The bold colours splashed on canvases by legendary artist’s Picasso and Matisse and the vibrant and courageous tones influenced by Cuba are Pantone’s primary inspirations. By incorporating these hues Pantone have created the 10 top colours that will walk the runway this Spring. For the first time in years, these colours are not restricted to genders, exceeding cultural and gender norms. This unique palette, which includes six new hues altogether has been said to transport wearers to a calmer, happier and more tranquil environment.
Rose Quartz and Serenity
Rose Quartz and Serenity were favourites on the runway this season, being incorporated into many keynote looks. Rose Quartz has been particularly favoured by designers, as its gentle blush pink tone, which can be compared to a sunset, flushed cheek or budding flowers is an extremely versatile and wearable shade which compliments any skin tone. Pair this colour with other soft tones like Peach Echo, Serenity and Lilac Gray to create a tranquil look. Serenity, a transcendent blue which is calming and reminiscent of a blue sky is again a soft colour which can look great worn on its own, or paired with Rose Quartz. The combination of these two pastels creates soothing and soft look.
Left: Emporio Armani
Peach Echo and Snorkel Blue
What better way to welcome the warmer months than Peach Echo, a warm colour from the orange family which symbolises the heat and head to summer. Combine it with Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Gray for a more exciting look. Snorkel Blue, is a Maritime inspired blue, which comes from the Navy family. It is an energetic colour and through its name is inspired by a relaxing holiday and escape. This is a colour that can be worn not only in spring but can be a staple throughout every season. You can wear it with Buttercup, Iced Coffee and Peach Echo.
Right: Calvin Klein Collection
Buttercup and Green Flash
What better way to embrace spring then wear the brightest colours on the palette? Buttercup is a vibrant yellow which symbolises happiness and sunlight. As we head into the warmer months this colour represents the cheerful summer sun and glow. It pairs well with Snorkel Blue, Serenity and Lilac Gray. Green Flash is seen to represent nature and urban environments. This bright green, which has undertones of yellow can be a fantastic colour to combine with others, such as Snorkel Blue, Serenity and Limpet Shell or wear on its own for a statement look.
Left: Ralph Lauren
Right: Jeremy Scott
Fiesta and Iced Coffee
Fiesta is a fiery, yellow based red which can be incorporated into any aspect of a spring outfit. This strong colour can be worn on its own as a stand out piece, or can be worn on the lips, for a subtle but elegant look. It looks great with Snorkel Blue, Green Flash and Limpet Shell. If you aren’t a fan of bold colours, Iced Coffee is a colour for you. This strong neutral colour can be worn in any season and can also be complimented with any other shade from the palette for a pop of colour, preferably Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Gray.
Lilac Gray and Limpet Shell
The soft and subtle neutrality of Lilac Gray combines hints of purple with splashes of grey. This indispensable colour will not go out of fashion if invested in, as it can be worn as a basic for everyday use. It can also be combined with Fiesta, Green Flash and Iced Coffee. Contrary to this, Limpet Shell is a refreshing blue with a slight hint of green. This fresh colour is clean and clear, perfect for spring and the warmer months ahead. Limpet shell can be paired with Iced Coffee, Peach Echo and Rose Quartz.
Left: Karen Walker
Right: Rachel Antonoff