Fashion Report: Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016

As previously announced, the colors of the year have been determined, by the Pantone Color Institute, to be Rose Quartz (light pink) and Serenity (pale blue). Since these two colors will be everywhere this year, wouldn’t it be helpful if we were introduced to color pairings?

Luckily the Pantone Color Institute has introduced their top 10 colors for spring 2016 which they describe as “A Transporting and Transformative Canvas”.

Numbers 1 & 2, of course, are the colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Since these are the colors of the year, the next eight colors will revolve around these two.  In fact, the colors that were chosen to reflect a calming influence to represent “new global doors opening and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind”, says the Pantone website.

3. Peach Echo

A color was chosen for its warm, friendly and accessible.

4. Snorkel Blue

Happy and energetic, this color is very striking and encourages an escape such as a relaxing vacation.

5. Buttercup

A happier color that leaves you thinking about a sunny place.

6. Limpet Shell

A very clear and fresh color, it is very clean and crisp and evokes tranquility.

7. Lilac Gray

When you are looking to stay neutral, Lilac Gray will help you add a “distinctive edge”

8. Fiesta

This is a strong, fiery and vivid color that provides a wonderful contrast to the other hues.

9. Iced Coffee

Along with Lilac Grey, this natural color provides a neutral quality that represents a subtle and soft earthy quality.

10. Green Flash

A very open color that is “representative of nature’s persistent influence even in urban environments, a trend continuing to inspire designers.”

top-10-colors-spring-2016Overall, the “[c]olors this season transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette. For Spring 2016 there are truly no perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men’s and women’s collections, both of which focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then play” (Pantone, Spring 2016: A Transporting and Transformative Canvas).

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