Thursday, March 5, 2009

Color Predictions by Pantone


This article have been send to me by "Pantone Paint" and I think it's a great and colorful information that I like to share with everyone
in this dark economic time.
"Spring traditionally evokes a sense of freshness and new
beginnings, with sprouting shoots and blossoming flowers
that inspire designers to breakout of the winter doldrums.
Bright colors return to the top 10 list for spring ’09, as
designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections, yet
temper the vibrancy with deeper, translucent or neutral tones.
“New York’s fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes
with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues
address the need for stability in times of economic
uncertainty,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director
of the Pantone Color Institute® .
Fall ’08 saw blue and purple rise to the forefront of fashion.
As is often true, colors evolve from season to season, and
spring ’09 is no exception. Palace Blue, a favorite among
designers this season, takes a steadfast, classic, spring
navy-like tone and makes it sparkle. Paired with just about
any color in the report, it offers many intriguing spring
combinations. Taking purple in a lighter direction, Lavender
presents a softer, more summery hue, extending the mystical
aspects of purple available last fall.
As yellow continues to make its mark on the world of fashion,
tangy Super Lemon brings a fun, optimistic outlook to the
palette. Its luminosity is determined to evoke a smile and
attract the roving consumer’s eyes. Taking a cue from its
lemony neighbor, friendly and approachable Salmon Rose
also conveys an optimistic outlook. The subtlest of oranges,
Salmon Rose is flattering to most complexions and is
beautiful with a summer glow. Think sensual and seductive
Fuchsia Red for clothing, as well as lipstick and nail polish
selections, this spring. With its blue undertones, this cool red is
a real show-stopper, adding a sense of elegance to the palette.
Stabilizing neutrals provide practicality in a changing
economic landscape. Not your average beige, Rose Dust
breaks away from the typical neutrals associated with spring
by adding dimension with subtle rose undertones. And with
its bluish-green undertones, cool Slate Gray is a nuanced
neutral that can be paired with any of the other nine colors
in the report.
Three greens, each with their own distinct personality, round
out the color palette for spring ‘09, perpetuating the idea of
freshness and renewal. Vibrant Green, the quintessential
spring hue, brings a true verdancy to the palette in a time
of revitalization. Dark Citron, a citrus-inspired green, is
calmer and more serious than most, offering an element of
sophistication to the mix. Reflective Lucite Green, a clean,
clear subtle hue, adds a slight shimmer".

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