Spring’s key colour trends 2013!
Pantone Colour Institute have released their Spring 2013 colour fashion predictions and like many fashion trends interiors soon catch on. They have created a beautiful palette of Spring colours which mix dynamic brights with soft neutrals to create a harmonious balance. The executive director Leatrice Eiseman says “The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives. 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.” The colour direction for Spring builds upon consumers desires for self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize. This has allowed for a unique combination of colours that combine practicality and versatility but at the same time demand attention and earn appreciation.
Just like Autumns colour report, the presence of green is undeniable, after all Pantone crowned Emerald as its colour of the year. These greens are similar to shades that we see in Spring surroundings, they offer a perfect foundation to the other colours featured. Emerald is a lively, radiant green, its sophisticated and inspires insight and clarity. To contrast, Pantone have added a vibrant green called Tender Shoots which is active, invigorating and cheerful, whilst Grayed Jade is a subtle hue with a grey undertone which brings about a mood of quiet reflection and relaxation. I think you will agree that combining all three greens presents an intriguing palette.
Said to be inspired by the water’s elements, Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity and is said to signify the time of the day, it has been described as the ‘zen blue’ for its calming qualities. From one blue to another, the classic shade of Monaco Blue adds strength and depth to the entire palette. This hue falls somewhere in-between sapphire and cobalt blue. The colour of Spring flowers, African Violet adds freshness to the palette whilst creating a statement. Leatrise Eismen says “African violet is not a knock-your-socks-off purple, but it still has a little kick to it. Whilst Poppy Red is a spirited, true red which is set to be a celebratory shade this year with more people wearing it in their attire this year. There is definitely a huge orange movement so bright Nectarine, a lively citrus takes its place in the palette which adds a burst of flavour and cheerfulness. Lemon Zest, a refreshing and pleasant colour signifies a bright Summers day and is a burst of energy in the colour palette, it is a really strong attention-getter. Lastly, the palettes only neutral – Linen a warm neutral which is light and airy, providing a nude-like basic that is a must have for Spring.
It will be no time before we start seeing them appear in interiors. Below are some interiors that already infuse some of these colours!
To read the Autumn key colour trend 2013 click here
To read about Pantone’s colour of the year click here
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