Matching the start of New York Fashion Week, PANTONE released its Fashion Color Report Spring 2010 last Friday. The theme? Splashes of sunshine! For sure. Natural feelings of spring and summer – those of “calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations” – is ever-so-present in the vibrant tropical Turquoise, a soothing hue from the blue-green family. Amparo Blue, with more warmth than the typical spring navy, leaves a both energetic and calming summer feel. The purplish hue Violet “lends a romantic air to the warm-weather palette”, and yes, it’s like the scent of a blossoming flower! The yellow trend is furthered with gleaming Aurora, a shimmering, slightly greenish yellow. Among the warmer hues is also an inviting orange, the provocative Fusion Coral. The tangy Tomato Purée is the upcoming season’s classic red.
As always, cautious neutrals provide a backbone. These are particulary well suited to the sunny splashes of spring. A personal favourite is the bubbly luxury Pink Champagne. This “delicate, wispy tint” is the season’s newest neutral. Three additional neutrals round out the palette: Tuscany, a warm beige hue, Dried Herb which is the ultimate green neutral, and the cool Eucalyptus, an eternal, practical gray. To round up, here’s some fashion examples from the report: