Want to know what colours are going to be red-hot? (That was funny, because red is a colour)
Pantone has released their Spring 2011 fashion colour report.
Pantone is the most universally recognised colour system, so you know they're totally on the ball here.
Spring / Summer, this is a watermelon looking colour, perfect for bright sunny days (Bring on the good weather!) Very girly but can be playful if worn right at any age.
Blues are widely loved. The first ranking colour with men, and second highest colour with women. You can't go wrong, this blue is also calming as well as bright. I love this blue, I would recommend trying it in smaller sections, depending on your skin tone. i.e. don’t bust out pants in this hue. *clown alert*
I personally am not a fan or orange, I don’t like it, I don’t wear it much, and this colour comes far too close. However, orange is associated with energy and a lot of people suit this coral tone. People with warm skin tones can wear this every which way, tops scarves jewellery, this is set to be a big colour, with designers already playing around with this daring, un-rhyming*, striking colour.
*You haven't heard that nothing rhymes with the word orange?
Yellows are getting more and more popular, originally quite a hard colour to wear, as it can drain your face of colour, this yellow isn’t acidic, it has a warmer tone and 13% of designers used this colour.
Green is also one that people tend to stay away from. A cross between pastel green and an extension of the khaki / military trend that’s hanging around, this colour is bound to be quite popular. Because of this military trend, people have learnt green can work well as a neutral if teamed with browns, greys and blacks. It fits in well with the colour palette and this soft shade will work well in keeping with the creams, nudes and pastels trend.
Is it just me or does this make you think of alcohol? This is a cross between the teal / turquoise and the previous blue, not as bright, can be worn much more easily in large segments and by any age. This is also working with the pastel trend, but embraces the brightness of spring!
This colour is a very warm tone. Brown was originally quite a dull and disliked colour but it's warm tones and ability to be matched with so many other colours, also as a good alternative to black has made it more popular. This colour can keep in with the nude trend as well, as many different skin tones are present, with some darker women opting to wear browns and dark corals and musky pink / brown, this works well.
Do I need to say it again? Nudes, creams pastels, this trend is going to be big. A Peony by the way, is a flower, so this is a romantic colour, very feminine.
People is a creative colour, it’s a combination of red and blue which are opposites, so it's a very interesting colour. Not worn very often, regal purple is associated with royalty. This pastel colour however (yes, pastels again) is a softer version that is much more adaptable.
Where would we be without silver? Unless worn in metallic, this soft colour is grey, a great neutral and a good colour to offset with another pastel, or any of the colours you can see above. I wear a LOT of grey, another great alternative to black which can often be quite heavy and morbid. With the pastel and nude trend being very popular, its best to wear a grey with it as your base colour to complete the look without looking like walking fairly floss!
What colours are you going to be wearing?