A couple of weeks ago, Pantone* released the official fashion color report for Spring 2017. Every designer no matter what the field waits for this not just because it’s a trend forecast, but also because these color reports represent the current zeitgeist. PANTONE color trend announcements reflect global societies, culture, and economies around the world and are carefully chosen by a committee of experts.
Here are the Top 10 colors for Spring 2017:
The colors range from bright and vivid to earthy and soft. It’s such a huge departure from this year’s forecast which had a lot of soft, gentle colors. Next year’s choices are hopeful and happy, and remind me of tropical holidays! The most prevalent color is said to be Niagara, which is a bit like your favorite worn out jeans — comfortable and relaxing. (Pair those jeans with a cashmere sweater and ballet flats in hazelnut and all you need is a latte in hand and you get the perfect picture.)
It will come as no surprise that my own personal favorites are Pale Dogwood and Hazelnut. Of course! 🙂 I love that pale dogwood is a light warm pink that can almost count as a neutral. It’s not a young child’s pink bedroom. It’s a mature and sophisticated pink that will look great even on walls and furniture.
Check out the moodboard that I created based on those colors. I added an accent of the lightest warm grey, which gives it a very sophisticated and elegant mood.
What do you think? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
*What is Pantone? Pantone, as you know, is “the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries”. They basically make sure that colors are consistently applied everywhere, and I mean every where. By using Pantone matching system, designers can make sure that textile manufacturers use the correct color for example, and that the same color is used in the matching iPad cover or whatever other product that is meant to coordinate with it. It also helps to ensure that the design that your London-based graphic designer created for our logo will be rendered correctly when you have it printed in Singapore.