Pantone Color Institute announced the 10 key colors for spring 2014 for the men’s and women’s collections. The research Center of the American company Pantone Inc-recognized expert in the field of color and its influence on fashion, graphic arts, interior design, advertising, and not only – twice a year, gives its version of what shades are the most important in the coming season.
Judging by what colors for fabrics designers have choose in the development of the spring/summer 2014 collections , the overall palette will be fairly calm.
First place in the new year will be “Dazzling Blue” choose by approximately 17% of designers. Followed by “Purple Tulip” orchid color, orange and freesia.
“What’s interesting is we’re seeing exciting and fashionable colors as well as more neutral ones. It’s not as though everyone is willing to wear the bright colors from recent seasons head-to-toe. There needs to be equilibrium, and that is a more serious word than balance. The world still needs the stability of soft neutrals but we’re not just talking about gray, beige and taupe,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director. “When Placid Blue is redefined as a neutral, more people understand that it’s not just a traditional color but one you can depend on. There is a reason people look outside each morning, knowing the sky is out there and hoping that it’s blue.” It’s all about a sense of balance. All designers want everyone to have fun with our clothes and to enjoy what we’re wearing but there still needs to be a bit of practicality,” she said. “Colors talk to the idea of optimism in fashion. The economic standpoint is still very much part of it.”
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