Just for fun, lets find the C-Lon Bead Cord colors equivalent to the Pantone Fall of 2015 fashion colors. As you can see below the Pantone fall colors vary a bit in their rendition between pictures, so it is always an interpretation. Plus we all see colors a bit differently. Vive la difference, right!
C-Lon Bead Cord Colors to Pantone Fashion Color Fall 2015
OLVN Olivine —> Dried Herb
CEL Celadon —> Desert Sage
GR Grey, DEN Denim —> Stormy Weather
DKT Dark Tan —> Oak Bluff
SI Sienna —> Marsala
CER Cerulean —> Biscay Bay
N Navy, MA Marina, CHA Charcoal —> Reflecting Pond
TN Tangerine —> Cadmium Orange
AZ Azalea —> Cashmere Rose - Oops Azalea might a bit off, Petal might be better
AM Amethyst, O Orchid —> Amethyst Orchid
Pantone Fashion Color Fall 2015 to C-Lon Bead Cord Colors
Dried Herb —> OLVN Olivine
Desert Sage —> CEL Celadon
Stormy Weather —> GR Grey, DEN Denim
Oak Bluff —> DKT Dark Tan
Marsala —> SI Sienna - That's the color of the year. Another option is Black Currant...
Biscay Bay —> CER Cerulean
Reflecting Pond —> N Navy, MA Marina, CHA Charcoal
Cadmium Orange —> TN Tangerine
Cashmere Rose —> AZ Azalea - Oops Azalea might a bit off, Petal might be better
Amethyst Orchid —> AM Amethyst, O Orchid
As to the importance of these colors, who knows, but many fashion items will be available in stores in these colors. Then someone might be looking to accessorize these items and will be looking for something that will work with these colors, so being aware of the latest fashion colors promoted by industry is not such a bad idea.
In California, I have found when I was doing lots of shows that there was a delay between the latest fashion and interest in a particular color. Plus some colors that were "promoted" never caught on… Others colors remained classics always in demand.