Ode To The Color Gods: This Spring's Colors And How To Wear Them

Spring is here, and so is the annual release of Pantone Institute's Spring Colors. From Leatrice Eisman, the Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute:

This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months.

Some seasons,we just don’t get it. Remember that awful chartreuse populating the runways not too long ago? Even the models couldn't pull it off.  This season, however, is super special, because all of the colors are colors we love! Not only are they gorgeous for their aesthetic value but they are colors in which women look and feel good.

This season's colors are super special because they are colors in which women look and feel good.

Aside from our own proclivity for Aquamarine and Toasted Almond, we feel like this charming, retro palate offers all women some great choices to celebrate the season.


PANTONE 14-4313 Aquamarine

"Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer."

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PANTONE 16-4725 Scuba Blue

"This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy."

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PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite® Green

"Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Lucite® Green has a minty glow. "

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PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

"Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette, Classic Blue is a shade that is strong and reliable."

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PANTONE 14-1213 Toasted Almond

"A sun-tanned neutral, Toasted Almond offers comforting warmth and is indicative of a spontaneous spring, summer feeling."

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PANTONE 16-1720 Strawberry Ice

"Strawberry Ice is suggestive of a cooling and refreshing delicacy, yet its warmth as a color is quite appealing."

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PANTONE 15-1247 Tangerine

"Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile."

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PANTONE 13-0720 Custard

"Engaging with its soft and mellow warmth and full of good feelings, subtle Custard has an affable and easy disposition."

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PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala

"Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul."

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PANTONE 14-4102 Glacier Gray

"Nature’s most perfect neutral, Glacier Gray is a shade that is timeless. "

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Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, Classic Blue, Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala and Glacier Grey thrown together in a closet generate “the remembrance of retro delights, folkloric and floral art...a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle." Leatrice Eiseman knows what she's talking about.

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