Pantone’s spring colors for 2017 have been described as bright and vivid yet with a feel of earthiness. These colors were very prevalent in the styles showcased in the New York Fashion Week shows presented last September. This translates to the colors you will see in ready-to-wear for spring/summer 2017.
The first group of colors are those that are found in awakening of the coming season. Primrose Yellow reminds you of a sunny day, and Kale reflects the desire to get outdoors after a long dreary (and not so cold) winter. Another outdoor color is Greenery. Its yellow-green brings to mind the shades we see when leap buds start to form on trees that have been dark and gray for the winter. Another color that reminds you of the entrance of spring is Pale Dogwood. The pale pink shade is great for many skin types as a primary or accent color to add a feeling of tranquility. Rounding out this group is Hazelnut as the anchor neutral of the season. It is a color that can bridge many seasons.
Continuing the outdoor theme in the form of tropicals for this season is Island Paradise; who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by a wardrobe piece that reminds you of a warm inviting sea. Pink Yarrow is bright and sassy to spark fun for your wardrobe. Flame is another color, with its red-based orange to add a fiery touch, particularly as an accent color.
No season palette is complete without a shade or two of blue. Front and center is Niagara. It is a classic denim-like color that will be the most prevalent color for spring, and speaks of a desire for ease and relaxation. And finally Lapis Blue, which unlike Niagara will energize any outfit and exude confidence.
So as you start to pull out those spring/summer wardrobe, organize your closet by color. Do you have pieces in these colors? Is there a shade or two from Pantone’s list that you might want to add to freshen up your look?
What outfits are hiding in your closet?