The Colours of Spring 2014

Pantone have released there GO-TO colours for this spring… YAY. Hopefully, I will be doing a blog post for each  so let’s see what we have on offer…

Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colours.”

Hmm… Lets see what I can do with this! I really wish that Dazzling Blue was the colour of 2014, it IS my favourite from this group and none of the others are calling out to me, you know? I reckon dazzling blue will do well as an interior colour also!

There’s THREE / FOUR pastels this Spring! I’m not normally drawn to pastels but lately I been craving this pastel pink fluffy jumper from Topshop and, honestly, I am shocked there is no pastel pink on the list as it’s so huge on the high street.

Are Pantone loosing their touch?

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