Just about everywhere east of the Rockies got its first solid shot of winter weather in the last week, and even though most of us were home huddled in warmth we could all use a little dose of bright cheer to combat the wintery gloom.
This past September Pantone put together a palette the most popular colors used by designers in their upcoming lines. The folks at Pantone are the color experts, and based on what they saw on the runways, they put together a number of ideas and recommendations for using and combing the colors.
The colors for spring have gravitated towas a palette that is first and foremost calming, based on are desire to disconnect from technology and unwind. Designers are paying homage to the beauty of natural resources. Whether you’re updating your closet or creating a palette for your spring event you’ll find some beautiful options here.
If pastels are your favorites, then you’re in luck with four different colors that stand up on their own and mix well with many other colors, both bold and soft. No surprise both of the Pantone Colors of the Year: Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz can be found in this group. From the Pantone report:
“Serenity Blue fells weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us. Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.
Also in the spring pastel colors are the new Limpet Shell. “A shade of aqua that leans toward the green family, Limpet Shell is clear, clean and defined. Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility.
MJW’s favorite pastel for the spring is Peach Echo, “A shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.”
And if you’re a fan of those bolder brights, then Snorkel Blue, a maritime-inspired blue, in the navy family will be for you. Buttercup, Fiesta and Green Flash fall into the bolder and contrasting brights. Pair any of these with the pastels or the neutrals to be on point.
As previously written in this blog, gray is the new black (and what Modern Jew-ish Woman doesn’t love her LBD?). So, it stands to reason that these two spring colors are our personal favorites!
Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in Lilac Gray, adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade. The other neutral standout color for spring is Iced Coffee. It’s the transitional color that will take us through the seasons. With its natural earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee creates a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season’s palette.”
Pair these two with any of the other colors from the spring palette (or with one another) and you’ll be making a clear fashion (or event) statement.
How do you like these colors? We’d love to see how this palette inspires you!