The coldest part of the winter may not yet be behind us, but at least we can now begin to think ahead to those times, not too far away, when we can put our winter coats and boots into hibernation for another year and start enjoying some lighter fashion. With each new season comes the endless promise of bold, new looks and exciting new colors, and spring 2015 is no exception.
As every fashion blog has been watching the trends since the collections were unveiled at the fashion weeks last year, you may already have a sense of some of the lines and shapes you will be seeing plenty of in the shops as the days start getting longer. However, as well as the trends unveiled by the designers each season, there is another thing to watch if you want to be ahead of the fashion curve as we go into spring – the colors. Every season, color gurus Pantone unleash a new palette for womenswear, menswear and interior design. For spring 2015, the palette is called ‘en plein air’, and as the name suggests, it is a delightfully fresh, outdoorsy set of colors that is perfect for your spring wardrobe.
When the theme translates as ‘in plain air’, you know there is going to be a whole lot of blue in there, and in this instance, we are talking about aqua blues that evoke the sense of being in the fresh outdoors, breathing in invigorating sea air. The palest blue in Pantone’s palette is called Aquamarine, and is richer than a pastel but still light enough to make for a beautiful springtime feel. A good color for denim, or for crisp, cotton or linen shirts.
The brighter Scuba Blue is a bold, fun color that looks fantastic paired with other colors from the en plein air palette like the sharp Glacier Gray or even, for fans of contrast, the wine red that Pantone have named Color of the Year for 2015 – Marsala.
Classic Blue is another blue for this spring’s palette, which is a sophisticated almost royal blue shade that can look young and interesting on professional clothes, as well as being a good choice for prints.
Rather than the brighter, more childlike ‘candy colors’ that do the rounds some seasons, for spring 2015 we have a slightly more muted, grown up feel with dessert themed colors like Custard, Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice and Tangerine. These have the fresh, playful prettiness that is going to work well for spring according to fashion blogs like Westfield Style, however do not cross the line into being overly ‘cutesy’ or quirky.
Take a look at the colors Pantone are putting forward for spring, and you will see an easy to wear, attractive and light hearted set of pretty, fresh shades that you are certain to enjoy wearing throughout the spring 2015 season. Pick up some nice separates in these colors and wear them together for a truly on trend look!