Saturday, February 9, 2008

Pantone Selects Colors for Spring 2008

Designers Dive into Color for Spring

Refreshing splashes of invigorating brights punctuate classic, versatile neutrals as designers offer a playful spring palette for endless exploration and creative combinations. Variations on popular colors such as energizing red, cool, waterborne blue and eco-friendly greens also play a key role this season.

“The spring ‘08 color palette perfectly reflects the cheerfulness of the season,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Stabilizing neutrals combined with pops of brighter colors to create unique, distinctive looks are the basis for a great spring and summer wardrobe.”

The top 10 spring 2008 colors for women:
Snorkel Blue (PANTONE 19-4049)
Freesia (PANTONE 14-0852)
Daiquiri Green (PANTONE 12-0435)
Croissant (PANTONE 16-0924)
Rococco Red (PANTONE 18-1652)
Silver Gray (PANTONE 14-0000)
Spring Crocus (PANTONE 17-3020)
Cantaloupe (PANTONE 15-1239)
Pink Mist (PANTONE 13-2805)
Golden Olive (PANTONE 16-0639)

Reds, Purples and Pinks
Spring Crocus is one of the most wearable and prettiest hues as it mixes pinkish lavender and soft purple.
Pink Mist is a cool, crisp shade of lavender pink, very subtle and flattering.
Cantaloupe is a warm, soft peachy pink, reminiscent of soft rose petals.
Rococco Red is an exciting and invigorating pinkish red, which blends boldly with other pinks and purples.
Greens and Blues
Daiquiri Green a subtle earth-tone, soft and gentle like the first buds of spring. An elegant pastel minty-green that compliments one of the season’s keynote colors Silver Gray.
Snorkel Blue is an energetic bolder blue, providing warmth and sophistication.
Yellows and Browns
Freesia, exactly as the name suggests, mirrors the bold yellow vibrance of the freesia flower. Cheerful and friendly, this browny yellow is uplifting and inviting.
Golden Olive needs no introduction. Soft pastel mixes of greens and browns suits most skin tones. The color of this almost-ripe Mediterranean olive provides a sound base for this season's creations.
Keynote Color
Silver Gray, soft subtle and versatile, flattering and elegant, this keynote color replaces the harsh black of the winter. Perfect for the transparent fabrics which designers favor for spring. Reflecting a natural hue found in mother-nature’s garden Silver Gray is the color of fur, pebbles and springtime clouds.

You can view the full report here: Spring 2008 as a pdf file

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