Top 10 Fashion Colors for Spring 2014
the words of Antonia
leading fashion correspondent, (as told to Women Fitness) "For me, spring/summer
'14 is about embracing brights and being brave; why not wear a mono-coloured
outfit for a sharp evening look? Or if you are more minimal, tonal shades of
cream and white look fresh and chic when wore top-to-toe. Sporty luxe is a sleek
style that everyone can tap into via a silky bomber jacket, pleated mini skirt
and trainers (if you can't stretch to Chanel, go for New Balance.)"
Fashion Colors this Spring-Summer'14 takes a modern twist by pairing soft
pastels with vivid bright to create a colorful equilibrium. Confident women,
designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.
In the words of Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color InstituteŽ
"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."
Placid Blue: It can be serve as a neutral color, tranquil,
calmness and one that works with every other color. Brides can
be found choosing this shade of blue for her Georgia wedding and placid blue
works well with every other color in the color spectrum. This mood-mellowing
tone can also be seen in some of our favorite home remodels as decorative
accents, washed walls, and architectural details.
Violet Tulip: a
vintage mix color, it will stand on its own and mix well with every other
color of spectrum. Can stand on its own. If you are looking for a little
Violet Tulip to spice your spring wardrobe up
go for a pair of tulip earrings.
Hemlock: Similar to
the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental
green, provides a decorative touch that's very different from the greens of
recent seasons. A Hemlock backpack or pastel nails look great accompanying
outfits and really pop against black.
Sand: This lightly
toasted and amiable neutral conjures images of the beach and the carefree
days of summer. Try pairing Hemlock and Sand for a perfect, natural balance.
Paloma: serves as a
quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with
any color for sophisticated poise.
Cayenne: This is a
high-pitched red that adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals and heightens
the excitement when mixed with Freesia. Cayenne adds instant warmth and
cheerfulness when added in fashion, designs or interiors.
Freesia: This tropical, floral-inspired shade of blazing yellow
is filled with warmth and energy.
Celosia Orange :This
is an optimistic, spontaneous hue of orange that pairs well with Violet
Tulip for a captivating vision--much like a setting summer sun.
Radiant Orchid: This bold
shade of purple is a visual
counterpoint to Violet Tulip. It is a color that inspires confidence and
emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that
draws you in with its beguiling charm. The best complementary color for
orchid purple is yellow. However, if you're looking for a little vibrancy,
try wearing it with orange, coral, teal, hot pink and fuchsia.
Dazzling Blue: This is
a scintillating shade of blue--the polar opposite to Placid Blue. While
spring is traditionally a time for floral and pastels, 2014 will see
dazzling blue gracing the spring wardrobe.
"Summer 2014 is somehow already filled with light blue and orange shades. I love
the tranquillity of blue and the fierceness of orange for spring." says Tamara
Kallinic, fashion expert and blogger in an interview to Women Fitness.
When selecting your core neutral colors, keep in mind that dark fabrics recede
and make the wearer look thinner, and light fabrics advance and make the wearer
Dated 14 March 2014