Twice per year, color authority Pantone releases a hotly anticipated report predicting color trends for the coming six months. Pantone Color Reports draw inspiration from trends in the fashion world and are an invaluable guide for designers and design lovers.
The Spring 2017 Color Report evokes freshness, renewal, and health. It features the Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, accompanied by a selection of nine other dynamic shades sure to combine in interesting ways.
“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” writes Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, in the official forecast announcement at pantone.com. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”
Getting the Spring look by introducing accessories and accents in this season’s big colors.
Primrose Yellow 13-075 – Sunny, optimistic Primrose Yellow brings all the light and fun you’d expect to the springtime palette.
Pale Dogwood 13-1404 – Pale Dogwood is a peaceful pale pink that recalls new blossoms and practically radiates calm.
Hazelnut 14-1315 – Neutrals are moving in some interesting directions this year, with ever-popular greys and grieges taking a backseat. Could subtle, gentle Hazelnut be the neutral for you?
Island Paradise 14-4620 – Luminous Island Paradise is a tropical blue-green that invites the viewer to dive right in.
Greenery 15-0343 – Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 is a refreshing, optimistic color, intended to set the viewer thinking about new beginnings and the joys of the great outdoors.
Lapis Blue 19-4045 – Lapis Blue, like the stone from which it takes its name, virtually glows with rich, deep tones.
Kale 18-0107 – Kale is a robust green which is more reserved than Greenery, but still suggests the health-giving properties of time spent in nature.
Niagara 17-4123 – Niagara is a calm and relaxed blue, reminiscent of deep water and fresh denim.
Pink Yarrow 17-2034 – Vibrant and fearless, Pink Yarrow echoes the bold beauty of its namesake flower.
Flame 17-1462 – Red-orange Flame rounds off the Spring 2017 palette with an infusion of heat and spice.