To kick off the Spring 08 shows, Pantone - the premier color authority - just released the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2008, featuring fun designer sketches, quotes, headshots, and the top 10 colors for women's fashion for spring '08. The new season's palette is made up of classic, versatile neutrals punctuated by playful splashes of invigorating brights, hopefully encouraging fashionistas to explore new and creative ways to combine colors. "The spring '08 color palette perfectly reflects the cheerfulness of the season,” notes Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, about the variations on popular colors such as energizing red, cool, waterborne blue and eco-friendly green that play a key role this season."Stabilizing neutrals combined with pops of brighter colors to create unique, distinctive looks are the basis for a great spring and summer wardrobe.”
The top 10 spring 2008 colors for women:
- Snorkel Blue (PANTONE 19-4049)
- Freesia (PANTONE 14-0852)
- Daiquiri Green (PANTONE 12-0435)
- Croissant (PANTONE 16-0924)
- Rococco Red (PANTONE 18-1652)
- Silver Gray (PANTONE 14-0000)
- Spring Crocus (PANTONE 17-3020)
- Cantaloupe (PANTONE 15-1239)
- Pink Mist (PANTONE 13-2805)
- Golden Olive (PANTONE 16-0639 )
Vibrant Snorkel Blue, a favorite this season among designers, is a dependable navy, but spiced up with more animation and sophistication. The cool blue undertones Pink Mist pair perfectly with any color in the palette for a feminine look, and provide a refreshing complement to Daiquiri Green, a brighter version of the popular earth-tone yellow-greens naturally associated with eco-awareness. Warm, cheerful Freesia is an uplifting and inviting color to which people are instinctively drawn; it is also a hue that that allows for diverse accessorizing opportunities in jewelry and shoes.
Brighter reds such as provocative Rococco Red are also in favor this spring, and the deep pink undertones of flowery Spring Crocus make it among the prettiest, most wearable purples. Against neutrals, luscious Cantaloupe proves warm and nurturing...& a great addition to any wardrobe, especially when paired with delicious chocolate browns. Glitzy Sliver Gray has a sheen reminiscent of the popular metallics that add a touch of excitement to any outfit. With its beautiful undertones, Croissant is a delicious base for spring's more exciting accents. Trans-seasonal Golden Olive is another distinctive & tasteful addition to 2008's newest shades.
For the full 2008 spring color report, visit Pantone.com.
- Lesley Scott