New York—Want a burst of optimism? Pantone has just the right dosage.
Playful and breezy are two words to describe Pantone’s Top 10 colors for Spring 2012, and this is evident in what’s been parading down the New York runways during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Reflecting different moods, these colors feature vivid brights, soft muted tones and fun-loving pastels.
“Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
“They have learned how color can help them alter a mood and provide the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations.”
Pantone’s Top 10 Spring Colors
Below are Pantone’s Top 10 top colors, as used by designers at New York fashion week:
Cabaret (Pantone 18-2140): A sensual, intense rosy red is scintillating and sexy. Expect lots of it for summer clothing and cosmetics. Designer: Betsey Johnson
Natural Versatile Neutrals
Adding practicality to the season’s brights are a palette of natural neutrals.
The Spring 2012 Pantone color report is also available for free download.