Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Color Report: 2014

    The Fashion week in New York is on right now! A time when the biggest designers show off their collections for the following spring, establishing the trends and styles that will eventually trickle down into the department stores. And so, naturally, the internet starts filing Trend Reports and talking about the hot must-haves for Spring.
Here in the real world, we're still rolling ourselves in long comfy scarfs and sweaters, moving all our attention on the Fashion Week trends, in order to jump on trends before they hit mainstream. 
So let's just incorporate the future "must-have" colors into our wardrobe.

Official Color of SPRING 2014:#1 Dazzling Blue

 A familiar color that a lot of women will already have in their wardrobe, Pantone named this the official color of spring 2014 — after 17.05% of designers used this color in their collections. Take a look at some "Dazzling Blue" items that you can buy and wear now before the rest of your friends catch on to the trend...

#2: Violet Tulip

The top 3 colors for 2014 show a cooler color palette, so keep that in mind when you're out shopping. Pantone claims that — aside from being a romantic and nostalgic lavender-like color — Violet Tulip is reminiscent of "Downton Abbey's" Lady Mary. Expect this color to pop up more in the coming months.

#3: Radiant Orchid

Pantone cites Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton as fans of this purple-pink shade. (Kate Middleton wore a Radiant Orchard dress for her first official portrait with Prince George.)

#4: Celosia Orange

A bold, bright, Sunkist-shaded version of last year's Tangerine Tango. In contrast to 2012's Color of the Year, this is a more classic orange.


#5: Freesia

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, credits Freesia as having "good positive connotations," and "conjuring up images of spring."

#6: Cayenne/Red

                         An exotic red-orange color adds a little spice to the overwhelmingly "cool" color palette for  2014.

#7: Placid Blue

A cool, calm color reminiscent of the sky. You also might recognize it as the same color as Kate Middleton's post-baby plka dot dress.Clearly she's a huge influencer for the fashion world.

#8: Paloma

A grounding neutral for the bold and bright colors of Spring. 

#9: Sand

A warmer version of beige, which helps to tie in the rest of the colors. 
#10: Hemlock/mint

The "green" trend continues (first we had a mint explosion in 2012, and then Emerald was hailed Color of the Year for 2013), and Hemlock is a pretty yet unexpected addition. (According to Pantone, 5.30% of designers used Hemlock in their spring collections.)


 So, we now know the hottest colors that everyone will be wearing in 2014. All of which we can start buying now, before everyone else catches on.
 Good luck beauties!!! ;)

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