According to Pantone’s Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report, next spring is all about combining different colors as an expression of balance.
The palette is a combination of three themes: balancing novel neutrals, balancing lights and brights, and using color and clothing as a means of self-expression. Taking cues from nature, subtle pastel blues and greens are the new neutrals as they mimic natural’s background colors while bright warm oranges and yellows resonate that of flowers and fruits in a garden.
This color report along with trends noticed from NYFW, expect a Spring filled with balanced graphic prints mixed with not-so-typical nudes paired with soft subdued makeup like we saw from Bagdley Mischka and Monique Lhuillier. Think feminine, subdued, but colorful and whimsical, as if girls were frolicking in a garden.
Dusk Blue – A blue that’s reminiscent of the serenity felt during that time of day when the world is quieting down
Grayed Jade – A green with strong gray undertones to provide a calming and neutralizing influence
Linen – A “Nude-Like” color with a light diaphanous, airy feeling
Emerald – A clear, sparkly color that acts as a grounding color
African Violet – An exotic violet that can be combined in whimsical and unexpected way
Nectarine – A strong warm coral orange that’s flattering on many complexions
Poppy Red – An exuberant red that truly pops
Lemon Zest – A sunny zesty yellow that cheers us up and reminds us of the sun
Tender Shoots – A lively green that balances off other colors on the palette
Monaco Blue – A heightened, brightened, cheerful blue that’s also calming. The “anchor color” that ties together the palette.
For the full report, visit pantone.com.