Pantone Announces Top Colors For Spring 2014 And Blue Is The New Neutral
September 4, 2013
With New York Fashion Week just a day away, Pantone is giving us a glimpse into the dominating colors we’ll see on the runway. Designers have moved away from the bright hues and switched to a more balanced color palette. You’ll find many shades of blue on the list, including Dazzling Blue, which ranks number one. Violet Tulip came in second, and Radiant Orchid landed third. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, tells WWD that the season’s colors are all about maintaining equilibrium. “The world still needs the stability of soft neutrals but we’re not just talking about gray, beige, and taupe.” All you have to do to reach this perfect color balance is mix your favorite bold colors with a little gray and tan. Don’t hesitate to redefine what neutral means to you. If Placid Blue is the same as wearing black, white and beige, then we’re all about the new neutrals for spring.