As we slowly move into warmer months the Pantone group is counted upon through their research and forecasts to release the colours most intended to be used by designers and trendsetters in the industry to set the colour trend in everything fashion for the season.
I must admit I do love a great palette to work with at the start of a new season and If Pantone knows anything, it's how to give good shade. So to help us out, I checked out Pantone’s colour trend guide and pulled out a few key notes about the top ten hues that we will see variants of for the spring season! I'm excited to see a bunch of cool colours this spring!
But to talk to the overall palette, the executive director of Pantone Colour Institute, Leatrice Eiseman shares:
"This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months."
Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel. Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer.
Scuba Blue conveys a sense of carefree playfulness.Even though a cool shade, the vibrancy of Scuba Blue adds a splash of excitement to the palette. Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.
Generally not thought of as a fashion colour, though it does come back from time to time, PANTONE 14-5714 Beveled Glass is a soothing green shade whose time has really come again.Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Beveled Glas has a minty glow. Light in weight and also in tone, Beveled Glass seems almost transparent.
Classic Blue inspires calm, confidence and harmony. Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette, Classic Blue is a shade that is strong and reliable. Just as with the sea, because of its waterborne qualities, this Classic Blue is perceived as thoughtful and introspective.
Toasted Almond. Bringing balance to the coolness of the Spring/Summer 2015 colour range. A sun-tanned neutral, Toasted Almond offers comforting warmth and is indicative of a spontaneous spring, summer feeling. Timeless and versatile, Toasted Almond is an organic shade that speaks to authenticity and all that is natural.
Strawberry Ice is suggestive of a cooling and refreshing delicacy, yet its warmth as a colour is quite appealing. Subtle and charming, Strawberry Ice is an ideal shade for Spring/Summer 2015. Both tasty and tasteful, Strawberry Ice is a confection colour that evokes a feeling of being “in the pink,” emitting a flattering and healthy glow.
Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.
Custard is a delicious and delectable yellow.Sweet and sunny, Custard is a cheering tone that brings thoughts of pleasant relaxation and comfort food. Engaging with its soft and mellow warmth and full of good feelings, subtle Custard has an affable and easy disposition.
Marsala serves as the foundation to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette. Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.
Glacier Gray is an unobtrusive gray that contrasts and enhances; bouncing off other shades without taking away from them as it slips into the background to allow other colors to take center stage.Nature’s most perfect neutral, Glacier Gray is a shade that is timeless. Quietly assuring and peacefully relaxing, Glacier Gray, is above all, constant.