The first day of Spring is just a few days away (March 20), and despite the threat of colder temperatures on Sunday, we're still rooting for Spring. Maybe if we do a little dance with flowers in our hair, the warm Spring weather will finally be here to stay. In the mean time, we'll embrace the Spring color trends of 2016, and start transporting ourselves to warm, sunny days. For all the stylish darlings out there, we're dishing out this year's Spring Pantone Color Report. This season, the focus is on optimistic hues, beautifully balancing quiet stability with exuberant whimsy.
"Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves." - Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™
Pantone 2016 Color of the Year
The foundational colors of this season and the year: Rose Quartz (a pale pink) and Serenity (a light periwinkle blue). Grounding the array of colors, these two hues blend together seamlessly, lending a serene, light-heartedness to the palette.
Pantone Top 10 Spring Colors
The SS16 palette is whimsical and playful, with a common thread: "the desire to breathe and reflect, then play."
The Spring palette is rooted by soothing tones and neutrals - the blushing calm of Rose Quartz, weightless transcendence of Serenity, tranquil aqua of Limpet Shell, subtle base of Lilac Gray, and transitional neutral of Iced Coffee.
In contrast to the calming tones of the palette, vivid brights include warm, playful Peach Echo, energetic Snorkel Blue, happy, vibrant Buttercup, fiery, sassy Fiesta, and nature-inspired, exploratory Green Flash.
How to Wear Rose Quartz
This blushing pink pairs perfectly with not just its color sister, Serenity, but also with everything from black and white, navy and grey, to light browns and Marsala, the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year.
How to Wear Serenity Blue
The peaceful, airy tone of this blue is relaxed and easy, and pairs well with shades of white, navy, blush pink, taupe, charcoal, and rust.
Embrace the vibrant, playful brights of the season. Basically, embrace color. And pair those bold, whimsical prints with the ethereal neutrals of the season.
Stay tuned for a Spring-hued styled shoot featuring the new Spring makeup lineup by Kitsune's Closet! See sneak preview pictures of her products below.
[Source: Pantone SS16 Color Report]