Pantone’s Spring 2016 Colors in Fashion and Interiors

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During Fashion Week, the experts at Pantone collaborate with designers to analyze the season’s top color trends and develop the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016. The Spring’s prime ten colors then trickle their way through fashion, interiors, graphics, design, art, and media, directing trends through to Fall.

Color is a major factor in psychology and society, and the colors included in this Spring’s report are reflective of recent social and political trends. This season’s palette is inspired by art from Picasso to Frank Stella, new global ventures and nature from Cuba to Colombia, and the desire to disconnect from the urban environment and technology. “Designers were also inspired by the contrast of urban design and lush vegetation, leading to unexpected color combinations, and collections reminiscent of architecture, travel, and nostalgia.” The palette speaks to the world we live in, both urban and organic, emphasizing a sense of nostalgia, escapism, and confidence.

The color collection is genderless and is seen in men and women’s clothing, as well as both masculine and feminine design. The palette channels a gender-neutral contrast of relaxation and playfulness, with vivid colors that are exciting and optimistic, and quiet neutrals that are calming and stable. The pigments derive from nature, transporting one “to more tranquil, mindful environs that encourage relaxation first, followed by curiosity and exploration.” Combined they create A Transporting and Transformative Canvas.

The top colors for Spring 2016 include the following:

  • PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz
  • PANTONE 16-1548 Peach Echo
  • PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity
  • PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue
  • PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup
  • PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell
  • PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Gray
  • PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta
  • PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee
  • PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash

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 of Pantone Color Institute

Rose Quartz

Peach Echo

Serenity

Snorkel Blue

Buttercup

Limpet Shell

Lilac Gray

Fiesta

Iced Coffee

Green Flash

Images courtesy of Pantone.

Ms. Jacqueline P.

Founder, Interior Designer, and Blogger

Recently featured in Design Milk, Luxe Interior and Design, Business Insider, and 7×7, Jacqueline Palmer is a young, multi-creative entrepreneur redefining design and style. Combining an interior design service and a lifestyle brand, she is captivating audiences around the world, and intriguing the evolving industry. Jacqueline began her artistic career in Santa Cruz, California as a painter, photographer, dancer, singer, and model, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a profession in design at the Academy of Art University. During her studies, she styled brand visuals for Williams-Sonoma Inc. while designing at an interiors firm and nannying, working three part-time jobs while enrolled in full-time courses. She also spent a summer abroad in Italy studying art history and architecture where she found a passion for European aesthetic. Upon graduating with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design, she joined Kendall Wilkinson Design creating high-end custom homes and furniture for private clients. Exhausted of exclusively designing interiors at a traditional firm, Jacqueline launched A Design Lifestyle, to showcase her range of creative abilities and explore multiple design outlets. Her contemporary-eclectic design style can be seen in Bay Area and New York City homes and offices of tech and finance executives. Aside from her growing interior design business, Jacqueline also works in styling, fashion, production, events, travel, and tech. She has also been featured as a host for a home decor video series. In her spare time, Jacqueline volunteers for non-profits in San Francisco and Tanzania

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