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Pantone Spring 2016 Colors

Pantone forecasted IT colors of Spring 2016 have been announced! We already showcased the Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz & Serenity, so today we are sharing the other top 10 colors for men's and women's fashion for Spring 2016. We are noticing there is a nice mix of soft and very vibrant colors in this color set.


Pantone Spring 2016 Colors

{Image Sources: Peach Echo - Table Number: Katelyn James Photography via Hey Wedding Lady; Snorkel Blue - Shoes: Sarah Kate| Photographer via Deer Pearl Flowers; Lilac Gray - Table Setting: Katie Grant Photo via Want That Wedding; Iced Coffee - Wedding Dress: Ruud C Fotografie via Chic Vintage Brides}

From Pantone: "Spring 2016: A Transporting and Transformative Canvas. Colors this season transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette.

Influenced by the world of art, new global doors opening and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind, designers this season have gravitated toward a palette that is first and foremost calming. Paying homage to the beauty of natural resources, colors emerging in the Spring collections serve as vehicles that transport wearers to more tranquil, mindful environs which encourage relaxation first, followed by curiosity and exploration.

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. By creating looks that truly represent the world we live in, both constructed and organic, designers sought to awaken a sense of reflection, followed by playful escapism. Artists, many of whom are known for bold color usage and strong shapes and lines, played an influential role in this season's styles – from Matisse, Picasso and Frank Stella to Esther Stewart and Sam Falls. With Cuba and other destinations south of the border top of mind, designers are playing with courageous color statements that aren't afraid to be vibrant but at the same time are combined with quieting, classic and more natural tones.

'Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,' said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. 'With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation'."

The top ten colors for men's and women's fashion for Spring 2016 are:
  • PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz -  a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure, and the first in the two colors named color of the year
  • PANTONE 16-1548 Peach Echo - an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family
  • PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity - a transcendent blue, that is weightless and airy, and is one of the two colors of the year
  • PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue - a maritime -inspired blue
  • PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup - a happy, sunny, yellow
  • PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell - a shade of aqua that leans toward the green family
  • PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Gray - a lilac undertone classic gray shade
  • PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta - a strong and fiery, yellow-based Red
  • PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee - a strong neutral with the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee 
  • PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash - a brilliant green hue
Watch the Lucky in Love Wedding Blog for our Wedding Color-Board Inspiration Series, where we'll be featuring each of these beautiful colors individually.