| 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.