Splashesof Sunshinefor Spring2010
Designers bring splashes of sunshine to therunway for spring 2010. Vibrant brights add asense of excitement to the color palette, whilepractical neutrals provide a safety net forcautious consumers.“Now more than ever, women are vigilant whenit comes to spending,” said Leatrice Eiseman,executive director of the Pantone Color Institute
.“Instead of reinventing their wardrobe at thestart of each season, consumers want pieces tocomplement what they already own. Pairing abold color with a basic piece or freshening uptheir look with bright accents addresses theneed for practicality, as well as fun.”Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacationsin cool, vibrant, tropical
This soothinghue from the blue-green family conjures feelingsof escape, especially when paired with
With more warmth than the typical springnavy, this particular shade of blue is extremelyappealing because of its brighter, more energeticattitude. Like the scent of a blossoming flower,
lends a romantic air to the warm-weatherpalette. This intriguing purplish hue is a distinctiveaddition to any wardrobe. Yellow has made its mark on fashion and springwill further this trend with gleaming
Reminiscent of the first glimpse of yellow as thesun begins to rise over the horizon, this shimmering,slightly greenish yellow adds a bold infusion.Energy continues to surge throughout the warmerhues of spring, leading to provocative
This inviting orange connects directly totangy
this season’s classic red.Pair it with Turquoise for a retro look. Thoughtful, cautious neutrals provide a dependablebackbone to the brights of spring. Kick back andenjoy the bubbly luxury of
Thisdelicate, wispy tint is the season’s newest neutral. The melding of Pink Champagne, Tomato Puréeand Amparo Blue is a refreshing take on the classicspringtime combination of red, white and blue. Three additional neutrals round out the palette.
a warm beige hue, provides the perfectbackdrop and works well as a solid base color withdynamic accents like Fusion Coral or Violet.
is the ultimate green neutral, pairing well withall other colors. Ideal for bigger ticket items, cool
is the eternal, practical gray. Choosethis nuanced neutral and add brightly coloredexclamation points in shoes, jewelry and handbags.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, SEPTEMBER 10 – 17, 2009
TurquoisePANTONE15-5519Tomato PuréePANTONE18-1661Fusion CoralPANTONE16-1543 VioletPANTONE16-3320TuscanyPANTONE16-1219 AuroraPANTONE12-0642 Amparo BluePANTONE18-3945Pink ChampagnePANTONE12-1107Dried HerbPANTONE17-0627EucalyptusPANTONE15-0513