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Colour Trends for Spring 2017

The colour experts at Pantone have done their annual research and have concluded that the hottest of the colour trends for Spring 2017 is a lovely deep sky-blue colour called Niagara.

Niagra – The Top Colour Trent for Spring 2017

Pantone’s Colour Intelligence says that Niagara is:

Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.”

The Top Ten Colour Trends for Spring 2017

Niagara fits into a top ten that includes three shades of blue, two greens, two pinks (possibly three, if we included Hazelnut as a shade of pink) an orange and a yellow.

The Top Ten Colour Trends for Spring 2017

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

By contrast to the muted tone of Niagara, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue

At the blue end of the spectrum and conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

PANTONE 17-1462 Flame

A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.

PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise

Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.

PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood

Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery

Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow

Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, un-ignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating colour that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.

PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut

Rounding off the spring 2017 colours is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional colour that effortlessly connects the seasons.




Trending Colours for Spring 2016

The colour gurus at the Pantone Fashion Colour Report tell us that spring 2016 the trending colours will

Transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.

(Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute)

Fashion and jewellery designers have gone for a range of colours that refer to the natural world and evoke tranquility and relaxation.

There are also influences in the colours of the urban design and of vegetation. There are also hints of travel in the colour palette. Sometimes these influences appear as unexpected combinations of colours.

It is easy to see the influence of artists in this spring’s styles and colours. In particular the styles of Matisse and Picasso shine through. The destinations of Cuba, the Caribbean and South America come to mind as designers play with vibrant colours that are combined with relaxing, classic and more natural tones.

For Spring 2016, there are no colours only for women or only for men.

The Trending Colours for Spring 2016

Rose Quartz PANTONE 13-1520

The soothing colours are led by Rose Quartz, which is a Pantone colour as well as a semi-precious gemstone. Rose Quartz represents compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.

Rose Quartz. Pantone 13-1520

Peach Echo PANTONE 16-1548

Shades of orange are well established and this spring’s variant is Peach Echo, a shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.

Peach Echo Pantone 16-1548

Serenity PANTONE 15-3919

Blue is well-represented in the Spring colours. The first of these is reminiscent of the expanse of the blue sky in spring. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.

Pantone 15-3919 Serenity

Snorkel Blue PANTONE 19-4049

A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue is probably part of the  navy blue family, but with a happier, seaside feel. The name alone implies holidays and escape.

Pantone 19-4049 Snorkel Blue

Buttercup PANTONE 12-0752

One of the more vibrant colours for Spring 2016 is this Buttercup  yellow. Again, this evokes sunshine and holidays.

Pantone 12-0752 Buttercup

Limpet Shell PANTONE 13-4810

Continuing the seaside and holiday theme, Limpet shell is a shade of aquamarine that suggests clarity and freshness. With crisp and modern influences it also evokes tranquility.

Pantone 13-4810 Limpet Shell

Lilac Gray PANTONE 16-3905

The feature colours in any collection need neutrals to offset and bring forward their brilliance. Lilac Grey is, as its name suggests, a subtle lilac hint to classic grey.

Paantone 16-3905-Lilac-Gray

Fiesta PANTONE 17-1564

In a palette of muted, relaxing colours, the vivid red of Fiesta adds a touch of vivid, fiery excitement. Here is another reference to holidays, and to a Latin temperament.

Pantone 17-1564 Fiesta

Iced Coffee PANTONE 15-1040

Another muted, neutral colour brings an earthy quality that provides a base for designs using the blues, green and yellow hues. Iced Coffee is a softer earthy colour than the deeper browns.

Pantone 15-1040 Iced Coffee

Green Flash PANTONE 15-0146

At first glance Green Flash appears to be the sore thumb in this colour collection. However, when combined with the other colours, it adds more of nature’s influence to inspire designers.

Pantone 15-0146 Green Flash

The top ten trending colours for men’s and women’s fashion for Spring 2016 are:

  • PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz
  • PANTONE 16-1548 Peach Echo
  • PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity
  • PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue
  • PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup
  • PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell
  • PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Gray
  • PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta
  • PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee
  • PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash

Source: http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2016&pid=11

The Trending Colour for Autumn 2014

Pantone Radiant Orchid

The Colour Gurus

Pantone is probably best known as the standard by which printing ink colours are standardised, but the company that effectively sets the standards for colours across the whole range of products and designs. This means that  they have a huge interest in keeping track of the forthcoming trends. However, the colour is, by no means, decided on a whim.

World-wide Research

Designers, bloggers, manufacturers, retailers and a host of fashion leaders in clothing, pop culture, technology, music, travel, and even the weather, search the world for emerging colour trends. Although it’s much more sophisticated than simply making a note of what’s hot on the catwalk or in the magazines. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at Pantone said, “It has to resonate around the world, to express in colour what is taking place in the global zeitgeist.”

As far back as last Spring, the experts, including fashion designers Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi got together with Pantone get together for a secret two-day meeting where everyone presents their top choice. There is apparently lots of debate ensues about the merits of each colour until a conclusion is eventually reached.


As well as the colour itself, the symbolism is important in the selection process.

This year the symbolism is that of purple, which is known for its magical, creative  and innovative properties.

Once the colour of the year is agreed upon, Pantone refines and defines the exact tint. They explore how it can be used in many different ways; in fabrics for fashion and in decorating, in makeup  and in print for advertising and packaging, among other things.

In the end, what it means to your jewellery or shoe collection is up to you, but expect to see a lot of the shimmery pinkish-purple during this coming autumn!

Radiant Orchid in Jewellery

A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of colour options.

Jewellery including Radiant Orchid Tones

Work is well under way to set 2015’s Colour of the Year which we are predicting to be a shade of blue. We’ll find out when it’s announced at the end of the year.