As a “winter” I can wear most of your new colors. Hip Hip Hooray

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    you are most welcome, Robyn!

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