Thursday, September 05, 2013


Today Pantone® released their fashion colors for Spring 2014 during the first day of New York Fashion Week. The colors are described as ‘A Season of Color Equilibrium’. “This season consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium”, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allow for experimentation with new look and color combinations.”

Designers have paired soft pastels with vivid brights for spring 2014 to create a colorful equilibrium. The colors are inspired by a "mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women". Designers use color to refresh, revive and defy with this modern twist on the traditional.

The top colors for women's fashion for spring 2014 are:
      PLACID BLUE - pastel blue that is reminiscent of tranquil skies
      VIOLET TULIP - romantic, vintage purple
      HEMLOCK - summery, ornamental green
      PALOMA - quintessential neutral grey
      SAND - lightly toasted and amiable neutral
   Strong, Vibrant Colors
      FREESIA - blazing yellow
      CAYENNE - spicy, high-pitched red
      CELOSIA ORANGE - fresh orange 
      RADIANT ORCHID - bright, rich purple
      DAZZLING BLUE - a subtler shade of cobalt blue

Dazzling Blue is currently trending as the Color of the Year for 2014.  WWD has reported that 17.05 percent of designers used this hue in their spring 2014 fashions for women. The color may feel very familiar - it's being compared to “Facebook Blue”. 

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