I don’t really follow New York fashion week, but I did see a mid-week blurb announcing Pantone’s top colors for spring 2015.
If you’re not familiar, this is ground zero for fashion forecasting. Hot colors for fall 2014 were predicted to be cobalt blue, burgundy, and olive, among others, and I’ve definitely seen these on the racks and online.
In doubt? Check out the two new colors of Tieks that just debuted:
That’s the Gospel According to Pantone in action.
Spring 2015 colors include:
- Aquamarine: Sea and sky blue (Personal favorite)
- Scuba Blue: A vibrant, deep turquiose blue (Another favorite)
- Lucite Green: Soft mint
- Classic Blue
- Toasted Almond
- Strawberry Ice: Soft pink
- Custard: Soft yellow/cream
- Marsala: Wine
- Glacier Gray
Most of these are cool tones. See samples here.
I am most excited about Scuba Blue, which reminds me of the color of my favorite C&C California shirt ever, although there it was called “Steve.”
I wore that Steve shirt until it disintegrated, so pretty was the shade of blue and so soft was the cotton. This is one time I wish I was a hoarder and would have had the foresight to stock up on those shirts.
Here’s Scuba Blue: