Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pantone's 2014 Spring Colors!

Pantone FCR Spring 2014 // which colors would you like to see on a #connectedinhope scarf?
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Pantone released their Spring fashion color report for 2014 recently. I, for one, am quite in love with the colors this Spring. I saw the palate and the colors were not only original, but they all blended well. The palate is the perfect balance between soft pastels and vivid brights. It was inspired by "blooming flowers, travels abroad, and strong, confident women." So basically, all the awesome things in life.

It is ONLY February and snow is still blanketing the ground around the country, but Spring is going to be here before you know it, and you know what that means? That's right! Days at the beach, spring break vacations, and constant warm weather! Also, let's not forget the essentials! J.Crew Shorts, Lily Pulitzer tumblers, Kate Spade Sunglasses, and Jack Rogers. Sigh. It seems so far away.

 I always love adding new additions to my wardrobe for each season, and what can be more helpful than Pantone's Fashion Color Trends for Spring 2014 helping me choose items for my wardrobe? 

Can there really be an "IT" color? Sure. In 2013 it was Emerald, but in 2014, the color is "Radiant Orchid". It's kind of like a vibrant pink-purple. So fab! This color palate is going to show up in designer home decoration collections and clothing lines all over the world. I can already see these colors influencing Spring and Summer weddings!


Pantone 2014 Spring
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This blue is so bold. I absolutely LOVE it. This is what Spring's all about...branching out of your comfort zone. If the color is a too bold for you, just pair a Dazzling Blue statement necklace with a white dress to make it pop!


Pantone 2014 Spring
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Violet Tulip is similar to the classic lavender. I have always thought that lavender is romantic and nostalgic. It also reminds me of England, probably because it's the color of royalty. A sweet and soft, pastel purple is just what I need to diversify my wardrobe this season.


Pantone 2014 Spring: Radiant Orchid
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Ah. Radiant Orchid. The color of the year. It's definitely bold. I have never quite been a fan of purple, but I am just dying to try it out. I can so see this at weddings and statement accessories. Love love love the Tory Burch Shoes, btw!


Pantone 2014 Spring
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Celosia Orange is such as classy color to me. It's not the tacky, Popsicle orange that everybody thinks of. It's more of a burnt, darker orange. When it's paired with some nude accessories I get kind of a vintage feeling.


Pantone 2014 Spring
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Nothing screams Spring like bright yellow. It reminds me of farmer's markets and bright lemons. It will definitely get me in the Spring-y mood. And doesn't psychology research say the color yellow makes you happier? Let's put it to the test.


Pantone 2014 Spring
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I don't know what it is about this color, but I LOVE it. The color itself is not pink, nor red, nor orange. It's kind of a mixture of all of them. Pink is my favorite color, so naturally, I'm ecstatic when I find different ways to wear it. This white peplum shirt is so chic with the Cayenne-colored pants.


Pantone 2014 Spring
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Something about this color makes me calm. It's not a sky blue, nor a light blue. It kind of has a grayish tint to it, making it very soothing. I paired it above with blush accessories, and I could not be happier with the color-combination. 


Pantone 2014 Spring
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Gray never goes out of style. This Spring, Gray is the new neutral. It blends with just about ANY color, whether it be a pastel or a bold primary. It's not just the color of t-shirts anymore. Adding it to your wardrobe will definitely give it some definition as well as softness.


Pantone 2014 Spring
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Words. Can. Not. Explain. My. Love. For. This. Color. It's not a beige, it's not a blush, it's not a tan... it's like all three of those colors blended into perfect harmony. This spring, I would definitely be on the lookout for sandy clothing. It's a bit warmer than tan, giving me that warm-Spring feel. Pantone put a twist on a classic neutral, and I just have to say, nice job. 


Pantone 2014 Spring
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Last but not least, Hemlock. While mint has been all the range over the past few years, this green is not necessary mint. It's a more unexpected shade of green. One that will surely stand out. It's not "acidic" if that makes sense. The color is soothing, almost like it has a darker undertone to it.



Stay Classy!