As part of today’s current Women’s Wear Daily news, Pantone has come out with a chart that best represents the most popular colors we can expect to see douse the apparel’s Spring 2011 season.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “This time, everything is a little more exotic. It really has to do with everything that is happening in the world. There is still a lot of concern about the economy and life in general. It is very natural that designers would have those things in their thought process as they choose their colors.”
Below are Pantone’s picks, followed by their appeal reason. And then I’ve included a few picks from our website that incorporate one or more of these colors. Real men do wear pastels!
A flirtatious and feel-good color.
Blues have been gaining momentum with the fashion flock. As a cooling tone, regatta has a calming appeal.
3. CORAL ROSE
Exotic oranges have been around for several seasons. It’s a bright Spring color.
Yellows have been gaining ground in recent seasons and the popularity of beeswax is an extension of that.
Many people have learned that green works well as a neutral and are more inclined to wear it on a more regular basis.
6. BLUE CURACAO
Carmen Marc Valvo and Nary Manivong are fans of this one. Blue Curacao’s strong showing taps into the interest in turquoise, which was Pantone’s 2010 color of the year.
Russet, like silver peony, has a slightly peachy tone. Both shades represent a wide range of nude tones. Wonderful against many different skin tones.
8. SILVER PEONY
Ethereal and peachy, silver peony appeals to many women.
The purple family has come on strong in the past few years. “Purple is the most creative color,” Eiseman said. “Lavender is very popular with people in fashion. It comes from a marriage of blue and red, which are absolute opposites. Artistic and creative people get that.”
10. SILVER CLOUD
Ports 1961 and Ella Moss are a few that looked skyward. A good background color.