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The color of spring

Placid blue is a tranquil, neutral blue.
Placid blue is a tranquil, neutral blue.

Spring colors are traditionally warm, fresh, and bright tints. This season contrast is the spring color trend. The emphasis on contrast. Bright colors matched with soft pastels. Grey tones of blues, violet, and greens contrasted with vivid oranges and yellows. Inserted into the color mix is the ubiquitous white shirt. Marylou Luther in her overview of the the Spring RTW collection for The Fashion Group Foundation noted that “ More designers opened their spring collections with white than any other color – or non-color.

Pantone, Inc. is a corporation best known for its Pantone Matching System, used primarily in the manufacture of color paints, fabrics, and plastics. Pantone is also the preeminent color forecaster for fashion colors. Pantone’s forecast for the top 10 prominent fashion colors for spring 2014 are:
Radiant Orchid – The prime color for spring 2014
Placid Blue – A neutral light blue that is tranquil and calming
Violet Tulip – A purple evocative of vintage clothing and a more gracious and slower paced lifestyle
Hemlock – A light muted green
Sand – Awarm neutral light beige reminiscent of summer beaches
Paloma – An adaptable neutral light grey with a hint of blue
Cayenne – A spicy slightly muted red
Fressia – A bright yellow
Celosia Orange – A slightly muted flame color evocative of a summer setting sun
Dazzling Blue - A vibrant blue

This spring’s fashion colors are a kaleldoscope of spring flowers. Juicy Couture, Nicole Miller, Tracy Reese, and Christian Siriano are designers featured in Pantone’s fashion report, whose clothes are available locally.

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