The future is bright, according to Pantone.
The color forecaster has predicted what the top hues will be this spring and they’re a cheery bunch. All of them pair well with Ultra Violet, Pantone’s color of the year. Taking a look at what fashionistas have been wearing on the sidewalks, not to mention the red carpets, these selections are spot on. Here’s a roundup of what we’re seeing now and what to expect as the world unthaws and spring wardrobes start making spirited appearances.
Subdued yet luscious, Ash Rose is a muted pink grounded in elegance. The shade enjoyed a spree on the red carpets a few months ago, worn by Thandie Newton and more celebs. Meanwhile, street style stars have incorporated the hue into their daily lives.
Evoking nature and healthy balance, this breezy light green was a designer favorite on the Spring 2018 catwalks. While it can be tricky to pair with other colors, it will never fail to conjure the mystique and grandness of the river it is named after.
A bold and robust reddish brown, Spiced Apple is as flavorful as its namesake. Our suspicion is that the deep, warm hue will really take hold in the second half of 2018.
Bright and buoyant Blooming Dahlia adds a lighthearted note to this year’s springtime mix. Take a tip from Darby Sanchfield and match it with Nile Green.
Dark enough to appear almost black in certain lighting, Sailor Blue is a trusty classic that will no doubt be a favorite throughout the year ahead. Add white stripes like Bella Heathcote and an instant nautical vibe results. Alternatively, look to style expert Caroline Issa for proof of how well this impressive shade pairs with Blooming Dahlia.
Somehow, trench coats never looked better than they did last Fashion Week, in part due to this trendy neutral tone. Warm Sand is refined and capable of being professional or adventurous, depending on the styling. Just compare the crisp outfits that billowed down Celine’s Spring 2018 catwalk to the rugged separates Veronika Heilbrunner picked out during Paris Fashion Week. — jas