Women’s Pantone Fashion Trend Color Report 2013:
“The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “The same can be said for fashion as we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new. This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”
Emerald, Pantone Color of the Year, is a lively, radiant green, that inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being. Try Emerald Swarovski Element Crystal.
Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity akin to its green counterpart, Grayed Jade. Both of these colors act as the season’s newest neutrals. Try Denim Blue Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose. Try Erinite Swarovski Elements Crystal.
African Violet is a statement color that brings a touch of intrigue to the palette, as purples often do, and can be incorporated into many unexpected combinations. Try Light Amethyst Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Linen is light and airy, providing a nudelike basic that is a must have for spring. Try Silk Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Lemon Zest brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast. Try Light Topaz Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Tender Shoots, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful. Try Peridot Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Monaco Blue is a classic shade that offers both stability and depth to the entire palette. Try Dark Indigo Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Nectarine, a bright, effervescent citrus orange with coral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor. Try Rose Peach Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade. Whether it’s a knockout dress or a kiss on the lips, every woman’s wardrobe and beauty essentials should include this spirited, true red. Try Light Siam Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Men’s Pantone Fashion Trend Color Report 2013:
Similar to the women’s palette, the menswear colors for spring emphasize the need for balance with soothing neutrals accented by an array of energizing brights.
Emerald, Pantone Color of the Year, remains a powerful and brilliant jewel tone, perfect for men’s accessories and sportswear. Try Emerald Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Dusk Blue, reminiscent of the calming tones of an evening sky, both act as staple, yet novel neutrals. Try Denim Blue Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green. Try Erinite Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Alloy, a reliable mid-tone gray, is a necessity for spring. An easy, lightweight alternative to Black for the warmer months, Alloy makes a strong statement without the weight. Try Black Diamond Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Sunflower, a robust yellow, offers an earthy, Dijon-like flavor, that when combined with Emerald and Monaco Blue, creates a sophisticated update to a familiar combination. Try Sunflower Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Linen, an off-white, complexion-flattering hue, pairs well with many colors. Look for it combined with Grayed Jade, Alloy or Monaco Blue for classic combinations that balance light, mid and deep tones. Try Silk Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Tidal Foam is reminiscent of the sea washing onto the shore, driven by the force of the waves. With its slight hint of green, it’s this spring’s answer to khaki as the perfect neutral. Try Sand Opal Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Monaco Blue naturally has an air of masculinity, providing stability and depth to the palette. Pair it with Grayed Jade and Emerald for a strong, classic mixture. Try Dark Indigo Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Vibrant Orange, an animated, striking hue, provides vigor and enthusiasm. Try Sun Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Poppy Red, dynamic and exciting, it plays a vital role in men’s fashion trends for spring and summer. Try Light Siam Swarovski Elements Crystal.
Have a Colorful Day! – Allie