Robert Allen is reinventing the quintessential prepster color palette with an updated edge for its new Fall 2013 Color Library: Classic Color. Classic Crimson, Lacquer Red, Navy Blazer, Billiard Green, and Chalkboard shine in this collection of timeless designs, which encourages designers to play with layering for a maximalist look using a mix of fresh and classic patterns. The collection represents a sophistication that is still spirited and whimsical, with fashion and worldly influences.
With names that recall school days gone by, the saturated colors featured in the collection are leading the way in the worlds of both interiors and fashion. Classic tones like Navy Blazer and Chalkboard serve as neutral anchors, while deep Classic Crimson, crisp Lacquer Red, and bold Billiard Green give a modern pop. Accents of mint, citrus, and pink further punctuate the line with a contemporary twist. The designs, too, celebrate the classics by updating the styling on iconic patterns with universal appeal, such as the paisley, zigzag, floral, botanical, and check.