Pantone is known by many for their annual color of the year announcement as well as their ability to accurately communicate color across all aspects of design. While many probably know about the color of the year, “Greenery”, what some may not know is that they also come out with a color report every spring and fall. The spring report has been out since last September and includes colors that are bright and vivid as well as some that convey a sense of earthiness. However, all are reminiscent of hues that surround us in nature in an attempt to create a mixture of vitality, relaxation, and the great outdoors. While this may not be new to some of you, here are some ideas of how to incorporate these vibrant colors into your summer style.
PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
Primrose Yellow is bursting with heat and vitality and takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days. The perfect color for summer!
PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood
Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade which creates an aura of innocence and purity. This unobtrusive hue is a subtle pink that allows it to be intermingled throughout the seasons.
PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut
A key neutral for spring, Hazelnut brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious with inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.
PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise
Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that creates a sense of relaxation. This cool blue green shade speaks to our dream of the great escape and is representative of tropical settings as well as our desire to unwind.
PANTONE 17-1462 Flame
A red-based orange, Flame, is expressive and fun loving. Colorful and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to any space.
PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical hue that is alluring and exciting. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, this lively color is a captivating and stimulating, which can lift spirits and gets the adrenaline going.
PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara
Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. This is a classic denim-like blue that sets the stage for ease and relaxation.
PANTONE 18-0107 Kale
Kale isn’t just a leafy green associated with a healthy lifestyle. Evocative of the great outdoors, Kale is a foliage-based green that invokes one’s desire to connect to nature. Just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade is the perfect hue to complement the more vibrant tones in the palette.
PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue
Conveying vibrant energy is the next color on the list. Lapis Blue is strong and confident, which creates an intense blue permeating with an inner radiance.
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery
Finally for the color of the year, Greenery, which is a tangy yellow-green. Bringing forth a refreshing take, this hue speaks to our need to explore, experiment, and reinvent. Expressive of flourishing foliage, Greenery signals one to take a deep breath and recharge
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