In stores you should be seeing the new collections and the colors should be close to what is in this report. Pantone is just one color company that does a color report but I’ve found them to be the most accurate.
Just click on the photo above for the .pdf file. Towards the back are some great notes on ‘must haves’. Print out the second page and stuff it into your designer’s notebook or wallet (whichever one is best for you…for myself it’s most likely scrunched up in the bottom of a tote bag but that is a conversation we must have later on how to stay organized, of which I am surely not your professional resource, but I digress) so that you’ll have the colors on hand when you are shopping for fabrics.
Remember to stay away from anything that isn’t ‘In Fashion’. You’ll notice that some colors (red, olive, and purple) have held themselves over from previous years so if you do only one thing, stay with the colors in the reports, you’ll at least be building a fabric collection that won’t quickly go out of style. Hopefully for all of us sewers, enough time to get the sewing finished!