Fall Prints & Colors from Pattern Designer Samantha Hahn

Fall Prints & Colors from Pattern Designer Samantha Hahn

Amy Azzarito
Aug 4, 2009

We love checking out the work of pattern designers not just because we love new prints (which we do!), but because it's often a great way to predict upcoming color trends. We asked pattern designer and illustrator Samantha Hahn to tell us her predictions for fall trends and what her favorite color pairings are...

Samatha Hahn's Fall Predictions:
I think there will be an emphasis on the best elements of the past from bohemian opulence, to space age touches, to bold striking colors/prints from the 80's. We should see lots of metallics mixed in with a dreamy/groovy sunset hues.

Color Favorites
In designing my prints I'm always drawn to dreamy colors. I love pairing sorbet orange with creamy pinks and dusty turquoise. For the Printsource show however, I challenged myself to think autumn and winter so I snuck in rich plums, deep indigo, golden ochre — but of course I kept my signature peaches and persimmons in the mix.

Here's a list of places where you can pick up Samatha's work. We particularly love the journals that she did with Tyler Bender. See more of Samantha's work at her site. And we're huge fans of her blog! (Her blog introduced us to the Smokey the Bear posters!)

1 new patterns from Samantha Hahn
2 melamine plates available from freddy & ma designed by Samantha
3 loxii wall graphics designed by Samantha
4 magnets from ipop designed my Samantha
5 more new patterns designed by Samantha

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