We all know that Pantone have picked emerald as their colour of the year but, oh no, they haven’t stopped there. They have now set out a new rainbow of colours we should be wearing this Spring. A group of ‘influencers’ consisting of celebrity makeup artists, stylists and fashion consultants have all contributed to producing this list. Why their influence is more important than others I don’t really know, they could all be simply stating what they themselves prefer, but we can all do that.
Another point to mention is how companies such as Pantone, Dulux and Crown all use emotional phrasing to describe each particular colour. To me, this does not make sense; my petrol blue may be different to yours (as I found whilst trying to figure out an on-trend colour for a dining room I was interior designing for) and that is no good for specification. I reckon using ‘lemon ice cream’ and ‘wind chime green’ are in place only to associate the brain with the nice things that just happen to be that particular colour. After all, who would buy ‘pukey green’?