Pantone Names Top 10 Colors of Spring 2017

We don’t necessarily believe that the outrageous and impractical designs that go down runways at fashion shows have much bearing on everyday wear or promotional apparel, but one area it can set real-world trends is color.

Just ask Pantone, which released its top 10 colors of spring 2017 after recently attending New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Pantone team looked at each outfit from the approximately 119 scheduled shows and presentations at NYFW to determine which color variations appeared most often.

Here is the top 10:

  1. Niagara (Pantone 17-4123)

  2. Primrose Yellow (Pantone 13-0755)

  3. Lapis Blue (Pantone 19-4045)

  4. Flame (Pantone 17-1462)

  5. Island Paradise (Pantone 14-4620)

  6. Pale Dogwood (Pantone 13-1404)

  7. Greenery (Pantone 15-0343)

  8. Pink Yarrow (Pantone 17-2034)

  9. Kale (Pantone 18-0107)

  10. Hazelnut (Pantone 14-1315)

Many of these hues invoke the colors of nature and, as demonstrated by designers at NYFW, blend together nicely.

Blue continues to remain a spring staple, with three blue Pantone colors, all of which bring an extra dose of energy to the classics, not only making it into the top 10, but the top 5.

And for those looking for something familiar, Pale Dogwood calls to mind the feelings of Rose Quartz, one of two colors Pantone chose for Color of the Year 2016.

For full article originally published 9-21-2016 click here

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