Sep 152009
 With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week nowunderway in New York and designers unveiling their Spring 2010 apparel collections, the experts at color authority Pantone have weighed in and compiled the top 10 colors for spring women’s fashions.Spring 2010, according to the Pantone Fashion Color Report, calls for vibrant brights and practical neutrals, a diverse palette offering both exciting as well as familiar options for cautious consumers.”Now, more than ever, women are vigilant when it comes to spending,” Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman said in the report. “Instead of reinventing their wardrobe at the start of each season, consumers want pieces to complement what they already own. Pairing a bold color with a basic piece or freshening up their look with bright accents addresses the need for practicality, as well as fun.”That thought extends to accessories, according to the report, with the season’s neutral basics set to be enhanced by brightly colored jewelry, as well as handbags and shoes.After surveying the designers of New York Fashion Week for prominent collection colors, color inspirations and color philosophies, Pantone has deemed the Spring 2010 colors as: turquoise, tomato puree, fusion coral, violet, Tuscany, aurora,  mparo blue, pink champagne, dried herb and eucalyptus.

Taking a closer look at the tones, falling on the more vibrant side of the spectrum is turquoise, a cool, tropical hue; bright Amparo blue, a navy-esque tone with warmth; romantic violet; greenish-yellow aurora; bold and provocative fusion coral; and tangy tomato puree, the season’s classic red.

Among the neutrals forming the season’s color backbone is the delicate, wispy pink champagne; Tuscany, a warm beige; dried herb, the ultimate green neutral, which will pair well with all other colors; and cool eucalyptus, a classic, practical gray.

Fashion Color Report Spring 2010

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The top 10 Spring 2010 colors for women are:


PANTONE 15-5519
C/M/Y/K 61 / 0 / 32 / 0
GOE 104-2-3C


Tomato Purée
PANTONE 18-1661
C/M/Y/K 13 / 99 / 70 / 0
GOE 26-3-1C


Fusion Coral
PANTONE 16-1543
C/M/Y/K 1 / 48 / 42 / 0
GOE 16-1-2C


PANTONE 16-3320
C/M/Y/K 25 / 53 / 0 / 0
GOE 45-1-3C


PANTONE 16-1219
C/M/Y/K 25 / 35 / 41 / 0
GOE 16-4-1C


PANTONE 12-0642
C/M/Y/K 4 / 5 / 72 / 0
GOE 2-1-3C


Amparo Blue
PANTONE 18-3945
C/M/Y/K 81 / 47 / 0 / 0
GOE 69-1-6C


Pink Champagne
PANTONE 12-1107
C/M/Y/K 1 / 10 / 20 / 0
GOE 147-1-1C


Dried Herb
PANTONE 17-0627
C/M/Y/K 45 / 31 / 65 / 10
GOE 153-1-3C
PANTONE 15-0513
C/M/Y/K 26 / 22 / 40 / 0
GOE 153-1-1C

Pantone View: Colour Planner for Spring – Summer 2009

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Jul 012009

 Pantone announced the release of the summer 2009 edition of the Pantone View Colour Planner, its cross-discipline color forecasting tool, titled “Independence.”

Summer 2009 celebrates the spirit of independence and the promotion of individuality.

Rather than follow any one specific trend in color, this season focuses on a state of mind and is largely influenced by sociological factors.

The changing world and emergence of new markets have resulted in many people taking a proactive stance in their personal contributions to the betterment of the world.

According to Pantone’s research, the world of design and merchandising is reacting to a desire for designs catered to a self-defining style.

People are increasingly noticing a change in values in the world and interpreting these inspirations to suit themselves.

“The Pantone View Colour Planner is a critical tool for providing color direction to a wide range of businesses and industries,” said Tod Shulman, vice president of the fashion, home and interiors division at Pantone.

“For summer 2009, Pantone is forecasting a trend toward color palettes that reflect individuality and make people feel good about who they are.”

Pantone View Colour Planner showcases seven palettes for use in women’s wear, menswear, active wear, cosmetics, interiors, industrial design and graphics.

Pantone Color Report