PANTONE unveiled Fashion Color Report Spring 2013, a comprehensive overview of designers' use of color in their upcoming collections. 

 As much thought this season, designers address consumers' desire for self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize says Pantone writer. The color direction for spring builds upon these compelling needs with a palette that mixes dynamic brights with novel neutrals to create a harmonious balance. This allows for unique combinations that offer practicality and versatility, but at the same time, demand attention and earn an appreciative glance.  I couldnt have said it any better myself.

The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to the many shades in our natural surroundings, this season's greens offer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all other hues. Like the first signs of spring, Tender Shoots (our 836 Kiwi), a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful, while Grayed Jade (Our 731 Jade), a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose. Sophisticated Emerald (our 731 Jade), a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being. From one extreme to the other, combining all three greens presents an intriguing choice much like Mother Nature intended.  

Exotic African Violet (our 1028 Lilac) 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 pairing it with exuberant Poppy Red (our 626 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.

Nectarine (450 Tangerine), a bright, effervescent citrus orange with coral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor while cheerful Lemon Zest (426 Yellow) brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.

Signifying the time of day when everything starts to wind down, Dusk Blue (928 Sky 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. For an unexpected mix, pair Dusk Blue with the intensity of Nectarine. A warm neutral, Linen (our 149 Blush) is light and airy, providing a nude-like basic that is a must have for spring. Try pairing Linen with Grayed Jade or Dusk Blue. Anchoring Monaco Blue (933 Royal Blue) is a classic shade that offers both stability and depth to the entire palette. Combine Monaco Blue with Poppy Red and Linen, or Monaco Blue and Emerald for a fresh collegiate look.

Read more: Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2013 - Dexigner



Read more: Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2013 - Dexigner


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