Pantone has once again released their fashion color trend report by announcing the 2013 Pantone Spring Colors. Pantone also announced the office color of the 2013 year is Emerald. We have to admit, each of these color choices are swoon worthy and we’re totally inspired. Yellows, greens, reds & blues, oh my!
We’re ready to pair up our favorite colorful TRAY6 umbrellas with our top choices from the spring color report!
Poppy Red and our Fullsize Red Perch Stick Umbrella:
Lemon Zest and our Yellow Tulip T6 Travel Umbrella:
Nectarine and our Orange Blur Compact Umbrella:
Monaco Blue and our Rich Blue Bloom Compact Umbrella:
Which Pantone color is your favorite? How are you pairing it with your spring fashion trends? Are you ready to take on spring rain showers in style?
We’re always excited when the spring thaw begins to take over and we can finally shake off the winter blues! We also get to start preparing for spring rain showers. Which means its time to debut our umbrella designs for spring.
Our favorite blue umbrella for spring 2013 is our T6 Navy Tulip Travel Umbrella.
It’s always nice to have a small umbrella to tuck into your cute clutch and dash out the door to join friends. That why our Cute Daisy Purple Travel Umbrella makes the perfect companion for a rainy spring day!
Need a black umbrella that matches every outfit you have? Then you can’t afford to let our Black Brushwood Travel Umbrella slip through your clutches. This adorable umbrella makes a statement while always keeping you dry!
Are you planning a baby shower and looking for a unique theme to delight the mom-t0-be? Why not throw an umbrella themed baby shower! We’ll share some cute baby shower ideas all centered around the umbrella below!
Baby Shower Umbrella Invitations.
Etsy is a great place to find unique baby shower invitations for your upcoming shower. Designers like moonscapehandmade sell adorable baby shower invites featuring this cute white umbrella & hearts raining down!
Sweet Umbrella Cookie Treats.
Sweet treats are a huge part of a baby shower. Contact your local bakery to help design adorable cookies to match the theme of your umbrella baby shower. Pink umbrellas for a baby girl and blue umbrellas for a little boy. These adorable green umbrella cookies were whipped up by Baking For Good. They’re almost too cute to eat!
Don’t forget favors for all your baby shower guests! Order up some blue umbrellas or pink umbrellas (depending on the baby’s gender) to keep your guests dry during the next rain shower they face! Perfect for a spring time shower!
At TRAY6 we believe in high fashion & high function when it comes to umbrella design. However, we’ve come across some interesting umbrella designs out there in the world. Some are quite funny. Some leave us scratching our heads. See for yourself.
Do you have a significant other that you find yourself the need to share your umbrella with? Why not take a note from designer Jasmine Rasnahan and enjoy this tandem black umbrella! Perfect for a romantic stroll in the rain.
White Cloud Umbrella
Want to blend in with the rainy day around you? Why not have this inflatable white cloud umbrella designed by Joonsoo Kim. While a cute rain umbrella – better hope for no sudden rain storms because this unique umbrella requires inflation for each use.
Black Golf Club Umbrella
Do you find yourself in the mood to hit golf balls of the tee every time it rains? Well this interesting umbrella has two features. When not in use as a basic black umbrella, you can whip it around and whack a few balls. Perfect for all your country club pals.
Samurai Sword Umbrella
Find yourself in the need to dual during a downpour? Well this umbrella tends to fool passerby’s into thinking you’re toting a samurai sword based on its sword like handle. Probably not the umbrella to tote through security at the airport!
With reports coming in from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy we wanted to share some resources for being prepared for big natural disasters. Inclement weather can sneak up on us at any time and being prepared in advance is always beneficial.
Ready.gov offers checklists & tips to help you and your family be prepared for extreme weather and we’ll share with you how to stock up. Learn how to build a kit here. Ready.gov offers complete guidelines on what to buy and stock up with. We offer an additional checklist below.
Items to build a inclement weather kit:
- A fully stocked first aid kit
- A small tool box with basic tools (pliers, wrench, hammer, etc)
- Enough food & water to last 72 hours (enough for each person in your group – and don’t forget pets’ needs as well!)
- Can opener
- Prescription medication
- Copies of important documents (IDs, insurance, etc)
- Blankets & sleeping bags (if heat goes out)
- Durable clothing
- Matches, flashlights & batteries
- Satellite phone (cell towers often become jammed during natural disasters)
- Battery powered radio
- Water proof containers to house documents, matches, etc
- Raingear such as a sturdy umbrella, rain coats, and rain boots.
- Maps that include the evacuation route, as well as where shelters & volunteer services can be found
Be prepared & be safe during inclement weather!
November is a rainy month – no matter where you reside. Don’t let that rain stop you from casting your vote in the upcoming election! Grab your trusty umbrella and head to those polls. We know that the candidates will thank you!
Since the candidates are on the road campaigning in all sorts of weather we thought we’d have some fun seeing which of our stylish umbrellas pair best with the potential POTUS’s (and their wives!). Do you agree with our umbrella choices? Which umbrella will you choose to stay dry during the election?
Fashionable Umbrellas for Fashionable Candidates:
Barack Obama: The current POTUS would set trends toting this distinguished Blue Hover Stick Umbrella with a strong modern design.
Michelle Obama: The current first lady doesn’t shy away from fashion-forward modern looks with a feminine flare. She’s not afraid to rock a festive frock. We think our stylish and fun Compact Daisy Wine Umbrella would pair perfectly to keep her dry during a downpour!
Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney’s on the road & on the go and would need the perfect reliable travel umbrella for his speaking engagements – that’s where our lightweight Travel Size Red Perch Umbrella comes in!
Ann Romney: Ann Romney also loves to bring a splash of color into her wardrobe and this delightful spring look lends itself to one of our newer designs – the cheerful Travel Lite Yellow Tulip Umbrella!
So how did we do? Do you think we chose the best umbrella match for the candidates and their wives? Let us know what you’d vote for!
At TRAY6 we deal with umbrellas on a daily basis. You probably encounter umbrellas on a daily basis as well – even if they are just stored away for a rainy day. So we thought we’d release some fun little facts about the good ole umbrella that you may not have known before! Here’s a little history on how the umbrella got its name!
An umbrella or parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The term parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Often the difference is the material; as some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held.
The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow (the Latin word, in turn, derives from the Ancient Greek ómbros [όμβρος].) The word “umbrella” evolved from the Latin “umbella” (an “umbel” is a flat-topped rounded flower) or “umbra,” meaning “shaded.”
Now you can impress your friends with some fun new trivia!