The color trends for spring are moving away from the traditional shades that one associates with spring and are moving to a more expressive trend. The Pantone Institute has expanded the color selection to be used as another form of self-expression. In addition to the 12 colors for spring, for the first time this year, the report also includes four classic colors, which transcend seasons and provide structure to any wardrobe. The classic colors are a wonderful way to keep continuity in a wardrobe and push the boundaries to color outside the lines.
This bright yellow shade speaks spring. It’s a color that says I am confident and outgoing.
This color is a mix of orange and red that will make any outfits come alive and exude energy. If you are bold, I could see this mixed with Meadowlark.
Little Boy Blue
Similar to a clear blue sky, it’s calming. This color mixes well not only with Meadowlark, but some of the pastels and neutrals in this season’s palette.
This color is an earthy brown based red that adds flavorful definition to the spring 2018 palette.
Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that will have you thinking of soft spring breezes and blossoming trees.
A wonderful mix between peach and pink, it mixes well with some of the bold colors of the season like Arcadia and Chili Oil.
This color is cooler than green yet with some blue undertones which makes it a color that works for more women.
This Pantone Color of the Year, is a bold statement and not for the faint of heart. Not a bold person? Add a splash of this color in a scarf or belt will look great or pale it down to a shade of lavender, another important color this season.
This rich chocolate is a great neutral to mix but can also stand alone. Mix it with Blooming Dahlia or Pink Lavender if you don’t like to wear brown tones alone.
This color adds a sense of nostalgia to the spring 2018 palette. It works great as a neutral in lieu of white.
A more toned down shade of fuchsia, it works well with Emperador and Arcadia.
This sharp color is another one that makes a bold statement.
Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette:
This and any shade of navy is always in style
Shades of gray have been important for many years. This hint of gray will be seasonless.
Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.
A great alternative to white or off-white that can carry through the seasons.
Many of the spring trends this year are a throw-backs to trends of the 90’s. Here are the ones that I think will be around for a few seasons and seen in many ready-to-wear fashions.
We are not just talking accessories here, but entire outfits. These items are made out of 100% Nitrile / Synthetic Rubber. I don’t know that I am ready to try one of these as I can just feel the sweat rolling off me during the steamy Maryland summers.
This is not just in small sections of the bodice but will be found over the entire dress as well as down the sleeve. Done right, it can enhance the balance of an outfit based on your body type.
Fashionable for several seasons, the trend continues strong. It’s not just about exposing a shoulder, but having various cut-out areas of the garment.
If the asymmetrical neckline is not for you, how about the square neckline? It is very flattering and will be found in everything from cocktail dresses to everyday tees.
I remember the last version of this well; it was a staple for the skier in years gone by. Now it is showing up as a mainstream accessory. It does give you the convenience of freeing up your hands.
I have already seen this wonderful color in garments in my NYC preview a few weeks ago. It is definitely color for day or evening.
This wash is not just for casual wear and is by no means replacing your light-wash jeans.
If floral prints are the number one pattern for spring, these dots are number two. Don’t be afraid to mix them with your favorite floral that has a predominant black or white in the pattern.
The basic white tee will always be a staple, but for this season, add to that the white tank. Wear it either alone for under a top for layering and you can’t go wrong. Although they will be seen with screen printing, I prefer the basic with no pattern.
So check out your closet before you run out the door to shop for spring.
What outfits are hiding in your closet?